I draw, paint, animate, design websites, printmake, screen print, sculpt and create craft .. anything else related to this field.
Out of all of this knowledge however, I was drawn to textile art. Not in the fashion sense, as I don't know anything about the fashion industry, rather textiles in creations seen around the home. My connection to this form of art and to the more modern surface pattern designing stems from my from ancestral connections in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland. Read all about it under the heading Culture and Heritage found under the tab "Mana" above.
See "Next Steps" after "Portfolio" down the page for further information regarding availability.
Learn about the magic ancestral revelations can bring to your 'modern' lifestyle through cooking, art, music and family.
All coming soon.
The Woman behind E'Mana Lier Designs
Lehonani B. McEchaidh (that's me!) is a mother and carer of two, an artist, designer, author, perfectionist, with a love of family, cooking, music, classic movies, literature, animal protection, peace and harmony for all. I guess you could also call me old school, as I don't like my or my children's photos plastered over the internet for everyone to see or steal for that matter, so you will not ever see them on here or any of my websites in their natural form.
I created this site as an info centre for the things I love doing, as well as a space I see everyone can come to and learn as well as have fun.
There are a few differences you may notice to begin with.. in the 'usual' menu, I have also added 'The Collective Soul', a Tumblr site based around my poetic Instagram account, whilst the other additions are culturally based in name and/or content; 'One Laorchra Aisling' is also a Tumblr site about the many premonitions I have through dreams which always come true, whilst under the 'Home' tab, I've created a 'Culture and Heritage' tab, which will list quite a lot of information pertaining to my background, as well as other juicy things. There's a 'Life' tab, which will also showcase recipes for you to purchase as well as view for free, and other more 'girly' things to come if you would like to see this.
Now a little more about my achievements..
In March 2016 I graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts), something I never thought I would do but completed it! I have a Diploma of Design (Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design), and various certificates not relating to art or design over the course of 30+ years. I am also currently undertaking a Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration, with the hope of either self-employment or in-house employment designing home interiors for everyone, especially those less fortunate at the conclusion of studies. I may even delve into the world of Interior Architecture (further study though..)
On a final note, the image on the right is of me morphed with an image of my father. If you notice, there are separate fine lines - it's all in the lines - which determine the shape of where I am in this image, but I am definitely my father's daughter - just without the moustache and masculinity! I am also a spiritual person, and one night my spirit animal came to me in my dreams, and to my surprise it was a wolf, which I am thoroughly okay with, so this is also displayed on the photo.
Browse, read, buy or leave! The choice is yours, but enjoy your time here and I'll catch up with you all soon.
I have achieved a lot over my working career thus far, with over 20 years of Graphic Design experience and a passion for art. I have designed for Government Departments, Theatre Companies, Mobile Phone Companies, Real Estate Agents, Friends, Family, published several books including a short story and hopes that YOU, the general public, major corporation or small business have the confidence in ME undertaking any job requested knowing it will be completed IN FULL, ON TIME and AT THE HIGHEST QUALITY. Take a look at some of the work I've completed over the years by clicking on the link to the right.
At present I am unable to take requests for services but hope to re-commence taking clients as soon as possible.