Meet Leslie Montana

Leslie Montana
Artist and Creative Diva

I’m Leslie Montana and as an artist-designer I love to create things that are beautiful in every possible way. As most artists are, I'm an ambassador between the seen and unseen worlds. Where the ephemeral becomes tangible is where I spend time as I bring ideas, concepts, and energy into form. "Exquisite Paintings on The Nature of Flowers" is an ongoing body of work which began in the late 1990's and is now in phase 2. Augmenting beauty by witnessing it is its overall purpose. And while it's a journey of personal expression, the depth I go to gives my paintings a transpersonal quality that conveys the energy of my experience. My service Special Commissions Exclusively For You allows me to turn my attention to you as I envision and paint the flowers that are inspired by spirit on your behalf. It's endless inspiration that drives my desire to create and in addition to one-of-a-kind works of art are the functional items I love to design. Wardrobe accessories and apparel, as well as home decor products, are a part of my retail offerings. Note cards and fine art reproductions are another. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions and be sure to subscribe to MUSE NEWS for news, special offers, and inspiration. WWW.LESLIEMONTANA.COM

Green Alchemista Collection
Fashion Design Innovator

It happened... I fell even more in love with the Infinite and was inspired to design a very special line of textiles. Creation. It's how I dialogue with the universe and ground my experience into 3D reality. It's how I celebrate life and tune my frequency to the light. It's also how I provide a beautiful bridge for others to do the same. For this project, my guiding principals were innovation and fashion consciousness, emphasis on consciousness. And what brings it all together is our built-in common core, the universal language of fluid geometry. The Leslie Montana Green Alchemista Collection is a culmination of efforts that have been years in the making. Fibonacci, Fractal, and Flower inspired, my designs and products help call the mind back to center. A place of true power and stillness, also known as empowerment. It's the only place we really need to be. And that’s why I call the Leslie Montana Green Alchemista Collection: Modern Talismans for the Mind™. When looking at them isn’t enough wrap-up in your favorites because your #FrequencyMatters. WWW.GREENALCHEMISTA.COM

Dreaming Deva
Formulator, Scent Alchemist, Intuitive

I’ve always been in touch with the fairies (yes, they are real) and when my skin became dry while living through several of Vermont’s coldest winters they told me just what to do about it. And thus Dreaming Deva was born. Based on Honoring Mother Nature, Dreaming Deva’s mission includes offering earth-intelligent products, green wisdom, and services that support the action of dreaming our lives into being, in conscious, real and wonderful ways. In harmony with Mother Nature, and in harmony with our true nature. Dreaming refers to consciously creating one’s own reality using an awake type of active imagination. Something like lucid dreaming but with eyes open. A Deva, in this context, is simply a nature spirit. They are part of the energy consciousness that tends the health of the earth and all its forms including us. — The Dreaming Deva Website is slated for a complete re-design and may be offline for a period of time. In the meantime, the link below provides some useful information for those inquiring about intuitive guidance sessions. Stay tuned! WWW.DREAMINGDEVA.COM

Leslie Montana, Bio

Flowers and plants have been an elemental passion for me since very early childhood. My fondest memories are of nature and the gardens I played in and it all began in Brooklyn New York. With flowers almost as big as my toddler self I made perfume with rose petals, sniffed the many colored roses, marveled at the thorns, peered into the giant cups of tulips and the list goes on. Bugs and butterflies were fascinating to me and fortunately, I knew to give them plenty of space. At that tender age, it was the roses that created the most lasting impressions on me. I suppose you could say we made friends. For much of my life, New York City and northern New Jersey remained home to me. The Statue of Liberty was usually no more than 15 miles from my front door. But after the events of 9/11/2001, a divorce and the passing of my mother I decided to take a break from familiar surroundings. So I began to explore geographically and stay for long periods of time in the places I liked. So far I've spent significant time in Vermont, the foothills of the Colorado Rockies, Laguna Beach in Southern California and Santa Fe, New Mexico. However, New York City remains my hometown. I've always identified myself as an artist. The body of work Exquisite Paintings on the Nature of Flowers which is now in Phase II began to emerge in the mid-1990's. After a creative rebirth, my inspiration soared and gained momentum taking me down new creative pathways. As I stretched several very large canvases uncharacteristic paintings of flowers emerged. A clear and direct wellspring of inspiration opened up inside of me and connected me to the world of nature and beauty in a way I had forgotten since my childhood. It was the beginning of a time of great change for me personally as well as collectively. The gift I received from that transition was an ability to engage beauty in ways that were profoundly healing for me. The focus of my work is as personal as it is transcendent, and is about enjoying the pure beauty and light-filled qualities of what I see in nature. For me, there is a powerful kind of silence that engages my consciousness during my most centered and productive moments. As I paint I see an entire painting in my mind’s eye before it is ever manifest on canvas. Yet it is always a process of exploration and discovery as it emerges into physical reality. I see each piece in my imagination as complete and finished beforew it ever comes into being. A good description of how this process feels is ‘effortless’ very hard work. I just have to be patient and let it come through my paintbrush. On my creative journey, the appreciation I have for the exquisiteness inherent in nature continues to grow. It expands as I continue to work more deeply and uncover who I am in relationship to nature, God, Great Spirit, the Great Mystery. I'm inspired to explore as well as share the beauty I see emanating from these life forms. Welcome to the garden of my inner landscape. Leslie Montana