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Whimsy Home Designs
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Towns
Awesome Alexandria
Colwell, Iowa
Grand Marais
Legendary Little Falls
Lovely Long Prairie
Magnetic Minneapolis
Marvelous Melrose
Mighty Medford
New York City
New York Mills
North Shore
Outstanding Osakis
Scenic St. Paul
Sauk Centre
Sunny Swanville
Tiny Tofte
Wonderful Wadena
White Bear Lake


Other collections
Around Minnesota
Around the World
Bays and Harbors
Canals and Bridges
Carlos Creek Winery
Coffee Cards
Cameo Cards
Cathedrals and Such
Fabulous Food
Landscapes
Main Streets
Minnesota Churches
Minnesota Farms
Runestone Museum
Schoolhouses
Tree Memorial
Whimsy Homes
 
Christmas
Minneapolis
St. Paul
White Bear Lake
Whimsy Christmas
 
Leatherwood Vinegary





Artist Nancy Packard Leasman 
      
Nancy first picked up a paint brush more than 50 years ago. In 
the years since then, she has put the brush down a few times. 
But each time she picks one up, something new flows from the
bristles: murals, portraits, book illustrations, small paintings and 
large. Works in oil, acrylic, pastel, graphite and watercolor. Works 
reproduced in books, magazines, on note cards that have taken 
her images around the world, and fine art prints. Works created 
by her own initiative, commissioned by individuals and works for 
corporate entities.

In just the last decade, Nancy, a Wadena, Minnesota native who now lives near Long Prairie, has created about 400 paintings in her familiar whimsical style. Many of them have been reproduced as Whimsy Home Designs note cards. Nancy specializes in scenes recognized by folks throughout Minnesota and beyond. Prints of these scenes are also available. 

Nancy has illustrated several books, most notably A Kitty Named Indra (in English and Spanish) and Homes That They Share. Her work has been displayed at the New York Mills Cultural Center, in the atrium gallery at the Tri-County Hospital in Wadena, at Harvest Thyme Bistro, the Great River Government Gallery in Little Falls, Three Havens Artworks in Alexandria and the Arts Co-op in St. Cloud. Her murals are in private and public venues throughout central Minnesota.

Nancy is also a writer, producing positively newsworthy items for the Lake Country Journal, Senior Perspective, Country Courier, Successful Farming, Farm Show, Prairie Business Magazine and area newspapers. She is the former editor of Central Minnesota Women Magazine and has blogged for Minnesota Public Radio. She is the author of Leatherwood Vinegary, a Winery Gone Sour.

Nancy lives just west of Long Prairie where she and husband Ron operate the only wine-vinegary in the Midwest, Leatherwood Vinegary. Producing authentic wine-vinegar from local fruits, the Leasmans offer tours of the vinegary as well as their orchard and herb garden from which they gather the fruit and herbs, the raw materials for their tasty vinegars. Leatherwood Vinegary received the distinction of being chosen by Minnesota Monthly as the “Best of Vinegars” for 2011.

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