Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Attention art museum stores, art galleries, and collectors: Wholesale art opportunities from Portland, OR

Mark Leary Mobiles Now Accepting Wholesale Orders

I am excited to announce that my new studio is ready for business ... now I just need to work on the landscaping!

I designed and built my workshop as an invitation and an evolution.

As an invitation, I encourage would-be mobile makers to reach out, connect, and come on over to learn the craft of making fun things that move.   

As an evolution, the workshop represents my ability to continue to engage a larger consumer audience – from wholesale opportunities to individual collectors and private commissions and installations. 

For years, I’ve been fortunate to wholesale my mobiles to galleries, art boutiques, design shops, furniture and accessory centers, and art museum stores across the U.S. and abroad. 

Now, I’ll be able to bring my love of mobile making to the next level, and I’m so grateful to all those who have supported me over the years. 

For aspiring mobile makers, email me at mark@marklearydesigns.com to get the conversation started.

  • To learn more about me, my mobiles, charity work, and the not-always-up-to-date latest, visit my blog at www.marklearydesigns.com





Sunday, November 26, 2017

Mobile-asana says what?! Now Spinning in Yoga Journal

 Am I Blue mobile featured in Yoga Journal. Get yours now!

A big thanks to Yoga Journal for including my Am I Blue mobile in their December 2017 gift guide article, "Elemental Gifts" by Elizabeth Marglin (see p. 22 in the print edition or online here). In the spirit of the season and to welcome happy yogis everywhere, I’m excited to share 5 life lessons from your everyday mobile:

Seek balance. On or off the mat, balance doesn’t always come easy. Yet your job is just to be patient and persistent. And then *be* okay with wherever you are. Because balance – just like art – is always more about feeling than fact. 

Trust. When life swirls you for a whirl, the trick is to trust that you’ll come back to your center – and as you spin full circle and around again, remember to find joy in the journey.

Show your colors. In this season of dark days and gray grays, be bright, be light, and don’t be afraid to show your color might!

Get moving. Mobiles move. It’s what they do. It’s who they are. So, our lesson here is simply MOVE! Your body. Your thoughts. Move those you love and those you meet just once. Move from places you’ve been stuck. Move the dial. The dialogue. And the direction of your life. Don’t wait. Don’t put it off. Don’t delay. Just move.

Keep it simple. There’s not much to a mobile: Simply add a little air and watch the magic happen. Sometimes less really is more, especially when it comes to sharing a smile, a kind word, or the gift of presence.

What other lessons do you see in the swirly whirl? As we move into the new year, I’d love to hear a “lesson” you’d like to live out loud. Feel free (and encouraged) to comment below. Cheers and happy holidays!

PS – Head over to my shop to commission your original, handmade mobile for the holidays. I’m looking forward to creating for you.




Friday, September 1, 2017

Getting Rid of the Wiggle-Jiggles with Mobile-Maker Mark Leary




I love getting emails with mobile-making questions. Recently, I received an email asking how to get rid of the wiggle-jiggles where the mobile arm meets the blade.

It’s a common problem and one that took me a while to sort out when I first got started.

I threw together a quick video to show how I get a solid arm-blade connection and how any would-be mobile maker can, too. I hope it helps, and keep the questions coming!

Friday, March 3, 2017


"New Mark Leary Mobiles Headed To Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art"

An incredible permanent and rotating collection that brings together today’s most important, expressive, and engaging contemporary art … available to EVERYBODY … for FREE? That’s the brilliance of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (www.kemperart.org) in Kansas City, MO. Founded on the belief that art can change lives, the Kemper Museum is one of the country’s premier most inspiring and transformative art destinations. I’m so excited to have eight new mobiles headed there soon to spin in their fantastic Museum Shop. If you’re in Kansas City, please do yourself a favor and visit the museum – it’s closed on Monday and free every day it’s open. I promise you’ll be glad you did.