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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


                                    Mark Leary Mobiles @ Boulder Furniture Arts

When 7 out of 10 residents own a bicycle, and the city’s main bike path is often snowplowed before the roads, AND it has more used bookstores per capita than any other U.S. city, can you understand why I’m so excited to have a new selection of my mobiles spinning soon in Boulder, CO?

The fine folks at Boulder Furniture Arts (www.boulderfurniturearts.com), especially Design Consultant Extraordinaire, Hannah Rogal, are simply amazing – both in their creations and their collective mission and vision (and they’re just super nice, too); merging storytelling with fabulous craftsmanship. I’m honored to be a part of their newly-opened second showroom location in Boulder.

As I type, a small army of mobile-packed boxes are speeding on their way a mile-high up into the Rockies. If you’re in Boulder (and aren’t zipping down one of the amazing singletrack trails that are all within a stone’s throw), I enthusiastically encourage you to check out the second-to-none imaginative and crazy stylish furniture at Boulder Furniture Arts and say hi from me.