ABOUT LAURA

Hey! Thanks for stopping by! I'm Laura - an artist, designer and entrepreneur.

I'm a homebody at heart and my favorite kind of day is one that is spent in my studio, preferable with rain coming down outside the window, and sipping a hot cup of chai tea. My hands are always busy doing some kind of craft or stitchery or painting and it's been that way as long as I can remember. 

mama + maker + mentor = Mama Bleu

I've been married for 37 years and live in Sierra Madre, a small town in Southern California where I grew up. I started a small giftware business when my children were very young and learned how to weave together my business and time with my family. Now that my kids are grown and married things have come full circle. I am learning how to balance those things again as I care for my 2 grandchildren a couple of days a week and run my current business.
I am the founder, designer, maker and business administrator of Mama Bleu Designs. Wearing all those hats can make life pretty crazy sometimes but that's the way my life rolls. My husband would tell you that I'm always working and I guess it looks that way because I love what I do. I'd rather be sketching out some new ideas, researching information, sewing, painting..... anything but sitting idol. 

Although I have years of formal education in art, most of what I know about art, design and business are self-taught.  I am a life-long learner. I love the process of trying out new things and investigating new information. As a small business entrepreneur I've learned a lot over the years and am often asked to share what I know. So not only am I growing my own business, I'm also mentoring others on how they might turn a hobby into a business of their own.