Creative Sonoma

Leslie Levy

Artisan: Other; Folk Art: Storytelling; Literature: Children's, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry; Media: Audio, Film, Video; Multi-Media; Music: Composition, Vocal; Visual Arts: Photography
Leslie Levy


I am a 39-year-old full-time nontraditional student who just moved home to Petaluma after a 2 1/2 year hiatus in Sacramento where I attended the Art Institute for Digital Filmmaking and Video Production.

I hope to transfer to Sonoma State this fall and complete my bachelor’s in Communications and Media. I have had some incredible opportunities to work with the best of the best in Sacramento, and cannot wait to enter the field here at home.

Before this, I was a full time mother to four children for 18 years, a business owner, and, in 2013, sold my wares at various Sonoma county farmers’ markets. Silver Linings Cards are made from ironing fabric onto cardstock and using that as my color palette for collaged designs. Primarily cards of encouragement, my tag line was “cards that ask to be touched–for when you wish you could.”

I am very happy to be back in Sonoma county, my true home, and anxious to get to know people in my new field and get connected with all kinds of creative people in the area. I look forward to meeting you!


  • This is Silverman Park, short film I made as a teaser to the feature I am writing based on Tyson Jones and Melodie Spark. This particular project was limited to one line of dialogue per character and 8 min. total duration. I was blessed to work with many talented people for this small slice of my creativity. Check the credits if you are interested in knowing who I've worked with. ;) I wasn't involved in film yet when I left Petaluma, but I'm back and ready to work!