Lesley StaplesHello, I’m Lesley

Welcome to my blog. It’s my world of photography, rugs and other creative stuff. A place where you’ll read about me and my life. About living in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador on Canada’s east coast in a town just outside St. John’s.

I try to lead a creative life and this has led me in many directions. One direction and a great passion of mine is the art of rug hooking. I love designing, planning and hooking rugs. My subject matter is mostly of the great province I call home. I have designed rugs depicting both the past and the present. Although I have been rug hooking for a short time I am looking forward to seeing how far I can take this art form. I hope you’ll come along for the adventure. I also love to photograph Newfoundland’s beauty and have travelled a lot of the vast land (with still lots yet to discover). I take my camera with me where ever I go. Lately I am in love with my iPhone and using the many photography apps. Instagram is something I am pretty obsessed with these days.

Along with rugs and photography I like doing home renovations (on a budget of course), DIY, books, crafts, thrifting, restoration and design and just plain rambling. I write what’s on my mind, so you’ll never know what you’ll get when visiting here. Think of it as a little surprise. So grab a coffee and stay a while. I hope you enjoy what you see and keep coming back for more. I am so glad you dropped by.

And here’s a bit more

I grew up in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. After high school I completed the visual arts course then went on to finished my education at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, Nova Scotia completing a Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Design in Communications. I held positions in advertising and marketing most of my working life. I was art director and associate creative director for Bristol Group in St. John’s until 2003, when for medical reasons, I had to stop working. It sucked but I’m over it now…well almost. I am so glad you dropped by.

You can contact me at

lesleyannstaples (at) gmail.com


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