My favorite

Copenhagen's Old Town
Copenhagen’s Old Town

I can tell you I love everything I paint and for the most part that’s true.  But I do have my favorites and right now it’s this one: Nyhavn, Copenhagen. It’s a wonderful section of the city and one I truly enjoyed visiting which I believe shows in this acrylic.

Own A Debbie is now on Etsy!

SurfsUpWe just opened our Etsy store! This is where you will find gift items – right now we are featuring our hand painted pendants – and high quality giclees prints, ready for framing. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’ time for your loved one to Own A Debbie!

You can own a signed, 8×10 in an 11×14 mat of Surf’s Up for just $25 plus shipping.  It’s one of the many items we’re featuring at, www.Etsy.com/shop/OwnADebbie

Debbie Rocks!

Each pendant is sold with a signed certificate of authenticity which also indicates the carat weight of the 'rock'.
Each pendant is sold with a signed certificate of authenticity which also indicates the carat weight of the ‘rock’.

In addition to colorful art using a variety of mediums, and the availability of that art being used for everything from throw pillows to shower curtains, Own A Debbie is introducing a new line of jewelry – Debbie’s Rocks! I will be posting new ones as they are finished and most likely selling them here and on my Etsy site in the coming weeks.

Every rock is hand  painted and each is wire wrapped.  They will sell in a box, ready for gift giving (or you can keep it for yourself!) The price will be $15. each plus  shipping if applicable.  Coming soon…earrings!

Happy New Year!

Own A Debbie is starting 2016 with a bang.

First, you can still catch  our current exhibit at Sweet Marlay’s on Beach Street in Daytona Beach through January 22. Of  course, we also continue to grace the walls of The Quality Inn International Speedway, right across the street from the famed, Daytona 500 track. If you are in Tampa, check out ‘Surf’s Up’ at Amalie Stadium through September 1, 2016.

On January 8, we’re taking part in the 26th annual, Starry, Starry Night. The City of Ormond Beach is celebrating art and culture with the Friday evening gallery walk.  The event will be held Friday, January 8 from 5 – 8 PM. Admission is free. Hope to see you there!

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Black Friday special and an opportunity to Meet the Artist!

Meet The Artist! Please stop by this Black Friday from 5-6 p.m. and meet me and fellow artist Jenny Nazak. Check out the art on display and get someone you love the gift of a Debbie. Buy anything by Own A Debbie hanging in Cinematique this Friday and Saturday and get an additional 10 percent off! That includes the Fort Lauderdale collection. Complementary cheese and wine available at $3 a glass.
Check it out! Cinematique on Beach Street, downtown Daytona Beach.
There’s something for everyone on your gift list

“Under Sea Map” Ink on tile, framed.

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BUSY, BUSY, BUSY AND THAT’S A GOOD THING!

We’re coming into the holiday season – I can say that because the stores already have their Christmas lights blinking – and I am already swamped with orders.  What am I selling?

CoasterGiftIt’s a bit of everything. My new coasters are selling as fast as I can make them and  I’m making them to order which means buyers choose the color scheme they want. They make great hostess gifts and where else will you find  four, Debbie originals for $25.?  It’s cost effective!

Of course, I’m still painting portraits of your parents, your friends JJDone
and of course your very best friends – your dog or cat. It’s something you will treasure for years to come. For $50 and a small shipping charge, you get an 8×10 in an 11×14 mat, ready for framing.  Order early to get them in time for holiday gift giving!

 

SOLD!
SOLD!

And while it’s not often an  artist gets lucky enough to sell an original, I am happy to report I have  sold 14 since  the beginning of the year!  But  that doesn’t mean you can’t order a fine art, giclee print in your choice of paper or canvas. Just click on the hats to the left to reach my online gallery. If you see an original that’s available that  you can’t live without, contact me for a very special price.

Picture a throw pillow like this in your home!
Picture a throw pillow like this in your home!

New this year are some really fun items designed to put a splash of color in your home. Click on the hats to the left and when  you get  to my online  gallery,  click on the one titled, Whimsical Abstracts. Choose your color scheme, then order custom  duvets, throw pillows and even shower curtains. While we think this looks  great  using abstracts, you can also order them from any painting in our gallery.

If  you want to give the ultimate gift to someone who loves Fort Lauderdale, get this set of five, Debbie originals for just $1,850. (Shipping not included. These are currently on display at Cinematique in Daytona Beach) They’ll never stop thanking you! Email for details, Debbie@OwnADebbie.com

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A Whirlwind Week Ahead!

Surf's Up! On display at Amalie Arena in Tampa through September, 2016
Surf’s Up! On display at Amalie Arena in Tampa through September, 2016

Monday evening is the big artist reception in Tampa. If you are new to this blog, my work, Surf’s Up, was selected from a few thousand entries to be among 40 works to hang in Amalie Arena for the coming year.  Monday night, I will be there for the big unveiling along with some of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the team owners which sponsor the event.  Prizes will be awarded and while I know this is trite, just having Surf’s Up hang in the arena for a year is enough  for me. I am thrilled to be part of this  prestigious group of artists.

On Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, I will be at the Ponce Inlet Garden Club annual Arts and Crafts show. It’s being held at the Community Center on Peninsula Avenue and I hope you will try to attend. Selfishly, I would love for you to see my latest works, but there are some wonderful craftsmen on hand with things that will suit everyone on your holiday shopping list.  The show is held  both indoors and outside. I will be inside in a room with three  other great artists. Be sure to check out my  hand painted coasters, boxed and ideal for a hostess gift. This will be my third year participating in this wonderful event.

 

A New Opportunity Emerges

Out of thousands of entries, “Surf’s Up!” was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning to hang in Amalie Arena in Tampa for the coming year.

There were 40 pieces chosen and I am honored to be among them. On October 5, I will be going to an artist’s reception with the team and team owners where they will be awarding prizes. The way I have it figured, I’m already a winner!

Catching up with Own A Debbie

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a show outdoors, but this Saturday, I’m making an exception. I  will be at the Granada Grand Festival of the Arts in Ormond Beach,  this Saturday from 10-5. There will be 50 artists there from all over the area,  all selling their wares.

I will be deeply discounting some of my best originals to make room for more inventory. When I say deeply, I mean as much as $75 percent off my gallery price.  Look for Own A Debbie somewhere around City  Hall near  Beach Street.

I’ll be waiting for you!

27x14 Gallery wrapped canvas, Was: $2,000. Show price: $325.
27×14 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. Was: $2,000. Show price: $325.

It’s true….I am an Alcohol-Ink

Yes. It’s my latest obsession. You can call me an alcohol-ink or an ink-oholic, but no matter how you say it, I’m hooked!

I’m actually finding I’m more creative painting with ink, but I never thought I would enjoy it so much. Not that I’ve abandoned painting with acrylics or pencils, but this is really different. It’s allowed me to create some very cool abstracts.

What  does this mean to you?  As you may already know, I have an online gallery. In addition to ordering fine art reprints of all my paintings, you can also order custom throw pillows,  duvet covers, shower curtains and tote bags.

Speaking from experience, when I’m looking for throw pillows, IUnderseaMapcan never quite find what I want and I usually settle for something that will suffice. You don’t have to do that anymore.  You can have custom pillows made using any of my paintings or designs, but the ones that work best with any of the above is from my new Wild Abstract Gallery.  Check it out and you’ll see what I mean.

To the left, you will see my  ‘Hats Off’  painting. It says, “Fine  Arts” above it.  Just click on that and it will whisk you to my online gallery.

Take a walk through while you are there and think about the great gifts you can buy.

Christmas, as they say, is right around the corner.