First, I want to thank everyone for their undying support of everything I’ve been involved in over the years. I am awed and humbled by your support.
Most recently, I want to thank all of you for going through great pains to register to vote for my tulips at Art Prize this year. I know it was a pain in the neck and I realize that everyone who did it, did it for me. Yup. I’m feeling the love.
Apparently I was reading some information from previous years where you could vote from anywhere. This year, it was changed to prevent fraud. Now you have to be physically present in Grand Rapids, MI to be able to vote. Yup. It tracks your location. So unless you plan to be there, you will not be able to vote for me or anyone else.
I am truly sorry for an inconvenience I’ve caused. You are all special to me. If you do happen to be in Grand Rapids between now and October 2, I hope you will stop by to see my Tulips and yes…vote there!
The folks at First Park kindly sent me a photo of it hanging in their gallery. They have been wonderful in making sure my Tulips were shown.
If you do happen to go, here’s the info you will need: It is at First Park Congregational, open from noon till 8 every day during the event. It’s located at 10 Park Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503. My voting number is, 62915, Tulips, Tulips Everywhere.
Today I signed an agreement to be part of the world’s largest art show – Art Prize – taking place in Grand Rapids, Michigan this September. This prestigious event features works from artists from around the world. I was approached by three different venues wanting to feature my tulips and in the end, I chose the First Park Congressional Church located smack in the center of town. I am honored to be asked and thrilled to have my painting to be among those of some of the world’s best artists.
There are lots of big prizes connected with this and in the very near future I will give you information about how you can vote for “Tulips, Tulips Everywhere” .
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.
We 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!
Surf’s Up is one of the many items we’re featuring at, www.Etsy.com/shop/OwnADebbie
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 come in a box, ready for gift giving (or you can keep it for yourself!)
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!
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.
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?
It’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
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!
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.
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
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.