A few weeks ago, I was contacted by VIDA, an international custom clothing company, about submitting my designs for consideration. They were accepted and viola! Suddenly I am a clothing designer of sorts. Yes. I have my own label. I’m guessing others like them as well since so many have ordered. I am amazed and humbled.
At VIDA, everything is custom made – from the thread to the fabric. I am very proud to be part of the team of international artists who gets to create these things.
Below are a few of my designs. I hope you will visit the site and see if anything suits your needs. We offer everything from wraps and coverups to cashmere scarves, all using Designs by Debbie!
One of the joys of being an artist is that you aren’t cubbyholed into doing just one thing. Self expression is lost if the only thing you do is acrylic landscapes, for example. That said, I have now added earrings to those things I make. Some are hand painted, others are not. All have hooks handmade by yours truly. Feel free to add a comment. As always, if you would like to Own A Debbie, just let us know.
People are always giving me discards to paint. So I sit here surrounded by large rocks, tiny pebbles, tree branches and pieces of what was once useful furniture.
I have several palm fronds that I’ve been looking at for months not knowing what to do with them. If I turned them sideways, they resembled fish. Straight up, well, they didn’t look like anything in particular. But they are unique looking and they have a surface that just cries for paint.
About a week ago, it hit me….I’d make a fun mask doing what I do best….dots! Yes, I am the queen of dots. Someday when I am long gone, they will refer to this as my ‘dot’ period.
But I digress…I sketched out a design and went to work and viola! Winkie was born!
Well, free shipping has ended, but we still have a few bargains that you can’t afford to miss. Through Cyber Monday midnight, order any of the three canvases below at bargain prices. Just click the link to connect.
Own a Debbie for less all weekend long. Through Cyber Monday, 11:59 p.m., order fine artwork from an award winning artist for a fraction of the cost. Click on the links below.
That’s right. Own A Debbie is participating in Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday sales. You can do all your shopping right here and surprise your loved ones with one of a kind gift.
Check back Friday morning for special deals that last through Cyber Monday or catch up with us Small Business Saturday, November 26, at Frame of Mind, 25 West Granada Blvd. in Ormond Beach.
The Art and Antique Gallery of Eau Gallie has selected “Eulogy to the Incandescent” to display there in the month of November. This is my first 3-D, mixed media piece and I am honored to be there for the RECYCLED Trashtastic Art Show. Yes, it is for sale if you so desire and the bulbs glow in the dark!
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.
It’s almost time to begin holiday shopping and there is no greater gift to receive than the gift of fine art.
There are a number of festivals in which we will participate in the coming months. For those who attend, we are slashing prices on all our inventory of original art – up to 75% of the price listed on our online gallery. In addition, we will offer specials on our custom work of your family, friends or favorite pet and you will have them in time for the holidays.
Here is our current schedule with more dates to be added.
Hope you can join us!
Friday, September 26, 2014, 5-8 p.m.
GRANADA GRAND FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Corner of West Granada Boulevard and Lewis Street.
The first annual event is free and open to the public. There will be visual artists, musical acts, spoken word performers and a Battle of the Bands and local artists and craft vendors.
Friday – Saturday, October 11-12, 2014, 10-4 p.m.
THE GARDEN CLUB OF PONCE INLET
32ND ANNUAL ARTS, CRAFTS AND PLANT SHOW
Community Center, 4670 S. Peninsula, Ponce Inlet
Another free event and it’s open to the public. This year, Own A Debbie will have a booth outside with lots of original art. This is a wonderful opportunity to pick up unique Christmas items at great prices. Hint: They would love to find an original Debbie under the tree!
Saturday, October 25, 9-5; Sunday, October 26, 10-4 p.m.
VENETIAN BAY FALL ARTS FESTIVAL
Venetian Bay Town Center, New Smyrna Beach
This is another first and they are promising lots of local artists showing and selling their wares. Lots of local artists and craftsmen.
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 4-7 p.m.
THE ‘OWN A DEBBIE’ ONE WOMAN SHOW
Quality Inn International Speedway,
2250 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
This award winning Quality Inn sits directly across from the Speedway. They have always been fans of Own A Debbie and the feeling is mutual. Currently, they have a number of ‘Debbie’s’ gracing their lobby and they are hosting my very first One Woman Show. There will be Wine and Cheese and tours of this beautiful property, which in itself is a work of art. Of course, admission is free.