Travel between St. Augustine and Palm Beach and you are likely to see lots of Coquina Rocks. But how much do you really know about them? Probably not much.
The one above is located within our condo complex. It was one of the largest I’ve seen – It stands about 7′ tall; 5′ wide and weighs about 13,000 pounds. With a little research, I found that these stones are between 12 thousand and 2 million years old. The perfectly cylindrical holes are not manmade – they are formed naturally.
A century ago, the rocks were used to make many of the old buildings you see in St. Augustine and the Sugar Mills in the Daytona Beach area. Some are still used as natural seawalls today. We were fortunate that many of the larger ones, like the one above, were saved when they excavated for homes and buildings. They make beautiful, natural sculptures.
I love it and I painted it and now you can have this piece of history in your home or office. Everything from high quality giclee reprints to tote bags to bedspreads and coffee mugs are available and can be ordered by clicking on either image below.
If you are still reading, here’s a special for you. I have a limited edition of 25, signed 8×10 giclee prints in an 11×14 mat, ready for framing for $30, including shipping in the continental US. Each includes a certificate of authenticity and a detailed history of the Coquina Rock. Email me at, Debbie@OwnADebbie.com for details or to order yours.
And yes. The original is available! You’ll find it on www.DeborahBoydGallery.com along with many other original, affordable paintings.
It’s the ultimate thank you card! The recipient gets a beautiful card from you, a miniature version of my original work, ‘Hibiscus’. But the surprise gift for them is on the inside. Above your message is the same giclee print that’s appears on the front of the card, but this is signed by the artist(Me!) and ready for framing! Imagine ‘Hibiscus’ in a 3.5×5 frame!
Each card measures 3.5 x 4.75. There are 10 cards and 10 envelopes in this set. Every card will carry a signature on the inside.
There is only one set available. $20, including shipping in the continental US. Contact me at, Debbie@OwnADebbie.com
It’s been a tough month for art sales with an even tougher month to come. I had very few scheduled events to begin with and of course, now they have all been cancelled. Not that I was advocating moving forward with them, especially since I have chosen to self quarantine for at least the next two weeks. No. I’m not sick, but I am over 60 and I do have a compromised immune system.
I live in hurricane prone Florida and it was just a month ago we stocked up on supplies for the coming season, which just so happens to have been a good move, given the current corona virus situation. That said, I have plenty of toilet paper and I plan to keep every bit of it here. But, pssst….since you are reading this, I will let you in on a little secret: I am willing to part with three rolls of toilet paper – limit one pack per person – for the first 25 people who respond – and pay for them! That’s right. You can get “Papier du Toilette” in a strictly limited edition of 25, numbered and signed by the artist (that would be me!) and shipped to your door anywhere in the continental U.S. for just $25, including postage and handling. You get an 8×10 in an 11×14 mat, ready for framing. You will never be without toilet paper in your bath again!
If you have the toilet paper, but prefer the toilet, I can help with that too! “Eau de Toilettes”, My Warhol version of all things toilet, is also available in a limited edition of 25, signed, numbered and ready to ship.
Since I now have plenty of time to work on my websites, I should have it set up to order directly from here in the next couple of weeks. Hey, I am painting toilets and toilet paper…I have plenty of time! Until then, please leave a comment and I will get back with you asap!
Maybe you are looking for the perfect duvet or pillow covers. Perhaps you just want some throw pillows to reflect your personal style. Or there was a Debbie original that you loved, but it was sold.
What’s a person to do?
Own A Debbie is where you buy that custom home decor, a colorful totebag or a fine art giclee to enhance the walls of your home or office. We even have one of a kind wearables like skirts, and scarves.
We offer great gifts for any occasion or get yourself something just for you. Whatever your whim, we probably have it here.
Please go to the page above, “Where can i order a Debbie” to order any of our specialty items.
Flowers die; chocolate is eaten, but art lasts forever! This website is where you get fine art reprints, home decor and wearables!
Give your loved one something unique this year. Here are a few great suggestions from the Own A Debbie Collection:
If you don’t have a lot of money to spend, but are looking for a gift they’ll long remember, how about one of our signed 5×7 “Love” cards? You can use it as a card – the inside is blank for personalized sentiment – or you can frame this 5×7 work of art and put it in the frame of your choice. Either way, it’s a keeper!
5×7 card, signed by the artist, white envelope included. $6 FREE shipping anywhere in the continental USA! Email me for information on this card: Debbie@OwnADebbie.com
Looking for a fun gift? How about a tote bag for that special weekend ? It’s roomy and well made. Click on the tote bag below to see that and more great ideas including throw pillows and even bedspreads!
“A Rose with a Heart” makes for some beautiful coasters and when you click on the coasters, you’ll see lots of other unique gifts ideas including clocks and cutting boards!
If you would like to purchase one of our original paintings, priced specially for the season, we invite you to visit our online gallery at, www.DeborahBoydGallery.com
These signed, originals are priced right and ready to ship.
It’s finally here! Deborah Boyd Gallery is now up and running! It has consumed a lot of my time, so my apologies for not keeping up with Own A Debbie.
Deborah Boyd Gallery will feature all my hand painted works, which will include everything from fine art to jewelry and home décor. Own a Debbie will feature anything that is reprinted including giclée prints, clothing, home décor, all creating using my originals.
When Own A Debbie has fully evolved, you will see our current specials and offerings right here on our home page.
We hope you will visit Deborah Boyd Gallery when you are looking for original art for your home or office.
If you haven’t already heard the news, we are working feverishly on our new website. While we’re not abandoning Own A Debbie, we will be moving our original fine art, and hand painted jewelry and accessories to the new site. If it’s painted by me, you will find it there. This site will remain and here you will be able to order everything from reprints to home decor to wearable fashion, all using our exclusive designs.
In the meantime, to whet your appetite for what’s to come, here are a few of the things you will see on the soon-to-come site.
Cod Frey and Sal Mon are the first in a series of whimsical fish art.
Wouldn’t “Everything is Popping up Poppies” look great behind your sofa?
Our hand-painted jewelry will make you stand out from the rest. These were made with slate collected in France.
Our serving platters make excellent hostess gifts.
Are you excited yet? Look for these and much more in our new, online gallery. Stay tuned!
Spring went by quickly and now we are into summer. I’ve been busy testing new marketing ideas and unveiling new art projects for the past six months
So what have I been up to?
First, our biggest announcement. I am really excited about my new online blog coming soon. The Deborah Boyd Gallery will be used exclusively for selling my originals. That will encompass my award winning art, my Little Debbie originals and my handpainted eyeglasses, jewelry and serving platters. There will be no reprints offered from that site. Everything will be one of a kind.
Own A Debbie will still be here. It will be used exclusively for purchasing reprints, our clothing line and everything from bedspreads to furniture made from my designs.
Look for announcements shortly.
I was in France recently and picked up some nice slate pieces for pendants and earrings. The first of these, “Lighthouse Delights” depicts the Ponce Inlet Florida lighthouse. The pendant and earrings are hand painted and the wires are made by hand. Three or four more designs will be available soon and will be sold on the new site.
I did two of my new serving plates and based on the finished result, I will be doing many more. These will also be available in our online gallery.
Think Mother’s Day when it comes to gift giving and there’s nothing that will make Mom happier than Owning A Debbie. We have lots of great gifts from original art to curtains to cutting boards.
You won’t hear from me in the next couple of weeks. I will be busy creating new products. When everything is done, I will hopefully post the first two of my handpainted serving plates and my Spec-tacular Specs! which will now include sun readers as we prove again the we are breeders of readers!