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Always Look on the Bright Side

Perception is everything!  Everything is nothing until you make it something.  The way you choose to look at something is totally up to you.  You can see it as something good or positive, or you can choose to see it as something bad or negative. It often amazes me how two people can be looking at the exact same thing, yet they see it totally different.  The best part is […]

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Step Out of the Forest

When I am working on a piece of art, I am usually sitting really close to it, and I get drawn into the drawing as I am working on tedious and tiny details that are only inches away from my eyes.  I love the feeling of being so drawn into a piece of art that I only see the tiny line that I am working on at the time.  However, when […]

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A Real Dreamer

Dreams are the stuff that reality is made from.  Everything important in our lives has started with a dream.  At an early age we all instinctively dream of something, however, when we are little we don’t call it dreaming.  We call it make-believe.  As we grow into adults, we lose our great natural ability to play make-believe and we just “talk” about our dreams.  If you just talk about a […]

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Princess Birdie

Sometimes I like to just have fun for no reason or purpose.  Recently I have been having fun creating whimsical birds.  When I started working on this bird I had no intention of what she would look like in the end.  As I worked on her she developed such a regal essence that I had to choice but to call her a Princess. When trying to determine the type of background […]

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A Fishy Dream

When I first decided to start creating graphic illustrations, the first collection I created was my Fishy Fish Collection.  I started off with four basic fish shapes and the created six different fish from each fish shape.  The first three shapes I made were really easy and I flew through them with very little effort.  I had so much fun playing with the fish as I designed and created each […]

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When Tuscan Meets Debi

Do you remember the old Reese Cup Candy Commercials? “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter.” “You got your peanut butter in my chocolate”.  That is what my Coffee Cup Collection reminds me of.  I love Tuscan/Mediterranean architecture and décor. I love the stucco, plaster and iron work as well as the open spaces and rounded features.  I just really like everything about it.  Having been an architectural drafter […]

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In My World

When my youngest son was little, he had a very vided imagination and I really enjoyed playing with him and his imagination.  A game that we played often was “In My World”.  When he would get upset or frustrated at something (as most kids do), this was a game that we would play to calm him down.  And sometimes we would play it just because we wanted to laugh and […]

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The Power of The Doodle

We have all been stuck in a traffic jam at one time or another.  And we have all experienced the boredom and the frustration of going nowhere while being stuck in that traffic jam.  Being an artist, it seems as though I frequently run into creative traffic jams in my mind where I am stuck and I seem to be going nowhere.  As boring and frustrating as creative traffic jams […]

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