About Me

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Sublimity, OR, United States
I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby. After 10 years I quit the day job to pursue my art as a full time passion.

24 January 2014

Grow your blog party!

A fun party I am joining in on this weekend!

To those who are new to visiting my blog, WELCOME. My name is Debbi, I reside in western Oregon in the small rural town of Sublimity. We enjoy a quick commute in Salem, Oregon's capital city. We are within 90 minutes of the Pacific ocean beaches and 45 minutes from the Cascade mountain snow activities in winter as well as many beautiful lakes and rivers. My children are grown and I have two little granddaughters (pics at the bottom of my blog) Lynsie Jean and Lilian Grace. We are very lucky that they do live close by and see them often.

I am a textile and graphic artist as well as an avid cottage gardener with a passion for old fashioned and English roses, especially pink roses. Many of my art designs reflect my love of the colors of the garden.
A little over a year ago, I took the leap to quit the "day job" and follow my bliss. Some say I retired, but I say nope, I am self employed now and really loving what I do!

My hubby Jim is a retired police officer, and together we enjoy traveling to tropical destinations. The Big Island of Hawaii is our favorite, but Key West Florida comes in at a close second.

I have been blogging on this blog since 2006, some years more than others and I tend to blog a lot more during the warm months because I love to share my gardening and traveling adventures. In 2009 I split in 2 blogs, this remaining my personal blog and forming a blog solely for my textile art website business.

I hope you will follow my blog!! 
AND please head over to my other blog to see my art and throw your name in for the lovely  

Every Saturday

where we reside

where we reside
The ArborOak cottage