Thursday, June 4, 2015

Feeling INSPIRED!!!!

Dear friends,

I know it's been awhile since I've updated my blog, so why is today any different from yesterday or days past.
 Well I'll tell you....
I have been,

 INSPIRED!!!

That's right I was browsing through Pinterest (so addictive) and I came across an artist who's work just jumped off the screen and shook me!!

I'm sure you may have heard of her before and seen her work. 
 I don't know why I haven't seen her work before today, but I sure needed this encounter.

You may be asking yourself just who this amazing artist is, well please let me introduce, 

ANGELA MORGAN


You can find all her work at:

So let me give you all just a little background on just how I found myself  and why I've been silent for so long.

Some of you may or may not know that I have had some big changes in my life lately.  
One of the biggest being that I have moved to North Dakota!!  
Yes you heard me right, 
North Dakota,
 Williston  North Dakota to be more exact.
I'm in the Bakken living in a fifth-wheel 




with my Honey.




and Mr.Tank!


It doesn't  get more real than that!!!

I never realized just how spoiled I was to have a full size studio in my home in Utah.  But now that my creative space has been drastically reduced to a small fifth wheel camp table, I now have a whole new appreciation of creative space.
The "What's", the "How's and the "Whys" of my relocation has everything to do with
 goal setting and realization of those goals.
  Some of those goals are as follows:

I want to be as close to a debt free life as possible.

I want a nest egg, for retirement.

And dang it I want the
 Victorian Home with the picket fence,
 somewhere in Oregon will do just fine.



This one happens to be in Coquille, Oregon
and it just happens to be for sale!!!
For
$245,000
 this Victorian Beauty could be yours,
it has 4 BRMs, 3 BTH's
 3,856 sqft, .26 ac , built in 1891


You know how the old saying goes,
"it's never to late to start", 
well I am living it.

I'm walking the walk and talking the talk.
I've put a five year time frame on my lofty goals, and with any luck it could be sooner.

That my friends is how I find myself in Williston North Dakota, 
just barely surviving my first winter.   

Let me tell you, I also have a whole new appreciation for the word,
 "COLD"
 and just how
"COLD",  
"COLD",
can be!!!
Can you say -35 below zero, in a fifth wheel!!!

 I find myself going through multiple stages of change
Let me just share a few with you, now.

First there's the thrill and excitement, at the thought of doing something new.

 I call this the BLIND ADVENTURE  stage, 
your just to excited or should I say naive to know better.

Then there's the "YES, I DID IT" stage.  
This is how you will feel as the road move under your wheels and the Mountains of home begin to fade in your rear view mirror.  (There's still a little thrill here, who doesn't love a road trip?)

Then there's the
 "ARE WE THERE YET, OH YOU MEAN THIS IS IT" stage.

After 13 hours 22 minutes and 873.5 miles according to Google Map, you have arrived at your destination!!! 
 At this stage you'll find that your mind and body has gone into road shock and all you want to do is take a nice long bubble bath and relax.  But then you remember you don't have a bath tub any more and a weak water pressure shower is all your going to get.  
But that's "OK"  you tell yourself, you have goals and dreams and this is just part of your journey!!

Well to sum it all up and to make a very cold, very long winter short it quickly reached the,

"WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING" stage.
  This stage hits you like a blast of cold North Dakota arctic air right between your now disillusioned eyes.

But have faith my friends, my frozen little goals are still alive and starting to thaw along with the prairies that surround me.  

And today I found that extra bit of warm sunshine,   
to keep me trying to achieve my goals.
 And to give me back my creative spirit and joy!!! 
I found my INSPIRATION in the art work of Angela Morgan.  

Her work has made me happy and brightened my day.
 It makes me want to pick up my paint brush and start painting again.  
It has helped me find the INSPIRATION I needed
 to believe in my art and my creative style again.
  It has helped to wash away my doubts and style conflict.  
I realize that I need to stay focused, stay true to me, my art and my goals.
I need to remember that I create for me, to bring me
 JOY,
PEACE
and 
HAPPINESS!!

And that life also has it's seasons and after every bitter winter the spring will come again!!!

Thank you dear friends for following my ramblings and putting up with my whining.  
My wish to you is that you all find that one thing that
 INSPIRES YOU,
 today!!
Open your HEARTS and let the sunshine in!!!
xoxox
Debbie


  
  

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WHERE ONE STORY ENDS ANOTHER ONE BEGINS!!!

Well I did it!!!

I sold my sweet little, "LUCY"



From the very beginning I have so enjoyed working on and camping in
my sweet 1968 "IDEAL".

This is a picture of our fist camping outing,
we are parked along side all the big boys. 


And even without her new paint job she still stood out as a 
diamond in the rough!!


 Some say it's what's on the inside that counts, and in Lucy's case
that was very true.









But as you can see it wasn't long before her outsides matched her insides.


I even gave her a little bling by adding a nice new awning.

But the time has come to send her on her way!!
She will soon be on her way to the 
Sunshine state 
"Florida"
Her happy new owner is 
Cassie Dandridge Selleck
Cassie is an amazingly talented author and artist.  
I'm so happy to see "Lucy" going to the home of such a talented lady!!!
If your looking for a good book to read, check out 
Cassie's latest publication:
"The Pecan Man"

And now where one story ends another begins!!
I would like you to meet my newest project:
1968 "Jet"

the body is in great shape

some of her paint is flaking off, but that's not a problem!!

her interior is in super good shape, every inch of her!!



original upholstery, not one whole or stain!!! 

still has original light clovers

small bathroom needs a good cleaning, but it fully functional!!!



No broken windows 



full size pull out bunk bed


This little 1968 "Jet" is like walking into a time capsule.
Can't wait to get started on her!!
I need to get on the road again, feel the wind in my hair and the
smell of an evening campfire.
I'll keep you posted my "Jet"
I need to figure out a name for her now!!
Thanks for dropping buy!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Painting, painting, painting!!!


Hot off the EASEL!!


My latest creation!!
I love the idea of a Trailer Park in the middle of the desert!!
I can hear the coyotes howling!! 



I love my bicycle with a basket full of flowers and 
a sweet gardening hat!!


And here we have the best of both worlds and bicycle
and a pink little trailer.

These are my latest creation, that are now available for sale at,
"The Store Stuff"
I know they take orders over the phone and are willing to ship.

If you can't tell by now my motivation for painting is travel.
I love the idea of traveling down the pacific coast with my own
little 1968 "Ideal"vintage trailer 


 This is here new awning I made for her!!


Here she is ready to hook up and go!!

A while back I came across this amazing artist.  
Her name is Barb Rogers
She does great work and she's into vintage trailers just like me.
I sent her a picture of my little lady and she painted this for me.


I suggest you go check out her website,
she can do wonders with stamps as well!!
Not to mention she is just and all around nice lady.

Well shoot I can here my easel calling, its time to get some
paint under my nails.

Happy creating!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


BIG NEWS!!!!

I'm so excited to be able to share some great news.
I have been working so hard to find an outlet for my art work, 
and now I have one.

I am so happy to announce my affiliation with:
"The Store Stuff"
http://www.thestorestuff.com
This is such a cute little shop in the heart of 
Holladay, Utah.
Just take a look at all the wonderful stuff they have.


See that lovely painting up on the wall, that's one of mine!!


There's my other paintings of my little ladies!!
And all sorts of cute spring clothes!!!




Lot's of fun gift ideas for that special little someone!!


Cute table settings!!





Love the Cat Clocks!!




If they don't have it, you just don't need it!!



It's well worth your time to come by and take a peek at all the fun "STUFF"!!
I just dropped off a couple a more paintings that will be up for sale real soon.
Take a look:


"Pinky the trailer"


"Red Rider"
I'm so happy that I have been able to find a home for my art that I just love as well.
So grateful to be able to share my art with others and watch them 
enjoy it as much as I do!!
Well I need to get back to the studio, lots more that needs to be created for,
"THE STORE STUFF"

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