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Nov 2019- New shows, calendars, and more!

Happy November! How did we get here? :) The year seems to be flying by and I'll admit, my head is still in June. While I love all the fall colors and inspiration, I have to admit everything has seemed to flown by at a quick pace. I have to remind myself to slow down and enjoy it before it's gone and new year flies in. My body is still not what it was since the accident, I've made progress in physical therapy (thanks to the wonderful therapists like Kelly and Shannon at Excel!) but still struggle to gain physical strength. I remind myself that recovery is a long process, it can't be rushed. Like the art process, growth takes time and can't be forced.

I'm happy to say I've returned with teaching my alcohol ink classes, they've been a wonderful source of joy and encouragement, thank you to all who show up, create with me and explore their creative side. It's been a huge help in getting me back to my old self, I'm eternally grateful.

Along with an eventful summer of showing my work at the Girdwood Forest Fair, having an exhibition at the Sea Life Center and doing new shows, I'm also excited to have my Salmon Shoal painting displayed on Bearpaw Brewery's new Willow Creek Brew! Check out it out at their Wasilla location or La Bodega in Anchorage. Let them know you enjoy my artwork on their brew, thank you for the support!

CALENDARS- I've had lots of inquiries about upcoming calendars, you can pre-order now! I worked hard to pair my paintings with each month that goes best with each theme. I've only ordered 50 so grab yours and include your family and friends, they make great gifts! Orders will sent out in the next couple weeks. Find them here- https://www.debscreativepaws.net/product-page/2020-art-calendars

Thank you for support, interest and inspiration. Your kindness is appreciated so much. Lots of colorful hugs, Deb

 August 2019 New work, inspiration, events!

Hello friends, I hope you're well! I'm loving this summer and have lots of inspiration from the beautiful mountains, long sunny days and warmth surrounding me. I'm excited to have my booth at the Alaska State Fair this Friday (8/23) and Sunday (8/25), I'd love for you to stop in, say hi and check out all my new work!

For September, I'll be at the SeaLife Center in Seward Friday, 9/6, showing my work and discussing my process, techniques and more. I'll also have work available for sale and my work will hang all month. I'd love for you to see all my ocean-inspired paintings!

Bear Paw Brewery in Wasilla- I'll also have my work showing at the Bear Paw Brewery for the month of September. Grab a brew and some of my colorful paintings.

Don't forget to use coupon code 25OFF to get 25% off all purchases for the rest of the month!  Love and hugs to all my wonderful supporters <3 Deb