by Joy Maloney of JoyfulHandKnits

Introducing

Debi Rogers
(aka ArtworksbyDebi)




...and a Giveaway

To enter the Giveaway, visit Debi's shop. Then come back and COMMENT on this Blog about your favorite item in her shop.




The winner of the giveaway will receive the above ACEO called Field of Flowers. Wouldn't you love to just relax by a peaceful field of beautiful brightly colored flowers?


Introduction:

I am a pastor's wife, mom, and a grandmother. I currently live in Florida, but am a Kentucky native. I specialize in pastel chalk/colored pencil portraits and graphite/pencil sketches of people.


I also do pen & ink drawings/illustrations of houses, churches and historic buildings. In the past, I have been commissioned to do portraits, landscapes, still life paintings, murals (both realistic and pop art) for businesses and homes, advertising design for print ads, children's book illustrations, logo design and pet portraits.





Lately, I have enjoyed painting little dogs on purses and accessories - mostly yorkies, just because I'm more familiar with them and love 'em - but I have painted other breeds as well.








I am also doing some mini paintings and original ACEOs.



Recently, my daughter and I published a children's book together. She wrote the book and I did the illustrations. http://www.kayleagrowsup.com/



How did you get your start on Etsy?


I read about it in the newspaper and thought I would try it.



What does a typical day look like for you?


Right now, I only have the mornings to do my artwork because am taking care of my granddaughter (another budding artist) in the afternoons.



If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?


Hmmmmm - I am thinking of the Island of Roatan (Honduras) ... its a beautiful place!



What is your favorite Bible verse?


"I can do all things though Christ who strengthens me"
Philippians 4:13



What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature?


Right now, my favorite would be "La Princesa"




URLs to where else we can find you on the internet (Facebook fan page, Twitter, your own dot.com, your blog, etc):


www.facebook.com/artworksbydebi





Using random.org........The winner of the Angela L. Fischesser Giveaway is (............drum roll please............) : Jennifer Beers of Mulberry Lane Folk Art! Congratulations Jennifer! Please coordinate with Angela to receive your prize. I'll convo you both.




Comments (10)

On August 18, 2010 at 8:01 AM , Anonymous said...

Nice to "meet" Deb. Cool that you are a Kentucky native. That is where I live. But I was born in Florida...where you live. LOL

I love butterflies, so this is my favorite:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/11661750/original-aceo-on-canvas-magical-blue?ref=v1_other_2

Great shop!
christie (luvncrafts)

 
On August 18, 2010 at 1:08 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

So nice to meet you Debbie!

I would love to read your children's book.
I love this little painting in your shop.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/54079907/my-little-yorkie-original-painting-on

I am an ACEO collector and would LOVE to win your giveaway.

♥♥♥
Sue

 
On August 18, 2010 at 6:26 PM , Sue Runyon said...

So great to get to know more about you Debi. I just love these features!

 
On August 18, 2010 at 7:48 PM , watercolors said...

Debi you are very talented...especially those little Yorkies.
My Favorite is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/11655882/original-aceo-acrylic-painting-on-canvas

In your descriptin of what you like to paint, sound so much like my interests as well.

I live in Sunny Florida as well.

I really think your strong point is your pets portraits...those Yorkies are awesome.
Roxanne

 
On August 19, 2010 at 6:17 PM , radyne said...

Wonderful artist...

 
On August 19, 2010 at 9:13 PM , pfd said...

Hi Debi - it is so much fun to meet new people and I really love your Yorkies!

Joy, another great job of featuring our CASTers.

 
On August 19, 2010 at 11:12 PM , Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Hi Debi, loved being introduced to you and your store!

:) Deb (dspdavey/Two Cheeky Monkeys).

 
On August 20, 2010 at 3:05 AM , Art and Sew Forth said...

I love the Yorkie purse pictured here-just darling! Such talent!

Catcalls.etsy.com

 
On August 20, 2010 at 9:12 AM , sweetybird09 said...

Nice to meet you Debi, I am partial to that name as its my sisters... I love this item:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/54079907/my-little-yorkie-original-painting-on

Thanks Joy for showing us this talented artist!

Joyce

 
On August 20, 2010 at 4:31 PM , Donna said...

I just love Yorkies and some day I will have one. This is great!!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/10451542/hand-painted-yorkie-on-navy-blue-handbag