It’s Time To Order Your Holiday Pet Portraits!

Order your hand-drawn ink and watercolor pet portrait on Etsy.

On of my favorite artsy endeavors is to draw 8″ by 10″ ink and watercolor furbaby portraits for holiday gift-giving! For yourself or a loved one, this is a heart-felt gift that I find often turns out to be a remembrance of a love now in heaven.

All you need is a good quality closeup color photo! Get all of the details in my Etsy shop, MyPatchOfBlueSky.

Order now to assure delivery in time for gift-giving! I will ship to you, or gift-wrap at no extra charge and send to the recipient.

Thank You Wood Icing®!

Wood Icing®

Working with Rose Wilde, creative master of the Wood Icing® products, is always a fun  collaboration. Sometimes we just roll with ideas to see where they can go. Our intended 15 minute phone calls always last a couple of hours. Rose and I both enjoy being openly creative, meaning, letting ideas just happen serendipitously. I know I have sent her blog concepts for the Wood Icing line of products that probably were totally off the wall to her, but, all in all, she trusted me.

And what a fun year we had, playing in Textura Paste, and Furniture Glazing Colors, Fissure Size, and more! Who know you could do pen and watercolor drawings with Glazing Colors?

Rose sent lots of products to the ArtFusion Event in Santa Fe in 2015, so as an instructor  I could inspire students to stretch their flexibility when designing wall and furniture finishes. It’s so wonderful to have support like this as an artist, so I can do what I love, and spread the word about my very favorite DIY products.

I hope you’ll discover Wood Icing in 2016 if you have not already, and share your projects on the Wood Icing Facebook Page!

 

Going Back To My Days As An Illustrator: Calico Kitty Art

Lacey Jane calico kitty illustration by Debbie Dion Hayes

Recently I took a day off to play. Something I haven’t done in a year and a half, since I started My Patch Of Blue Sky. I’ve been itching to go back to my roots. My creative roots, that is.

My career as an artist has morphed dramatically over the years, so much so that I have almost forgotten that after I earned my degree in Fine Art, my very first grown-up job was as an illustrator for an education company. During that time I also did a few book covers that are neatly squirreled away in the attic for our future grandchildren to discover some day.

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