Art comes from many places and in many forms. I know for one I didn’t think I had much of an artistic bent at all. Then one day I discovered the ‘art’ of rubber stamping and my life changed. I not only found something that was fun to do but I also discovered that I had a ‘muse’ hiding inside for all my life. Art is its own reward and for me the rewards have been varied and wonderful and most of all more than I imagined. I’d like to tell you about another artist that I hope you will like and support her and her special art.
Debbie W is a very special artist. Debbie is supported by the Northwest Center here in Seattle whose mission is to promote growth, development and independence for Debbie and others through education, rehabilitation and work opportunities. Debbie creates beautiful bracelets that are her individual pieces of art.
Northwest Center has employment specialists who work with clients such as Debbie to help find ways in which she might be able to earn a small income. I discovered while talking with Debbie’s employment specialist she had spent several months with Debbie and her family and friends learning everything she could about Debbie and what she liked to do. During the course of her work she found that Debbie liked beads. She liked to run her fingers through them just like many of us do! She wondered if Debbie could learn to string her beads into jewelry, so they began to teach her. And just like all the rest of us when we found something we loved we excelled and created a world of art. Debbie now designs these beautiful works of art that she sells at fairs, neighborhood markets and now through her website.
I hope you find Debbie’s bracelets as beautiful as I do. The best part of this story is that anyone can support Debbie’s art and I hope that each of you will want to do just that. You can support Debbie by buying one of her beautifully designed bracelets. They are only $10. Go to her website and please order one today, remember Christmas is just around the corner and what a wonderful gift. Where else can you support a deserving artist for such a small price? And, most of all you can put a huge smile on Debbie’s face. Debbie’s bracelets are truly Art from the Heart…
And when next you sit in that window seat, relaxing I hope that you will think of the Debbie’s in this world and the art they make and think about what a better place it is because of them!