About Deborah

Painter, Doodler, Scribbler, Illustrator, Photographer, Calligrapher, Designer, Blogger, Wordsmith, Typographer, Fabric Painter, Collaborator, Linguist, Chronic Compulsive Proofreader.

At the Unleashed Christmas Shop on 6th Street

I’ll be one of several artists featured throughout the holiday shopping season at the Unleashed Arts Center, 204 West 6th St, in the Downtown Arts District. Unleashed Arts Center is located directly across the street from 16/6 Sixteen OverSix, where my #WillyNillyStudio is located. #HandpaintedClothing #TeamAFAS #WinstonSalemArtist #WearableArt #DeborahWillardDesign #DeborahDesigns

Willy Nilly Studio: Weekend Update

Saturday evening greetings!

It has been awhile since I updated anything here. Mind you, I have every intention of updating the site. It just takes time…….

But as my online presence is generating more action for me these days, so I’m moving the update effort to the front burner.

Aunt Mary's Dance Class

A couple days ago, I had my first sale ever on ArtFlakes, a print-on-demand service based in Germany. Somebody bought a canvas print of my vintage photo “Aunt Mary’s Dance Class.”   My art and photos on this site have been getting more attention lately, as evidenced by the email notifications.  I haven’t updated anything on the site recently, so the sale set it in motion. I uploaded a bunch of new art, mostly dog portraits, but also some odds and ends. Since a vintage photo sold, I posted the photo of the Zachary Family scattered around on the porch and in front of their house in Cooleemee NC.  I also put up my Brownie Scout crayon drawing that I did ca. 1961 when I was about 6 years old. People loved it when I first posted it on Facebook, so you never know what might generate a sale or two.

In the Beginning, there were Crayons….

I’ve been drawing pictures ever since I could hold a crayon. I recently found this drawing, evidently a self-portrait of the artist as a Brownie Scout. Got a check-mark from the teacher.

Found this drawing too, same paper as the brownie scout drawing, same little check-mark from the teacher on the back. Milkman and milk truck….now there’s an extinct species.

Well, that just has to be ME (girl with brown hair) in the Blue Car, along with my friend Pamela (darker hair) who lived down the street.

I wish I knew what was going through my head when I drew this!!