Hope you enjoy it.
If you are visiting or live in the Melbourne, Florida area, there is a relatively new restaurant on 192 near Dairy Road called the New Day Cafe. Stop by for a delicious breakfast and, oh, the walls are all featuring my watercolors!
My husband and I enjoy breakfast nearly every Sunday morning with a group of friends from our church. We visited New Day Cafe one week when they had only been open a short time. When we arrived, I noticed their walls were all newly painted, but empty. As Jessica poured coffee at our table I told her that I was a local artist and had some paintings in storage if they were interested in seeing them. I met Keith and Jessica about a week later and showed them my portfolio, and we agreed that the situation would be a good one for all of us. Keith and Jessica are so sweet! They even posted a special page on their website for me!
Enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch in a clean setting, with cheerful waitstaff. Oh, and please tell them Debbie sent you!
To view their menu, find their location, and to learn more visit their website: http://eatatnewdaycafe.com/debbie-johnson/
One of my neighbors had purchased two of my miniature paintings of little girls playing on the beach a while ago. I saw them last night and they asked if I would create one more for their third daughter. So, here it is. The painting measures about 4 x 5 inches and it is framed with a small, gold metallic frame.
I sure hope they like it. I really had fun creating it.
Another page from my sketchbook reveals a recent small pen and ink drawing from a photo that I took about 25 years ago of my daughter. She was blowing bubbles in the backyard of our small cottage in Lake Orion, Michigan.
I have to admit that the most intriguing element for me in the drawing process was the hair. I got caught up in the curls and shadows and time stood still while I doodled away!
Sketching and journaling are two important aspects of my daily life, however I haven’t sketched regularly in several months and I have suffered for it in my heart! So, I am back to sketching and feeling so much better these days. I try to do at least one little sketch in my sketchbook to keep fresh.
I love the feel of the pencils and ink pens in my hands, almost as much as I love the paintbrush in my hands. I thought I would share one of my recent sketchbook entries…enjoy!
Here is another page from my sketchbook. I call this character Mr. Wombley. He reminds me of one of my old high school teachers. He was simply fun to create. He must to a lot of walking in those little tennis shoes he has on!
He began as a little sketch in pencil, then I added some touches in watercolor to bring him to life. I used 140 lb. Arches watercolor paper.
The photo of this page was taken with my cell phone camera, so the quality is not quite as sharp as I would like, but we are out of town and I wanted to share this one with you.