Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Finally Published!

A bit of a change from pink roses, but fun none the less. I am so excited! Six years ago I illustrated " How Mice became Small" by Zev Lewinson and finally it is being published! It is in it's marketing stage right now, soon to follow with the final publication . Zev's magical story made illustrating an exiting adventure for me and a true labor of love.Looking at the red head in the illustration reminded me of what a long process this has all been, but in the end, it is worth it! By the way, the red head is my son Matthew, who yesterday got his drivers license!That is scary!!"How Mice became Small" is a wonderful story for all ages and with a moral too, which is pretty hard to find in children's books today.I have just started illustrating my second book although I can't say what it is, but it is another advneture I am looking forward to. Lets hope this one doesn't take so long!. I hope you enjoy taking a peek at a few pictures from the book!Thanks so much for visiting!


The Feathered Nest said...

Debi the book is just beautiful!!! How exciting ~ I'm so very glad for you! Your talent is amazing ~ I can't wait to hear more about the new book too ~ Congratulations!!! xxoo, Dawn

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Debie, your art is amazing! And I am so thrilled that is is going to be published in this book!! Congrats!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Debi, I came over from seeing your work on Penny's blog. You are so talented. Congratulations on the book, I know it will do great. We welcome you to blog land and you will meet some wonderful friends.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

How exciting, you do beautiful work.
Welcome to the blog world,

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Debi! I came to visit from Penny's blog. You and I traded website links a year or so ago. I am glad to have found your blog! Your work is just amazing! I am in awe that you can go from painting the prettiest pink roses to illustrating childrens books! I am going to add you to my blog roll right now so I can keep up with your adventures! ~ xo ~ Joy

Barb said...

Hi Debi,

It's nice to meet you. I came from Penny's blog. Congrats on having your art published. Your work is truly amazing. Welcome to a fun new world with blogging.

hugs to you,

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Just popped over from Panny's. The book is amazing! I love you painted furniture, too!

Lib said...

Hi Debi,
Congrats on the book.
I came to visit thru Penny's blog.
Your art work is BEAUTIFUL!
Hope your having a great wk.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Debi, your artwork is gorgeous! Congratulations on being published. Welcome to blogging, I must put your link on my blog. Karen

LW said...

Penny sent me over and I am so glad she did..
Your artwork is amazing…
I love pink roses….

Congratulation on your book…..
That is exciting!!!!
I am going to add you to my links ...


Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Debi, I found you through Penny at Lavender Hill. What beautiful work you do! What a thrill to be published too, Congratulations, I will certainly continue to check in on your work and blog:>)

Pat said...

Your art work is absolutely beautiful! It reminds me of Eloise Eilkins.

Congtraulations on sucha wonderful accomplishment! You must be over the moon with joy!

Wecoem to blogging too!

Pat in NY

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Debi; just popped in for a visit, I was just on Penny's site, and she said some wonderful things about you. And I must agree with her. Your work is stunning, such talent you have. The Book is just beautiful. I can't wait to buy it, my grand kids will love it. I will be back again.


Jen r. said...

Just came from Penny's and iw anted to say hi and welcome!! That work is beautiful! Youa re so talented! Congratulations! Jen R

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

How wonderful to be published! Congrats to you! Hugs***Renea

pedalpower said...

Beautiful! congratulations! Welcome to blogworld....we're glad you're here!

Anonymous said...

I love your art work- especially your roses although those mice are very good. :-) Huge congratulations in making it into print.

Just popped in to say hi via Penny's Lavender Hill Studio and welcome you to blog land.

Best Wishes,

Marina Capano said...

Hi Debi! I came to visit from Penny's blog, your art is amazing!Congratulations on being published. so cute!
nice to meet you. Regards from Argentina...visit me anytime

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

Came over from Lavender Hill Studio like so many and had a wonderful time! Your artwork is fantastic and when I clicked on your blog, I couldn't wait to scroll through it. I especially love the small cabinet with the blue floral motif, Blue is my color and it just took my breath away.I will ad your blog to my blogroll!

Brook said...

Congratulations Debie! Glad to see you back blogging. I know you have been busy working hard. I'm still enjoying my beautiful hp jewelry box!

Hope you are having a lovely summer!


emily said...

Came over through your comment on Todays Creative Blog...congratulations! And I love the title of your blog. Romancing the Home: how clever!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Congratulations!!! Oh my goodness, you are so talented!! WOW!!! I have been a fan of your work for awhile, your roses are stunning! I was so happy to hear from sweet Penny that you are blogging now! You will love it :)


Sugar Bear said...

How wonderful! Your illustrations are amazing. I'm coming to you from Penny's. Welcome to the blogging world!

Connie said...

Hi Debi, Penny sent me over and I must say your art is lovely, my sweeeeeet romancing chick! I'd love to exchange links with you if you'd like. We're back in Calif this week visiting with kids and finding lots of things to buy. Good luck on your blogging, sweetpea, but it IS addictive I must tell you!!!

Catherine Holman said...

I hope on over to your blog from Penny's. I love, love, love your new book and can't wait to get a copy! Your roses are breathtaking!
I will have to check out your shop.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Stopping in by the way of Lavender Hill. You site is lovely and I really love the picnic basket.

Donna said...

Hi Debi,
Nice to meet you. I came over from Penny's blog. Your work is amazing! Congrats on having your artwork published!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Debi, I made my way over from Penny's place but I am very familiar with your amazing and gorgeous roses. (I love the blue roses) and the book illustrations are fabulous. Come visit when you have time. Happy Day to you. ~ Lynn


Ms Penny sent us on over and my....
Amazing... I am speechless really.. it is so etheral..did I spell that right??? I cannot wait to be able to buy this book.
I love your roses also and am off to look at your site.
Oh Matthew is a handsome young man and so talented. Runs in the Family!!
Look forward to seeing you in print and in the blogging world!!

Shelia said...

Hi Debi! Welcome to blogland. I am coming to see you from your friend Penny's blog - she was bragging all about you! She was right - you're wonderfully talented. Congratulations on your work being published in the beautiful children's book! Your painting is simply awesome. Looks like talent of all kinds run in your family - you son is so cute and I know how proud of him you must be!
Again welcome to blogland. I'm very new - just started a couple of weeks ago. Come visit me anytime.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Wow! Your illustrations are just exquisite! I look forward to seeing it in the stores!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

are you kidding me? You did all that?! WOW! You're amazing.

Welcome to the blog world. THanks for stopping by.

I'm so glad to see Penny here. I was thinking about her and Ceilo when I saw your roses.

Nance said...

Hello there Debi, love your artworks, they are absolutely amazing! hope you don't mind if I add you to my blog roll.


mystikal said...

Hi Debi , I was surfing blogger and came across your blog. I have to tell you that your art is completely amazing. Congratulations on the book.



Anne Fannie said...

Hi Debi, like the rest I came over from Penny's blog to see this very talented artist. I love the pink flowers and from that to publishing a book, congratulations!
If you don't mind, I am putting you as one of my favorites and I will be back to see all your fabulous work! Oh, and welcome to blogland, you will meet so many wonderful friendly women! Come visit me anytime!
Love, Ann
Love, Ann

Betty Jo said...

I visited from a link on Penny's blog. Congratulations on the published book. Your art is truly incredible. xoxo

Lisa Ann said...

your book is beautiful. Congrats!
Your pink roses are breathtaking.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Debie,

I'm popping over from Penny's blog to welcome you to Blogland! I am just amazed at your beautiful artwork! You're very talented and I am so happy that you are being published. Well deserved indeed :)


Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, that is amazing! Your illustrations are so beautiful! I would buy the book on that alone! I have a red headed daughter who is 15 and I always loved to see red headed children in books. Too cute!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Congratulations on this book! Oh my goodness you are so talented. What an awesome thing for you!
Patricia :o)

PS: Yes, it IS very scary when our kids get their driver's license. But I'm sure your son will do great!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Debi ~
That is so exciting !!! Congratulations on the book getting published ~ your illustrations are absolutely gorgeous !!!
I can't wait to see it in real life ~

vikki said...

hi debi, the book is sooo beautiful! it is one i may have to pick up for my grandson. the roses are gorgeous. very talented lady! thank*u for stopping by my blog and the sweet comment on the pkg i sent dawn. she is a darling friend! she means soo much to me. i will stop by agin, soon. blessings, and hugs, vikki♥

KarenHarveyCox said...

Debi, I just noticed your illustration is your son. No wonder I can feel that love in that artwork. Karen

Dawn said...

Saw your blog on Inspiration thought I would stop by and say your art work is amazing and congrats on the book. The illustrations are gorgeous.

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