Wow! here i go...embarking on a new venture. Life as a blogger. Yes, it's true... i am a newby to this whole blogging world, albeit an eager one!
A little bit about me...
I am a native Texan, born and raised, having lived there my entire 45 years...until now.
It was almost 25 years ago when I was embarking on my life's journey of becoming an artist, a wife, and the mother of two amazing and wonderful daughters. After thirteen years of marriage, I found myself in a terribly tumultuous divorce that left me as a skeleton of a person. My art had long gone by the wayside. Over the past nine years, since my divorce, I have grown in so many ways and yet my art has eluded me. I excused my absence from the creative process as being "too busy" or " it just isn't my season in life yet". I have worked very hard at different jobs to make life work for my daughters and myself. We have endured and survived some very rocky roads. I have a strong faith in God which has sustained me during those dark and lonely times. I am also thankful for a loving family who have been and continue to be my strength.
A few weeks ago, my family and I moved to Kansas (yes, where Dorothy and Toto, the Scarecrow...etc...). I am rediscovering my passion for creating again and now have a working (albeit a fledgling) studio from which to begin expressing myself! I decided to start this blog as a way of expressing this new "season of my life". Be a partner with me in this journey of self-expression and creativity. It's a bit scary...a lot exciting!!!
Welcome to my blog!
- debbie fanning
- San Antonio, Texas, United States
- I am a native San Antonio, Texan. I am the proud mother of two amazing daughters. I graduated from Texas State University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Commercial Art with an emphasis on design and illustration. I worked for two years in the advertising industry and quickly realized it was not for me. I have enjoyed being a freelance illustrator and a fine artist. I have designed and illustrated children's paintings, murals, as well as commissioned pieces for clients' homes.