Stepping stones

This commission was unlike most and began with a trip to B&Q!

Next stop planning and sketching the designs…

Then out came the acrylic paints… 

Roughly 13 hours later I was adding the finishing touches to three stepping stones for the very wonderful John Clifford Primary school. 

After a coat of sealant the next day they were ready for their new home and I hear tell they were much appreciated 🙂 

No day is the same here #lovewhatido


Creative busy day

My day began lacquering yesterday’s stepping stones…I really love them!!  I can’t wait to show you.

Then I created some pebble art for a customer in California… I can truly say I’m an artist that sells internationally 🙂

Next as the weather had cooled a tiny bit I completed a commission for a lovely lady in oils on box canvas which I have to say is totally different to anything I’ve done before but sticking with the seaside theme makes me smile ☺ 

Seeing as i was on a roll and had a little more time before the school run I prepped a new canvas ready for a little more sea.  

Love love busy days like this 🙂

I’ll be adding more paintings to my portfolio on www.paintersonline.co.uk

And as they dry and are finished I will add them to my etsy shop DebstaArt and my portfolio on www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk where you can also buy my creations. 

I wonder what tomorrow will bring 🙂


Sunshiny day

Well today was a scorcher with folks recording 43 C in their back yards!!!!

Before you pop back and check my bio yep this is England!!! Nottingham in fact.  Crazy stuff.

Today I created something new which was a lot of fun!!! I painted three stepping stones using acrylic paints.

For those acrylic users amongst you I’m sure you can sympathise this crazy weather means drying times are as long as a pause with the brush.  Plus my pavers/stepping stones were hot hot hot!

On the plus side that darned yellow dried so quick I could add a fresh coat almost instantly meaning I got a great coverage in double quick time.

My new creation has taken lots of hours work and I am really happy with the result.  I will post photographs once they have been gifted.

No spoilers here 🙂

Happy painting people!

#top tip

In the heat pour a layer of water over the top of your acrylic paint if you need a loo break, kettle stop etc.  Sun ☀ attacks the water and not your paint 🙂


Time flies when you are busy!!!

Wow 7 months since my last blog post how did that happen!!?!

I think it’s about time I put that right and filled you in on what’s happening in Debsta world.

So… I have a new website Www.stone-stone-stories.com where I sell my multisensory stone stories 🙂 I also sell on etsy as DebstaArt and EBay.  more on that later!

I have been painting more and more and have an online portfolio at www.painters-online.co.uk and www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk

Heres one of my latest oil paintings 

‘Intrepid seas’ was named by one of my Facebook followers at Debsta Productions  and I guess Facebook is the reason blogging at Debsta.com has subsided.

But not anymore! As i develop my business I am becoming more aware of different marketing tools and this seems like a great place to put new skills into action.

Watch this page for posts about: marketing,  admin, creative fun, finding your market and more about the creations I produce x