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Featured Seller: Debbie Carlos

Apr 18, 2011

by debbiecarlos

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us about yourself.
Hi, my name is Debbie Carlos. I was born in California, moved to Manila for 8 years, and then came back to the US to study psychology in college. During the last semester of my senior year, I took a photography class and have been hooked ever since.

I moved to Chicago with my then-boyfriend to concentrate on studying photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I have been living here ever since. My then-boyfriend is now my husband, and we room with a cat and a big lop-eared bunny, who are not bad roommates, but could be better!

Apart from creating, what do you do?
In terms of work, I am a part-time studio manager for another photographer. It is a pretty fun job that has me doing all sorts of things — one day I am producing a photoshoot, another day we are hauling snow into the studio to make a tiny snowman army for another photo project, and sometimes I do light bookkeeping.

In terms of fun, I like reading about food, making food, taking pictures of food and traveling to places that serve delicious food. I also do a bit of container gardening with the little space that I have. Other fun things I like to dabble in include looking at art, traveling, taking nature walks, thrifting, going for bike rides, pointing at cute animals, trying to wrap my head around quantum physics, throwing together mega-awesome terrariums and acquiring leafy house plants.

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What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
I would choose the title Wandering Cloud, which was also the title of my first solo show. This is taken from the Wordsworth poem “I Wander Lonely As a Cloud,” which I think has a lovely, quiet meandering quality. It is about the beautiful things in life, a beauty that comes from nature and the small moments of discovery that you chance upon, and how these quiet discoveries are not only pretty but sublime. This is what I feel like most of my work is about.

Where does your inspiration come from?
I love to look at art, especially self-taught art. Inspiration can spring up anywhere and anytime, so I try to be open to that and have a camera handy.

What does handmade mean to you?
Buying handmade is important to me because it means so much more than just buying something cool. A handmade object connects you to that someone, somewhere, who is hopefully doing what they love. Buying handmade means supporting an artist, supporting a small business, and in doing so, fostering community. It means a unique, quality product made with thought and care.

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Buying handmade also means that you choose what you want more carefully. You live with less but you have more of the things you really love and will have for years.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
I have to give mad props to my husband! He is the one who encouraged me to pick up my camera after many years. He pushed me to take that photography class the last semester of my senior year (after three-and-a-half years of majoring in psychology), which helped me rediscover my love for photography.

He introduces me to new artists that become favorites, he is there for me to bounce ideas off, helps out when I have too much on my plate, holds up the prints and posters for the pictures in my Etsy listings, and is awesome at helping me edit my words for interview questions! I would not be where I am now without him.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
I have loved art since I was a child and have always pursued it, but I never thought I could actually make a living as an artist until last year. I had always imagined working under someone else and used that idea as a security blanket. I knew I was a good photographer, but never really thought I had the work, experience, or the personality to make it out there on my own.

Once my full-time job became a part-time one, I decided to open an Etsy shop to supplement my income. I didn’t know that my posters and my work were going to be so well-received — I feel very honored! Eventually my photography and my online shop became what I do pretty much full-time now. It is amazing to know that, yeah, I could totally do this!

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How would you describe your creative process?
Having a camera on me at all times is the most helpful part of the creative process. Sometimes there is nothing to take a picture of, but sometimes there is. I make sure to take a lot of photos, even if I don’t feel very strongly about the shot, because I like to leave room to be surprised.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
Some of the Dadaists, because I bet they were pretty messy.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
This is a really hard question. I love each and every single handmade item that I have. If I had to choose something that looks cool, and is really relevant to what I do every day, it has to be the custom bag that Lilian of Boyfren/Girlfren made for me to carry my posters to the post office. I don’t know what I would do without it. I don’t have a car, so I either walk, take the bus, or bike to get where I want to go, and it’s pretty tough to get around (with any sort of grace) when I have to carry 4 to 15, 36”-tall mailing tubes along with me. The bag makes it possible!

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How do you get out of your creative ruts?
Go out and see something new.
Take a break for a day or two and come back.
Go shopping.
Play pranks on my pets.
Look at my favorite artists’ work or go find an artist I’ve never heard of before.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
I’d like to be living in a light-filled house in the country with a garden with some chickens and some sheep. It would be cool if there were a view of the mountains, or a forest nearby with the sounds of babbling brooks! But most of all, I’d love to just live simply and quietly, and have a nice space to work in.

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222 comments

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! It is very different from what we are used to seeing. Lovely. Congrats on FS article.

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Yes I agree! The small discoveries in nature are fantabulous. Your work is thought provoking. Thanks for sharing. Good luck in your endeavor. Gary

  • prunellasoap

    prunellasoap said 5 years ago

    Fabulous shop! Love the interview. Congrats!

  • TheCaramelJar

    TheCaramelJar said 5 years ago

    Love it that you love food as much as I do ;) Congrats on your success!

  • Kankou

    Kankou said 5 years ago

    Superb work, very unusual. I really like it. Well done on being featured!

  • providencevintage

    providencevintage said 5 years ago

    I really loved reading about your creative process and what inspires you. Good luck, and Congratulations on being Featured! It is also my dream to have a country garden with chickens some day...hehe!

  • CashmereJewels

    CashmereJewels said 5 years ago

    very interesting! congratulations!

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 5 years ago

    oh wow! what a great interview - thrilled to see you here. i really love your work. congratulations.

  • 7sistersstudio

    7sistersstudio said 5 years ago

    Congrats Debbie! I love your creative slant on photography!

  • midcenturyz

    midcenturyz said 5 years ago

    i LOVE your work :)

  • MilaKeln

    MilaKeln said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work.

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 5 years ago

    Interesting imagery in your work, great imagination and creativity! Congrats

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Really beautiful work!!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature Debbie! Thank you for sharing your story. Your shop is wonderful! :)

  • PonderandStitch

    PonderandStitch said 5 years ago

    Oh, I've been a huge fan for ages! Congratulations! :)

  • JewelryByJLy

    JewelryByJLy said 5 years ago

    Your interview was such a fun read. Thank you for sharing and congratulations featured seller!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 5 years ago

    love, love, love!

  • SailThouForth

    SailThouForth said 5 years ago

    Such cool photos! They are unusual and thought-provoking. I love the Wordsworth poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," too! :)

  • JewelryByJLy

    JewelryByJLy said 5 years ago

    p.s. Your photos are amazing! Love them!

  • SewSavoirFaire

    SewSavoirFaire said 5 years ago

    Your photographs are gorgeous! Congrats on the Featured Seller spot and your cat and big lop eared bunny sound adorable!

  • HouseofT

    HouseofT said 5 years ago

    interesting works! I love them!!

  • StemDesigns

    StemDesigns said 5 years ago

    Love, love her work!

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!! I love your shop!

  • sarahknight

    sarahknight said 5 years ago

    Interesting interview! Congrats on the feature : )

  • sarahknight

    sarahknight said 5 years ago

    Interesting interview! Congrats on the feature : )

  • LaughRabbitDesigns

    LaughRabbitDesigns said 5 years ago

    lovely collection! Congratulations on being featured seller!

  • AronaWalsh

    AronaWalsh said 5 years ago

    What pretty stuff! Congrats on being featured!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    Great pieces, I love the size of the really huge ones! Thanks for sharing your success story with us :)

  • LiveLoveCapture

    LiveLoveCapture said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured. Enjoyed reading your interview...your work is fabulous.

  • diirvine

    diirvine said 5 years ago

    Very nice - Congratualtions!

  • LittleBlueMoon

    LittleBlueMoon said 5 years ago

    love your 'Wandering Cloud'. I like cloud-watching. I get really intriqued and mesmerised by the varied patterns in the sky. Contrails are interesting too!

  • LaughRabbitJr

    LaughRabbitJr said 5 years ago

    Continued success!

  • sarahknightdesign

    sarahknightdesign said 5 years ago

    Love your work! Congrats on your success:)

  • RetroNaNa

    RetroNaNa said 5 years ago

    Amazing work! Simply simply breathtaking ! :)

  • purposedesign

    purposedesign said 5 years ago

    I love your shop, a well deserved feature!

  • TallulahsSoaps

    TallulahsSoaps said 5 years ago

    What fabulous photography! Congratulations on the feature. You are an inspiration to all!

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS said 5 years ago

    Awesome interview! I too play pranks on my pets...it's so much fun!... and I always have my camera with me. Congratulations on making it to Etsy's top!

  • itsyteek

    itsyteek said 5 years ago

    Age!! it's beautiful too, you know. I love your profile. you are so much younger than I am, but I love all things that you do. You are an artist for sure. I have always been a sort-of artist, but I love collecting antiques. My son and my daughter are both artists, and their Dad could have been one too. I love the earth and everything in it. My brother photographs the earth and the sky, almost no living animals but does photograph plants & trees and clouds.. However he does have a group of pictures of birds here in N.M. and also in Wa. state. Very veyr pretty and active birds. Keep up your pleasure!!

  • penumbraimages

    penumbraimages said 5 years ago

    congrats on the feature and your sales!!!

  • necklush

    necklush said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature seller interview! Wonderful!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Wish you the best!

  • pamwares

    pamwares said 5 years ago

    congratulations on being featured! great shop! Keep up the photography - they are wonderful.

  • fantasyfloorplans

    fantasyfloorplans said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • 3pearls

    3pearls said 5 years ago

    I'm so glad you were featured. You have a very fresh style and a unique eye. I'm so glad I got to see your work. Favoriting right now so I don't lose you :)

  • PamplemousseAndBean

    PamplemousseAndBean said 5 years ago

    Have always been a big fan of your work...beautiful photography in BIG format= LOVE

  • theturbandshop

    theturbandshop said 5 years ago

    I love this feature! Your photography is definitely awesome :]

  • BeeswaxVintage

    BeeswaxVintage said 5 years ago

    I love her shop and she's great! If I had a hundred walls, I would but a poster for each but alas, only two posters for now.

  • NaturalAmber

    NaturalAmber said 5 years ago

    Nice to meet you!

  • ancagray

    ancagray said 5 years ago

    such beautiful photography! strong and dreamy. <3

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    Your work is great! Congrats on your success!

  • SillyBuddy

    SillyBuddy said 5 years ago

    Oh thrilled to see you here Debbie! Grats :)

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 5 years ago

    Your work is Wonderful Debbie! I enjoyed your feature - so clear you found your calling. Congrats on your success!!

  • yellowgrey

    yellowgrey said 5 years ago

    you and i both want to be at the same place in ten years. lovely interview, congrats!!!

  • LucillesAttic

    LucillesAttic said 5 years ago

    Such intriguing and beautiful photography. Congrats on the feature!

  • jamieribisi

    jamieribisi said 5 years ago

    CONGRATS, Debbie!!! I've loved your work for so long ~ keep up the inspiring work!

  • amyrigs

    amyrigs said 5 years ago

    Interesting! I enjoyed reading the featured article. Sounds like you really enjoy what you do!

  • VintConditionStyle

    VintConditionStyle said 5 years ago

    I have one of Debbie's large owl posters in my hallway and I adore it ever so much. It's good to see her featured here.

  • aligibbons

    aligibbons said 5 years ago

    Congrats Debbie! This is so great!

  • EmeraldCut

    EmeraldCut said 5 years ago

    Oh wow! What a cool interview and whimsically realistic art. Love your shop--very unique and smart.

  • IngredientsOfaWoman

    IngredientsOfaWoman said 5 years ago

    I like your personality, "Wandering Cloud" :-D Your art is just beautiful! Congrats on having a wonderful supportive husband and on the Featured Seller spot ;-)

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 5 years ago

    Very interesting work! I'm happy for you that you have been able to step out from under your security blanket of working under someone else to give your artwork your own unique voice...way to go!

  • SugarCubeVintage

    SugarCubeVintage said 5 years ago

    stunning designs! congrats on the feature!

  • lauraprentice

    lauraprentice said 5 years ago

    I make sure to take a lot of photos, even if I don’t feel very strongly about the shot, because I like to leave room to be surprised. ---------- Well said!

  • sincerelyYOU

    sincerelyYOU said 5 years ago

    You are very interesting, as a person, & as an artist. I loved your article. Gorgeous work. Congratulations on being featured!!!!

  • LoveYourBling

    LoveYourBling said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • prettylittlethieves

    prettylittlethieves said 5 years ago

    your work is beautiful and inspired! congratulations!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!! Congrats on the FS!!! =)

  • LetsAllMakeBelieve

    LetsAllMakeBelieve said 5 years ago

    Lovely work :) Congrats on being featured!

  • withlovemandy

    withlovemandy said 5 years ago

    Oh so awesome! How have I not found you before?? Love the title wandering cloud♥

  • amarillosky

    amarillosky said 5 years ago

    Enjoyed reading more about you :)

  • devikasart

    devikasart said 5 years ago

    congratulations on being featured:-) devika

  • ladyjanesposinparlor

    ladyjanesposinparlor said 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing. Very interesting photography/art.

  • artXchic

    artXchic said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! What a unique and interesting collection. Thank you for sharing!

  • lavenderology

    lavenderology said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Debbie, a true inspiration!

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 5 years ago

    Very unique shop, I love so many of your creations! Congrats to you

  • BingoBox

    BingoBox said 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous work Debbie - Cheers !!

  • TashinaFalene

    TashinaFalene said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Congrats on the feature and I wish you continued success! :D

  • CositasSeriasVintage

    CositasSeriasVintage said 5 years ago

    YES! YES! YES! I adore her work. Congratulations to a very talented artist.

  • cjbcollectibles

    cjbcollectibles said 5 years ago

    I love how you have created your own niche in photography and poster sales. I also love the fact that you have people hold the prints up. It gives a good sense of how large each are.

  • Brennecki

    Brennecki said 5 years ago

    Congrats!! You have a unique eye that let's us feel we're seeing something very special. Thanks!

  • VidGirlsandDolls

    VidGirlsandDolls said 5 years ago

    Very creative! love your work.

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 5 years ago

    what a wonderful shop ..such a talent !!

  • SoliDeoGloriaSDG

    SoliDeoGloriaSDG said 5 years ago

    Great talent!

  • StudioConestoga

    StudioConestoga said 5 years ago

    very different work but so beautiful! Love the feature

  • metalmorphoz

    metalmorphoz said 5 years ago

    You are a true artist! Your work is amazing!

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 5 years ago

    Cool! Congratulations!

  • Akamatra

    Akamatra said 5 years ago

    Amazing work! I wish you all the best!

  • ArtistaTree

    ArtistaTree said 5 years ago

    I really love your photographs, they are spectacular!

  • JustBNR

    JustBNR said 5 years ago

    Great article! Congrats on the feature from a fellow pinay.:) Your works are all maganda!

  • Pinkpjs

    Pinkpjs said 5 years ago

    Very original & beautiful photographs!

  • amandamichaelharris

    amandamichaelharris said 5 years ago

    she's super inspirational!!!! love her work!

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass said 5 years ago

    I loved reading your story. Finding something you love and makes you money is the best of both worlds. I also have a husband who is my best friend and cheerleader. I am much older than you but I admire that you have found your passion so early in life.

  • myzoetrope

    myzoetrope said 5 years ago

    I love, love, LOVE, your shop!

  • BelieveJewelrySupply

    BelieveJewelrySupply said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured on Etsy!! Your photgraphy is so different and cool!! :)

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 5 years ago

    Your work is beautifully enchanting! Congrats :)

  • RareFindsSociety

    RareFindsSociety said 5 years ago

    debbie, did you live in chicago for awhile? I think we hung a long time ago with an awesome chick named Katie from the Art Institute. such a small world. your work is beautiful, congrats! :)

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 5 years ago

    I'm captured by your imagery. Congratulations on your feature.

  • TheOldRedHen

    TheOldRedHen said 5 years ago

    Wonderful interview. Inspiring work. Congrats!

  • TheOldRedHen

    TheOldRedHen said 5 years ago

    Wonderful interview. Inspiring work. Congrats!

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 5 years ago

    Great article!!!! Gorgeous shop! Congrats!!! :)

  • CuteCraftDecor

    CuteCraftDecor said 5 years ago

    beautiful art work, love it.

  • BrisTieDyes

    BrisTieDyes said 5 years ago

    You encourage me! Is it really possible to make a living off of something you love to do? I hope so- I am still in high school, and new to Etsy- and am tie"dyeing" to go to World Youth Day... and beyond! I hope my products are half as well received as yours. You do wonderful work! Thank you for sharing! God's blessings~ Briar

  • catiques

    catiques said 5 years ago

    I enjoyed the tour though your shop. It's amazing work and hat's off to you. It's a clean refreshing and relaxing feel. Thanks

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 5 years ago

    Thank you for such an inspiring interview I love what you said about living simply and quietly and having a nice space to work in that's great.

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work !!!

  • MOAS

    MOAS said 5 years ago

    I love your "Summer Bounty" poster! It reminds me of the artist Manny Farber. Beautiful work!

  • blessedvintage

    blessedvintage said 5 years ago

    Photos can bring out the beautiful, you have done that! Congrats on ad!

  • PaperBoxStudio

    PaperBoxStudio said 5 years ago

    Beautiful and unique! Wonderful interview.

  • ValintheValley

    ValintheValley said 5 years ago

    Stunning stunning work Debbie....evoking so many subtil atmospheres and emotions. Congrats on the feature ! All the best, Val

  • JeJeweled

    JeJeweled said 5 years ago

    Great story, thanks for sharing. Lovely items.

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 5 years ago

    Wonderful story and great items!

  • vintagenelly

    vintagenelly said 5 years ago

    Your photography and your personality shine through in this feature!! I loved reading about you. I laughed so hard when I read that you play pranks on your pets - ha ha!!!!! My mom is a self-taught artist and I've loved going to some of the art shows she has entered. Best of luck in the present and future!!!

  • SuiMode

    SuiMode said 5 years ago

    So nice story.I appreciate you Debbie

  • CarlaRaeVintage

    CarlaRaeVintage said 5 years ago

    You are very talented. I think your work shows it. Congrats.

  • andrea0503

    andrea0503 said 5 years ago

    Very beautiful, refined photos. Congratulations!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 5 years ago

    stunning images, really nice. congrats

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 5 years ago

    Debbie, thank you for sharing your story with us. We love to read how others do their shops. You are a true artist. Good luck with all you do.

  • creativebyheart

    creativebyheart said 5 years ago

    Debbie, congrats!!!! great eye! keep up all the hard work...it's paying off =) Lindsey Rose

  • TCaponePhoto

    TCaponePhoto said 5 years ago

    One of my favorite shops! Congrats on the feature from a fellow Chicagoan :) Thanks for sharing!

  • JdeSignSbyJay

    JdeSignSbyJay said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being the Featured Seller :) Love your work. Keep it up! Good luck with all of your future endeavors.

  • trulyenchanted

    trulyenchanted said 5 years ago

    Your work is so ethereal and dreamy, I am so inspired! Good luck!

  • trulyenchanted

    trulyenchanted said 5 years ago

    Your work is so ethereal and dreamy, I am so inspired! Good luck!

  • Xenotees

    Xenotees said 5 years ago

    Wonderful & inspirational interview! Congratulations on the feature Debbie- love your work!

  • masonke

    masonke said 5 years ago

    Wow, fabulous work! Best to you!

  • juliegarland

    juliegarland said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! I love your work!

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy said 5 years ago

    Wow! I love your work. Especially the forest prints......and after reading your interview...we have a lot in common;)

  • steampunkfunk

    steampunkfunk said 5 years ago

    AWESOME! So nice to see a photographer as a featured seller. Love your work, and really enjoyed reading a little bit about your self. Congratulations!

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 5 years ago

    Incredibly talented...lovely shop and artist! xxxx EL Vintage

  • milksun

    milksun said 5 years ago

    inspiring work. so simple, clear, well defined. (love the chalkboard memo wall with bikes, sweet!)

  • notApplicable

    notApplicable said 5 years ago

    Congraaaats! xo

  • DiegoHopscotch

    DiegoHopscotch said 5 years ago

    I want you to be my best friend. I loved reading your interview, and your work is awesome.

  • theroyalvintage

    theroyalvintage said 5 years ago

    amazing

  • HouseOfMoss

    HouseOfMoss said 5 years ago

    Wow, congratulations! Your photographs are like nothing I've ever seen before, and your outlook on life is subtle, beautiful, and refreshing!

  • mysticrafts

    mysticrafts said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work.

  • wanderthisway

    wanderthisway said 5 years ago

    lovely, lovely interview, and such breathtaking photography. thanks for letting us peek into your world... all the best of luck to you! also loving the title of your memoir... that wordsworth poem is great :)

  • wjgray03

    wjgray03 said 5 years ago

    I I love your stuff! Very cool to learn more about you in the interview.

  • brookeelissa

    brookeelissa said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! You have such beautiful photos. Best of luck to you, may you find that light filled cottage in the country!

  • junrylgems

    junrylgems said 5 years ago

    wow! what an artist you are! Congratulations and God bless.

  • wearthou

    wearthou said 5 years ago

    Very unique photographs for sure!! That ice cream cone is soooo dangerous to have - I'm hankering for one right now!!! Congrats on the feature!!! Great to hear you have a super supportive hubby!

  • SmallkineCreations

    SmallkineCreations said 5 years ago

    Congrats!

  • deepbluemoon

    deepbluemoon said 5 years ago

    I love the posters!!!

  • aussiekn

    aussiekn said 5 years ago

    very nice work!!! well done

  • CoccoJewelry

    CoccoJewelry said 5 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading your interview. I love how you express the simple things in life as the best things. I love your work as well.

  • LUSHVintage

    LUSHVintage said 5 years ago

    Beautiful and Talented!

  • Giedrecraftideas

    Giedrecraftideas said 5 years ago

    Your pictures are amazing!!! And story is interesting. Good luck!!! Greetings from Lithuania!

  • JanesSundayBest

    JanesSundayBest said 5 years ago

    Superb prints. They would look stylish simply framed. Particularly like thye rising mist. Art should arouse feeling I believe. Your work does that for me.

  • lil3birdy

    lil3birdy said 5 years ago

    Dreamy and conceptual work. I love it, keep it up!

  • cottonskin

    cottonskin said 5 years ago

    good job! beautiful, sensitive and interesting work, congratulations!

  • beckygarratt

    beckygarratt said 5 years ago

    Lovely :)

  • debbiecarlos

    debbiecarlos said 5 years ago

    Thank you everyone! It was really fun answering these questions and I'm glad you enjoyed reading. I am so incredibly honored to be a featured seller and feel so encouraged by your words.

  • JLCrochetedCreations

    JLCrochetedCreations said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! Love your work and your interview:) and its very nice having a supportive husband!

  • ARabbitNamedMolecule

    ARabbitNamedMolecule said 5 years ago

    Wonderful interview, congrats on the feature!

  • bernabermek

    bernabermek said 5 years ago

    beautiful work! congrats!

  • JewelsbyJasmin

    JewelsbyJasmin said 5 years ago

    lovely!

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 5 years ago

    What a great article! I have so say I have never laughed so hard when I read what you do in your spare time "point at cute animals" I LOVE it!! Your items are very beautiful and thought inspiring! Keep up the good work! Thank-you for making my day!

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 5 years ago

    congrats Debbie..truly beautiful work.

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Debbie.................... It reminds me to stop and really smell and see the roses ! Continued happy days and many more inspiring images for you. x

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Congrats on the feature!!

  • DESIGNSBYDRAGONFLY

    DESIGNSBYDRAGONFLY said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!!! Amazing work...Wishing you all the best!!! I will be watching for more of this amazing work, enjoyed your interview very much!!

  • SOMETHINGdebussy

    SOMETHINGdebussy said 5 years ago

    A truly uniquely beautiful shop!

  • LisasBizzyBeez

    LisasBizzyBeez said 5 years ago

    What an amazing person and amazing art!! I thank you for sharing your story with all of us that would love to be doing what we love! So inspiring! I absolutely love your photography, makes me want to grab my camera and run away!! CONGRATS!!

  • LisasOriginals

    LisasOriginals said 5 years ago

    Truly talented artist! I enjoyed reading your story. Kudos!!

  • hoosiermamma1

    hoosiermamma1 said 5 years ago

    I love posters and your's are beautiful! Good luck!

  • sineminugur

    sineminugur said 5 years ago

    I really love your work! Congratulations.

  • PortugueseVintage

    PortugueseVintage said 5 years ago

    I like your work! Great aesthetics.

  • piecesofelises

    piecesofelises said 5 years ago

    Great article! I love your photography--it's so unique. When you said you don't have a car & that you bike, walk, or take the bus to wherever you need to go, I thought to myself I would love to get rid of my car & car payment and be able to do that! Congrats!

  • MysticalRaindrops

    MysticalRaindrops said 5 years ago

    You have the same dream I do, except I want alpacas and chickens in the country, and a light filled studio for my art. Great story. I love to hear about husband and wife teams that support one another.

  • ethniquetrendy

    ethniquetrendy said 5 years ago

    nice

  • SerantoniDesigns

    SerantoniDesigns said 5 years ago

    Lovely work! Congrats on your journey :) Continued inspiration, Mary Serantoni SERANTONI Designs

  • shopdomestica

    shopdomestica said 5 years ago

    Thank you SO much for this - not surprised at all with the amounbt of comments you have on Debbie's story. Saw her work for first time at last yrs renegade + it's breathtaking! It's inexpensive for the bang you get - love!

  • raspberrybutterflies

    raspberrybutterflies said 5 years ago

    congrats on being featured, beautiful work

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 5 years ago

    Love your work Congrats

  • ruthiebell

    ruthiebell said 5 years ago

    I really love what you said about buying handmade. I've never thought of it that way.

  • ruthiebell

    ruthiebell said 5 years ago

    I really love what you said about buying handmade. I've never thought of it that way.

  • honeyscolors

    honeyscolors said 5 years ago

    Wonderful! I totally agree with your thoughts on handmade, helping to support other artists and fostering a community. We have always believed in doing just that. Congratulations! ;)

  • TammiCreationsArt

    TammiCreationsArt said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!!! I love the fact that you agree with me and many other artists about supporting those who make things by hand and imagination!!!! We need all the support we can get !! So we can thrive together!!! :)

  • SipofTea

    SipofTea said 5 years ago

    Congratulations :) I hope to be as successful as you are one day! xo Christina

  • deliasquilts

    deliasquilts said 5 years ago

    I would love to meet and know you in person. I feel similarly about nature. There is nothing more beautiful than what is found in nature. Keep up the great work! I too love good food. Chicago has some great places.

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 5 years ago

    i love the unique mood of your work and truly enjoyed reading your interview! xo

  • MorganNichole

    MorganNichole said 5 years ago

    Congrats on your interview! Great shop.

  • michemozaix

    michemozaix said 5 years ago

    Congrats !! Your Sprout Diptych is Way Cool!!

  • AccentsandPetals

    AccentsandPetals said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Debbie. I had fun reading your interview. love your posters too. Proud to have a kabayan featured.

  • BarnshopAntiques

    BarnshopAntiques said 5 years ago

    Congrats, nice interview, and I love your posters.

  • EARRINGandBRACELET

    EARRINGandBRACELET said 5 years ago

    hmm...

  • MsMaddie

    MsMaddie said 5 years ago

    congrats

  • JulieNolan

    JulieNolan said 5 years ago

    I love your photography! Congratulations on the feature.

  • CedarDogDesigns

    CedarDogDesigns said 5 years ago

    Love your stuff, especially love the Forest Print. Beautiful! Congratulations on the feature!

  • Eccolo

    Eccolo said 5 years ago

    Lovely work! Congrats!

  • KarensLoom

    KarensLoom said 5 years ago

    Love your work, congrats on the interview!

  • KarensLoom

    KarensLoom said 5 years ago

    Love your work, congrats on the interview!

  • provax

    provax said 5 years ago

    I've been admiring your work for a while, and this interview makes me love it even more!

  • prisonbreak007

    prisonbreak007 said 5 years ago

    congrats!

  • TheScarletSageTree

    TheScarletSageTree said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature, Debbie! Some very interesting work, and I loved reading about your journey up to here - I think self-taught art's very inspiring too, and I find that often self-taught artists are the ones to break the norm and think out of that beaten to death box. Look forward to your memoir, and I think your Dot Print would be perfect for the cover :) Much success, joy and inspiration, Suzanne

  • soulcoach

    soulcoach said 5 years ago

    Loved reading about you. Spread the word. You've got talent

  • MeToYouCrochet

    MeToYouCrochet said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work ♥

  • Tanith

    Tanith said 5 years ago

    Great shop, beautiful posters!

  • asherjasper

    asherjasper said 5 years ago

    Love your work!

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 5 years ago

    oooh, wow! your work is stunning. {i recently discovered your shop}. great interview ~ so lovely to have your hubby to help with those tricky shop~related tasks, and especially for inspiring you. congrats :)

  • kittybblove

    kittybblove said 5 years ago

    I just discovered your shop this past week and i'm so ecstatic to read your featured seller interview- Congratulations! Your work is soo amazing and I wish you lots of success. <3 Sara

  • aubepine

    aubepine said 5 years ago

    Your work is gorgeous! Congrats!

  • DeliciousHobo

    DeliciousHobo said 5 years ago

    I love your work! Your feature is certainly well deserved!

  • MayBeMe

    MayBeMe said 5 years ago

    Really loved this interview - in the space of a few words I felt a real connection with the artist :)

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 5 years ago

    Breathtaking! I love your energy and how you make working fun! Keep it up and thanks!

  • ARTISANIEeurope

    ARTISANIEeurope said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • pearldelta

    pearldelta said 5 years ago

    Love your work!

  • samanthaqueen

    samanthaqueen said 5 years ago

    wonderful work, I'm putting aside some cash to buy one of you works :-) All the best

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 5 years ago

    Love your goals and your work ~ Congratulations!!!

  • PeterPaulAndLarry

    PeterPaulAndLarry said 5 years ago

    So nice to see your work featured, it's great!

  • GrandmasStash

    GrandmasStash said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature. Great interview, lovely work and outlook!

  • AnnieAlbum

    AnnieAlbum said 5 years ago

    Nice work!! Keep it up!!

  • wesellusedgods

    wesellusedgods said 5 years ago

    Love the black and white imagery and the scale! Cheers! The Boys @ We Sell Used Gods

  • VeraVague

    VeraVague said 5 years ago

    congratulations! big admirers of your vision! best wishes x victor and vera

  • charlenesbags

    charlenesbags said 5 years ago

    Great photos and great article. I find the Wordsworth quote a bit sad. "Alone" always sounds sad to me for some reason.

  • paulacelaya

    paulacelaya said 5 years ago

    congrats! lovely profile!

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry said 5 years ago

    Great interview, congrats on your feature! Your shop is lovely, best of luck!

  • ladyrachelscreation7

    ladyrachelscreation7 said 5 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work, good luck and enjoy your talents. Christine

  • reclaimedframe

    reclaimedframe said 5 years ago

    We love your photography. You have a great eye! Glenn & Xel

  • RagRugStudio

    RagRugStudio said 5 years ago

    I enjoyed your interview. Very interesting. Thanks

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 5 years ago

    Love that hand with the fluff on it

  • BirdsOnMyShoulders

    BirdsOnMyShoulders said 5 years ago

    Incredible work.

  • GarageEccentrica

    GarageEccentrica said 5 years ago

    So inspiring! I also live in Chicago. What a great city, huh? Good luck with all of your endeavors. I am new to Etsy as of today-so excited!

  • Yuminum

    Yuminum said 5 years ago

    Ang galing!

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