Sunday, February 28, 2010

About the challengers

Candy and Deborah have known each other for most of their lives, and they are inspired by each other’s creative endeavors. They live about 2000 miles apart and have been known to talk on the phone for 4-5 hours at a time. They both love sunny weather, fuzzy animals, board games, and traveling to faraway places.

Deborah Patterson lives in Nashville and shares her house with a wonderful roommate and a temperamental-but-cuddly Himalayan cat. She took a job in the late 90’s as an artist for an upscale children’s shop and fell in love with designing and painting whimsical images for kids. She now runs a small business from her home, dreaming up new things to paint and personalize. Her focus is on pieces for children’s rooms, such as canvas wall art, furniture, and room décor items. She has also painted colorful murals on the walls of private residences, model homes, and businesses. Other creative activities include making jewelry, cooking, writing, singing, and playing piano.

Her art can be viewed at her website, , as well as Etsy at She can be reached by email at nashdlp[at]aol dot com.

Candy is writer of this blog and owns where you can see all the crafty things she's been up to.

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