Hi, I’m Deb…wife, mom, and self-taught artist.
Welcome to It’s Your Season, a ministry of encouragement, love and hope. I am passionate about sharing the love of God through my work.
A portion of all sales is donated to nonprofit organizations that promote happiness and hope.
I was born to create and along the way, I discovered the joy of making items designed to inspire and bring happiness.
My artistic journey began at age 6 when I collected bags of acorns from my neighbor’s yard and created designer “acorn-cap necklaces” for my Mom, sister and anyone else who would take them. My Mom graciously accepted the necklace and totally encouraged my art endeavors throughout the years. She and Dad planted within me the love of God and a genuine appreciation for every person I was fortunate to meet.
I grew up, went to college, married and had children. Even though I worked as a design engineer, art was still my passion. I decorated our first little apartment and house, and soon friends and family were encouraging me to open a business. I fought their suggestions for a very long time, but finally decided to bite the bullet and take a leap of faith and opened It’s Your Season.
My husband, Russ, is my biggest fan, and he puts up with the huge mess I make throughout the entire house when the design-bug bites me. My three adult children are also huge cheerleaders and offer loads of advice for keeping my designs fresh and current.
My studio is located in my home in Vernon Hills, Illinois. I’m always in the process of straightening and organizing my studio, and when it’s finally completed and presentable, I’ll include pictures. Until then I’ll share pictures of my booth at various markets and the home gallery events that I host.
Fast forward to now and here I am: a small business owner who loves God and specializes in creating handmade jewelry, art and cards designed to spread happiness and celebrate you.
I no longer make acorn necklaces, but I still enjoy designing jewelry. These days, I like to using semi-precious stones, sterling silver, copper, wood and metal. My jewelry line, ClaraBess™ , is named after my grandmothers, Clara and Bessie. One grandma was lovingly demur and the other was confidently outspoken. ClaraBess™ jewelry combines the essence of their wonderful personalities into unique fun designs. I’m sure they are looking down and proud to know that people are happily wearing jewelry designed by their granddaughter.
Painting has been added to my list of creative endeavors. I love painting the motivational quotes and scriptures. The stretched canvas WordPearl™ plaques are created using acrylic paint, hand lettering, fonts and various typestyles. I paint each WordPearl™ guaranteeing that you receive an original work of art and never a printed canvas. My inspiration for this art comes from sayings, quotes, scriptures, or from people who have shared their source of motivation. I hope the WordPearls™ inspire you.
Paper and texture excite me, so I designed the NoteWorthyPraise™ greeting cards to visually excite and encourage by sharing the Word of God in a cool way. The cards are professionally printed and hand decorated by me…only the best for you!
“This is what faith is all about…not sure about what’s around the bend, but you’re determined to keep going.” 6/11/15
“Create your own amazing…Make Life Awesome!” 8/18/15
“Sometimes, you just have to take a “happy dance” break...” 10/1/15
“Complaining is soooo overrated.” 2/23/16
“Our thoughts shape our world.” 3/8/16
“Start each day with a thankful heart.” 4/6/16
“Happiness…It’s contagious! Spread it all around!” 4/19/16