Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Meet the Altered Pages Designers: Debi Tullier

At Altered Pages we have a very talented Design Team!
Today we are proud to introduce you to
DEBI TULLIER!

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Hi, I am Debi Tullier. I am so happy to meet you. I have loved art since I was very small. I actually have my first watercolor of my grandmother's dachshund made when I was four.

My love of art, sewing and crafting were grown at the hands of my grandmother. She was a stickler for passing on the skills that would make me a free spirit which is how she saw herself. I don't know if I have made that free spirit title but I sure try!

I am grandmother to two wonderful children. We love to craft, paint, and sew together. I now really understand why my grandmother loved teaching me.

Fine arts and graphic arts were my formal focus. I was fortunate to actually illustrate a book, it isn't that fancy just some flat airbrushing. It is a flag book LOL. I also had a wonderful opportunity to create a door sized Wurlitzer jukebox. I worked in acrylic plastic, paint and actually made side lights on the door look just like the lights on the jukebox. I used my mechanical skills to create turning acrylic cylinders to create light effects. This was back in the early nineties so many of the lights we take for granted now were not available then. I had to use a metal lathe to machine parts. Thank goodness I had a great teacher. The excitement was overwhelming when I saw my door in a German trade magazine!


I now have a different life and create most of my works on a smaller scale. I love all art forms. I sew, sculpt and paint in addition to my love of crafting. I have loved being a member of the AlteredPages Family. I find that I have stepped outside of my comfort zone and really loved the challenge!

I want you to know that I plan to never grow up and will be learning I hope for the rest of my days! I am not an expert of anything but a student of all!

 
 
 







7 comments:

  1. Impressive Debbie having your published in both book and magazine. Thank you for sharing a little bit about yourself.

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  2. You are so very talented, Debi, and I really enjoyed reading all about your accomplishments. TFS, it was quite interesting!

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  3. Debi you are a Gem and we are so glad to have you. You are almost always "out of the box" and that is a good thing!

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  4. Aren't grandchildren the best?! I love painting and crafting with them. Thanks for all you do!

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  5. I love your art, Debi! Love the background info, too. And you made a jukebox??! That is so cool!

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  6. So fun to learn more about you Debi!
    Do you still have that painting of your grandmas dachshund- would love to see it! ")
    Congrats on your illustrations and being published- fantastic!!
    Thanks for sharing- Debi!

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