I thought it would be a fun idea if all of my visitors, friends, and readers would share in my comment area what we happen to be “Giving Thanks” for this long Thanksgiving weekend. The holidays are a time we can reflect on how our year has been going and about holidays past with family and friends sharing good food and more. . . .
It can a great time to share with others what we enjoy about life and how others have a positive impact on our lives because being a writer and author can many times be a life of solitude. So if you happen to come for a visit here? Please leave your Blog or Site Link as well when you write what you are “Grateful For” this holiday and maybe we can meet new bloggers and friends in the process.
I Wish All My Friends and Vistors a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!! XO
Sharing Thanksgiving Gratitude With All . . . I am also sharing Gratitude over on my other WP Recovery Starts Here blog , so stop by!
* Columnist/Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon ~ Cat Lyon’s Reading Den *
Hello and Welcome Readers, Friends, and New Visitors,
“We are all in for an inspiring treat with my new author spotlight! I welcome Author, Graphic Designer, and owner of Illumination Graphics in So. Oregon to Lyon Book Promotions.”
Now I wanted to start by sharing the inside one of the most current book/journal by Deborah Perdue as her artwork and designs are so beautiful. The one above also comes in a gold cover as well. They have lovely vibrant colors and much more. Her new release of, “Grace of Gratitude Journal. And her newest is an adult coloring book which is stunning. And as Deborah says, you will:
“Discover the power of gratitude to transform your life! More happiness and increased, sustained peace of mind are two of the main benefits.”
I can tell you this is true as she was kind enough to send them to me and they are even more beautiful in my hands then looking at them online. So who is this Oregon gal? Well, Deborah was born and raised in the bay area. She studied at Sonoma State University, CA and received her BA in Studio Art and English. She moved to Southern Oregon 15 years ago and loves it. She has a wonderful husband and loves her doggies! They are “Ella and John Wayne” then we throw in two cheerful cockatiels and now you have a big happy family!
And another amazing website is her Grace of Gratitude … Books, Journals, Cards, and More. Deborah’s website has many lovely items and products for gift giving for all occasions and you can order right from her site. It’s a must visit for those like me who journal daily in our recovery from addiction. Her books and journals are also available on Amazon Author Page & Books …
Author Deborah Perdue created the Grace of Gratitude Journals to inspire you as she was inspired in her own life! Tara Thelen has created gorgeous full-color illustrations throughout both Journals. Check them out on our Retail page. Our journals are also perfect for retreats and workshops – see our Wholesale page to buy 6 or more.
It is why I love the “Grace of Gratitude Reflections as well. I read a little each morning before I start my day. All of her books will help uplift your mood, inspire, and you just may rub that off on others during your day! And she doesn’t do all of the work alone.
Meet Deborah’s Business Partner Tara:
Tara Thelen, illustrator
Tara Thelen is an American artist living near Amsterdam. The inspiration for her work is emotion in all its various forms. As an artist, Tara’s drive is to create art that elicits strong, positive emotions – art that leaves an impression and truly touches those who view it,
She teaches art lessons to children and teens at Museum Kranenburgh in the beautiful village of Bergen, near the North Sea, where she lives with her husband Paul and their two teenage boys.
Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries throughout the US, Europe, & the Pacific. For the past six years, Tara has been working closely with Deborah Perdue on various projects, mostly book covers, as well as CD cover designs, posters, and other promotional works. Her artwork in the Journal is integral to the beauty of it!
Deborah’s Mission Statement:
“Knowing the Oneness of God, I broadcast Love, Peace, Beauty, Wisdom and Joy as a shining example to all.”
More About The Author:
Deborah has been a licensed practitioner for the Centers for Spiritual Living since 2006. She teaches classes and workshops on the topics of gratitude, abundance and how to live a life of joy. She writes spiritual articles on gratitude, published online and also in the Ashland Daily Tidings.She was first introduced to the practice of gratitude on a daily basis at the Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley. It is her intention that the Grace of Gratitude Journal will be a blessing to others who wish to uplift their consciousness by practicing gratitude.
In 1994, Deborah received two Bachelor Degrees (Cum Laude) from Sonoma State University, in English (emphasis: creative writing) and Studio Art (emphasis: photography).
Her graphic design business, Illumination Graphics, is a rewarding and prospering business. An accomplished graphic designer with over 20 years of experience, she chooses to specialize in the design of spiritual book covers.
Living in the country in Oregon, her home office overlooks acres of green meadow that roll into a tree-lined horizon, dwarfed by a majestic mountainside, Deborah is grateful. As it has been for many years, daily gratitude is an essential part of her spiritual path.
You can connect with Author, Deborah Perdue on her social media links below: