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My First Love Will Always Be Drawing!


        Turning Angel by Debra Snyder Heard


I’ve been going through a lot of changes lately.


Artistic Changes:

-       I get a lot of requests and questions asking if I do oil paintings. People wanting me to do commissions paintings for them.

         I need to go where the money is.

-       I’m seeing that oil painting is looked on higher in the art world when it comes to money and art competitions.

-       I’m wondering if I’m staying with pencil because it’s a comfort zone.

-        I've spend years practicing my drawing skills, about 30 years. It takes a long time to get really good. It’s like having a best friend or lover that does  

         not take me for granted, and has more respect for me, the more time I spend with him.

-       I wonder if I’m changing gears too soon?


I’m not abandoning my drawing or my main theme. I plan to do both, painting and drawing!  My first love will always be drawing!


Thank you dear readers for reading my blog. If you have advice or want to say somthing please do!


Debra Snyder Heard



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Talent Needs Passion!

Renaissance Belly Dancer by Debra Snyder Heard





When I watch and listen certain singers like Janis Joplin, Ry Cooder, and Andrea Bocelli, I see and hear strong emotions they are expressing while singing. I want to be able to do the same with my art!


Talent without passion is just bland! It’s hard to connect to!


One way I show passion in my art work is to create something that I love doing. One example is dancing! I have always loved dancing, but never had the chance or time for it until a few years ago. I have been going to Zumba classes, 4 times a week (for 3 years), and Belly dancing once a week (for 2 years)' and I enjoy them both.


I draw and paint Belly dancers because I’m one too (only I don’t dance for the public)! When I create a dance to a song, it becomes mine. When I draw or paint a belly dancer I know exactly what she is feeling and doing.


This theme connects with my artwork of “Women Enjoying Life”!




Yes, this is me having fun dancing! Life is too short not to have fun!


Thank you for reading my blog!


Debra Snyder Heard

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Renaissance Belly Dancer

Renaissance Belly Dancer

Finished another pencil drawing!

This is a detailed pencil drawing of a beautiful belly dancer I saw at the Texas Renaissance Festival. I have added it to my "Women Enjoying Life" section on my website if you wish to have more information about her.


Thank you,

Debra Snyder Heard



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