Welcome To My World Where Dreams Become Reality
"You have the ability to fly! The way a fish swims in the ocean, you can fly in the air!"
---spoken to my in my dream by a woman who in real life had given me a hair analysis
Creative But Not Confident
Ever since I can remember I loved to draw and paint. I was always doodling in the margins of my books and coloring outside the lines in my coloring books. I followed my passion for creating images and obtained my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Design from the Fine Art Dept. at UCLA in 1981. Despite my education, I did not have the confidence or the courage to pursue a career in art. Like many artists, I believed I was not good enough.
The Dream That Changed My Life
It was in 2007 that God gave me a vivid dream. In the dream was a woman who in real life had given me a hair analysis. She told me that I had the ability to fly. I told her I couldn't fly. She said, "The way that a fish swims in the ocean you can fly in the air". So I stretched out my arms and jumped up into the air about where the ceiling would be, only there was no ceiling. I was amazed because I was flying! "I can fly", I proclaimed.
Painting For God
I knew instantly what the dream meant. I knew God was telling me that I had the ability to fly with my art. I knew He wanted me to paint for Him. At that point it was not a matter of confidence or courage. It was a matter of being obedient to do what God had asked me to do... to paint for Him. It was shortly after that revelation that I was introduced to a unique slick, synthetic paper called Yupo paper.
My Painting Process
When paint is applied to Yupo paper the paint will move and you can get some amazing textures with it. I love paintng on Yupo because I never know exactly what the paint will do. I love taking chosing colors in acrylic ink and acrylic paint and begin using the various Yupo paper techniques and discover images in the paint. Once I see an image, I then further define it. The wonderful thing about Yupo paper is that if the image does not work out, I simply wipe it off and start over.
Deborah is a native of Southern California who moved to South Central Pennsylvania in 1998 with her husband and daughter Sophia. She lives in a strawbale house built and designed by her husband and herself. Many family and friends assisted them as it took them four and a half years to build their home on the weekends and as they had the money.
Deborah began painting with oil paints at the age of eight. Her father, Herman Sillas a lawyer by profession, would stand and paint at his easel while Deborah stood at hers. Her father taught her how to paint portraits from photos. In 1Today Deborah is a prolific painter who co-creates with her heavenly Father. Her paintings have been purchased by