Hi and Welcome, I'm Debi Hammond. One day in December, I was born to make a positive difference with my creative and happy imagination! I am an artist, writer, art teacher and happy practitioner.

I have been loving and practicing creating and happy for as long as I can remember. I have been drawing, painting, making and writing since my memories began. Everything I create and practice comes from my heart to touch that happy spark in yours.

My art career began in 1982 and my experience and expertise include graphic design, cartooning, illustration, drafting, greeting card design, watercolor and acrylic painting and art instruction.

I taught my first art class to first graders in 1993. Imagination, self-expression, exploration and acceptance are the cornerstones to my teaching style. I create lesson plans that are fun, interesting and challenging to stretch and expand imaginations. I have worked with students in public and private schools- elementary through high school and I have created art workshops for teachers. I have instructed art through city and county programs and taught through private lessons. My goal in teaching is to make drawing, coloring, painting and making achievable and fun for everyone who wants to create.

I do what I can to care for our planet and make a positive difference every day. I love spending time in nature, I happily hug trees when I have the chance and my love for animals is life-long. As for humans, I believe we all share a connection with each other- it's what I see as that spark in our hearts that links us together. We are all here together to make a positive difference where we can.

I always have and will continue donating a portion of my proceeds to reputable charities that care for and protect animals, people and our environment.

Thank You so much for Creating Happy!

:)  Debi Hammond  (: