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Artistic Life Design

Artistic Life Design

I am creating a new artistic life design as a creative entrepreneur.  The long days of summer are on us now and yet I have a propensity for sleeping in the afternoon. My best work seems to shape itself around nocturnal melodies. Artistic life design sometimes requires one to make sacrifices. But there are also payoffs. Ingenuity is a must to organize oneself in the most comfortable efficient way.

Flexibility is a wonderful thing although ‘living the dream’ sometimes gives me the same feeling as skipping school. The truth is none of us need permission to run our own show. For me it is the best way I can serve. I know people are out there who need my skills. We need to live our passion. Managing myself is like leading more than one person, due to my love of so many things.

About Grief

For those who know me, it is no secret I have been in transition for a very long while. Part of it is the stage of life I am in and the rest has been partly triggered by grief.  Grief can have a larger effect on us than we first realize. The whole process has devastated me, influencing my personal relationships and my finances.

Unknowingly, when my brother died several years ago it set something off deep within me. A downward slide occurred and I found myself being stuck in the quicksand far deeper than I would have ever imagined. Then, a few short years later my father was also gone and it has not been that long. He knew me well as fathers know their daughters and pegged me as an artist by the time I was 16 years old.

Of course I see all these experiences as a necessary part of living. Everyone has had their sorrows and we grow from them. I will emerge victorious as my tears turn to sweet memories.

Finding My Way

It has been five years to the day since I was laid off from my regular job. Steady work has been a pipe dream since I never found another, so my income fluctuates from month to month. My focus is on building up my creative businesses.

I am grateful for those who have stood by me and have helped in so many ways. Part of the message here is I must do what I am here for. I think some amazing songs will come out of this. From chaos comes creativity. I want to share my talents with the world, for that is my purpose.

All my life, I have been an overachiever, accomplishing what I had set out to do and reaping the financial rewards. That is not to say there have not been hard times, however everything I have needed has come to me, one way or another. I am ready to move beyond that and now ask for more. A simple financial miracle would be most welcome.


I have found mostly piece work, small contracts and somehow it buys me another day, week or month on this planet. A larger project would really help to stabilize things for me. I have put in bids on some murals. The right project has not appeared yet.

Besides hairdressing, freelance writing, teaching and some musical gigs, I also restored artwork on a vintage sign (10 ft X 12 ft)for a hipster café that will reopen soon. I will share once it is has officially been announced. I would love to do a mural this summer. Have a look at my murals here. I am also available for live music performances, including house concerts.

I also did some architectural drawings for a builder. I had not done any technical drawing for some time, and there are many difficult angles on these. They are hand-drawn, 15 X 20 on illustration board. Most of what is here is what the renovations will look like when complete.

artistic life design
Front view, sandstone siding added, tree relocated, driveway expanded, retaining wall added & doorway moved.
artistic life design
Side view, decorative concrete patio, waterfall/fireplace feature, another retaining wall added.
artistic life design
Side of house, glass canopy & glass room added & decorative concrete retaining wall.
artistic life design
Back view, patio extended in concrete connecting to lower level & stairs added.



I often think of Elton John’s song, “Where To Now St. Peter?” in times of transition. It has always touched me in a mysterious way, sticking out,  despite being one of his more obscure creations. Indeed, if it is about a soldier, we are all soldiers in this life.

Art Archives

Art Archives

Early works, and sold works by Deborah Robinson Artist, and some may be available as prints. Please ask.

Important Because

I have included my archives, as it helps me to keep track, but also it is a way to see my progression from my early beginnings. It is fun to look back at my earlier works, and I hope you will enjoy them too. There are larger sizes, as well as miniature works. The photos of the miniatures are much larger than the actual original piece, so you can see the detail. To view my miniature works on their own, please check this page.

Available Art

Available Art

Hand painted with top quality materials. Thank you for supporting the arts! Browse the available art I have for sale.

Buy fine art direct from the artist, Deborah Robinson.  Contact me if you are interested in a piece. Let’s have a chat, so I can answer any of your questions.


can also provide you with a three-month payment plan, so a deposit will hold your purchase. Framing is not included unless specified. If you do not see something you like, keep in mind I also do custom art and commissions as well as large scale murals. Check out my mural page for some samples HERE.

All transactions, credit cards are processed through PayPal. I will invoice you. You do not need to have a PayPal account. Shipping is extra. Local buyers are eligible for pickup or delivery and may also pay with VISA, MASTERCARD without going through PayPal. EMAIL TRANSFER is available to ALL Canadian buyers. Once payment has cleared, the item will be carefully packaged and shipped within 2-3 business days.

Fine Art

Fine Art


Fine Art ¤ Murals ¤ Custom Design ¤ Commissions
Welcome. Some of you are familiar with from my old domain. This is the new home for the former BluMoonArt DOT Com.

Fine Art by Artist Deborah Robinson

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Grateful for my gifts and talents to create beauty. I spent years developing them, and I am still learning. I love to share this with others.

If you are an art lover, consider investing in a piece of fine art for yourself. Why not commission me to do something special for you? Owning a piece of original fine art is an investment that you can cherish for years to come. To see my art, visit my Galleries.

I work in pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolour, oils and acrylic. Keeping an art journal regularly is one of my goals. My love of nature attracted me to plein air painting. Summer is short in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have been known to sketch in my car while temperatures plummet (during my years of living in the Arctic) and to tote my paints with me.  Being surrounded by world renown beautiful scenery, from foothills to mountains to lakes and rivers is a true inspiration.

As well as painting miniature art, I also paint large-scale works, murals, environments and theme development. Many artists who do large-scale works are also known to create miniatures. There is something to the expression, “Go big, or stay home.”




Lux, Calgary AB 2018
30 Years of Art: An NWT Arts Council Exhibit, Prince of Wales Heritage Centre, YK, NT
Caprices Fine Art Show & Musical Performance Inglewood 2014
Caprices Fine Art Show & Sale Inglewood 2013
Calgary Public Library, Petals, Birds & Branches Sept. 2012
Priddis Valley Gardens, Show & Sale, June 2011, Priddis, AB
Priddis Valley Gardens, Show & Sale, June 2010, Priddis, AB
ArtPoint Main Gallery ‘Vision-An Inner Journey’, April 2010, Cal., AB
ArtPoint Upstairs Salon ‘Transmutation’ , October 2009, Cal., AB
Independent Show & Sale, Spring Hotchpotch, April 2008, Cal., AB
Independent Show & Sale, Studio Parallel, Yellowknife, NWT
Open Studio Visits Calgary, Studio Parallel, Yellowknife, NWT
Murals Private Residences Calgary, AB
Commissions Calgary, AB


Murals Urban Interiors, Calgary, AB
Art Fair Drumheller, AB
Artisan Show, Calgary, AB
Studio Parallel, Yellowknife, NWT
Prince of Wales Heritage Centre International Woman’s Day Exhibition, Yellowknife, NWT


Federation of Canadian Artists, Calgary Chapter
Leighton Art Centre Artist Member
Association of Miniature Artists

Renaissance Soul

Renaissance Soul

Welcome to Renaissance Soul;
DeborahI am a Creative, Solopreneur who wears many hats, not all at the same time, fortunately; Artist, Muralist, Musician, Writer, Photographer, Educator, Social Media Consultant, Web Designer, WordPress Specialist. Also, a career Hairstylist, and Reiki Practitioner.

This is my home where I have combined all my businesses on one site, which is the result of years of study & practice. Herein lay my passions.

Embracing my Renaissance soul, I have integrated all I do here. Thank you for visiting. If you arrived here from my former domain which mostly focused on my art, you will still find lots of visuals here, namely my art and photography as well as a multitude of writing and other business services.

“Planting many seeds has given me a bountiful garden.” ~Deborah Robinson


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Nursery Mural

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Our 2018 started off with the most pleasant experience, meeting Deborah. We were looking for a Calgary mural artist to do a nursery mural and came across her website … read more

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What I Do
  • Artist-Muralist-Musician-Writer-Photographer-Educator
  • Social Media Connector-Web Designer-Marketing for Small Biz
  • Stylist & Makeup Artist-Reiki-Aromatherapy-Facepainting.

I have always been independent & curious about many things, The variety keeps me going.  The best way I have found to optimize influence in our lives is to live our passion. In my case, the road always leads to this, as there is no escaping authenticity. In creating my niche, I felt it was imperative to integrate the many hats I wear. For a full list of products & services, go HERE.

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Polymath; a person whose expertise spans a significant number of subject areas.