We had the good fortune of connecting with Debbie Lennstrom-Beard and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Debbie, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am proud to be in the financial industry. I suppose it’s just in me to work in this field and help people reach their goals. It became a good work life and home balance for me. It’s also helped me professionally pursue my art. Of course, it’s totally different than art; but it does allow me to go home, leave work behind at the office and spend time in my studio creating.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
That, of course, would be my Great Granny Richie. The nurse who stopped me while I was out shopping and wanted to know where I bought my necklace. Also, my dear friend Suzi, who encouraged me to take my work to a gallery in Seaside, Oregon where she showcased her pottery and introduced me to the owner. Grateful shout out to all my clients, friends, family, galleries and boutiques who have encouraged and supported me while following my passion to create.
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