Deborah Perdue is the author of five books on her very favorite topic and passion, Gratitude. She also teaches workshops, classes and facilitates women’s retreats on the topics of gratitude, abundance and how to live a life of peace and joy. It is her passion to help others transform their lives, as she has transformed her own through her spiritual path, and the power of being grateful! She has been a Center for Spiritual Living licensed practitioner for over 14 years.
She writes spiritual articles and blogs on gratitude, published online and also in local newspapers. She has written a Daily Gratitude Reflection to her subscriber email list for over 7 years! She was first introduced to the practice of gratitude on a daily basis at the Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley. It is her intention that her gratitude journals and books will be a blessing to others who wish to uplift their consciousness by practicing gratitude. The spiritual classes she facilitates encourage others in their transformation to awakening.
In 1994, Deborah received two Bachelor Degrees (Cum Laude) from Sonoma State University, in English (emphasis: creative writing) and Studio Art (emphasis: photography).
Her graphic design business, Illumination Graphics, is a rewarding and prospering business that she loves. An accomplished book designer with over 20 years of experience, she chooses to specialize in the design of spiritual book covers. www.illuminationgraphics.com
Living in the country in Oregon, her home office overlooks beautiful forested land, and is near the famous Rogue River where she, her husband and two dogs visit, and swim, almost every day in the summer. She hails from the Bay Area, CA where she spent 45 years until moving to Southern Oregon.
Deborah's Mission Statement: "Knowing the Oneness of God, I broadcast Love, Peace, Beauty, Wisdom and Joy as a shining example to all.
Tara Thelen, illustrator
Tara Thelen is an American artist living near Amsterdam. The inspiration for her work is emotion in all its various forms. As an artist, Tara’s drive is to create art that elicits strong, positive emotions – art that leaves an impression and truly touches those who view it.
She teaches art lessons to children and teens at Museum Kranenburgh in the beautiful village of Bergen, near the North Sea, where she lives with her husband Paul and their two teenage boys.
Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries throughout the US, Europe, and the Pacific.
For the past six years, Tara has been working closely with Deborah Perdue on various projects, mostly book covers, as well as CD cover designs, posters, and other promotional works. Her artwork in the Journal is integral to the beauty of it!
A beautiful Gratitude Journal and inspiring Daily
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