My name is Debbie Simkins. I've been teaching elementary school for 33 years, and been making art since childhood. For the last six years, I've made and sold my art professionally. My art is inspired by my lifelong love of nature, animals, and the outdoors. I make mixed-media mosaic art using hand-sculpted tiles. My tiles are made from two different types of clay (high fire/ceramic and polymer). Other materials that I use include semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, natural shells and stones, recycled jewelry, dichroic glass, and glass tiles and beads. I offer both premade pieces and custom orders of all sizes and designs!