Hi! I am Deborah Kruger, an artist who loves birds, nature and ecology. I am especially concerned about endangered birds and they appear in most of my artwork. Although I exhibit my work internationally, like most artists, I don’t support my studio entirely from art sales and I also need other revenue streams to pay for materials and staff. I have started the Deborah Kruger Designs collection as a way to share my passion for artist-designed merchandise using items that everyone can use. I can now offer you a curated line of useful merchandise that I have designed using details from my original artwork or my drawings.
I chose items that I personally enjoy, like journals. I’ve been journaling since I was 14 and love buying special journals. In the Summer Collection, I have designed several striking covers with inspiring quotes, like Art Saves Lives and Make Art Not War.
But instead of just using text, I used some details from my artwork Turbulence. I hope you consider buying one for yourself where you can write or keep lists. These journals also make great gifts for your writer, artist and doodler friends!
Everyone needs a collection of cool mugs for sipping coffee or tea while we are thinking (or procrastinating!). Even if you can’t afford my artwork, you can definitely afford my mugs! I realized that when I blow up details from my artwork like Accidentals, Habitat or Cambodia, they become lovely abstract designs. So now you can bring my artwork into your home in a very practical way. Now that we can socialize again, consider buying a few as a hostess gift for friends with an artistic flair!
All of my original artwork begins with drawings of endangered birds. The drawing process is very meditative and I spend hours drawing each bird. If you look closely, you can see images of the elegant Reddish Egret, the majestic Black Solitary Eagle, the tiny Shining Honeycreeper and the Red Billed Tropic bird with its astonishing long tail. I’m just mentioning some of my favs.
I realized that the feather details in these drawings are just so interesting, I decided to use them to decorate my new merchandise. For example, take a look at the AOP Totes that have a splash of feather details along the top of the tote. Of course you can take this tote when you go shopping, but you can also wear it out.
The other reason I have started this new merchandise line is that my studio supports several local women and their families. I need a lot of help to build my large-scale art and sculpture that I exhibit in museums and galleries in the US and Mexico.
When you buy products on Deborah Kruger Designs, your money is also going directly to support and empower women! If you are like me, that feels GOOD! Know that your sales are also going to support an excellent cause!
Creating a collection of dazzling merchandise is my way to make my artwork accessible to everyone, not just elite art buyers. I’ve had so much fun matching useful items for your home and office and cool gifts with eye-catching designs that are often details of my original artwork.
One of my new products is a Smartphone stand. Like reading glasses, I have them all over my house. But like most Deborah Kruger Designs products, they are easy to find because they are covered with bright red or blue details from my art.
The entire Deborah Kruger Designs Summer Collection has an eco-feel and the designs are truly unique. I’ve chosen items that will not end up in landfills and I have offered you eco-options like our sleek stainless steel water bottles. If you are someone who likes to stand out in the crowd, whether with a journal, tote, or coffee mug, this collection has lots of exciting products for you. Have fun shopping and continuing to be a design trendsetter (and tree hugger like me)!
Of course you deserve to buy cool things for yourself. You work and play hard. But we all find ourselves scratching our heads and wondering what to buy for our friends. If you know someone who likes to make heads turn, consider buying one of my new scarves. I wore one at my last opening and got SO many compliments.
Have fun shopping Deborah Kruger Designs and know that you are supporting artists and women and shining a light on the environment and our precious birds.
PS – My favorite item in the new line are our packs of Poker Cards!! The perfect gift for you know who!