After growing up in Vernon, New York, Deb Turnipseed’s artistic adventure started at Parson’s School of Design in New York City and continued through various art workshops over the past forty years. She worked for Bristol-Myers in New York City for twelve years before becoming a stay-at-home mom to her two children, Luke and Olivia. While raising Luke and Olivia, Deb enjoyed multiple artistic outlets, including knitting, crocheting, gardening, and calligraphy. In 2014, she became a certified Zentangle Teacher and has taught Zentangle through group classes and private lessons ever since. One of Deb’s favorite moments is when one of her students, who previously thought they had no artistic ability, is surprised after they create something beautiful.
In the past, Deb has volunteered as a small group leader for MOPS and a middle school and high school small group leader for girls, where she mentored and lead them through their graduation from high school. She has co-led several mission trips, including two to India. Currently, Deb volunteers weekly at Worthwhile Wear in Pipersville, PA and has a heart for helping girls and women in need. Deb is excited to see her family grow, as both her children have married and she welcomed her first grandchild (Emma) last May.