Once upon a time at Central High School in Phoenix, Arizona there were two 13 year old girls who met in PE class. One was playing Air Guitar and the other Air Trombone… while we did warm-ups our own way. A genre all its own in 1970. One was a singer & drama geek and the other a budding artist who failed Drama class because the stage was too frightening. These beginnings are the center of our story.
Those two girls went on to live, love and develop their artistry; on separate coasts and sometimes in other countries. Occasionally, the two would meet briefly for some social event in the place where they grew up, their life center. No matter how far we roamed, we stayed in touch, even though casually.
Then almost 40 years from that impromptu Air Concert, they met once again to explore and collaborate on an idea. This idea was to blend their talents in music and visual arts into an expansive and illustrative lyrical book. Debye had shared her idea with a mutual friend, Susan, lamenting that she did not know an artist to join her in this future project. “Call Anne.” Then it began.
The old friends were both busy with life; relocating and re-establishing homes, a few times, working day jobs, and going back to school while continuing to be integral, supporting members of their families. They began their collaboration as a team by designing art, websites, and developing branding for a variety of businesses, while still living busy, happy lives. The Dream-a-Month idea collaboration flourished alongside of all this happy life activity and in 2017 the concept was fully realized and moved to product development. And here we are now at another beginning; Dream-a-Month 2021.
At the truest center of this partnership is a life long interest, and enjoyment and respect for each other as artists and women.
Debye and Anne