lem0nzblog asked: Hi :D I really like your name I think its cute<3 I'm trying to come up with a good one for my own business and wanted to know how you came up with yours?
Hey! Thanks so much! :) My real name is Bobbie Jo and D’Eon is my maiden name. Growing up, everyone called me BJ or Bee. So I just decided to do my ‘initials’ BJD, but spelled out. It kinda started as a username, but as I gained more and more followers on Instagram, decided to stick with it, as that was how people knew me. I’m glad I’ve kept it. I agree with you, it is kinda cute. :)
moxieinside asked: I know it's really not a question but I want you to know that when I see your work, it makes me happy in my soul. I'm a sucker for nautical themed stuff and your art is really the bees knees. I just wanted to thank you and encourage you to keep up the great work. I really love the sea shanty ones, but they are all perfect. Have a lovely day.
Such a beautiful comment, thank you so much! It’s so rewarding to know that others feel how I do about the sea and that I can provoke the same warm fuzzy feelings as I have just by drawing some pictures. So thank you again so very much for your kind words.
moongroove asked: I'm so happy to have found your blog! I'm working on some projects that are similar in style, and your drawings are providing me with some good inspiration. :) I have been obsessed lately with the sea, and recently got to take my first trip on a boat out in the ocean. -- Can I ask, what is the theme you use?
First off, thank you sooo much for your encouraging words! To inspire others is, in my book, an amazing accomplishment. So thank you! Secondly, isn’t the ocean awesome?! I obviously love it. I grew up near the ocean and it’s quite difficult for me to be away from it for any amount of time. I’m not really sure what to call the theme/style I have and to be honest I haven’t really found another style similar to mine. I’ve been very inspired by vintage illustration (like the kind of ink illustration you would see in very old text books/diagrams, etc) as well as today’s artists of many kinds such as Nathan Yoder, Sean Wes, Kelsey Phillips, Alice Carrier, and I could name so many more. But I’ve been striving for my OWN style for a long time and I think I’ve finally gotten a handle on it. Sorry, I know it doesn’t directly answer your question! haha… but hopefully it helps some.
jazzzox asked: Your east coast inspired art is absolutely gorgeous <3
Thank you! So glad you appreciate it :)