Meet the artists
Tricia Jacobs is the owner and chief artist at Greenbelly Studios. She began Greenbelly Studios in 2008 out of the desire to create Christian animation for children. Tricia is a author, artist, and musician. She works in a variety of mediums in her home studio including; digital media, fiber arts, puppetry, and painting. Currently, she holds a MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Liberty University and a BS in Digital Media & Animation from the State University of New York. Tricia and her husband Ron have independently published more than twenty children's books through Greenbelly Studios since late 2016. Their latest series, Snowguy, has been a success for Kindle selling on Amazon in the Children's Christian Comic books category. Tricia's portfolio can be viewed online at: www.TriciaJacobs.com
Deona Jacobs was born in eastern Ukraine. She was adopted in 2016 and moved to the U.S. Deona’s mother, Artist Tricia Jacobs, taught her how to create artwork in the computer. Deona started drawing sketches on scrap pieces of paper while in Sunday school at church. Her mother collected the scraps of paper and encouraged Deona to put the artwork into her computer. Deona is an avid artist and enjoys baking. You will often see her carrying around a pad of paper and pencil wherever she goes. Deona is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, English, and is learning American Sign Language. She has translated three children’s books from English into the Russian language since 2016. Take a Little Break is Deona’s first coloring book. Independently published by Greenbelly Studios in 2017. Deona is currently a senior in high school and is studying ceramics, graphic design, science, and math. She has received high honors in all of her studies and is a member of the National Honor Society.
What's in a Name?
The name “Greenbelly” came from a line of dog jackets we had originally designed and began sewing around 2006 out of recycled clothing. That was the catalyst which inspired us to make all kinds of fiber art and creations from recyled, repurposed, and reused materials including; garden sculptures, hand puppets, quilts, costumes, and 6”x6” wall art. Currently, we have been publishing books, journals, and videos about journaling and repurposing old books.
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