This is a story about an artist and her family. A love story, actually, between Debbie and her clients, “the guys.” Debbie Wofford is a woman whose art carried her beyond her workbench and into the lives of a group of mentally challenged adults, their daily antics, their labors, and their love for each other. I have known Debbie and “the guys” for over 30 years. I am the guy who suggested that Debbie take some figure drawing lessons and earned the lifelong wrath of her mother. Debbie and her guys were a wonderful part of the fabric of downtown Noblesville. They are sorely missed.
-Jay Cerola – Artist, Art Critique, Designer, Engineer
Spoon Lady is a heartwarming, hilarious memoir centered on an interesting and colorful group of individuals living in that invisible world of disabilities and one woman using her art as an avenue to bring the two worlds together. Deb Wofford, local woodcarver, owned and operated an art gallery in downtown Noblesville, Indiana for 20 years. Deb’s passion for the arts became a mission to combine both the world of artistic expression and the virtually invisible world of disability together. Her knowledge in both areas came more from life experiences rather than books and degrees. That being said, sometimes her decisions, or shall we say indecisions, were less than perfect, but the end result…?
Well, it worked.