Life’s Journey to a new home


“If there’s happiness tucked away in my tragedies, I’ll find it no matter what. If the blind can find joy in music, and the deaf can discover it with colors, I will do my best to always find the sun in the darkness because my life isn’t one sad ending – it’s a series of…

Much Ado About Nothing


“Let me be that I am and seek not to alter me.” ― William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing The best thing about the official kickoff of summer, in my opinion, is Shakespeare in the Park. The 26th Annual Free Shakespeare in the Park kicked off May 31st. This year Gamut Theatre presents Much Ado About Nothing. Enjoy…

2 Years as a “Minimalist” – Life with less


“Minimalism is a tool to help you say ‘yes’ to that which is most important and meaningful.”—The Minimalists Two years ago I was introduced to the concept of Minimalism more intimately after taking a road trip to Pittsburgh with a friend to meet The Minimalists. Following that adventure, I discovered so many ideas, concepts, and…

Learning to Live life like it’s a Circus


I recently went to the Circus. Not Ringling Brothers Circus or Barnum & Bailey, but a small local circus that comes into Harrisburg once a year. The 71st Annual Zembo Shrine Circus, located on N. 3rd Street & Division Streets in the city, the unique building is one of Harrisburg’s gems. It’s a throwback to…

Finding Truth while walking at Wildwood


“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” ― William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I find that it’s super easy to make excuses and lie to myself in order to justify things, to myself ,that is… I’ve had the discussion with myself, while laying in bed in the early morning, of considering…

Macbeth, Shakespeare in the Park


June 2-17, Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Join Gamut Theatre Group’s Harrisburg Shakespeare Company for the 24th Annual Free Shakespeare in the Park held at Reservoir Park in Harrisburg! Admission is FREE. We will be collecting canned good items for Bethesda Mission and encourage you to bring a donation. Come early with your own blankets or…

McNees Artwork Project Announced


Eight of my photographs of the Harrisburg area have been selected for an art project, of which planning began about a year ago. The venue, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC,  located in downtown Harrisburg, is a local law firm in the heart of Central Pennsylvania. The images, featuring the Harrisburg Capitol, the Susquehanna River with…

Art, Music, and Beer!


My Harrisburg Places artwork and new work The City I See: Chaos and Calm, will be on display at the City House B&B starting April 3 – 28, 2017. The City House is located in the heart of Pennsylvania’s capital city, Harrisburg. Right along the banks of the picturesque Susquehanna River, this beautiful and charming urban…

Coffee & Art during 3rd in the Burg


Support local business on St. Patrick’s Day by coming out for 3rd in the Burg! Stop by Dalicia’s Bakery & Coffee Shop on Friday, March 17 from 6-9 p.m. for some great treats, coffee by Little Amps, and art by several local artists including me! The shop, open for just about a year, is located…

New work up at Zeroday Brewing Co.


My Exhibit “The City I See: Chaos & Calm” is on display at Zeroday Brewing Co. in Midtown Harrisburg. The artwork will be up Feb. 17 – March 16. I’m so excited to announce some new work that I’ll be showing this month! The images attempt to show my feelings of confusion about where I…

Peace Exhibit up at Yellow Bird Cafe


Digital Photography by Deb Schell/2017 The Peace Images Exhibit is a collection of photographs of peaceful and scenic landscapes, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. These images each remind me of a time when I felt at peace. While on a hike, while sitting by the river, while by the lake, sitting alone, or sitting with a…

Artwork at 4 venues in Harrisburg in February !~


Hey all! I wanted to let you know that this month there are four venues in Harrisburg that you can check out my artwork! Swing by at some point during the month. Location #1- Dalicia Bakery and Coffee Shop~ Artwork currently up until March 31 Grab a cup of coffee, a pastry, and check out my…

The City I See: Chaos & Calm


This past year has been especially challenging for everyone. It seems almost everyone I talk to says that they are happy to see 2016 end. If for political reasons, or for personal reasons, or whatever your reason for feeling like that was just not your year, no fear, because we are right in the beginning of 2017.

Art&Coffee on 3rd Street


Grab a cup of joe and a pastry and check out my photographs, now up at Dalicia Bakery and Coffee Shop, located at 1419 N. 3rd Street, in Midtown Harrisburg. The photographs, printed on metal, of the Harrisburg Capitol were created in 2015 and 2016. Five photographs feature the capitol exterior, interior, and details of…

Spring in Harrisburg


Photo walk on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Harrisburg, PA Check out my website for more photos at Debra Schell Photography!~

CPAFE 10th Anniversary


Central Pennsylvania Association for Female Executives 10th Anniversary Dinner Nov. 6, 2014 Photos by Debra Schell ©2014 / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Prints available for purchase on the website. Contact Debra Schell for information on photography services, email Debra.Schell32@gmail.com