About Debra Maerz

A mixed media artist and decorative artist, there is not a technique or surface that does not interest me! I should probably be a little more focused but diversity in mediums, surfaces and techniques has kept my interest and creative process expanding over the years. Never one to sit still after art school I dabbled in glass etching in commercial buildings and residential homes. Until the birth of my first child, which way laid my art endeavors for nearly eleven years and I stumbled upon decorative painting. A way to channel my creative yearning even though I was too exhausted to actually "think". Following others drawing patterns and painting instructions decorative painting satisfied my muse until my children were older and I had more energy to devote to my art. Now with an empty nest and the down turn in the economy I have so much more time to entertain my muse with all sorts of creative energy! So stay tuned you never know what you find posted in my blog or for sale in the Etsy shop!

Getting things done

Right after Christmas I have to get started on my entries for the 2018 State of Florida Gourd Festival which is February 23rd – 25th in Eau Gallie.  For some reason it has taken me a little longer to get motivated and to even come up with an idea for an entry. The theme this year is Gourds Go Seaside, so really, it should not have been a problem to come up with an idea, but it has been so struggle. At our January meeting the members of our group brought in unfinished gourds that others could select and complete to sell at the festival. This is the one I am working on and it is nearly completed.

Hope to see you at the Festival !  Thanks for visiting !