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!

Holidays are near….

When I can spend an entire afternoon doing nothing but working in my studio I am so happy !!  And that is what I did today I finished working on Christmas ornaments and some Santas .  Since I had started them before my surgery I just had a few details to complete.  ( big sigh !) Anyway here are a few completed, naturally the recycle/up cycle ornaments and bottles are the most time consuming, and honestly, I think this is the last year for light bulb ornaments.  Although I may create a pattern in case anyone wants to make one.

Gourd Santa Ornaments

Gourd Santa Ornaments

Angel light bulbs

Angel Light Bulb Ornaments

kitty light bulb

Kitty Light Bulb Ornaments

beer bottle santas

Beer Bottle Santas

wine bottle santa

Wine Bottle Santa

Thanks for visiting and comments or questions are always welcome.