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!

Hoffman Fabric Challenge 2015 Results



So exciting that my doll “Sophia” was selected as the Curator’s Choice doll!  That means she will be traveling for one year with the entire Hoffman Fabric Collection.  I also get a prize of fabric! Love the Hoffman Fabrics, last year’s prize fabrics were gorgeous so I am looking for to this year’s prize.

My goal of completing my Christmas ornaments by August first is a little behind.  I have most of the ornaments started but not completed.  The thought of taking them out side to sand before I paint them is the biggest obstacle.  It has been so hot, and today we had unsettled weather, very tropical, wind, rain and humid, ugh, sitting out on the porch and sanding just was not very enticing.  Sanding is not my favorite thing to do either.  However, I will try and get some done tomorrow. I have been working on a commission piece for Christmas, and it is nearly completed, and tomorrow should be done.

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