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!

Where does the time go ??

Posts are far and few this year !  Seems like it will be the middle of 2015 before I know it and I am so behind in my painting and challenge endeavors.

I completed Coke Bottle Santas and have a few listed on Etsy. That in itself seems to take forever.  I don’t know what is worse, sitting an an art show all day or listing on Etsy.  I did manage to list three Santas on Etsy.   But thought I would post the 2015 group photo.   I just love doing the group photos, the Santas look so cute. I sincerely doubt I will painting any more of the Coke bottles this year, so when these are gone that will be it.

Coke Bottle Santas 2016I never posted the results of the 2015 Florida Gourd Show.  I placed in all three of my entries, which was amazing since I was not going to enter anything this year but was convinced that I should by the members of the Brevard Gourd Society Artists at our meeting. So here are the photos and the ribbons of two of the entries. The third entry, was a necklace and  I sold it at the show.  I do not have a photo of it.  The show was nice  although a little chilly for Florida.

Chickadee House

Chickadee House

Faux copper and eggshell gourd bowl

Faux copper and eggshell gourd bowl

 

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