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!

Monday and Mandalas

Mandalas are all the rage lately, the one above I created many years ago.  I may try and rework it just for the fun of it. I still have the original ink drawing and I painted the original  with acrylics but it might be fun to rework it in watercolors and inks. I just ordered some new water pens and fine liner pens from Amazon and should receive them tomorrow.  They are both made by Artistrove, a company I am not familiar with but who I follow on Instagram.  I will primarily use both for some journaling with watercolors but also for some of the acrylic inks I have purchased recently., and I think it would be fun to rework this image with those new art tools.

Friday I met a friend for lunch at one of my favorite restaurants, Pineda Crossings in Palm Shores, at least I think it is in Palm Shores.  I just love going there for lunch, had their house salad and it was so delicious, my favorite menu item.  After lunch  I went to the gallery to check on my items there, I really should have a better system of keeping track of what I have in the gallery but think I sold a few things – fingers crossed.

Yesterday we had a very cloudy day and I spent almost all day in the studio working on the Fishermen ornaments, and they are coming out so cute !! I think I like them better then the original ones, although I still like the originals. Four of them are already sold and I probably should make enough for both Christmas venues to have half a dozen for Christmas.

That is about all for now, thank you for visiting, have a great week .. comments are always welcome   Ü