jkb424 on Jul 12, 2016
The mirror was just as I pictured it. I love it! It came on time and was packed beautifully. Highly recommend.
Sheila on Jul 9, 2016
Received the mirror this afternoon & it is beautiful! Loved it! Also carefully wrapped. Thank you, DeMaris!😄
ourika on May 21, 2016
This box was a treat in so many levels. Or was beautifully packages with each item in a different color of tissue paper. There was a variety of items included, and it is also a great sampler for me to make decisions for which items I will purchase from the artist in the future. I love it! It really made my week.
Art = Happiness
Since 1995, after studying art education at the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana, I have spent almost two decades creating art for homes, businesses, hotels and restaurants. I have enjoyed many summers of travel throughout the Midwest to display and sell my artwork at fine art fairs and galleries.
Though stained glass and mosaics have been my focus for many of these years, the solder lines or grout seams that are inherent in stained glass production often compete with my original abstract designs. This has led to an exciting and necessary evolution, whereby I transfer my designs onto solid wood panels using a wood burning tool (also known as pyrography). To complete my unique process, I apply the rich and velvety color of Prismacolor pencils. The effect is brilliant! The color is very bold, and the beauty of the wood grain is greatly enhanced.
My inspiration is limitless. I see potential designs in arbitrary places, like cracks in the sidewalk or a splash of red wine on a white tablecloth. Nature is an eternal source of inspiration, and I often take design cues from interesting accidents, such as the pattern of tree branches woven together in a silhouette, or the amazing organic flow of hundreds of starlings bound together in flight (known as murmuration). It’s tempting to conjure up a fancy story about why I create the kind of art I do, but I simply love to draw shapes, forms and lines that are pleasing to my eye, and hope it’s pleasing to the beholder as well.
And because I'm always evolving, in 2014 I developed a new line of artwork. I create original freehand drawings with Micron pens and Faber-Castell markers. These are NOT prints! Each drawing is totally unique. I don't use any patterns or rulers. I just sit down, put pen to paper and wait for the abstract image to appear!
A few relevant, possibly interesting tidbits about me:
I live in Fishers, Indiana with my husband, Paul, and our two boys, Isaac and Will. I love to listen to books on CD as I work in my studio and daydream about becoming as famous as Picasso or Andy Warhol. My favorite artists are Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper. I love poetry, but only the good stuff that isn’t so abstract I can’t understand it. Abstraction better lends itself to visual art, I think. Stephen Dunn is my favorite poet. He’s said just about anything that can be said about the inner workings of the heart and mind. My favorite novel is Atonement by Ian McEwan. My all time favorite band is The Cure. I love science, and anything that relates to how the mind works. I don’t believe in the supernatural. If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. If you don’t buy my art, buy one of his books. It will change your life, or it will really upset you – one of the two! My favorite thing to do is go hiking and camping. My favorite food is so common, I’ll keep you in suspense (It starts with a P). I prefer chocolate to vanilla. Green is my favorite color. I have an aversion to planning or scheduling of any kind, and I live for spontaneous adventures! Telephone conversations make me anxious, and I avoid them at almost all cost. I had a happy childhood. I’m having a pretty fantastic adulthood. I have every intention of seeing my 100th birthday, after which I will happily relinquish my guts to the future of medicine.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
All items over $50 include insurance, but I am not responsible for any loss or damage once the item purchased has left my hands. If the item is damaged or broken and the carrier (FedEx, USPS, or UPS) denies the insurance claim (this has happened once in Feb. 2015) I will try to repair the item, but the buyer is responsible for the second shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you aren't happy with your purchase, then I'm not happy! I want you to be satisfied, and I will be happy to do an exchange if you notify me within seven days with the news that you find yourself suffering from buyers remorse! In the event of an exchange, it is the responsibility of the customer to ship the item back to me as well as cover the shipping of the new item.
For custom work there are no refunds, and exchanges are not guaranteed. Each case will be considered individually. Because I work with glass and wood (materials that are not mass produced) there are often variations in the glass color and wood grain that are beyond my control.
For example, two sheets of swirly blue and white glass might have the same ID number, which means they have the same amount of blue and white added to mix, but they might vary in appearance due to the way the glass was poured onto the table during creation. One sheet might have a very even distribution of the colors, while the other might be heavily blue on one side and very white on the other. When I order glass for custom work, there is always a slight risk it won't be an exact match to something you might have seen on my Etsy pages. If the discrepancy seems great, I will let you know before I begin work.
I require a 50% deposit for all custom work. The balance plus the shipping costs must be paid before item is shipped. I use FedEx unless you prefer a different carrier.
I am not responsible for any loss or damage once the item purchased has been shipped.