EBSQ Blogger of the Week: Maria Greene

This weeks EBSQ blogger of the week is a well of creativity. She takes her love of color and shapes then applies it to painting, jewelry, clay, mosaics, you name it! Her whimsical designs are an inspiration to all.

Who and where are you?

My name is Maria Greene and I live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.  Art has always run like a red thread through my life, during my years as a full-time writer, and now, a home decor shop owner.  Art influences all the areas of my life, my sense of vision of the world around me, my gratitude for being alive, and my ability to express myself through various art forms.  Art adds appreciation of shapes and color, especially in Nature, one of my favorite places to be!

Heart and Soul, mixed media 12 x12"

How did you get started art blogging?

I was reading a lot of art blogs and decided to start one myself a couple of years ago.  At first I thought to write it through the viewpoint of my cat, but he’s too flippant!  I get a lot of inspiration from other blogs, and I walk around with my camera for good pictures to share.  Pictures sometimes inspire posts that I might not have thought of before.

Polymer Clay Mosaic Tile Mirror, 9.5 x11.5"

Any tips for other EBSQ art bloggers?

Write about your passion!  If you don’t know what that is, blog to excavate that from your inner self.  Many people  can relate to that search, and feel inspired from reading about it.  How-to’s about the process of your work are good to blog about, or any kind of tip pertaining to your area of expertise.  Don’t be afraid of the personal touch; that’s what will bring in your readers.  Blogging will bring you a lot of new wonderful friends all over the world!

Sands of Time, mixed media 14x18"

What’s your musical inspiration of choice when you’re working in your studio?

I like Blues artists a lot, but to be honest, I don’t listen to music that often when I work on my art.  I find that it distracts me.

Balance, acrylic 24 x 36

What’s coming next from your easel?

My passions are too many count.  One day I’m painting, the next, collaging.  Then I move on to jewelry design and torch-fired enamel beads.  I also make unique polymer clay mosaic tiles that I use in a variety of projects. My next finished art piece will be (I hope) a collage-mermaid-painting-mosaic tile adventure, an 18×24” wall art project. I’m about half way there!

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Thank you Maria for the an EBSQ Blogger of the Week!

If you are an EBSQ Artist and would like to be considered for Blogger of the Week just add us to your blogroll. I’m searching EBSQ profiles weekly for links to artist’s blogs. If you aren’t an EBSQ Artist, what are you waiting for?

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Team EBSQ-Etsy Featured Friday: Laura Winzeler

This week our Featured Friday Store belongs to Laura Winzeler.

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Laura finds perfect balance in her large array of notions that make up her delightful mosaics. From broken plates and vintage jewelry (and much much more!!) she creates wonderful one of a kind works of art.  She also accepts commissions if you are looking for that special one of a kind creation.

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Team EBSQ-Etsy still growing strong with 113 members! We are currently taking a vote on choosing themes for the next 12 months or keeping with the current system – so be sure to come by and put in your two cents!

June Schedule:

May 2-8 Theme suggestions

May9-15 Theme Voting

May 16- June 2 Theme  Posting

June 5th Showcase Runs

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September’s LIVE Presentation

Repurposed: Mosaic Mirror

hosted by EBSQ Self-Representing Artists and Dorothy Edwards
Monday, September 10th, at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific)
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“Janis Joplin Mirror” by Dorothy Edwards


Go beyond ordinary tile mosaic to turn a basic mirror into a one of a kind mirror. For this month’s LIVE, Dorothy Edwards will guide us through the process of taking a nice, but plain mirror and transforming it into a funky, cool accessory for your home, dorm room, office space or anywhere eclectic reflection is required.

Dorothy Edwards creates in various media but works primarily in mosaic. She teaches mosaic in the Sacramento area through the City Of Sacramento’s community centers. Her work can be seen at The Phoenix Gallery in Sacramento and in exhibits at the Institute Of Mosaic Art in Oakland, California and she is a member of The Society Of American Mosaic Artist’s (SAMA). Dorothy Edwards currently makes her home in Sacramento, California.


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