Meet the CREATORS
Q: Where did you grow up?
Deborah: "I grew up in South Denver, Colorado and have lived here almost my whole life."
Mariah: "I grew up in Bennett, Colorado and have lived here almost my whole life as well."
Q: How long have you been creating art & what got you started?
Deborah: "I've been an artisan for 19+ years and I started when I was a small girl kneading bubble gum in my spare time."
Mariah: "All through school I took art classes, and in high school I got the opportunity to go to a bigger school with a bigger art program where I won 'Best in Show' for an art show in my ceramics class, sold a photograph I shot and created in my photography class, and started the journey of a life revolved around art."
Q: Did you chose your profession or did it chose you?
Deborah: "My profession chose me in the sense of me wanting to be an international foreign policy lawyer and my love for polymer pulled me back into the arts, and now I sell polymer and resin designs internationally."
Mariah: "In a way, I chose it... but life is a crazy rollercoaster and it has led me here... and I wouldn't want it any other way."
Q: What inspires you?
Deborah: "What inspires me the most is the human life form itself."
Mariah: "Honestly, Deborah inspires me with the passion she has for her work and her dreams of creating miniatures for Hallmark"
Q: What do you do besides M &D Artistries?
Deborah: I make all kinds of artistic custom designs and dollhouse polymer clay miniatures and sell them globally.
Mariah: I travel, longboard for Longjohns Longboards, and am on both sides of the camera.