Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Interview As Art

Marian Hertzog

Blue Heron
on the Nanticoke River

1.  What was your first work of art and how old were you?

My first work of art was painting a ceramic Christmas ball. My mom taught ceramic classes in our basement. She had four balls with scenes on them. I came up with painting one with blue paint that resembled a staining effect. I was probably 8 or 10 years old. My mom and aunt loved it and made several like the one I did. Made me feel pretty special! The first drawing I did that I felt good about was when I was in my early twenties with some colored pencils.

2. What did you do for fun when you were a teenager?

I can't tell you what I did for fun as a teenager... we were bad.

3. What and when was your first job?

My first job was as a sales clerk in a ladies clothing store when I turned 16.

4. Where do you get your ideas?

 I get my ideas from surrounding myself with my stuff and letting my muse travel. I also get inspired by looking at others work.

5. What is your favorite color?

 My favorite color is teal or blue green like Crayola crayon.

Turquoise Drops 2

6. What kind of toys do you have?

 My art tools are my toys. The biggest toy we have is our camper. We love to camp in the woods or by the water. My Havanese babies are my alive toys.

7. What time do you go to bed and what time do you get up (most of the time)?

My perfect sleep hours would be from 11pm to 7am. But I work as an accountant three days a week so I have to get up at 6 to start my day so I am tired earlier.

8. How much time do you spend on the computer?

I spend way too much time on the computer but I love looking at all the wonderful creations and ideas on Pinterest and in Blogland.

9. Do you believe in flying saucers?

I believe that we never know what else is out there beyond our current means of weights and measures. Remember that at one time the greatest minds in the world were sure that it was flat.

10. Do you believe in magic?

I believe that we only see part of what exists so that things can appear like magic.

The Leaf Princess (front)
The Leaf Princess


  1. Nice to get to know you!!
    I still want to know what you did as a teenager!!

  2. he he yeah me too..esp now...v curious! what did u do as a teenager?

  3. Hi, Marian! Nice to meet you.

  4. Hey! Ms Place, what wonderful pics you've added!!! Teal is really your color, the heart is really nice but the princess is great too!!

  5. Can't believe you were so bad...

  6. Ha ha... I lived through it and so did my parents! We just had a lot of fun. Thanks for all of your nice comments. It is nice to get to know everyone!