Mary Baltzell

Mary Baltzell

Mary Baltzell Designs is a lifestyle brand that includes many categories including wall art, fabric, furniture, wallpaper, home decor and so much more. I use my art to bring a little joy to others lives. I may not cure cancer but if my art brings a little happiness to someones day I am a success.  

So what is Fat Bird?

Fat bird is the name I use for my fabric designs

A little bit about me, Mary, I am an artist to my core. I draw, paint, sew, and experiment with any medium I can get my hands on. I live to create. My inspiration comes from the world around me.  I look at the world and see the odd details of life that make it beautiful. I love to find the beauty in the mundane. 

 All my life I have been called weird and told I was not "normal". Guess what...

I LOVE being WEIRD!

That's right I have never sought to be normal or average! Life is too short to blend in so I say be weird...be you. 

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I am originally from Alabama but after many years of wandering I have landed in Georgia just outside Atlanta.

I have been creating art my entire life. My earliest creations were my crayola watercolor paintings on paper grocery bags. I would host an art show in the dinning room when I finished a collection. Then it was painting murals on my bedroom walls.  As an adult I spent sometime traveling, painted a few murals and even worked at an art museum for a time.

After leaving my museum position to I marry my wonderful husband I began searching for a new creative outlet and had an idea to paint on fabric. I was in love, by this time I was experienced with paint media like oil, acrylic, watercolor on canvas but painting on fabric was an exciting challenge. I couldn't stop thinking of all the things I would love to create on different surfaces and after a little research I discovered the world of surface design and my world has never been the same. 

Press

Spoonflower 2018 Winter Magazine

Spoonflower 2018 Winter Magazine

Real Simple Magazine 2015

Real Simple Magazine 2015