When Blue Heron Glass Etching artist and business owner Mary Blichmann was a girl, her parents vacationed every year in Door County. She recalled sitting at a picnic table in Peninsula State Park with her art supplies and painting rocks.
Fifty years later, she’s still painting rocks and ornaments.
Blichmann has owned her Sister Bay business for almost five years, and in addition to etching glass, her specialty is painting custom ornaments.
“Every year I paint hundreds of ornaments for not only my shop, but also for Al Johnson’s, Lautenbach’s, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and for lots of people who like the pet portrait ornaments for the holidays,” she said. “I always tell folks, ‘I’ll draw just about anything!’”
Blue Heron Glass Etching, 10578 Country Walk Dr. in Sister Bay, is open daily, 10 am – 4 pm, through Dec. 22.