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Saturday, December 31, 2011


Who is she?
I spent the last day of 2011 sleeping in, enjoying good coffee, reading a good book and drawing.  What a peaceful day.  I escaped to my fairy tale world and finished this piece that I call Metamorphosis.

Pencil and ink
It was a rough year.  But it wasn't all bad.  Here's to looking forward to a happier year.

Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Favorite color palette!

Hi there,
Another week has flown by. I would say TGIF, except it's after midnight so it's really Saturday morning.  No worries, I'm heading off to bed once I finish this post.
Another Friday, means another Dilly Beans challenge!  This week's theme is Shades of Red and Black.  This happens to be one of my favorite color combinations, next to black and white.
Happy Bunny went to San Diego for the week to visit family, so I'm on my own on this one ;)

I chose the butterfly for this card because of it's life cycle.  I mean, how awesome is it to morph into something so beautiful?  So, for the new year I'm looking to love myself more and change for the better so I can love others and help them.
OK, off to bed I go.  Good morning.
Peace and love,
Mary xoxo
P.S. Happy Bunny will be back next week :)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Going rogue...

The coolest thing about sharing your art is that you get to learn from others.  I've recently discovered Rogue challenges by Rogue Redhead Designs.  I came about this place by exploring the blog of one of our Wicked Wednesday participants, Beverly.
The current challenge calls for a grid design.  I created this chunky page (4x4 mini pieces of art) to participate in the fun:
Bazzil cardstock
Ribbon and embellishments from my stash
stamped sentiment
scalloped corners punch by ek success
I am going to also submit this for the anything goes challenge over at Fat Pages with Attitude
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Peace and love,
Mary xoxo
P.S. Thanks for the inspiration Bev!

Friday, December 23, 2011

What's in store for 2012?

Here's a sneak peek at what I've been up to when I'm not creating for a challenge...I'm hoping to complete this piece in time to post on New Year's Day.

Coming soon...
Until then, Merry Christmas!
Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Sunday, December 18, 2011

When food and fashion collide...

Hey there!
With so much holiday stuff going on, I literally needed to take a break from it all.  I needed to see something that was NOT red, green, get the idea.  This is why I love ATCs so much.  They are little morsels of creativity on a 2.5 x 3.5 canvas.  So, I went ahead and combined some of my favorite things:
1. Pink
2. Cake
3. Victorian fashion
This is my version of Marie Antoinette.

Let them eat cake!
Ink and Pencil
She's going to make her debut over at ATCs with Attitude - Anything Goes.

Have a great week everybody!
Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Beautiful Insomniac

Do you ever have one of those nights where you just lay there and sleep just doesn't come?  It's as if everyone has their tickets to take the train to sleepytown and you just happen to get their when they're all sold out?  Or you have a date with Mr. Sandman and he stood you up?
This was me most of last week.  No matter what I did, I was just so wound up that sleep would not claim me.  But I knew I was physically exhausted.  However, I made the best of it.
I lounged on my couch and drew whatever came to my mind.  The end result was this:
Pencil and ink
This is three sleepless night's worth of work.  It was quite cathartic.  Even though I was tired, I felt at peace.  I would like to think that this is how my dreamscape would look like as a drawing.  Hooray for surrealism!  Yes, my subconscious self is a green eyed brunette, lol.  Fortunately, Sleep has come back and I am able to start my days freshly recharged.

Sweet dreams!
Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sneak peek...

Hey there,

I have some exciting news that I want to share with everybody but can't just quite yet.  I know, that's mean of me.  You'll just have to wait.  But, we do have a sneak peek at something I've been working on....stay tuned for the finished product.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Monday, December 5, 2011

I'll be home for Christmas...

I've been busy participating in art challenges lately and haven't done much reflecting.  Call this a self portrait of sorts.  Home is where the heart is....only problem is I'm not quite sure where it is at the moment.

Ink and pencil
Here's to finding the way.
I wish you all a happy, healthy and peaceful holiday season.

Peace and love,
Mary xoxo