The Lost Boys (a custom art piece)

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Here is the final version of my custom Lost Boys themed watercolor painting!

My wonderful, longtime internet friend Courtney is expecting a baby boy this fall, and she asked me to make a custom piece for his nursery! She wanted it to be Peter Pan’s Lost Boys themed, and the room will have a woodland theme. So that pretty much gave me the creative freedom to design whatever I dreamed up! (and I LOOOOVE Peter Pan.)

This is 11×14, and I used an amazing new smooth watercolor paper for it. Plus new water color paints= such a difference in the quality! I incorporated a quote I love from the book version of Peter Pan, in my newly-learned calligraphy (plus I know my friend Courtney loves modern calligraphy). For styling, I love it paired with this wood frame. It really completes the feeling of the piece!

Overall I love the storybook page feeling of it. I’m so thankful she asked me to do this! It was so fun. 

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xo, Michelle

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See my art in
my Etsy shop or on maryandluna.com

if you’re interested in a custom art piece like this one, please email me and we can brainstorm ideas! I absolutely love making things for a specific person in mind :)

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New piece: literary tree signs!

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Imagine stumbling across these wooden directional signs to classic fictional literary places, nailed to a tree… where would you go? 

I’ve just added this print to my Etsy shop! This watercolor & gouache painting depicts some of my most favorite places in classic literature. Neverland from “Peter Pan,” Narnia from “The Chronicles of Narnia,” Hogwarts from “Harry Potter,” Wonderland from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Oz from “The Wizard of Oz,” the secret garden from “The Secret Garden,” and a sign to mark that you are home. A little pocket watch dangles from the tree branch to symbolize the fleeting feeling of time & childhood passing.

This art print would be perfect in a child’s room, any book lover’s home, a library, a classroom, or any place you may want a touch of imagination and daydreams of adventure.

Details:

      -Print will not include the watermark (© Mary & Luna).
      -To display: Prints can be placed in any 8×10 frame (as shown), or any larger frame with a matted 8×10 opening.
      -Frame not included. 

Buy it here and visit the rest of my Etsy shop and my website to see all the art I have for sale!

xo, Michelle 

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scraps of progress

I’ve been working on lots of things and haven’t had a chance to decide what to blog!

Here are some in-progress pieces…

Working on this custom piece for my friend's baby boy due this fall. Lost Boys from Peter Pan themed!

Working on this custom piece for my friend’s baby boy due this fall. Lost Boys from Peter Pan themed!

re-designing this original piece that I did that I never quite decided what medium I wanted to use.

re-designing this original piece that I did that I never quite decided what medium I wanted to use.

practicing my calligraphy and playing with a new set of watercolors & watercolor paper.

practicing my calligraphy and playing with a new set of watercolors & watercolor paper.

a little 4th of July themed piece.

a little 4th of July themed piece.

I’m working on putting together a content calendar for this blog so that I make sure my posts are worth viewing. I’m working on a marketing plan. I’m planning a couple photoshoots. I’m organizing a bunch of business information so that I have a visual map to follow when I get overwhelmed or lost. I’m brainstorming future pieces. I’m all-around still figuring out how to be a professional artist, and I have a suspicion that I always will be…

xo, Michelle

Follow me @maryandluna on your favorite social media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.
See my art in
my Etsy shop or on maryandluna.com