photoshoot: 1-year-old Peyton!

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I can’t believe this little cutie is 1 already! We took these photos two weeks ago, but things have been crazy busy and I am finally posting them! You can also see my photos of her 1st year of life: 3 month, 6 month, 9 month.

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I’ve been working so hard on my art, photography, and babysitting jobs, and juggling the 3 is quite a challenge. I feel like I’m not posting enough work, but I also need to be patient with myself, because most of my time doing my business work is just that, business. I’m still finding a balance of creating and business details!

xo, Michelle

-if you’re interested in a low-rate portfolio-building session with me for you and/or your kids in OC, visit my website or email me! maryandluna@gmail.com

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

new art print: “you make everything rose-colored”

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Based on the phrase, “seeing life through rose-colored glasses,” this piece is dedicated to the people that make everything feel better. They make bad days better and good days magical. Optimism and a sunny, loving outlook on life. They make everything rose-colored. This art print would be perfect in any room of the house to remind you of those good things and people that make hard days worth the trouble. Print will not include the watermark (© Mary & Luna). To display: Prints can be placed in any 8×10 frame, or any larger frame with a matted 8×10 opening. You can get it in my Etsy shop :)

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photoshoot: two wild & crazy sisters!

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This session was so fun! These girls are so spirited and energetic. We basically just ran around, playing in a field for an hour and I tried to direct them the best I could! I think I did a pretty good job of capturing their free and playful spirits.

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xo, Michelle

if you’re interested in a low-rate portfolio-building session with me for you and/or your kids in OC, visit my website or email me! maryandluna@gmail.com

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

custom painting: a mandala!

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I loved making this custom piece for my yogi friend, Ryan! It was such a challenge because I’d never created anything even remotely similar to it before! Ryan knew he wanted me to design a mandala, and to have the word namaste underneath it. So I started sketching and came up with this design, we agreed on it, and here’s the piece in just ink, before color:

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Ryan sent me photos of a color scheme he liked, so I applied it where I thought it would look best, then added my calligraphy “namaste.” It’s done with ink and gouache paint, 8×10. (and without the copyright tag). He will probably be using this on his yoga instructor business cards, as well as displayed in his living space :)

Been busy with this, editing photos, record-keeping, lining up new projects… I’ll share more new work next week!

xo, Michelle

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