upcoming event: Patchwork Show

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I’ll be at this fun, unique, crafty show this Sunday (Nov. 15) in Long Beach, CA with a table full of my art!

I participated in Patchwork Show last year, and it was such a cool thing to be a part of. It’s a great place for holiday shopping and wandering around by the water on a Sunday. Come join us if you can!

xo, Michelle

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upcoming event: Harvest Faire

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I will be at this cool event Saturday in Long Beach, CA with a table full of my art!

Join in the festivities and magic with old-world villagers and minstrels as they delight you and your children with stories, crafts, games, and music.
Enjoy the abundance of the harvest in the village cafe with homemade soup, bread, pulled pork and delicious desserts!

Visit our village bazaar filled with Waldorf arts and crafts such as beautiful felted items, jewelry, capes, fairy wands and more!

For more information regarding the faire call us at 562-434-8200 or email us at info@maplevillageschool.org

Come with the family if you live in the area! Something fun to do :)

xo, Michelle

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new print: “forever yours, faithfully.”

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A new love-inspired print is in my shop, just barely in time for Valentine’s Day! (Sometimes I’m more on top of my release timings than others…)

A print of my original watercolor & gouache painting, this stardust silhouetted couple surrounded by the swirling atmosphere is inspired by the lyric written in calligraphy beneath it: “I’m forever yours, faithfully,” from a song by Journey (one of my favorites).  *Print will not include the watermark (© Mary & Luna).

You can get it in my Etsy shop!

Hope you like this little daydream of mine :)

xo, Michelle

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happy 2015!

how it got to be 2015, I have no idea. I’ve finally gotten some time off since Christmas, and it was so necessary after such a busy Autumn. I’m quite relieved I can be really introverted again. I spent today journal writing, deeply reflecting on 2014 and planning 2015. Although it’s daunting, I really love having creative control over my life. Dreaming and then building; it’s a very natural process for me.

I have what feels like a million goals and tasks for this year, both personally and professionally, but here’s what I’m focusing on in 2015:

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For Mary & Luna, my focus will always be growth and evolution. I will continue to create art that I love, and I will continue to capture childhood through my camera. I hope my art and photography reach more people this year. 2014 was very challenging for me to balance life and work, but for my first full year in business, I suppose it went considerably well! I had a list of big things I wanted to do for Mary & Luna in 2014, and I did 4 out of 5, so I’m happy with that! Onto planning the big stuff for each month of 2015 now!

I hope you all embrace the refreshing feeling of a new year and use it to build the life you’re dreaming of. 

xo, Michelle

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crazy november!

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Oh my goodness, November has slipped out of my hands. It has been the busiest month I think I’ve ever had in my life, both work-wise and personally, and I know my social media has been quiet because of it!

I’ve been doing several photo sessions and editing those, prepping art for holiday shows, celebrating birthdays & a wedding, mourning the heartbreaking loss of my nearly-16-year-old puppy, babysitting a lot, and basically just operating in survival mode and trying to enjoy all the good moments.

So here’s what’s happening this weekend: local Patchwork Show + Cyber Monday! Head over to my shop to see what you have your eye on for a discount on Monday :) I’ll be adding some new prints before the sale as well.

I promise I’ll be more on top of blogging now that this busy busy month is over!

Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving and are starting to feel the holiday magic. I know I already am!

xo, Michelle

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new painting: alice and the white rabbit

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I made this last week, but finally got a chance to post it! I’ve been so busy preparing for Patchwork Show! Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite stories (and I love children’s literature oh-so-much). I recently made a custom Lost Boys painting for my friend Courtney, and I loved the style used for it, so I decided to expand that idea for other literature-inspired pieces. (that means more to come!)

I made up this scene that doesn’t exist in the book, but the quote is from the book. I love this quote so so much, it almost makes me cry. I imagine Alice and the White Rabbit having tea together and discussing life :)

part of the original sketch, posted to my instagram

part of the original sketch, posted to my instagram

It’s watercolor and ink, 8×10, and the writing is done in stamps and calligraphy. I loved blending all these different elements that I love to work with, and I’m really happy with how it came out! It’s funny how I notice my style ever-evolving; I sometimes worry about my portfolio not being cohesive, but because I love each piece and all of them have similar wistfulness, I don’t focus on the worry so much!

I’ll add prints of this to my Etsy shop next month, but first I’ll be selling prints of it at Patchwork show in just over 2 weeks! Come see me there if you live in the Southern California area :)

xo, Michelle

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See my art in
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