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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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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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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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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New art print: baby snuggles!

I’ve turned one of my favorite greeting card designs into an 8×10 digital print, available in my Etsy shop! 

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I love the mother-child bond. It’s so beautiful. Baby snuggles are my favorite thing in the whole world! The days when they fit completely in your arms and rest their heads on your chest. Those days pass so quickly, but you want those moments to last forever. There’s nothing sweeter.

This art print would be perfect in a child’s room or family living space to remind you of those sweet moments, well beyond when the baby grows from infancy to childhood to adulthood.

Print will not include the watermark (© Mary & Luna). Frame not included.

Buy it here!

xo, Michelle

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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
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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 :)

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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