Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Friday

i have been busy creating more "be" paintings...

entitled "be determined" available here

in my quietest moments i have come to understand that these paintings hold so much meaning to me because they are nudges from my subconcious to me when i need them the most.  when i am doubting myself and my abilities as an artist my subconcious tells me to "be determined" to "be strong".  i started creating this collection during a time when i wasn't sure if i should keep moving forward with my art.  one night i went into my studio and just let me heart take over and the first "be" girl emerged. i instantly felt inspired and created several (you can see some of them in a previous post). 

entield "be inspiring" available here

i hope they speak to you and inspire you to be brave and to follow your dreams .......whatever they may be.  have  great weekend.
ox, mary ann 

Monday, October 3, 2011

new "be..." paintings

happy monday.  i have been busy creating a new series of paintings that have really gotten me excited about painting again.  i have taken a few steps backwards and am painting my girls without facial details.  i am calling this series the "be...." series.  below are the first two that i will be posting in my etsy shop:

entitled "be honest"

entitled "be yourself"

Would love to know what you think...ox, mary ann

Mail Art from Tim Sally!!!!

yay!!!  Ii came home today to find mail art from Mindy Lacefield.  i did a little dance then sat down to very carefully open the envelope...below is what I received:

seriously, how cool is this?  i am beyond excited.  thank you Mindy for hosting such a cool mail art swap.  i am going to put these right in my studio for inspiration and to remind myself to keep pushing forward.  thank you.

ox, mary ann

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mail Art!

my mail art was posted! 

last week i sent 2 postcards to mindy lacefield who is hosting a mail art swap over on her blog.  never in a million years did i think she would post a picture of my art, but she did!!!  i completely freaked out i was so excited and so appreciative.  i have followed her blog for several years and am always inspired by her artwork and her ability to express herself through her art.  what an honor.  i keep pinching myself.  thank you mindy!

i have been busy working on new paintings (many of which are now up in my etsy shop here.  below is a sneek peak at my newest girl that isn't in the shop...yet.

hope you had a great weekend.  ox, mary ann

Sunday, May 22, 2011

taking the leap into blogging

hi. starting to blog is something i have wanted to do for a while but have been abosutely terrified to jump in.  i have never been good at expressing my thoughts and feelings and writing them for the world to see?  terrifying.  however, i desperately want to be a part of this incredible community, so i am going to put on my big girl pants and dive in head first.  i have no idea about gadgets, html, etc, etc....but figure i'll figure it all out as i go along.......

above is an original painting that i did about 3 years ago....  i plan to share my artwork here and would love to know what you think!  if you like what you see, check out my etsy shop here

thanks for taking a moment to stop in......ox mary ann