Friday, September 30, 2011

Feeling Blue

Why, oh why?!
Actually, I'm fine you guys.  I've just been focusing on learning a certain musical style.  You guessed it, the Blues.  I've heard it a million times over from Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy and BB King.  But it's just recently I've gained a new perspective and greater appreciation for this style.
By the way, I definitely recommend that you check out Hugh Laurie's debut album.  He's quite the blues man. Talented actor AND musician.
Anyway, have a great weekend.  I'm off to continue my quest for musical perfection....and world domination, whichever comes first ;)
Oh, be on the look out for a post on my recent commission, coming soon!

Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Sunday, September 25, 2011

French food on the go...

A speeding snail?
Wow, here's a creature of contradictions for you.  I was totally having fun with my Sharpies collection.  I was in a very silly mood.  The lettering in this doodle is somewhat off because.....
I did this whole piece with my left hand.  Yes.  It took a while, but I found that I can also doodle with my left hand.
However, I think I'll stick with my right hand for's more time efficient.

Live a colorful, creative life!
peace and love
Mary xoxo

Friday, September 23, 2011

First day of Autumn....

I'm nuts about you!
It's the first day of Autumn, my most favorite season!  I love how the leaves turn colors and make the trees look like lit torches.  I love the season's palette: reds, oranges, yellows, bronze and gold. 

Have a great weekend!
love and peace,
Mary xoxo

Sunday, September 18, 2011

French Cuisine

c'est magnifique!

Just doodling away here at Barnes and Noble while enjoying my soy latte.   Here's a twist on a classic french dish.  Enjoy!

Have a great weekend
Peace and love
Mary xoxo

Markers, ink

Friday, September 16, 2011

A new recipe...


There was a sale on Sharpies at my art store.  Buy one, get one 50% off.  How could I resist?  So here's my Sharpie composition.

It seems that the chicken is a bit undercooked....
eh, what do I know? I'll stick with my veggies.

My inspiration for this: my guitar instructor makes chicken noises sometimes....

Peace and love
Mary xoxo

Friday, September 9, 2011

Musical Phoenix

The Passion of Music; created on Sumo Paint
I've always loved the shape of the treble clef.  I was mindlessly doodling today.  If you tilted your head and squinted, they look like little birds.  Or maybe it's sleep deprivation.  Whatever the case may be, I thanked my muse and ran with it.  It makes sense to me, birds have the natural gift of song :)
Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Not your everyday apple...

Crab Apple painting
Hope everyone's enjoying their Labor Day weekend!
I unfortunately have not been feeling well.  No worries, nothing like a little music and art therapy to keep my spirits up.
I've been playing with my gouache set again.  I haven't quite figured out the blending effects of this medium yet.  I like how the apple turned out.  I was hoping to achieve a more tonal effect with the crab but ended up with red matte.  No matter, we're going to keep trying.

Be good, be well
Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

gouache, ink

Sweet Sunday Morsel


Feeling a bit mischievous today....actually, that's how I am everyday.
This piece was inspired by my Craft & Barrel oversized coffee mug.  I got it a while back while spending the day with Carol.  I have a thing for oversized mugs.  Not only do they hold more coffee (me likes), it puts a funny twist on such a mundane activity as drinking coffee. 
Well, Happy Bunny made herself a home in this one.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I'm going to brew some fresh coffee and start my next art adventure!
Peace and love
Mary xoxo

Friday, September 2, 2011

Under the Sea

Nothing is truly as it seems in the world of Happy Bunny...
She went scuba diving this week and look at all the interesting sea creatures she encountered! Take a closer look at the names....

Have a great weekend everyone.
Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Pencil, ink on paper