Monday, October 31, 2011


Have a safe and happy halloween!

Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Saturday, October 29, 2011

An ATC Trio...


Hey everyone!

This is our third challenge at Wicked Wednesday.  Our theme this week is an ATC trio.  It can be anything you want, just as long as it has a common theme.  It's just like in fashion design, we are are looking for a cohesive look :)

So for my ATC trio, I chose to continue with a Halloween theme and display my love for pumpkins.  All are created with ink and pencil and embellished with paper flowers.

These bright colors are a complete contrast to what's happening outside: it's bitterly cold and sleeting.  Stay warm, drive safe!

Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween is just around the corner!

I think she's up to something.....
Digital painting on Sumo Paint
Maryanne, this one's for you!
Excuse me, I think something's bubbling over in my cauldron....
TTFN, Mary xoxo

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The alphabet soup collection

mini book cover
Hey everyone!

Look what just came in the mail!  It's my self published minibook featuring the Happy Bunny Alphabet Soup collection.  In the coming weeks, you will see each mini piece of art posted from A to Z.  This little morsel will be available at my Etsy Shop once I have it up and running.
I also plan to have them available as giclee prints on a per request basis.  I'm working on getting price quotes.

This personal project would not have been possible without the love and support of my awesome friends.

Peace and love,

P.S. a small peek at what's next:

What kinds of exotic animals will we find?!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sweet Sunday Morsel: For the love of pumpkins!

Another reason why I love autumn: pumpkins.  I love picking them, carving them and eating them too!  My best friend, Carolyn, makes THE world's BEST pumpkin bread.  Seriously.

Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

P.S. Jenn, this one's for you :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Alphabet Soup: A

Apples are my favorite fruit to eat and draw!  Life's been crazy lately so I find myself working with Sumo Paint a lot.  It saves me from having to clean my brushes, paints and paint mediums.  Hopefully things will calm down soon so I can return to my usual organic creating process.  Until then, stay well!

Peace and love,Maryxoxo

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Results are in...

My first badge!

Hey there!
Results are in from my first ever ATC challenge at Wicked Wednesday, I made top three!
Next week's challenge is Halloween....let's see what creation I will come up with next :)

Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Monday, October 17, 2011

ATC challenges

pencil, crayon, ink

I came across another cool ATC challenge site:

This week's theme: Anything girly or anything goes.
In the spirit of Halloween, I went with my love of pumpkins.  I love these challenges, it keeps my creativity flowing!

Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hey, a commission!

Hey there!  I've been busy working on a commission for a very good friend of mine.  She's practically a sister to me.  She wanted something whimsical with a sports theme for her baby boy's room.  Here's the initial sketch: (no worries, she's already received the piece...)

Dad's a Jets Fan....

Here's the final product:
12x12 canvas
acrylic, ink, embellisments

I really enjoyed doing this piece.  Have a great weekend!
Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Happy Sweetest Day!

I first learned of this holiday when I went to school up in Buffalo.  It's always the third Saturday of October and is primarily observed in the Finger Lakes region.  It offers the opportunity to celebrate loved ones, friendship and acts of kindness.  Kinda sounds like Valentine's Day, doesn't it?

However, I do not feel that I need a special day to celebrate love and friendship.  I do that every day.  I am very grateful for the wonderful people in my life.  In any case, happy sweetest day to all!

Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ATC challenge!

pencil, ink, marker, embossing
Hey everyone!
I found this really cool site that's holding an ATC challenge every Wednesday.  What's an ATC? It's a mini piece of art measuring 2.5 by 3.5 inches.  Hop on over to the Wicked Wednesday ATC blog and check it out.  First challenge is to make an ATC that represents you in some way.

This is the ATC I'm going submit. Let's see what happens!

oops...forgot the link

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Strolling in NYC

So, Uncle Sam gave me the day off from work on Monday in honor of Columbus Day. I had to spend my Sunday working, sheesh.  Anway, what's a girl to do on such a nice, sunny day?  I took the train into NYC and decided to stroll around the WTC memorial site.  Unbeknownst to me, you needed passes to get into the memorial.  So, I enjoyed a stroll in a nearby park instead.  I decided to try my hand at some photography.  I was inspired by a fellow blogger, Sam Rosenthal.  His photos are just fantastic.  Here are some of mine. Enjoy!
there was a fountain

a lot of people running and biking...

cool architecture...

and more cool architecture...

nice breeze blowing from the Hudson...

a stone bench to sit and chill...

and cool sculptures

Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's getting chilly...

Hi there!
You know it's fall when Dunkin Donuts puts Pumpkin donuts and Pumpkin lattes back on the menu.  I absolutely adore the warm scents of cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom infused with vanilla.  It's quite relaxing. 

This piece is actually inspired by one of my favorite artists, Amy Rose.  Hop on over to her site and check out some of her cool stuff!

Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Monday, October 3, 2011

Evergreen Farms
Hi there!
There was no sweet sunday morsel this weekend because I was out enjoying nature.  I went to Evergreen Farms in NJ.  It was asian pear picking time.  I ate a few right off the tree.  So sweet, so juicy!  Then I hopped on over to Philly to swim with some fish....

Adventure Aquarium, Philadelphia
see the turtles...

and say hello to the penguins
Kissy face!
It was a good day!  Now I have new inspiration for more artwork.  Hope you had a great weekend too.

Peace and love,
Mary xoxo