Friday, 30 December 2011

Last Designs for 2011

Ive been rather busy in these past few weeks and am only now just getting around to posting these newest pictures of mine.



I fell in love with the Sentiment on this one and I think actually that this is the nicest one I have ever done. I'm actually kinda proud of this. It normally takes me a few days before a piece grows on me, but I loved this one right away. "Love Me" available as a print or a greeting card.




Just a closeup of the detail on that face. Don't you just love it? I do.



What is a friend. Loving this one two. Two dreamy friends, the best of friends, kindred spirit friends, forever friends. Again available as a print or a card.






That is my motto each day. I begin it with a grateful heart. I am happy just to be alive. Life is good, even in it's darkest moments. Again, available as a print or as a card.






A sweet wedding one, perfect for a bride and a groom. I love this sentiment from Emily Dickenson. I love all of Emily Dickenson's words. Available as a card or as a print.





I, too like to look at the stars and dream. Love the little bunny hanging on to her dress and her elfin boots. She is blowing stars out into the universe from her stance on the moon.




Detail in closer view. What do you think???

Again, available as a card or a print.

All prints are printed onto 100% Cotton Innova Digital Art Papers, Archival - Acid and lignen free, with HP Archival Vivera Inks and ship out within three days of your payment clearing. Cards are also printed on the same paper, then mounted onto scrap book papers, and onto fine linen textured card, and glittered, all by hand. They are 4 inches by 6 inches in size and come in their own plastic sleeve, along with an envelope. Blank in the centre for your own wishes.

Convo me to find out more.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Some more new creations

I'm way behind on posting my newest pieces, so here goes. Hope you don't mind a longer post!



Love this little girl with her red shoes and basket of apples. I wanted red shoes when I was a little girl! Doesn't every little girl???



My sister means the world to me. She's my best friend, my confident and I love her dearly!




Oh, the journies I take with my brushes and paints!! I love where they take me!




A soft little fairy. I believe in magic, don't you?




You don't even have to sing on key . . . any song is a beautiful thing, especially when it comes from the heart!

All pieces are available as prints or cards. Just send me a message to find out how. All are printed onto 100% rag cotton digital papers, Archival and acid and lignin free, with HP Vivera Inks, built to withstand the test of time!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Can you take any more??

Of course you can!!



Love this little ballerina and the sincerity of the message.






These three are definitely letting go! Life is as fun as you make it!




Life is all about taking chances. If you never take a chance despite your fear of failure, you will never succeed

Once again all are available as cards or prints. Just send me a message to learn more.
mariealicejoan at aol dot com

Thursday, 17 November 2011

I'm on a Roll




Good friends. We all need them. We all cherish them. They make our lives better. The perfect gift for that special friend in your life.




I'm sure we all have a Diva in our lives that this would be perfect for!




Cherish each moment of your here and now.






One of my greatest lessons in life.




A woman has a right to be who she wants to be. Even if she changes her mind a bazillion times a day.




Just a bit of Inspiration for myself at the moment.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

A few more pieces



She knew that she was formed by God's hands,
dreamed up in His heart,
and placed in this world
for a purpose.

I love these words. It's what I know to be true.




Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. ~Roald Dahl

Another bit of truth that I live in my life. I find magic everywhere, every day. Live it and love it!




I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I have ended up where I needed to be.

Another bit of truth! Life is amazing. You never know what lies around each corner.




The moon and stars for someone you care about?

As usual all are available as cards or prints. Just message me to find out how.

Monday, 24 October 2011

More new Pieces




A simple watercolour I did this afternoon. A little girl sitting on a swing with a bird in her lap. The best of friends . . . they are sharing their innermost thoughts. It also reminds me of my relationship with the Saviour and my Heavenly Father. I am so blessed that I can share my innermost thoughts with them and the knowledge that I have that they always listen.

When I was a little girl I did not know this to be true. We used to sing a song in my Sunday School, called God sees the little Sparrow fall. I can remember singing those words with all of my heart . . . He loves me too, He loves me too, I know He loves me too . . . if God so loves the little things I know He loves me too . . . I sang them, but I did not know them to be true. I do now and I am grateful for that.





Having brought up three sons and two daughters, I can totally empathise with this sentiment! I now have five grandsons and one granddaughter. (Revenge, lol)



Oh, if only there was more love in the world. What a different place we would be living in, don't you think?

All my work is available as a print or a greeting card. All prints are is 8 by 10 inches in size and perfect for matting and framing. Cards are 4 by 6 inches in size. All art is printed on supreme Quality Inova digital Fine art 100% cotton papers, using HP Vivera Inks.

The print will be signed and dated on the back. (if you'd like a different size just convo me.)

Copyright will not appear on the sold print or card.

I will ship it out - safe and sound - to you 1-3 days after your payment clears. I ship worldwide, firstclass, in a hard backed envelope suitable for mailing documents and fine art.

Just message me if you would like to know more. Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

A Woman with Good Shoes




"A woman with good shoes is never ugly."

- Coco Chanel

This little piece reminds me of when mother used to get all dressed up to go out dancing with my father on Saturday nights. She always looked so pretty and smelled really nice. Her signature scent was MaGriffe perfume. To this day when I smell it I think of her. Her dresses and crinolines always rustled as she moved. Happy days . . .

Available as a high quality print which is 8 by 10 inches in size and perfect for matting and framing. Printed on supreme Quality Inova digital Fine art 100% cotton papers, using HP Vivera Inks.

The print will be signed and dated on the back. (if you'd like a different size just convo me.)

Copyright will not appear on the sold print.

Would make a perfect gift for the fashionista in your life.

I will ship it out - safe and sound - to you 1-3 days after your payment clears. I ship worldwide, firstclass, in a hard backed envelope suitable for mailing documents and fine art.

It is also available as a high quality greeting card. Send me a message if you are interested! Thanks for looking!

Your Invisible Crown



Just a little something I did yesterday. I love the sentiment on it. Perfect for the little Diva in your life!!! Available as a print or a card. Just send me a message to find out how.

This high quality print is 8 by 10 inches in size and perfect for matting and framing. Printed on supreme Quality Inova digital Fine art 100% cotton papers, using HP Vivera Inks.

The print will be signed and dated on the back. (if you'd like a different size just convo me.)

Copyright will not appear on the sold print.

I will ship it out - safe and sound - to you 1-3 days after your payment clears. I ship worldwide, firstclass, in a hard backed envelope suitable for mailing documents and fine art.

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, 3 October 2011

Latest Works



La Boutique, my latest shop. A beautiful clothing shop a la Francaise!



A very cherry hat, number one of my hundred hat series.



Pretty in Pink, number two of my hundred hat series.



A Family of Hats, numbers three, four and five of my hundred hat series.



Forget Me Not . . . inspiration from President Dieter F Uchtdorf's talk at the latest Relief Society General Conference.

All are available as prints and cards. Send me a messagae if you are interested!
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

La Boulangerie



The first in a series of prints based on my original works involving French Shops. This one is called "La Boulangerie."
Perfect for framing and hanging in the kitchen.
Copyright will not appear on the print. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

The Butterfly



A friend gave me this verse to inspire me the other day and it certainly did:

A Butterfly came floating by
And I though I knew her face.
She landed on my shoulder
And spread her wings of lace.
I looked and saw her smiling
And she winked and flew away.
I'm sure I heard her whisper
"We'll meet again one day."
~author unknown

As always this is available as a print or as a greeting card. Just message me to find out how.
Thanks!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Something completely different



This is something completely different I have been working on. I have done a collage/mixed media piece, using inks and washes, scrap book papers etc. Those are the Young Women's Values in the background. It takes courage and testimony to be a Young Woman in our church and to stick with the standards. It takes daring to embrace being different and to live it. The little character is one of my first characters I ever painted, Little Miss Sunshine. She looks a bit different of course as my style has evolved somewhat since the early days. It wasn't as hard to paint on top of the collage as I thought it would be and I am quite pleased with how it all turned out. Of course I will have to sell the original.



It is an 8 by 8 inch boxed canvas, with wrap around sides, nail free. Completely finished all the way around and ready to hang. Shipped with care, first class and to anywhere in the world. Created in a smoke free and animal friendly home. Contact me to find out more.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Dare to be Different



My latest piece. I did this little Madame yesterday afternoon. It's quite like where I am feeling at the moment. I am reaching beyond my boundaries and being a bit more daring. Hence the brighter colours. I think I quite like them! In any case, she is available as a card or a print. Your choice. Convo me to find out how! Thanks!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

My Newest Pieces



I love this sweet baker, with her retro apron and cake! Love also the words of Lucille Ball . . . the words, the apron the cake, the hair! This has a lovely 50's feel to it. Bring out the inner June Cleaver in me.





This is sweet and soft and speaks to the heart in a very tender and beautiful way.
I hope you would agree.






Another cute one. Love the polka dot wellies. This little girl is all set to go places! Follow her dreams. Make a journey into possibility!



Gardens, Fairies, Hearts and Butterflies. What's not to love???

As always these are available as prints or cards. Just send me a message to find out how they can be yours.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Moments Shared




I did another little painting yesterday afternoon. I love the feel that water colours give to my muses. A softer gentler feel. Anyways, this is it, moments shared.




A closer look at the fairy with her wings and the little hedgehog girl. I love the hollyhocks as well. I think they turned out nice.

As always available as a print or as a card. Just message me to find out more! Thanks!!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

A Friend



My latest piece, "A Friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart." I love this. (I am thinking about Lura at the moment and hoping all is well. ) She is a good friend who touched my heart in a very big way. A kindred spirit friend. Those are rare creatures and much beloved.

As usual this is available as a print or a card. If you are interested, just let me know. Thanks!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Three New Pieces

Once again I've been a bit lax in posting my latest work, so here I go, three at once!



First we have A Face Without Freckles, which I love. Don't you just love her little wings? I do!



Next we have Whatever Our Souls are made of, His and mine are the same. It can be for a Bride or a Bridesmaid, a bridal shower etc.

Finally:



A Hundred Hearts!

All are available as either prints or as greeting cards. Convo me to find out more if you are interested!