Saturday, September 19, 2009

"The Garden In July" - Revisited

Limited Edition Print & Paintings By Mary Maki Rae 2009 (c)

Something I've been working on recently - a Limited Edition of Images from some of my Original Paintings - Printed on Cotton Canvas - glued to a Canvas-Covered Wooden Mat Board - Then Simply Framed. Ready to Enjoy-! For more Information See my Etsy Shop-!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Travel Jewelry Wrap

Fabric Collage "Travel Jewelry Wrap" - By Mary Maki Rae - 2009 (c)
Just finished this Idea for a Cushioned Wrap - to hold Jewelry when traveling ( A Seaside Retreat-?). Pictured is one of my "Garden Muses" - printed on Cotton Fabric - then Appliqued with a few other collected cotton pieces - onto a beautiful Striped Silk Backing. A casual - yet sophisticated "Look" for a "timeless" item that we all need on certain occaisions-!

The Jewelry Wrap folds into Three Layers - then ties neatly on three sides - Creating a Cushioned Pillow - so to speak.
When Opened out - it would easily hang near a Dressing Table or Wall Mirror - to Display a Collection of Earrings or Pins or other Treasures-! (The Blue-cast Porcelain Earrings & Bracelet are Russian - I think they look so great with this piece.)
Following are a Few Settings in which I think it would look Charming:

In a Romantic Cottage Bedroom - Translucent filet-work Lace covers the Window, Eave over the Bed, and the Bed itself - so Lovely-!

At a Linen covered Dressing Table - Ticking Striped Upholstery on a French Chair present an unpretentious Charm-!

Simple comforts suffice in a Cottage by the Sea
Images from:
"BEDROOMS -Private Worlds & Places to Dream"- By Kim Waller
"LIVING with LACE" By Bo Niles - Stewart, Tabori, & Chang -N.Y.

Sewing Bliss Cont.

Original Art Canvas Bags - By Mary Maki Rae - 2009 (c)
From left to right: "Spring Primroses" - "Rosemary Plant" - "Simba Cat with Playful Flowers" - The Art on these pieces are Original Acrylics on Canvas - I Designed them to hang on a Wall for Decor or to hold Flowers perhaps-?