Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Sewing

Chair with 1 Cushion-Girl with Parrot-6.3x4
Cushions & Painting - Acrylic - 18x18
By Mary Maki Rae-2013(c)
I was inspired by this Aqua - Biege & White Striped Fabric By "Perennials" - to create these Cushions for Two Classic "Windsor-type" Chairs. I find the chairs so much more Comfortable now - especially for the upper back - when leaning against those spindles-!
I'm going to use them on our Deck - They would also work great for a kitchen in a Beach House too -!
Chair with 3 Cushions-Girl with Parrot-6.3x7
The two larger - puffy Pillows - I made for Two Vintage White Wicker Chairs - Basic Quilted Square Shapes with Tie Closures to go with the Chair Cushions.
I enjoy the Simple - Carefree Look of this Set-!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In The Summer Time. . .

Summer Time -Two Girls-5x5-Color Change
"In The Summer Time ....When the Weather is Fine"
Acrylic 14"x 15" By Mary Maki Rae 2013(c)
Rooms by the Sea-Green Porch-6.3x5
A Porch with Painted Wicker in Jamacia
Gate at Beach-Sea-5.7x7.8
A Path leading to the Pink Sands and Extroidinary Turqoise Water of the Famous Harbour Island Beach
If your dreaming of a Get-a-way by the Sea-
you will find these books listed below quite Inspiring-!
They're filled with breathtaking waterfront - weekend retreats - charming cottages - to luxurious family homes - to idyllic settings in Southern California - Cape Cod - Florida - The Hamptons - Puerto Vallarta and The Bahamas.
By Annie Kelly - Rizzoli
By Alexandra D' Armoux & Jerome Darblay
Clarkson Potter - 1995 NY
By Tim Clarke
Clarkson Potter 2012 NY
Wall Figrue Scupture-Geen-Blue-6.3x7.-tipped
Wall Figure Sculpture By Robert & Mary Rae

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

SUMMER-Collecting Shells

<Beach Chic Painting -cropped-5.8x6
"Collecting Shells" Acrylic-18"x24"
  By Mary Maki Rae - 2013(c)
One of the most enjoyable activities in the Summer - just walking on the Beach - breathing in the fresh salty air - enjoying the Blue skies - Sail Boats and collecting Sea Shells-!
This painting was inspired by that experience.
I remember how much I loved finding this fragile Scallop Shell on a Beach in the San Juans and admiring it's beautiful pink and mauve colors-!
My Shells-Plain- Vertical-6.3x7
Some of my Favorite Shells from our Collection.