Friday, January 22, 2016

Ariel's Garden




Finished the New Pillow Design for "Ariel's Garden"
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I've been experimenting recently with having some of my more simplistic Designs - digitally printed on Fabric - through "Spoonflower.com".
I must say that I'm quite Pleased with the results - the Colors which are very bright - clear - and upbeat were reproduced perfectly -!
The results have the look of a clean-cut - Silk-sreened Style - that feels contemporary and fresh -!
I would highly recommend "Spoonflower's" services for personal - simple soft homewear - decorative items and accessories.
A Sample Book is available with many types of white fabric choices - such as Cottons - Linens - Silks - Canvas - Knits and Etc.

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"The Duke" Design - By Mary Maki Rae 2016(c)
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Here's "Ariel" - part of the "Ariel's Garden" Series
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A helpful Book: "The Spoonflower Handbook" By Stephen Frazer

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For more information about my Pillows - See: here


For more about the Painting - See: here







Saturday, January 2, 2016

Flowers in Winter


"Some Flowers In Winter" Mary Maki Rae - 2016(c)
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WISHING
A JOYFUL NEW YEAR
TO ALL

MAY IT BRING
NEW HOPE FOR PEACE 
IN THE WORLD -

AND TO ALL-
MANY 
BLESSINGS

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(Started to paint - felt the desire to finish this painting that I had begun two weeks or more ago. Started with one bouquet of Flowers for Inspiration -and now to finish with a new set of flowers. The Color balance seems almost Perfect - but want to fill up All the empty spaces - or start a new one. . . )
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"Winter Flowers" - 18"x24" Mary Maki Rae - 2016
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I decided this painting needed accents of Blue & White - which definitely added warmth to this domestic scene. This turned the atmosphere into a fine -almost sultry - "Summer Day" which seems to be calling for that "ubiquitous sailboat" in the distance . . . .
Well - on to experiment some more . . . .

In my words -Rilke would have said: 
"Live Boldly, die Softly, but most of all Be -!"

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