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Lucky Thirteen

This is a 12″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red (or turquoise if you prefer). This painting is available here or directly through me. Layaway is available on this painting.

It was Scarlett’s thirteenth birthday on Saturday.  She is such an amazing kid. Her mind is full of creative ideas and facts. That brain of hers is full of facts!  I now have two teenagers living in our house but you know what? I couldn’t be happier. Those girls have such a deep love for one another. I love seeing them laugh and carry on together, even when I am trying to get them out of the house and they will NOT focus on the task at hand. Deep down, I feel warmth in my heart, even though I might be yelling for them to put on their damn shoes! I love hearing them sing together, which is often. Scarlett is always singing show tunes and they often feed off of each other and end up harmonizing  on the top of their lungs. I love this so much, even though I may ask for them to keep it down when I literally cannot hear myself think. I love it.  I love how much Scarlett adores animals and often asks if she can go to the pet store when I am at the Post office. I meet her after I am done and often find her  stroking a cat, trying to pick up a budgie or holding a bunny. I have been suckered into adopting a cat (Esther) and Scarlett is also responsible for Jack, our tortoise… I’m a soft touch. (That is two gingers, one west and a tortoise for those of you keeping track ha, ha).

Yes, I am a lucky one. “The luckiest”, as Ben Fold’s would say.

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With A Single Step

9″x12″ mix media painting on mix media board. This painting is flat and will need to be framed by you.

This painting is available HERE

“The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Lao Tzu


Forever Is Composed of Nows

Forever is composed of nows- Emily Dickinson

13″x19″ mix media painting on paper, small white border. This painting is flat and will have to be framed by you ❤️ This painting is available in my Etsy shop.

A gentle reminder from Emily Dickinson to remember to love in the moment. Thanks Emily, you are always a wonderful inspiration to me.


Red Poppies in Blue Willow and The Floral Teapot

This is a 6″x 24″ mixed media/encaustic painting on canvas. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red. This painting is available in my Etsy shop https://etsy.me/2w5w0JJ

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Ever After 2019 Registration is Now Open! + Blog Hop & Give Away! Yay!

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You have a chance to win a spot in Ever After, read on…

But first a reminder about what Ever after is and how you can sign up!

EVER AFTER  Registration and info:

Registration is now open! Woohoo! Will you follow us down the rabbit hole? 🙂 I sure hope you will! USE MAGIC2019 for your special Early Bird Discount! (valid until 31stMay) We will be spending 4 months making beautiful fairy-tale inspired art and we will develop our own style and unique story while we’re at it! Sounds intriguing? Read on! 🙂 You can find out all the magical details (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking Willowing Arts https://www.willowing.org/product/ever-after-2019/?affiliates=200 https://www.willowing.org/product/ever-after-2019/?affiliates=200″>HERE .

First let me tell you a bit more about Ever After in case you haven’t heard about it yet! “Ever After” is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairytale theme hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 15popular mixed media art teachers who will all share beautiful fairy-tale & myth inspired lessons with you AND they will also divulge all their hints and tips on how they developed their own style and how YOU TOO can find your own unique voice as an artist! 🙂 Yay! You can find out all the details (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking Willowing Arts https://www.willowing.org/product/ever-after-2019/?affiliates=200 https://www.willowing.org/product/ever-after-2019/?affiliates=200″>HERE  .

My chosen fairy tale is Snow White And Rose Red. My lesson will be inspired by this fairy tale, I have some fabulous ideas cooking! I’ve not fully developed my class idea yet, but I’m excited to be sharing my whimsical style  with you.

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AND NOW…

How to win a spot  for free!

Give away & Blog hop info:

Great news! I can give away one space on this year’s edition of Ever After to 1 lucky winner! And if you follow the blog hop (see below for artists and links) you can up your chances of winning a space by entering all the other give aways also.

What is a blog hop, you may ask? Blog hops are online events hosted by a group of bloggers. In the next  few weeks you can ‘hop’ to the blogs of all the Ever After teachers to find more information about our lessons. Each of the teachers will post a blog on a specific date.

How to enter the give away:

  1. Share this post on Facebook and/or Instagram (Tag me @mpwynters on Instagram or  write in the comments of this post on my Facebook page so that I can find your post).
  2. Follow me on my blog or join my Facebook page
  3. Leave a comment below letting us know why you would love to join Ever After this year.

I will announce the winner by the end of this month on social media and here in this blogpost.

Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Ever After this year. They too will be giving away a spot, so make sure enter theirs as well.

Tamara Laporte

Andrea Gomoll

Danita Art

Effy Wild

Natalie Mecham

Angela Kennedy

Marieke Blokland

Pamela Vosseller

Lora Murphy

Patti Ballard

Natalie Neumann

Shilpa Lalit (Artyshils)

Alena Hennessy

Tanya Cole


Lilac Poppies In Blue

16″x20″ mixed media/encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep either red or turquoise.

This painting is available HERE in my Etsy shop or directly through me. Maria@mariapacewynters.com

Layaway available on this painting.

 


Patiently Waiting

14″x 28″ mixed media painting on canvas. The sides are red and are 1.5″ deep. This painting is available HERE in my Etsy shop or from me directly maria@mariapacewynters.com. Layaway is available for this painting.

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
W.B. Yeats

I have always been a sucker for  magic. I love going to the theatre and been amazed by a clever tricks or illusions.

The magic that exists in our daily lives can be so easily overlooked.

I am here, right now, sharpening my senses, pulling myself into the present.  Oh, the magic that exists in the world. It is staggering. We truly live in a wonderland, there is no need to tumble down any rabbit hole. If we can just be aware of what surrounds us, here and now, we can only be amazed.

 


Poppies in a Yellow Vase

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“Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof. Take that Poppy seed, for instance: it lies in your palm, the merest atom of matter, hardly visible, a speck, a pin’s point in bulk, but within it is imprisoned a spirit of beauty ineffable, which will break its bonds and emerge from the dark ground and blossom in a splendor so dazzling as to baffle all powers of description.” Celia Thaxter


EVER AFTER Workshop

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Hiya!

I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Ever After this year!  I took the plunge this year with my first online class through Paint your heart and soul  (my workshop will be this month! SO EXCITED! ) and now I am ready ( I think) to take on another challenge. This one should be fun!

EVER AFTER  Registration and info:

Registration is now open! Woohoo! Will you follow us down the rabbit hole? 🙂 I sure hope you will! USE MAGIC2019 for your special Early Bird Discount! (valid until 31stMay) We will be spending 4 months making beautiful fairy-tale inspired art and we will develop our own style and unique story while we’re at it! Sounds intriguing? Read on! 🙂 You can find out all the magical details (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking HERE .

First let me tell you a bit more about Ever After in case you haven’t heard about it yet! “Ever After” is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairytale theme hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 15popular mixed media art teachers who will all share beautiful fairy-tale & myth inspired lessons with you AND they will also divulge all their hints and tips on how they developed their own style and how YOU TOO can find your own unique voice as an artist! 🙂 Yay! You can find out all the details (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking HERE  . My chosen fairy tale is Snow White And Rose Red. My lesson will be inspired by this fairy tale, I have some fabulous ideas cooking! I’ve not fully developed my class idea yet, but I’m excited to be sharing my whimsical style  with you.

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Your Acts Of Kindness

10″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. This painting is 1.5″ deep and a the sides are painted red. This painting is available HERE or through me directly maria@mariapacewynters.com. Layaway is available for this painting.

“My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.”

Maya Angelou