Into the art mood

Koi Friendship by Mara Medium

These last few days I have been feeling like total crap! However, I am glad to have been feeling well enough to produce some very heart felt art for a dear friend's very belated Christmas gift. I really hope she enjoys it, as I did making it! My friend loves aquatic life and fish, so I am thinking she will like this piece. This is my first painting for 2018; yes!

Happy 2018: New Year; New Art Goals

Today, is my sweet husband-to-be's birthday! Happy birthday, honey..I love you! 

Artwork by J.O. Design

Happy New Year, creatives! Is it too late for me to still say that? Oh, well! I am blessed to be able to see another year come in; to reflect on what transpired in 2017, and happily look forward what is left to be accomplished in 2018! With the dawn of a new year, I have made a list of creative things I'd at least like to attempt this year:

Work, play, and all the things in between

Work in progress commission | Monogram Florals

I haven't posted in awhile and today is a best as any to do it! I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday..I surely did! Now, things are kicking off for the preparation of Christmas. I am ready to pull out my marshmallows, hot cocoa, fuzzy socks, and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas DVD. My family and I aren't too big on the extravagance of Christmas, we celebrate in our own special way and remember it for the true meaning that it is. Nonetheless, I do enjoy the joy humanity adopts around this time of year.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, Art World!

I am thankful all through out the year, but today I definitely wanted to make a post about the blessings I have graciously received this year. Getting back on my feet from a flood disaster is no easy task, but with the emotional and physical support from family and loved ones, I was able to make it through. 2017 has definitely been a complete "Work in progress" type year, with no large leaps and bounds, but many baby steps..which are just as important to me!

I am so thankful for everyone who has followed my Instagram @marmedium, liked a photo or gave a word of appreciation for my artwork. It really does mean a lot to me and has really instilled a since of pride in myself and my artwork. The #Inktober2017 Art Challenge completion really changed my perspective on my abilities and just what I am capable of if I put my mind to it. Having even one commission a month has drastically encouraged me and keeps me motivated. I am so honored and humbled when anyone inquiries about my work and decides to make a purchase...thank you!

With that being said, the BLACK FRIDAY ART SALE is underway until December 1st (my birthday!) or until inventory lasts. With this sale, purchase one Ready-To-Ship art piece and receive a clearance art piece of your choice for FREE! I think that's a pretty sweet deal :) USA shipping is Free; International buyers pay shipping. If you miss out on the sale; don't worry! I plan to host a giveaway (hopefully) by year's end in celebration of my birthday...Yay!

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday!

LIVE! Black Friday Art Sale

Happy Monday, Art World!

I am starting Monday off with happy news. Today is the start of my holiday art special for Black Friday! From now, until December 1st when you purchase a read-to-shop artwork piece, you can receive a clearance artwork piece for FREE! All US customers can enjoy free shipping. (International buyers may shop as well, but must pay shipping cost). I have added some of my very favorite pieces to the SHOP of Ready-to-ship items..including my big #Inktober2017 Art Challenge finale Witch Magic. I will admit, a few of these pieces are hard to let go as they are my favorites, but I know someone will enjoy them even more! Also, for the holiday season, graphic art commissions are now closed, however fine art commissions are still open and available!

Visit the SHOP to check out my updated inventory and more on how to purchase!