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Marti Magna Floral hand painted nursery watercolor

New this week...

I found this poem and thought it was perfect for parents of a new baby and the best part is that it's a personalized gift with the baby's name. "You are more than we ever expected and better than we ever imagined, You are so loved" I went with blue and white flowers for a boy's name   For the baby girl I've added pink toned flowers As for my  Do you want a free floral pattern for your phone or desktop?  At the beginning of every month I send out a new floral pattern to my newsletter subscribers for you to...

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New to the shop

Marti Magna floral wreath Flowers hand painted quotes watercolor

New to the shop

It's July and I've been busy working on Christmas Cards and Christmas Designs it sounds crazy that I would get such an early head start but its amazing how much planning and proofing is involved.   As for this weeks quotes the following is what I've created.   To see it framed in a variety of sizes    And my personal favorite.... to see framed in a variety of sizes  Actually this one is my personal fave... To see framed in various sizes. Thanks for visiting. Marti

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Turquoise Mermaid

Marti Magna In the Making mermaid watercolor

Turquoise Mermaid

When I paint I get lost in all the little details of my creation and totally loose track of time But I'm always so proud of each painting when it's finished.   Most of the time I almost feel like I've brought that painting to life.  Please disregard the lighting in this behind the scene pic of one of my recent commissioned paintings... this is "Turquoise Mermaid".  My client adores mermaids and really likes turtles so this was the perfect mermaid for her.   Turquoise Mermaid is one of my most recent commissioned paintings... I just had to leave her in my studio to dry for an extra day because...

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Quotes and Reminders, what do they have in common?

Marti Magna Floral floral wreath hand painted quotes watercolor wreath

Quotes and Reminders, what do they have in common?

Quotes have always served as little reminders throughout my life but they were huge for me in the early 90's when I was diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder. The anxiety disorder is a hereditary thing that stems from my mothers' side - I'm not thrilled with it but I'm also not embarrassed by it.  Because we didn't have Pinterest back in the day I collected quotes that stood out to me by writing them down on post-it notes or postcards then taped them everywhere, my pocket calendar, checkbook and in my car to my refrigerator door and bathroom mirror. Today, thank goodness for Pinterest,...

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New items and Do you know what April is?

Marti Magna Floral Flowers Greeting Cards stationery watercolor

New items and Do you know what April is?

Happy April to you.  I'm so excited to be sharing my most recent project with you.   So if you follow me on Instagram I recently shared a post that said I was working on a few new projects.   One of those projects has been designing a new collection of greeting cards, so throughout the week I'll be sharing my new greeting card collection with you on Instagram and of course here in my shop.    The reason why I waited to share my new Greeting Card Collection with you in April is because April is National Card and Letter Writing Month.   Yep, In...

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