art by mary wangerin giveaway

a girl who believes in long bike rides, messy hair & treasuring moments. in living bravely & truthfully everyday. in finding happiness in the details. i am so excited to share the amazing work of mary wangerin with you this morning! 

mary paints colorful magic & shares it on her etsy shop in original artwork & prints. i love her work because it's messages are little reminders we need throughout our days. 

"live bravely"
"know happiness"
"seek truth"
"there is freedom in letting go" 
"trust the process (+ yourself)"
& one of my favorites - "bravery suits you"

so good.

i am thrilled to offer up the two prints above to one reader from sweet mary wangerin. it's simple:

1. comment below with your email address & one phrase or quote that inspires you.
2. like mary's facebook page or follow mary on instagram @marywangerin

i'll randomly choose a winner on thursday, march 13th, at 8 am & share the winner within this post on friday, march 14th.

happy winning, friends!

p.s. can't wait to win her work? enter "FRIENDSOFNATALIE" to receive 20% off your purchase at checkout.


all comments closed. congrats, michaela! you're the winner. i will email you shortly! 


Living on Love said...

Love her stuff! I've always loved Mary Oliver's quote (it's from a larger poem) "Sometimes you only need to stand where you are to be blessed."


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Teri H said...

I'm following Mary on Instagram! One of my favorite quotes... "It is well with my soul"...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful happy paintings! :o) I would be very happy with one (or more) of them!
"Life starts beside our comfort zone."
My other favorite is on my Instagram. ;o)
Thanx for the opportunity! :o)
Cheers, Zsuzsa from Hungary

elizabeth said...

I liked Mary's Facebook page, and follow on Instagram. One of my current favorite quotes is "Never, never, never quit"

Beth said...

Beautiful! "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." - African proverb

Anonymous said...

"Bloom where you are planted"

Shayla Howell said...

Truly inspiring! Although making a list and crossing off the 'to dos' is a good feeling its still important to let your creative self be free and get your hands messy! Love!
"Today is a great day to learn something new!"

Happy creating!

Julianna Marcus said...

Her work is so beautiful! One of my favorite quotes (or Bible verses) is: She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.

I'm Sara. said...

Love her work!! I first "found" her through Artful Blogging :) I like her words "Celebrate everything" in her art above.

Danielle said...

I love the Louisa May Alcott quote you have pictured here!

One of my favorite quotes is "“To find the right word, to capture the perfect image, awakens the spirit and enlarges the soul.” —Richard Foster

Michelle said...

I'm now following her on instagram. My favorite quote is from e.e. cummings: "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." Thanks to you both for the opportunity to win!

Amanda Roy said...

Her work is beautiful! Thank you for sharing :) My favorite quote is "All good things are wild and free." - Thoreau

Jody said...

Beautiful work, thank you for sharing! I am now following her on Instagram. My favorite scripture right now is "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.

Tracy said...

Create in me a pure heart and a renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

My favorite verse and love Mary's work!

Jessica said...

Philippians 4:6-7 "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

I've been a little anxious about the birth of my second child (any day now!) and this verse jumped at me yesterday. Balm!

Michaela said...

I don't know who this quote originated from, but when I was having a hard time during a particular semester in nursing school, my classmate gave me a print that read "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes it is that quiet voice within that says - I will try again tomorrow". I still have that piece of paper and it's helped through many a tough time. Thank you for introducing Mary and her beautiful work to me. I'm following her now both on IG and FB!

michaela_gawlyta at hotmail dot com

Sara said...

Thanks for the fun giveaway Natalie! I'm drawn to mountain quotes lately ;-)

"...going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity."
― John Muir

Sara said...

Such great prints! Lately, I've been exchanging inspiring quotations via email with some of my girlfriends. The latest one that struck a chord with me is:

"We are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be." --John Green.

saraefk at gmail dot com

Sandy said...

"Celebrate everything" is my Mary fav cause it's my mantra too!

Sandy said...

oops, here's my email:
I am already a Facebook fan and will try to add Intagram too:)

Erica said...

one quote that has greatly inspired and impacted me over the past few years is julia cameron's quote: the capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.

i am a huge mary wangerin fan and am so thrilled to see you featuring her here! :)

Erica said...

i like mary's page and follow her on IG :)


anne pettingill said...

Mary is BEYOND talented... and such a graceful soul.

"Make a JOYFUL noise unto the Lord" is my current motto, meaning i need to use my voice for a positive force only.

Anonymous said...

Hi there
How fun this is. I adore your blog by the way
Okay here is my inspiration quote

"Live your life in such a way that those who know you, but don't know God, will come to know God because they know you"
hope I win, love her art

Hillary Rain said...

oh how i adore mary wangerin.

i already follow her on instagram and like her page. :)
i've been loving this little piece of poetry…

"As if you were on fire within
The moon lives in the lining of your skin.”

― Pablo Neruda

Sara said... "Be still."

Jane said...

ooh such gorgeous artworks. I'm wanting to make an 'it is well with my soul' artwork of some description for my house. I also love 'the sun comes up, its a new day dawning, it's time to sing your song again. whatever may pass and whatever lies before me, let me be singing when the evening comes'.

I'm following Mary on instagram!


Leanne Maguire said...

I follow Mary on both Facebook and Instagram :)
Such talent!
My favorite quote this week is

"For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” ~F.Scott Fitzgerald

Laura said...

Beautiful. I find so much inspiration and comfort in proverbs 3:5

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love those! So pretty.

I just bought Dierks Bentley's new cd, and so I have the lyrics of "Riser" going through my head. It's inspiring me right now.

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