Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Thank You!

Thank you so much for your supporting me through one of the most trying times of my life.
Thank you for writing your beautiful comments and helping me through the darkness.
Thank you for being there and being wonderful!!

Lots of love and gratitude,
an (almost) fully functional,
Lily Moon

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Black Canvas

Warning: this isn't the sanest or happiest of my blog entries...

I woke up today to discover that both my legs are paralyzed.
Its a dark place to be.
Listening to music and scribbling in my diary is all that keeps me going.

I want to crawl into one of my paper gardens and fly away with the black birds....

Friday, 3 October 2008

A little sad....

Well it's been a long month, a long year to be precise! I've been in and out of doctor's offices more than I can count, and for the third time this year I am being admitted to hospital today. I've been battling a very sinister and sneaky disease this past year...I've missed being healthy, I've missed being able to do little everyday things and this month I have missed most of all my drawing and painting!
I do hope this is all over soon...
For the meantime just wanted to say thank you all those who have been so supportive through all this!
Sending you lots of love and hope to see you all soon!

Lily Moon

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Messenger Birds.....

Ramses: Delivers mainly love letters....he is quite shy, cries easily, likes to hide away in ferns and desperately wants to learn to sing (he believes he was a nightingale in a previous life)....
Ariadne: Delivers mainly good news...She may look pensive, but she is of a perky and adventurous nature... Sugar coated peanuts are her favourite snack (and she won't say no to a margarita bird bath)...

and last but not least my beloved No'e : He just likes to sit on your shoulder when you are feeling lonely....

The above prints are currently available exclusively for the month of August at my brand new Big Cartel store here
and will be available in my Etsy store in Septemeber. :)


Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Sketching and listening... Jacob Golden tonight...

I love listening to music while working, but he makes it difficult sometimes... have to stop every time I listen to 'Hold your hair back'.... it's that good...

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Garden Dwellers and Messenger Birds

Lost and Found (Print)
.... garden dwellers and messenger birds amongst a field of poppies....

A new addition to the Paper Gardens.... an ornate aviary with messenger birds (trained by the Aviary Keeper).....

L. M.

Monday, 14 July 2008

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Lilymoon Hearts:

Little Doodle's etsy shop is full of mischievous birdies and other beautiful work:

This piece made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside - a beautiful accordion book by Iris Schwarz:

A gorgeous dress that was custom made for me by Suzannah Mullikin - she is such a talented artist and a very lovely person! You can visit her Etsy shop here!

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Sneak Preview...

...of what I'll be listing in my Etsy shop next week!
(The originals on canvas will be available as well as prints :O)


Lily Moon

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

All you need is....

....and lots and lots of paints in all the colours of the rainbow.... :O)
Did I just kill a song there?

I am slowly getting back to my daily painting routine (and loving it)... Im looking forward to working on gocco prints next week (yay) and am painting new stuff that I'll be adding slowly to my Etsy store - also re working some older prints that I thought needed a little touching up (ooh)!


Friday, 13 June 2008

Oh poo....

I was re admitted to hospital on Sunday but thankfully I am back home now. I am typing this with difficulty as both my hands are bandaged because of injuries from iv treatment - thats the reason I can't reply to all your lovely emails of support and get well wishes: I was thinking of a way to communicate best and thought a blog post would be the best way :)
Thank you so much for your support, it has kept me sane and smiling :)

A big thank you to Fabbra and her wonderful little girl, who sent me the best kind of medicine ;)
Thank you to my illustrator friends who have been with me in spirit through all this, I love you guys :) (I'll try and be online more now, albeit silently, lol.)

I am still painting, in my head, and can't wait to put everything down on paper...

Take care everyone,
and be merry - life is beautiful!!
(also known as maya)

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Hospital Blues

Just a quick note to say I am back from the hospital (YaaaaaaaaY!) and will be opening my Etsy store, fingers crossed, this Monday :)
A BIG thank you to all the lovely people who sent me get well wishes - reading them really uplifted my spirits and made me smile!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

I am still a bit shaky, so I won't be online a lot till Monday, though I'll try and get every pending order posted before the week is out!

The above illustration was one of a few, that I doodled in my sketch book while in hospital....
Yes, to the horror of the lovely nurses, I took my paints with me, hehe.....

See you all very soon,

Sunday, 18 May 2008

What goes on, on Sundays...

I'm usually getting the studio ready for Mondays, etc...
- so I sorted out the paints I'll be using next week and gave my brushes a perm so they are all bright and perky....

Afterwards: lit a few candles and listened to what the wise swallows had to say...

....then Nefeli (previously known as Bob the imaginary dog) gave me the "strange painting lady, your bed is very soft and cosy, but I'd prefer going for a walk and chasing some butterfies" look....
So off we went...No butterflies were harmed during our walk, but I got the feeling, Nefeli has fallen pretty hard, for one....Ah, Puppy Love!

Friday, 16 May 2008

Lilymoon Hearts:

Bird earrings from the Mymble's Daughter:Blueberry Creme Fraiche soap from Savor:

DearPony blouse:

Thursday, 15 May 2008

jardins botaniques no....

...this project began with me daydreaming while painting new paper gardens for my Etsy shop... ..I wondered what would happen if I took a magnifying glass and studied the gardens closely: who and what would I find...Curious collectors, rare plants and flowers, shadows of poetesses bending over to examine nature's offerings....
Then I thought what it would be like to build the gardens frame by curious people could choose and build their own individual gardens....
And then... I took my brushes again and started painting....

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Queen of the butterflies on Lark and Loon

I've had the honor of creating a design for Lark and Loon's Summer collection! Check out their online store here!

Monday, 12 May 2008

Now where did i put them....

....I seem to have lost 3 blogging months.....



These little ladies look like they are looking for something too.... It could be true love.... or it could be a laptop....

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Sniff, sniff...

.... spring is just around the corner!
 Spring has always been my favorite of the four seasons - the air is full of positive energy and nature is bursting with vivid colors and  fresh aromas - there is nothing harmonious about it - it brings an exuberant chaos to all the senses...