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Hello October!

We love your colors and outfits!

It’s time to peep our halloween collection.

October Monster by Masha D'yans

October Monster by Masha D’yans

new calendar

Our new calendar has been released into the world and is awaiting your lovely walls!

Available now at Amazon and wherever fine wall calendars are sold. Get yours (and a few for deserving others) before they flit away like so many summer butterflies.

2018 calendar by masha dyans

2018 calendar by masha dyans

Hello July!

July Fireworks watercolor by Masha D'yans

July Fireworks watercolor by Masha D’yans

Dad Love

Resplendent June’s here reminding us to celebrate our favorite heroes of the father-variety! Pick a card, any card for the warrior who’s had your back, be it dad, uncle, grandpa, husband, brother, or mom or friend who played the role! They’d all love a fun token of your appreciation. Even if they’d never admit it in public.
greek helmet profile hero dad greeting card by masha dyans

National Stationery Show, let’s go!

As we get ready to attend the National Stationery Show next week, we thought we’d take a walk down memory lane (strewn with plenty of fleurs, of course). Please enjoy a look back at our last show.

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Our booth was a light construction, hand-pinned with a myriad of salvaged silk flowers collected from all over and deconstructed by Masha and her mom.

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It was a real labor of love and art to compose the blooms into lush compositions of color gradations on the walls. Masha’s idea for light shelving was to use feathers to hold up the cards. Alignment was difficult to achieve by hand but everyone loved the unique effect. Best of all, the cards were the heaviest thing about this booth design.

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Lucky number 2345!

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Silk petals served as flooring. It was a welcome zen activity to brush them back in place with a small broom after each busy day.

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The lighting was a bit harsh for photos, but we spotted many a fake “selfie” being taken in order to photograph our booth design OTDL. That’s a compliment, right?

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Let’s not forget about the fashion. All outfits were done by Masha and her incredible mom and incorporated artwork from the cards.

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As well as the cards themselves (see hat).

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Here’s Masha with friend (and fellow curly girl) Emily McDowell enjoying the show.

See you in NY!

May Flowers Card Showers

May is here with myriad of blooms in tow! Here on masha.com, we have a few fruits (and flowers) of our labor to share too – 23 new cards to be exact. They look as good going as they do coming thanks to the lush art on the back as well as the front. Pick some for Mother’s Day and beyond! Welcome May flowers card showers.

May Flowers Card Showers

flowers + cards for mom

Is there a more classic pairing for springtime than flowers + cards?

Living here in California we never cease to be amazed by the endless variety of floral visions that arrive this time of year. You might’ve noticed that Masha returns to blooms over and over again in her watercolors. With so much fresh inspiration every year, what’s not to love? For this Mother’s Day we’re pairing some of our favorite (and new) cards with our dream bouquets. Let’s stop and smell the options.

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For the goddess who gave you life, only the most exotic blooms will do – Orchids are a magical flower available in the potted phalaenopsis and dendrobium (or Spray) varieties. Make her day with these beauties from Bouqs.com or your local florist.

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And for the mother figure in your life (Aunties and Moms-in-law count too!) who’s as warm as sunshine, radiant succulents are a perfect way to show your love. They’re beautiful and require almost no upkeep like this stunner.

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Nothing says “I love you mom” like classic roses! Pink roses are used to convey gentle emotions such as admiration, joy and gratitude. Light pink blooms are indicative of sweetness and innocence. Deep pink blooms convey deep gratitude, appreciation as well as elegance and grace. Pick your bouquet to tell your mom all that!

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If you are more of a do-it-yourself gifter, celebrate your mother this year with a timeless bouquet of wild flowers, harvested from the great outdoors. She’ll appreciate the thought and artistry. Pair your creation with our brand new sweetie of a card!

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The Chinese call Peonies the King of flowers or the Flower Fairy. Typically in season from late April to early June, they will be sure to make Queen Mom’s day absolutely beautiful. You could find an artisanal rainbow’s worth at purepeonies.com.

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And of course we can’t forget…the mom-to-be in your life! Freesia, with its simple, elegant multiple blooms along the stem, has long been a symbol of innocence and trust. One of the most fragrant flowers, freesia is perfect when Spring and newness are in the air!

Hello April

 

We love April in the spring.April Easter Bunny watercolor by Masha D'yans

Hello March

We’re excited to spot the first signs of spring coming all around, while working hard on the next collection of cards for you. What do you have planned for march?march apple blossoms watercolor by masha dyans

Book Launch in Manhattan Beach 2/11!

If you happen to be on the west coast, please come to our book launch event at Dacha in Manhattan Beach this Saturday! Enjoy cocktails by Casamigos tequila, tipsy coloring, music by Pat Restaino and a special appearance by the mystical Sky White Tiger. Our book launch will feature an exhibit of original drawings, one-of-a-kind prints, and signed Color Me Enchanted books. These make lovely gifts for Valentine’s Day and beyond!
Color Me Enchanted Book Launch: February 11, 4-7 PM.
Please [email protected].
Hope to see you there!Color Me Enchanted Book Launch in Manhattan Beach

 

Here’s a taste from our January New York launch.Color Me Enchanted Book Launch in ManhattanColor Me Enchanted Book Launch in ManhattanColor Me Enchanted Book Launch in ManhattanColor Me Enchanted Book Launch in ManhattanColor Me Enchanted Book Launch in ManhattanColor Me Enchanted Book Launch in Manhattan

Color Me Enchanted Book Launch in Manhattan

Color Me Enchanted Book Launch in Manhattan