Thursday, November 20, 2014


I have to admit, I'm an avid user of emojis. Mostly just in texts and Instagram comments. Sometimes it's just so much easier to text a bunch of hearts to my husband in the middle of the day than to type out "I love you from the depths of my soul."

My overuse of emojis and love of flowers coincide in my #emojisinbloom project: I recreate those adorable tiny illustrations with colorful petals, leaves, whatever other natural bits and pieces I can find.

It started with the pineapple. I spent so long arranging it just right, the flower petals started to wilt. Oops!
#emojisinbloom by @meandering_mari on Instagram || Mari Orr Art

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Whenever I finish painting for the day, I always make sure to stop and appreciate the palette.

With oils, sometimes I'm even more excited about the abstract mess of colors I'm left with than the actual piece of art. 
Oil paint palettes. | Mari Orr Art

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Hi, there!

I'm Mari, a 33-year-old dreamer. I've been creating my whole life and finally decided to make some of my works available for purchase. My portfolio includes oil paintings, watercolors, weavings, and calligraphy. I like to dabble in pretty much everything, though!