Mary Lou Peters



Mary Lou Peters
P.O. Box 855
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
(231) 627-8069
(231) 818-6365 (cell)



This month I’ve been painting in my garden—my July Garden accordion book. The flowers are lovely this year and the bunnies are enjoying them too! I’ve also done a sketchbook page of my prolific Tumbler Tomato plant. I’ve been harvesting two dozen cherry tomatoes daily for the past two weeks. This plant is well-named: the tomatoes just tumble off the vine and into my hand! Best of all, the bunnies can’t reach them!

Sorry, but neither of these will be reproduced to sell on my website or in shops.


This past month has been a blur of busy-ness! Putting orders together and making trips to Mackinac Island have keep me very busy. It’s a joy to have such a special place so close by! (See REFLECTIONS for my story about a recent trip to the island.)


A portion of all my website sales have gone to help stock the shelves of my local food pantry to feed thirty hungry families in my area. Thank you for all your help by ordering my artwork and making these donations possible.


My books make wonderful souvenirs of your trip to Mackinac Island They are also great gifts for all occasions. BothMackinac Island Meditations and Garden Meditations are 32 pages of illustrations reproduced from my original watercolor paintings along with scripture verses, meditations, and prayers. A perfect gift for a loved one—or a treat for yourself. Order online at or find it in one of the fine shops on Mackinac Island or in Mackinaw City.


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A delivery of paintings to Mackinac Island is an opportunity for adventure. I always plan to see the creative shop owners on Main Street and Market Streets and their wonderful workers who display my merchandise keeping it fresh during this busy summer season.

 A walk down the hill on French Lane reveals a special garden where there’s always something new blooming.

Then on to the Iroquois Hotel to stroll Carriage House Path and its stunning gardens so expertly developed over the years by Jack Barnwell. It’s so calm and peaceful in this small garden that’s right off bustling Main Street.

An early dinner on the outdoor patio of the Carriage House under the bright lime green umbrellas is a real treat and a super way to enjoy the serenity to be found on beautiful Mackinac Island.

And that’s just part of the day! Sometimes I take a walk up the hill to Grand Hotel to see the Secret Garden and geranium-filled greenhouse.

On the other end of Main Street is the lovely Ste. Anne's Church and beautiful gardens all the way out to Mission Point Resort. I love this end of the island, too. There’s just so  much to appreciate about this special place—all part of Pure Michigan!