Mary Lou Peters



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



As we head into the holidays, we are mindful of the many things for which we are grateful—in spite of the virus and all the changes it has brought with it. To record your thoughts on gratitude, I have designed a GRATITUDE JOURNAL just for you and the loved ones on your gift-giving list. Each page is illustrated with a different watercolor flower—thirty-two pages (one for every day of the month plus an extra) to record your thoughts on gratitude headed up by “Today I am grateful for…”  with a happy little reminder of the beauty in our natural world. Cost for each 5” x 5” journal, perfect for gift giving, is $15 and is now available on my website.


“OWL AND PUMPKINS” is new this month and so typical of this time of year—the wise old owl sits as king of the hill on top of some stacked pumpkins, and all in front of a big harvest moon. It’s an acrylic painting on an 8x10 wrapped canvas (edges are painted) and is for sale on my website,

My 4x6 watercolor, “MASKED SNOWMEN,” is a bow to our current situation—trying to lighten things up a bit during these crazy times. If you’re inclined to use these as your Christmas card, email me for bulk discount pricing for 25 or more cards of the same design—this discount also applies to any other card on my website.

Both of these designs are for sale in the “For Fun” section on my website.

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY (AUTUMN)” is also new—I just love the richness of fall colors in this bouquet! You can find it here on my website.


My winter bookmarks make cute stocking stuffers—holly, cedar, juniper, snowberries, and a pine tree—buy a few or a set. You can find them all on my website under Fun Items.


With the help of my web designer, Marta Olson at Mintaka Design, my new website has been revamped with YOU, the customer, in mind. Marta has made it easier and faster to order and I now offer sales through credit card online. One of my new options is a GIFT CARD for that special person on your list.

Order a gift card!

Just a reminder that if you would rather not order with a credit card, you may download, print and fill out an order form, enclose a check, and send it to me at PO Box 855, Mackinaw City, MI 49701. Or you may simply email me at or order by phone: 231-627-8069.


In the last issue of my newsletter I showed you how a reader and her husband transformed a wall in their home with my cards. (See it here). This month I’ll show you what another reader, Linda Sorenson is planning. She will frame a collection of my prints of the Mackinac Island hotels and B&Bs where she has stayed. Linda works and lives on the island in the summer and is the admin of the popular Facebook group, “Addicted to Mackinac Island.” I love to see how she and other friends are using my cards and prints so creatively in their home décor—thank you for showing us all!


Because of the virus, all classes are suspended for an indefinite time. Keep watching my newsletters and website for announcements.


For your Christmas gifts this year, why not give a meaningful souvenir of a well-loved place? “Mackinac Island Meditations” would be a perfect choice. Or do you have a gardener in your life? Then “Garden Meditations” would be a welcome gift. Each of these books features 32 pages of illustrated Bible verses, meditations, and prayers for your reading pleasure.




I enjoy interacting with readers of my Facebook posts on my page, Watercolor Paintings by Mary Lou Peters. I post nearly every day, either a brand new painting or a popular painting from the past.

My new Instagram account is fun—I’m learning lots of new things as I learn to navigate through this land of hashtags. You can follow me if you like at #maryloupeterspainter.


This “Coronacoaster” we’ve been on is certainly throwing us all for a loop. Many people have struggled with all aspects of it. Some of us are able to find a silver lining in these times. Wherever you are in this situation, I wish you the best and hope you can come out of it with a new awareness of yourself. For me, I’m realizing just how much I love my family and friends and crave time with them. I’ve also become aware of how much it means to me to be an artist and to share my gift with you.