Mefore Aday

Mixed Media Artist, aka Mary Aday
b. Tupelo, Mississippi 1985  


Artist's have lives too. 

view:  full / summary

The Making of a Painting of Pacific City, Oregon

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 9:05 PM

You need Adobe Flash Player to view this content.


Posted on December 20, 2016 at 8:55 PM


In 6th grade, my Diddy (Dad) moved us away from our big family in the woods to a central-heat and air apartment in Mississippi where he could attain Social Security Disability because of his epilepsy. This was to be first stable income besides Food Stamps that my family was getting since I was born.


I love the anonymity of being the new kid.

I quickly made new friends, my first friends that I ...

Read Full Post »

Holiday Cheer! The Good and Bad Times are All Here!

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM

The time is Here! Time to count your blessings!

This time of year is always a double edge sword for me. Work hard and Play hard! 

I tend to go all out in everything that I do!

I plan and attend tons of Holiday parties trying to promote myself at every turn.

And on the flip side I attend and take part in a few Holiday Shows!

The preparation for these events takes it out of me. The...

Read Full Post »

Awarded Best In Show in Artopia!

Posted on August 3, 2016 at 8:00 AM
"The Fruit is Not the Seed" 
Best in Show

I am so proud to announce that I have won Best of Show with my painting  "The Fruit is Not the Seed". I am so fortunate to have been a part of Big Bend Cares in Tallahassee, Florida.

Artopia is a great Art Show Fundraisi...

Read Full Post »

Why I made "Average Despair"

Posted on April 10, 2016 at 1:45 PM


I made this ceramic sculpture in response to the idea that most of us have to suit up and go to work, and we are not very happy about it.


I am an artist, I am so lucky to know what I want out of my life and to fully appreciate how fortunate I am, to be doing what I love making Art! Working around the clock to make sure it stays that wa...

Read Full Post »

Happiness is an Understatement: Diving into the Art Business

Posted on March 20, 2016 at 11:15 PM


Being an Artist can be a bit overwhelming, sometimes. But being brave and having faith is what life and art is all about! Step by Step the process is quite amazing! 

As an Artist, I am running a small business while, at the same time, I am also trying to constantly get better at my craft, making lots of mistakes along the way, and thinking up and trying to manifest good ideas, while having lots ...

Read Full Post »


Posted on January 5, 2016 at 6:40 PM

Introspection is the direct observation or rumination of one's own heart, mind, and/or soul and it's processes, as opposed to extrospection, the observation of things external to one's self. 

“A room is, after all, a place where you hide from the wolves. That's all any room is.” -Jean Rhys, Good Morning, Midnight

We are all sctraching at the surface of what makes us who we are, but I am obsessed with it. I am obsessed with my own experiences and how to...

Read Full Post »

The Balancing Act

Posted on September 14, 2015 at 8:40 PM

Balancing Life and Art can be a challenge. I feel like I have chosen the hardest path to take in life. I want to be an artist with complete freedom to make whatever I want without any regards to others. I want to be in complete control of my vision. I hate feeling overwhelmed with "normalcy" dishes, cooking, cleaning.
I want to get to a point in my life where I have no responsibilities except to my artwork.


Posted on September 12, 2015 at 10:55 PM

Long time coming.

Posted on June 11, 2015 at 2:00 AM
I know it has been awhile, this part of my life is a doozy. Sorry you have to wait a little bit longer to hear the tales.

Moving to White Salmon, Washington!

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Life is crazy. It can pick you up and shake you and throw you back down. It doesn't even stop to ask you if you are okay. I have always been a tough cookie, because I did not have it easy as a kid, Because of that, I have kind of built my adult life up as a sort of cost-effective creative paradise. I somehow got really lucky to have almost everything I wanted in life by the time I was 30. I have had hardships, but it has been so long since I have known real grief. I am now grieving my move to...

Read Full Post »

Getting Ready to Hang an Art Show at The High Dive!

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:35 PM

I am in heaven right now! I love the crunch before a big deadline. I have been busy getting ready to hang up some two-dimensional work at http://www.thehighdivepdx.com.  Then it's a week of marketing in Portland, before March 6th, the Opening Party! I am getting ready to move in a month, also. So this show is actually a good opportunity to sell some pieces of art that I have had a hard time letting go of. I am cleaning out ...

Read Full Post »

Being Brave while all unravels around me.

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:00 AM

On a Roller Coaster of excitement and changes in life!  I will admit my stress levels have increased a little. I have been chugging along getting work done for the upcoming shows and then BOOM! Life suprises me with a new job and relocating with my husband. I am moving out of my house and my studio of five years. My home and my life on the Oregon Coast is coming to a bittersweet end. I will be moving to the Columbia River Gorge in a couple of months. My hus...

Read Full Post »

The Wonderful New Year

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 8:05 PM

Alas, I know it's been a long while since I've last updated this here blog. But  so much has been happening. Well first off I survived the Holidays! Now I am getting some much needed work done in the studio. So much to do before my upcoming show in March and April in Portland Oregon. Here's a preview of one painting I am doing for a local show in Pacific City, Oregon happening on Valentine's Day.  This is a painting I am working on that depicts my local beach with Haystack Rock and ...

Read Full Post »

Urban American Gothic

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 3:05 AM

New drawing I just fiinished this moring. Been working hard on it. I'm posting it now before the edits. As you can see it's beautiful day out so now I will go for a run! here you go! enjoy!

Wild Frontyard!

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Well some mornings are more magical than others. Woke up to this in my front yard! I am always overcome with gratitude for everyday and every moment I get to live here. I can be brought to tears by something like this.

Halloween is Holy.

Posted on November 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM

I like the idea of dressing up and acting a fool just as much as the next guy. But alas. This year like most years. The day that Halloween lands on is not the same day that I feel like going out and being social! At least it's a holiday that you don't get too much guf for opting out of. Unless you deprive children of this candy covered holiday and it's wacky traditions, then that seems harsh and cruel. But this year I am fine with taking the evening off watching a scary movie and eating popco...

Read Full Post »

Working without the eyes of the world.

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 3:50 AM

I have been going strong in the studio all week. Long days and nights. But alas, no photos as of late, because I have misplaced my camera for a little over a week. I had no idea how much I would miss documenting myself until I have deprived of the option. I was really looking forward to documenting the process that I am currently experimenting with. But it is rather sweet just doing what ever I want and not worrying about if I should be photographing this or not? So I figured that a lost came...

Read Full Post »