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November 24, 2009



I can´t believe how good Jessica is at painting!!! I just absolutely LOVE her snowman! The color-scheme, the shadowing, the snowy details. I am in awe! but maybe that´s what you get third generation of talented artists :-) And by the way, I love your stuff too, Michelle :-) Good luck with the rest of the sale.


oh, i wish i lived there! your studio looks magical!! happy thanksgiving :)


Wish I lived closer! I would have loved to come! If I ever get to Washington, yours is the first stop on my list!
I am part of an artists co-op in Springfield, IL and we are raising money for 2 charities this year. For our December fundraiser each artist is decorating shopping bags that will be sold at the shop with all proceeds going to a children's cancer summer camp. Check us out...www.studioon6th.com. Thanks always for inspiring my creativity!


looks like a super event - warm and inviting and full of fabulous art. your daughter's piece is magnificent!


Make sure you save some of Jess's magnets for me! Love that girl!!! Oh, and your stuff isn't half bad. ;) Wish I could have been there. I am hoping to make it to the second weekend. My mom is feeling much better.

meg duerksen

i love all of it!!

Andrew Mat

Please forgive the friend who leave big holes in your lawn!!!!

Meaghan (bonafyde)


ONE: I'm in awe of your daughter because her art is FANTASTIC and she's on to something there... definitely an awesome idea of hers to get prints and magnets done... she could get into licensing at the tender age of 9! Woah... watch out WORLD! :)

TWO: I'm (as always) in awe of your art, drive and joie de vivre! and the sheer prolificness of it all, AMAZING. proud of my healthy protein snack

THREE: I was eating almonds & a banana while reading this post, feeling rather proud of my healthy snack and enjoying the flavors..... that quickly felt like sawdust in my mouth compared to that luscious spread you had laid out... MMmmm...ok Almonds are cool but lets throw in some of that cheese and a glass of wine... yes please... oh heck make that two glasses... lets live a little... LOL ;)

FOUR: I LOVE your studio space, looks like a wonderful, energizing place to create in and I sure I wish I had friends like you who lived near me so we could play together and make art....

FIVE: Congrats on the amazing event!


so so festive and fun:) and jess' work - simply amazing!

Renee Khan

The set up looks fantastic Michelle and your daughter's snowman is awesome.

Happy thanksgiving.

Love Renee xoxo


wow, wish I didn't live a couple thousand miles away, I'd soooo be there~! I adore your daughter's contribution too~! :)

Debra Johnson

LOVE it all - always enjoy your site and your art!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!
Debra Johnson

Renee Khan

Michelle I forgot to tell you I went to your Mom's site too. I see being super talented runs in your family.



Looks cozy and beautiful! Love all the colorful art :)

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  • hi and welcome!!! i'm so glad you're here! my name is michelle. i'm blessed to be a wife (to gary) of 18 years and a mom of two girls; alexis(16) & jess(11). i've been a full time artist for 15 years. i made my start at Portland Sat. Mkt. and art fairs around the country, and then headed into wholesale shows when our oldest began school. i love ART-ing, art journaling, running, cycling and downing junk food!
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