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March 11, 2010


Laurie Miller

These are wonderful, michelle. Exactly what I would do . . .personalize it! I may need to go and look for a traveling art bag now.

paulette insall

wozers michelle!!!! you HAVE to bring this to our get together next week! and your mom needs to bring her's too. even if they aren't all finished yet. y'all are coming, right? i soooooo missed not getting to join y'all last time.


Paulette Insall

oh and do you have one of your new catalogs you could bring? i'd loooooooove to drool over that too! lol! and i'd love to pick your brain about working with das clay. i picked some up last week and found it kind of challenging to work with (keeping it wet, smoothing, etc.). wondering if you could give me any tips. :)




Can't believe the transformation! I would never have guessed;) You'll be the envy at Artfest (maybe this could be a future class?)

Elizabeth Armstrong

Hi Michelle
The bag looks amazingly FAB! Can I ask if you used gesso before making it arty?
Best wishes and thanks for posting


Michelle -- you are the coolest. xo Tam

Healing Expressions

That is so outrageously cool Michelle! I really do think that would be an incredible idea for a workshop!!! Sure had fun the other night "arting" with you! Congrats on the new catalog!

Meaghan "Bonafyde"  V.

Michelle!!!!! Your hand painted "Art Bag to Go" is OFF THE CHAIN FABULOUS! Loves it!

meg duerksen

that is unreal?!!!
i love it.

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations

That turned out awesome!

Alison Gibbs

What an amazing look you have created for your art bag


haha x I love the transformation especially the tulips and the "eyes" /flowers along the edge. funky. Enjoy x


i can't tell you how much i love this! this bag of tricks would inspire me to create wherever i went!

Cristi Clothier

Oops, commented on the wrong post earlier. MUST.HAVE.ONE.OF.THOSE.BAGS! That is gorgeous, wow! That bag looks absolutely awesome.

Jen Osborn

Michelle, it was so wonderful to meet you at Artfest! I just adore your traveling art bag, and think you should make up a few to sell in your Etsy. {hint hint}

Penny Smith

Where did the bag come from? :)

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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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