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February 19, 2011


Island Cottage Art and Design

Hmmm. My week has been all about painting...the house! The girls have been at school, a few distractions, and the weather here in Williamsburg, VA. has been absolutely gorgeous for several days! The music has been drowning out the sound of the vacuum cleaner, and my house is becoming less cluttered. Donations, the antique mall, library, pieces of my life are being recycled and repurposed and it feels GREAT! My goal, to have the house in order before the end of April so my girls and I can enjoy our spring and summer.
How's the design of the jewelry holder coming along?

Erin Leigh

Love this painting & love that you are getting time to paint. yep,lately I've been forcing myself to just begin and then I usually can't stop. I lveo seeing your piece in progress.


Same thing here! I spent the morning yesterday working on pet portraits of a dachshund & a great dane... With the beautiful weather calling to me! After lunch I dragged everything outside painted in the sunshine. It was a great day. I love love LOVE your painting!

Shelly Massey

Tiling the kitchen backsplash. Sigh. Love the mousie painting so far. :) -Shelly

Nic Hohn

Sure does sound like a dream of a day! Hooray for you!

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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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