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August 16, 2011


Island Cottage Art and Design

Is that Olive the cat in your painting?

Karin  Canazzi

love to see these in-progress paintings...


Hello! I too love seeing your paint in progress and I really like the end result. I also like your hair very much and the fact that you had it your way and your dream came true.


Wow, I like all the layers and would've stopped long time ago. But the final painting rocks, and the saying - love it!


I love it when you do progressions of your paintings. We get to see the magic that you create, one step at a time. As for your last post...LOVE the dreads! I always say "You are so BRAVE"!!! I miss you!



love the painting... you have such a unique and beautiful style!

Sherry Williamson

Love the painting- I really enjoy watching your art in progress, because I never know exactly what to expect. It's really fun & full of character. Oh, and love your hair too!


Super fun! I especially love the kitty cat on the right side - holding the balloon.


oh I love the process that you showed, and the colors pop and so kid friendly, and so beautiful, I could go on and on

Kate D

oh wow! so much life and love going on in this! And the colors...I can totally see you doing kids books! They would eat them up!


I'm sure you are either moving....or creating something GREAT!! I just wanted you to know I was thinking about you and anxiously awaiting your return to blog-world!! xoxoxo


Love this! The layers, the freedom, the surprises! Always inspirational, Michelle!

collette schildkraut

what a great idea... love it.

sissy sparrows

The finish is always such a surprise for me...I love it when you post your progressive shots. You are such inspiration, the colors, details....amazing.


Where aaaarrrreeeee youooooooo?? LOL I miss you! xoxo

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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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