Friday, July 24, 2015

Happy Summer! I hope you are all enjoying your "Christmas in July" creating and are keeping cool. A few weeks ago I stumbled onto a website called Creative Live, if you havent been there I highly recommend it, I am so hooked. 

Its full of art classes of all different types for all different levels and also have lots of professional classes for artists who want to sell and market their art. Some are also free at different times and they always have classes on sale as well. 

I took a class called, "Become A Working Artist" with Lisa Congdon who does a number of things as an artist; licensing, canvas painting, writing and teaching to name just a few. What an inspiration, I highly recommend her class!

I have a few things to share with you, first I have a new rubber stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle called, "3 WISE MEN" available now!

I have also been working on some sketches and some digital color work. I am trying to update my portfolio with some childrens book illustrations and have been playing around with illustrating, "Cinderella" below are a sketch and colored sketches.

I also am posting a little, soon to be a stamp set, sketch  called, "A BEACH DAY" that has been really fun to work on. I will chat with you soon, I hope you enjoy your weekend:)

Hugs,

Michelle


Friday, June 12, 2015

MPS 50% OFF SALE AND NEW MPS FORGET-ME-NOT FAIRY RELEASE



















Happy Friday! I am now having a 50% OFF SALE at my Etsy Shop, NOW THRU MONDAY, JUNE 15TH AT NOON PST
COUPON CODE IS: MPSJUNE

I also wanted to share my new "Forget-Me-Not Fairy" with you and is now at my Etsy shop waiting for you to take her home:)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and stop on by the shop and check out what's new!

Hugs,

Michelle

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NEW DIGITAL STAMPS, ORIGINAL PAINTINGS AND FAIRY SKETCH

Hi Everyone,
I hope you have all been putting your artistic talents to good use these days and are enjoying lots of creative time for yourselves, its a must, right? I would LOVE to know what you guys are working one please feel free to share:)
 
It has been FOREVER since I've posted anything on my blog so I thought I'd better clean up the cobwebs here and start sharing myself...

I have a new digital stamp image and a couple of new sets that I updated from a couple of old favorite images that I just posted on my Etsy shop; I just listed a new image of St. Therese of Liseux,  "Woofie's First Birthday" set and "Birthday Queen of Hearts" digital stamp set.

Also, I wanted to post a little sketch of my new "Forget-Me-Not" Flower Fairy (soon to be a digital stamp - holding my breath now:))

And a couple of original commissions in watercolor, colored pencil and ink that I really enjoyed working on called, "Prince of Peace" and "Mary's Magnificat"

And more rubber stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle coming soon!

Hugs,

Michelle



BIRTHDAY QUEEN OF HEARTS STAMP SET

ST THERESE OF LISEUX







FORGET ME NOT FAIRY
WOOFIE'S FIRST BIRTHDAY STAMP SET






"PRINCE OF PEACE"


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

MPS NEW "COFFEE FRIENDS" DIGITAL STAMP SET




Dear Friends,

I hope your new year is going well so far. I've been trying to get creatively cranked up again after Christmas and being sick thru most of December with a bad cold but feel great now and ready to start off 2015 with some new work to share with you guys.

I just listed a brand new digital stamp set at my Etsy shop, its called, "COFFEE FRIENDS" and was inspired by my coffee friends that I meet with at Starbucks and of course my great love of coffee, which is actually more of an obsession sometimes since I cant seem to live without it most days:)

Also, this set will be available in rubber soon!

Any how I hope you like it!

Hugs,

Michelle

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

NEW! "PEACE BE WITH YOU" ANGEL PRINT

Hi Friends,

I've just listed another new art print at my Etsy shop called, "Peace be With You" Angel. She was SO fun to sketch and then ink and paint, I've been loving working in watercolor again alot and after the Christmas Crazies I hope to be back at my art desk again:)

Check out my little friend HERE:





Friday, December 5, 2014

RELEASE DAY FRIDAY

Hi Friends,

Happy Release Day! I have a new Valentines Day rubber stamp set just released from Sparkle N Sprinkle called, "Love and Kisses" and is now on sale at the SNS website, isnt it cute?:)

http://sparklensprinkle.com/o/product_info.php?products_id=7593
"LOVE AND KISSES" RUBBER STAMP SET


Sunday, November 30, 2014

MPS NEW RELEASE, NEW LINE AND NEW SALE

Dear Friends,

I hope those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving had a wonderful day with family and friends. I'm still in a bit of a turkey and stuffing food fog but it was a lovely day:)

I have some fun things to share with you, a new rubber stamp set release and a new line of art prints mounted on wood that I am so excited about and of course a little thank you sale...

First, here are some of my new line of hand-painted art prints mounted on wood.. I have had SO much fun making these I hope you like them as much as I've enjoyed creating them:)

They are all NOW AVAILABLE at my Etsy shop and EVERYTHING AT MY SHOP IS 
30% OFF NOW THRU MIDNIGHT PST TOMORROW (monday dec 1st pst): 
COUPON CODE IS: DEC30
"FAITH, HOPE, LOVE"

"HOLLY THE CHRISTMAS FRIENDSHIP FAIRY"

"HOLY STARRY NIGHT"
"PSALM 118:43"






















And A NEW "WOOFIE UNDER THE TREE" RUBBER STAMP RELEASE from Sparkle N Sprinkle NOW ALSO 30% OFF UNTIL MIDNIGHT TOMORROW (MONDAY dec 1st PST) WITH THE SAME COUPON CODE: DEC30



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MPS GIVEAWAY WINNER

Dear Friends,

I want to first of all thank you for taking the time to leave your comments for the giveaway post, your comments are always so much appreciated. The winner of the Autumn Splendor is comment #6, using Random Generator.... Mari! Congratulations, Mari, I will be contacting you to get your info and I will be having more giveaways soon! Thanks everyone!




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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

HOW I FOUND MYSELF IN MY ART

I thought I would try to actually write something today instead of just "posting." Its been over 6 months since I've posted anything (except for yesterday) I took some time off this year from my online art to find myself creatively and I think I found what was missing in my creative life.

Over the past year I have been teaching an art class to a room full of 11 year olds and during that time as I was teaching the girls art journaling, calligraphy, lettering, watercolor, glittering and sketching what makes them happy and inspires them, I realized that I loved all of these things and have not done any of them for years.

I have been designing digital stamps for 5 years and I have loved every minute of creating those designs and still do, but I was craving color and creating something more. So for the last few months I have had an outlet for my creativity besides the art class. I have been creating paintings and donating them to the Orange County Magnificat Women's Prayer Breakfast raffle every three months.

I am a part of this ministry and it has been a huge blessing to me in more ways than one. I have grown so much in my faith because of it and because of all the inspiring women in it. They are such prayer warriors. And I have started a new "Faith" portfolio thanks to all my "donations."

I've taken all of these watercolor, ink and colored pencil designs and have mounted them on wood and paint the wood, embellish the painting with glitter and crystals and am so happy creating these pieces. Actually, happy isnt the right word, deliriously happy is more like it. It feels amazing to create a physical product that I can hold in my hands.

This has been such a joyful part of my life over the past few months which has been crazy to say the least; my car has broken down 3 times, my Mom has been in and out of the hospital and ER off and on since July and the heat this summer in CA has been so oppressive that all I can do after my dogwalks is come home, turn the a/c on and work on my art. It has saved me from going insane this summer. Just me and Jesus, creating together, love it.

Anyway, the time away from blogging, Facebook and my Etsy shop has done me alot of good I think. Here is a bit of what I have been painting this year...




Tuesday, October 7, 2014

MPS GIVEAWAY AND NEW RELEASES

Hi Friends,

I cant even believe how long its been since I even posted anything, I had to clean out alot of cobwebs and dust bunnies from my blog and decided to re-design my blog banner here while I was cleaning house:)

I have some new releases to share with you...I have 2 new rubber stamp sets that have just been released from Sparkle N Sprinkle, the first is "AUTUMN SPLENDOR" which I will be giving away to one lucky winner this month! Just leave a comment below and you will be registered to win, I will choose a name randomly on OCT 15th!

"AUTUMN SPLENDOR"


and is also available as a Digital Stamp Set here:



And the second rubber stamp set is called,  "A SAVIOR"



"A SAVOIR"


A SAVIOR is also available as a digital stamp set here

And, I have a new digital stamp and a new digital stamp set now availabe at my ETSY SHOP:


Here is "MATTHEW 18:14" with Jesus and the little lost sheep:






I am now having a 50% off sale at my Etsy shop NOW THRU OCTOBER 31ST AT MIDNIGHT PST
COUPON CODE IS: MPSOCT