Thursday, November 24, 2011


In honor Black Friday I will be having a 50% off sale on all my digital stamps at MY ETSY SHOP MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25!

No codes needed - I will refund the discount back to your account after your purchase - Happy Thanksgiving!

I am grateful for all of you who support my art and wanted to tell you how much I appreciate all of your comments, encouragement and love! Thank you!

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Happy Saturday everyone, I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and gearing up for the holidays.

I was sketching some fun quotes in my sketchbook and thought it would be fun to combine watercolor, ink and glitter and came up with a little fun illustration on some watercolor paper. The background is a really pale pink but didnt show up in the scan along with the glitter but I'm trying to get a good shot with my camera.

I also bought a teal frame and added some glitter to the edge of it, it looks really cute, just have to get a good pic:)

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I got out my watercolors and glitter (which you cant see in this scan) the other day and had a little fun with my St. Lucia Christmas sketch.

I had SO much fun painting and letting my inner artist play, it felt so good!

I googled St Lucia and got a little background on her, I thought I'd share it:

St Lucia was a young Christian girl who was martyred, killed for her faith, in 304AD. The most common story told about St Lucia is that she would secretly bring food to the persecuted Christians in Rome, who lived in hiding in the catacombs under the city. She would wear candles on her head so she had both her hands free to carry things. Lucy means 'light' so this is a very appropriate name.

December 13th was also the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, in the old 'Julian' Calendar and a pagan festival of lights in Sweden was turned into St. Lucia's Day.
St. Lucia's Day is now celebrated by a girl dressing in a white dress with a red sash round her waist and a crown of candles on her head. (Normally electric candles are used for safety!) The crown is made of Lingonberry branches which are evergreen and symbolise new life in winter. Schools normally have their own St. Lucias and some town and villages also choose a girl to play St. Lucia in a procession where carols are sung.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Happy Wednesday! I have been filling up my sketchbook with lots of fun stuff lately and have been working in graphite again for a change as well as watercolor. It is so fun to be working in color again and am drooling over the yummy watercolors in my palette, its been years since I used them and they are good as new, just like they've been waiting for me!

I drew a new mermaid named "Coral" that I'd thought I'd share with you all, she will be made into an stamp soon, I promise!



Tuesday, November 15, 2011


A friend of mine gave me this beautiful inspirational quote over the weekend and I just had to share it with you, even if its anonymous. Please read it and be inspired and always believe in yourself (This gorgeous creation with my Pearl image was created by Michele Spera and I thought it would go perfectlywith this quote:))

"May today there be peace within.

May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.

May you use the gifts that you have recieved, and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content with yourself just the way you are.

Let this knowledge settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us."

Friday, November 11, 2011


Happy Veteran's Day! I have a warm place in my heart as we all do, especially since I am proud to say that I am an Air Force Veteran:)

In honor of this special day I will be having a 50% off sale on all my digital stamps at MY ETSY SHOP NOW THRU MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12!

No codes needed - I will refund the discount back to your account after your purchase - Happy Veteran's Day!

And a HUGE thank you to all of our Veteran's and all of our service men and women for all they do for us, Thank you!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


This week has not been the best week for drawing, inking or for sketching creativity so I thought I would try writing today for a change. Since I started Michelle Perkett Studio in 2004 I have recieved so many wonderful comments about my work and I have been grateful for all of them, whether they were from someone at an art faire, commenting on my blogs, or on one of my online groups. They are the reason why I have kept creating even through the many highs and lows of being an artist.

The other day I recieved a letter from a wonderful new Etsy customer that I just had to share with all of you, it has touched me as an artist so much, I hope it touches you as well:

"Michelle, I just wanted to share something with you. Yesterday was a stressful day, to say the least.I decided to color some of your beautiful ladies (digital stamp images). Even with having to deal with all the nonsense, I realized that I was smiling to myself. Then I realized that my hands stopped shaking.The wonderful energy that you put in each of your blessed creations, poured thru, and made me feel better. Then I realized that even my pain level had lessened a bit.I really can't thank you enough. Michelle, finding you is a blessing.Thank you & may you receive the joy & love that you have given to others."

This is one of the nicest letters I have ever recieved as an artist and to know that my art helped to make someone feel better and to brighten someone's day is such a gift. As she wrote in her letter, "finding you is a blessing" - to me, she is MY blessing and I am so grateful for her words. Thank you so much for your beautiful letter!