Author Archives: Michelle

About Michelle

I'm a Momma of twins and married to a wonderful man of 20 years. I love to read, garden, bike ride, roller blade, and create art. I've always loved to create art, but never really thought of sharing it. Raising a family has always been a top priority for me and now that my kids have been in school full time, I figured, why not get those creative juices going again. I've taken some drawing courses from a local college in the past, and a few in High School. Bottom line, I'm a self taught artist. I love it! So grateful to share it with the world!! :)

My Happy Place

My Happy Place!
My Art Studio!

I thought I’d share some photos of my happy place. My art studio. I definitely lose track of the time when I’m in here.

Creating art makes my soul HaPpY. It’s my escape from this crazy world we live in. Just my music, art, and my dog(s).

Where is your happy place? Comment below.

Ernesto the Secret Santa Owl

Ernesto the Secret Santa Owl


I am happy to announce that I have sold my second original piece of art, Ernesto the Secret Santa Owl to a dear friend, Kimberlie Richter. I am grateful and humbled. My hope is that this painting puts a smile on everyone’s face that views it.

The original might be sold, but you can still find Ernesto on several products by visiting my Society6 store here:

Ernesto the Secret Santa Owl

Ernesto the Secret Santa Owl

Ernesto the Secret Santa is finished. The original is available for purchase. Comment below if you are interested in purchasing this cutie of an owl.

Ernesto will soon be available on several outstanding products from Society6 and other Product-On-Demand online stores.

I’m also excited to announce that my daughter and I are brainstorming a book about this cute little owl, Ernesto. Keep your eyes peeled, hopefully by Christmas 2019.

I Sold My First Original Painting!

The happy recipient of my first original painting, Meagan Brown.

I am super excited to share this great news. I have sold my very first original painting!! I want to thank Mr. and Mrs. Chris Brown for their purchase of my “Owl Lovers” watercolor painting. They gifted this painting to their daughter, Meagan.

I am excited about this new way of sharing my art. In the past, I have always created my art digitally, and now I am experimenting with watercolors and having an absolute blast with this fun medium. It certainly is different creating on paper rather than my computer screen and stylus.

I plan to start selling originals and offering prints and many other products as well. Keep your eyes peeled for my next art pieces.

My Progress with Ernesto the Owl

Ernesto the Owl

I’m almost finished with Ernesto the owl. Just need some finishing touches and he’ll be looking for a new home.

I’ve put several fun hours into creating this plump Christmas owl and I can’t wait to see what he will look like on tote bags, wood art, and all the other products available in my online shops. I’ll keep you posted when the original is available and when the products are loaded in my shops.

Ernesto the Owl

I used an H pencil to trace Ernesto.
When using watercolors, it’s all about layering colors. So fun!!

I’d like to introduce, Ernesto the owl to you all.
I’m currently using watercolor pencils to create this cutie pie. My hope is to share my progress with you all on a daily basis.

I’m debating on whether to change the background. What color would you suggest for the background?

Owlet Watercolor Painting

I’m almost finished with this adorable owlet watercolor painting. Owls are my all-time favorite birds and a frequent subject of my art pieces. Owls are beautiful and mysterious looking birds. I adore them so much.

Owlet watercolor painting.

I am a beginner watercolorist and have been enjoying practicing. I feel that I’m getting better every day. Like they say, “Practice makes Perfect!” I try my best to paint every day, for at least an hour or more.

Lately, I have been trying out watercolor pencils, watercolor sticks and my latest is my new watercolor Sketchers’ Pocket Box from this awesome company, Winsor and Newton. They are some superb quality watercolor paints. I highly recommend them.

I can’t wait to see how much I’ve improved, a year from now.

Who Knew Watercolors Could be so Much Fun!

I’ve been experimenting with watercolors lately and I am loving them. Definitely my new favorite medium.

Earth Dragon Watercolor Painting
Earth Dragon

Sunflower watercolor painting.
Sunflower One
Sunflower Watercolor Painting.
Sunflower Two

These are just a few of my first paintings.

I can’t wait to see what my paintings will look like, six months from now. As they say, practice makes perfect.

Introducing, Oliver the Owl!

Oliver the owl and his visitor, the ladybug.
Oliver the Owl and his Visitor.

Oliver the owl was relaxing on his favorite tree branch when all of a sudden an adorable ladybug appeared to pay him a visit. They admired each other and eventually became great friends.

Oliver the owl can be found on furniture!

Oliver on bags!
Oliver is also on a huge selection of home decor and much more!

Oliver the owl is now available for purchase on a variety of products in my Society6 Shop!

PLUS there is an awesome SALE going on right now! Society6 is celebrating 10 years in the business of providing high-quality products with the images of some outstanding photography and artworks from creatives from all over the world!

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Sale Ends: Saturday, 3/23/2019 @ 11:59PM PT