I'm a Momma of twins and married to a wonderful man of 26 years. I love reading, gardening, bike riding, rollerblading, and creating art. I've always loved creating art but never thought of sharing it. Raising a family has always been my top priority. Now that my kids are in college, why not get those creative juices going again? I've taken drawing classes during high school and a community college. Bottom line, I'm a self-taught artist. I love it! I am so grateful to share it with the world!! :)
Recently, I decided to share my earlier art pieces. I share these art pieces every Thursday and call them ‘Throwback Art Thursday’ on my Facebook and Instagram accounts. I thought I would share a couple of them here with you.
This one above is called the “Mad Poet.” The original piece was created by a phenomenal Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai, known simply as Hokusai. (1760-1849) This drawing was from an art class that I attended back in 1991. If my memory serves me correctly, I was required to use a Japanese brush and ink.
Hokusai was the first Japanese artist to be internationally recognized. One of Hokusai’s most famous art pieces is called. “The Great Wave off Kanagawa.” It was created with ink on a woodblock print back in 1831. Check it out here: https://g.co/kgs/Evmevm.
I painted this lighthouse using oil paints in 2001. If I remember correctly, it was created during a one-day class at a local park district before paint-and-sip places existed. This is, for sure, a medium I’m not used to using.
Please follow me on Instagram and Facebook @OneArtsyMomma or click the above links to see my next Throwback Art Thursday post. Wishing you a great week ahead! 🙂
This beautiful Australian Pink Robin grabbed my attention while searching for my next watercolor painting.
Australian Pink Robins are found in the forests of southeastern Australia and have the most vibrant pink bellies. They are the cutest little birds, only weighing a whopping 10 grams stand around 11 cm tall, and have a wingspan of just 22 cm. The Australian Pink Robin will surely leave an impression on you whether you’re painting, photographing, or simply admiring.
This beautiful and one-of-a-kind watercolor original painting is now available for purchase. Details: Watercolor and ink, 5.5 x 8.5 140lb paper, $100.00. Free shipping in the USA. If you are interested in purchasing, please send an email to OneArtsyMomma@msn.com. Prints will be available in the near future.
I was approached by a high school friend to create this unique painting for him and his beautiful wife. They now have it framed and sitting in their foyer. Here is the feedback I received from my happy customers:
“Wow! Thank you so much, Michelle, for our unique frogs. With a last name like Hoppe, you can’t help but take on the little croakers as the family mascot. I greatly appreciate your time and care in the project.”
I am thrilled to have had the privilege to create this unique piece of art for them.
On February 4, 2020, my best friend lost her battle to cancer. She put up a good fight for four years. My heart is broken, but it helps to know she is in a better place and at peace. Stacy and I have known each other since high school. We shared many great memories.
This sunflower represents the love and friendship I had for her. I was so very blessed to have a friend like her.
Her memory will live on in my heart for the rest of my days.
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 R. I am grateful and humbled. I hope this painting puts a smile on everyone who views it.
I am super excited to share this great news! I have sold my very first original painting!! Thank you to my friends, Mr. and Mrs. Brown, for purchasing my “Owl Lovers” watercolor painting. They gifted this painting to their daughter, Meagan.
I am excited about this new way of sharing my art. I have always created my art digitally in the past, and now I am experimenting with watercolors and having an absolute blast with this fun medium. Creating on paper rather than my computer screen and stylus is entirely different.
I plan to start selling my original paintings, prints, and other products. To receive weekly updates on my current art pieces, please follow me on Instagram and Facebook @OneArtsyMomma.
I’m almost finished with “Ernesto the Owl.” He needs some finishing touches and will 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 in my online shops. I’ll keep you posted when the original is available, and the products are loaded in my shops.