Torche' Galerie! She even sold 3 of her dolls at the first Opening Night! How awesome is that?
Michelle is no stranger to Art & Soul, having attended our event for years, taught a couple of opening night classes, and then became our Graphic Designer — creating ads, logos, marketing material, and the like to promote our retreat.
She's dabbled in collage, assemblage, journaling, painting, bookmaking, jewelry, dolls, and lots of other mixed media stuff! And, by her own admission, much of her artwork today was inspired by classes she took at Art & Soul! Oh, yes... such a proud Mama I am.
And it wasn't that Michelle didn't enjoy dabbling in collage, assemblage, journaling, painting, bookmaking, jewelry, dolls, and lots of other mixed media stuff! But this year she wanted to focus on one main genre of creativity. And Art Dolls allowed her to utilize her sculpting, painting, fabric, craft, jewelry and mixed media expertise — all on one piece!
To see more of Michelle's Art Dolls, you can check out her Artist's Page on the Torche' Galerie website. And you can also see more of her mixed media creations on her website YesterdaysTrashArt.com. As for her Graphic Design work? Well, you can just open up an issue of Somerset Studio or Where Women Create, among others, to find her handiwork on the glossy pages of our favorite publications!
So congratulations, Michelle. We're so proud of you. It's been an amazing journey getting to know you, seeing you grow creatively at our retreats, and to see where it's taken you! Bravo my dear!