Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Yesterday I worked and painted and drew and sewed and made a huge mess.
I totally lost myself and it felt so great.

It's been
awhile since I've done that and I am so glad I was able to do so.

It's chilly
and cool in Portland right now. The leaves are starting to fall off the trees and you can smell them decomposing in the cold air. I love this time of year.


Jennifer Mullin said...

Awesome piece Michele. I dig the rich dark background.

Erika Lee Sears said...

Make a mess! Doesn't it feel great.. sometimes.. :)

Portland is in late fall mode.. I am hoping for no snow.

Love the new illustration. Is that gauche?

Michele Maule said...

Thank you!
I forgot to mention that the dark background was suggested by one of my Twitter friends, Amanda Blake, of

I was on twitter and mentioned that I had overworked the piece, and she suggested I paint it all black :) It worked out very well.

Michelle Brunner said...

I really like the piece also! How fun to get online advice on an artwork:)

Clare said...

I agree, I love the black!

Vagabond Carnival said...

Beautiful piece! Getting caught up in your work and losing track of time seems to be a big part of that creative side. Then you look up a couple hours later and realize you're hungry.