It's here! The fifth and final One World One Heart, hosted by Lisa Swifka of "A Whimsical Bohemian" and I am so happy to finally be able to participate! Thank you so much for stopping by Lost Coast Post! Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself...
My name is Michelle and I live and dream on the foggy coastline of extreme Northern California, an area often called the "Lost Coast." (To give you some geographical point of reference, my hometown is tucked away amongst the redwoods and at the ocean's edge about 300 miles north of San Francisco.) It is a place of stunning natural beauty, rich in big ideas and free spirits. It provides me with unlimited inspiration for living creatively.
I have one wonderful son who lives with me while attending a local college. I am also known as Mom and (more accurately) "Her Majesty, the Queen of Kibble Distribution" by two mischievous but sweet-hearted kitties named Marley Bear and Tuscany Jane. Ours is a lively household, full of strong opinions and even stronger love...and it is a home filled with art.
Like so many others, I was in love with art from an early age but it wasn't until 2000 that I really moved art to the forefront of my life. That was the year I went back to college to pursue (and ultimately receive) a degree in art. At first, I concentrated on scientific illustration but that gave way to printmaking and then bookmaking and then art journaling. I dabble in many different mediums, from watercolor to acrylics to colored pencil to pen & ink and so on. I also love teaching art and in the past ten years, I've taught all ages, from kindergarteners to adults. Art is so powerful and I treasure the opportunity to help others discover that creative force within.
I hope that you wander around Lost Coast Post for a bit and take a peek at how my muse makes herself known. (That's really the best way to get to know me.) But just for stopping by and as a part of "One World One Heart," I'm offering the opportunity to win a little piece of my art. It is called "Tranquility," and it features collage and acrylics on a 6 by 12-inch canvas board. It is an older painting of mine but I felt that it was perfect for this event as egrets are one of my very favorite Lost Coast residents. It seems right that this comical yet classy character leaves my nest to find comfort in some other artist's home.
To enter this prize drawing, please pop into the comments section for THIS POST that includes a working email address or your blog address (don't forget that part!) and leave me a note that so I can contact you for mailing infomation should you win. I also ask that you have an active blog to participate; I will randomly select a winner and announce that name on Thursday, February 17. Good luck to all and thank you again for exploring my tiny corner of the artistic universe!