Just about every single time I walk by this yard on Carroll Avenue in the summer I stop and take photos of the bees, butterflies and blooms. This time, it was the colorful “We Believe” sign that caught my eye. Later as I was sketching from the photos, I realized I couldn’t see all of the words at the bottom so I searched online and found Jameesa Oakley’s Etsy shop – SignsofJustice — ( you can order your own yard sign at the link!). They have other great signs too, so check them out!
Matted prints and note cards of my painting are available from my Etsy shop, MichelleBaileyArt.
Hello to the kids walking by that I chatted with. You asked me what I was doing sitting across from the Takoma Park DC Library way up on a steep hill. I had just started my sketch but I mentioned I would post the final image when I was done. You walked by again and showed me that you had found my website on your phone and asked if that was really a photo of me on the about page. Very impressive that you took the time to find out! I hope you enjoy this sketch.
Last Monday I used the opportunity of the beautiful weather to go outside and do some sketching. I walk by this place all the time and love the whirligigs in the front lawn so I thought it would be fun to paint– and it was quite a challenge! I’m new to sitting and painting outside like this. I love how using a watercolor sketchbook helps me loosen up and explore new ways of painting. I think I’m hooked!
Some sketchbook prints are now available from my etsy shop: MichelleBaileyArt.etsy.com. Please email me about any images you are interested in that you don’t see listed.
Björne is helping me finish these Bee & Blossom cigar box paintings for Art Hop Takoma this weekend (April 29-30)! I’ll be exhibiting at Roscoe’s Pizzeria along with Marcelle Fozard (Painting) and Mary Ann Lipovsky (Painting). Our reception is Sunday from 3-5 pm. Please stop by!
“On International Women’s Day, I could not think of a better way to celebrate then by dedicating our first TPSS Co-op blog to some amazing and innovative women and artists, and proudly sharing the stories of their creations and products found in our Wellness Department.” Read full post here
Denise Cumor & Jane Batt – TPSS Co-op – March 8 2017
I’m pleased to announce that our local TPSS CO-OP is now carrying 11 of my artist note cards printed from my original paintings! These 5” x 7” cards are professionally printed on high quality card stock with archival ink. Blank inside. Envelopes included.
Each card is individually signed and wrapped in a clear protective cello bag. Give as a gift or send to someone special. Four of the cards feature Takoma Park inspired paintings.