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Journal Entry: Mon Oct 20, 2014, 10:20 AM


The "Fall Arts & Crafts Festival" on October 4th went very well! The show was in Hartville, OH and was a 1-day event.
I thankfully snagged a spot under the big tent - as it rained, sleeted, and hailed twice. And oh the wind.... so very cold.
That didn't hold back the crowds thankfully - I got back my booth space price and came out with a profit. The show was very successful!
It was nice to see Chevy chevy by mishkuu at the show with his owners. I was able to show everyone that this happy, barky dog is the same dog as the one in my portfolio. Thanks again for visiting!

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My next show is in Ravenna, Ohio - "Christmas in the Woods". I did this show last year and was absolutely wonderful! (it's indoors too!)  I cannot wait to do it again! I will be in the same spot as I was last year - I will update this entry with the booth # shortly. The show goes from 11/7/14 - 5:00-9:00PM to Saturday 11/8/14 - 10:00am-4:00pm

 Maplewood Career Center

7075 State Route 88

Ravenna, OH 44266

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miechelle
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:star: for stock: please send me a link of the final work, and give me credit please in the description. thank you!

My name is Miechelle (me-shell). My Dad, has always been a Beatles fan. So my name was adjusted to sound like Paul singing 'Michelle' - Miechelle..my belle.

mishkuu has been my nickname ever since i was in 7th grade (1997) by my friends. To this day, how they came up with it remains a mystery. I'm still called it to this day by different groups of friends.

I have a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a certificate (an in-between a BA and a MA) in Asian Studies. I love learning about different cultures and meeting new people. Anything artsy is a loved hobby of mine (music, photography, drawing, digital art), and I love trying new things.

I studied abroad in 2006 in Japan through Temple University Japan - was there for 4 months. I traveled a lot while attending school for Cultural Anthropology, Asian Studies, and Japanese. I also went on vacation there in 2009 - 8 days in Tokyo, and 8 days in Okinawa. I traveled to Mexico in 2013, and was there for a week with my husband. You can find photos from my trips within the various galleries on this site.

I have always liked taking photos, but never truly thought of it as a full-time hobby. While in Japan in 2006, I first started to experiment with different angles and lighting for the first time. Even though I had a regular hand-held digital camera (Panasonic DMC-LZ7) at the time - I stretched what I could do with it, and became very pleased with the outcome. I started to enjoy taking photos as a hobby, but I still had a long way to go... Some of the older photos on here were taken with my hand-held camera! (ex: The New River Bridge photo) A few years later I received my Olympus PEN E-PL1 for Christmas as a surprise gift.

I am a self-taught photographer utilizing the skills and fundamental elements from several photography classes I have attended. I also continue to study books and online sources, and gain knowledge from the ever-so-fun experimentation of my lovely little camera.

I have significant experience with various Adobe programs including Photoshop and InDesign.

I currently have a 42mm, 58mm, and my newest lens being my 60mm macro lens.

My favorite things to photograph are animals, insects, and landscapes. I'm currently studying various ways on how to photograph people. I was very pleased with my first commercial photoshoot from the end of March - I learned new things and obtained shots I really like, while meeting wonderful new people. I also love taking photos of kids being just kids.

I take a lot of pictures, but I draw some too. I also used to work with photoshop a lot making layouts for my now, deceased website (miechelle.com) - back when domains where really big. I might in the near future, start messing around with my photos in photoshop - making extreme changes, there are a few now - but I plan to make more.

Other hobbies of mine: movies, tattoos, videogames, history, comparative studies, swimming, traveling, and being random. Dinosaurs (and pre-dinosaur creatures) I find to be neato as well. DUNKLEOSTEUS FTW.
I'm also obsessed with grasshoppers, mantids, frogs, birds, and other random critters. METROID!! :iconsamusplz:
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thanks for the llama! :la:
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Thanks for the faves miechelle
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:love: thank you so much for your kind comment and for adding my work to your favorites! i llama you! >~< :heart:
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