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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!

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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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' - 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 ( - 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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Andaelentari Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for faving! :hug: /late
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fradarlin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the llama! :la:
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SharingMyDreams Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the faves miechelle
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
:iconheartsignplz: Thank you a lot! :iconforyouplz:...Sit down with me! by plumita1
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tracyblank Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional
: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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