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Journal Entry: Thu Aug 13, 2015, 11:32 AM

Thank you everyone for making this year's Akron Arts Expo a huge success! I had a blast!
Plus I saw some friends and family that I haven't seen in a long time - it was great!

Sunday, July 26th, saw a large downpour on us and our lil tents.
It was during a time that some members of my dad's side, and my mom's side both happened to be in my tent at the same time.
Then the lil rain turned into a huge mess; my tent's canopy started getting full of big pools of water and FAST - had to knock the mini-lakes off or my tent and artwork would have been ruined!

My friend :iconbraxtonds: was there, taking a break from his tent, and suggested a stick or something to use to knock the water off from the inside. I looked around and noticed that my great aunt had her cane with her, with a rubber-bottom.
So my great uncle took the cane, pushed the top of the tent, while I stood on a chair and bushed the pools of water off of the tent.
While we did that: my mom, grandma, aunt, and great aunt got out their tissues/whatever and started to dry off my photos (they were protected by a plastic sleeve, but they were still pretty wet) But it was hilarious!!
30min later the rain stopped and became so much more HUMID than it was before.

Next Week: August 21-22nd
L&P's wedding! On Friday the 21st, I will be taking photos at their rehearsal dinner of family and friends. Then the next day, is their big day! I met them at the Chagrin Falls Show (Art by the Falls) in June; I'm so excited!!

August 28th - Family photo shoot at one of the Parks in Akron! Can't wait to meet the little ones!
:boogie: Fun times ahead!

  • Mood: Delighted


Miechelle / mishkuu
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
: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' - 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, LightRoom, and InDesign.

The lenses I own are my 42mm, 58mm, and my newest lens being my 60mm macro lens.

You can often find me photographing animals, insects, and landscapes. In March 2014, I did my first product-commercial shoot and learned many things; very happy with the outcome. I also enjoy taking photos of individuals, couples, families, and events. Taking pictures of kids being just kids, within their own imagination - I always find fascinating.

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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