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Updates - 5/26/15

Journal Entry: Tue May 26, 2015, 10:03 AM

Hello everyone!
Things going well here!

As of last week, R&N's wedding photos are done :) I will be posting some of my favs on here on and off this upcoming week.
I'm very pleased on how the pictures turned out :boogie:

In 2 weeks, I will be at booth #61 as a vendor, at the "32nd Annual Art by the Falls", in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.…
32nd Annual Art by the Falls 2015

This will be my first time at this show and looking forward to it! Downtown Chagrin Falls and the the park itself, absolutely gorgeous!
Riverside Park
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

I also purchased a new layout/look for, a few weeks ago.. but things have been so busy lately, had only time last week to explore the backend of  the site; haven't done much with it. So I will be playing with that on and off here soon.

Lots of things going on these next few weeks, it's all good! :w00t!:

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Eating: ice cream sammich


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:


:iconohiorules: :iconunforgettable-time: :iconanimal-portraits:


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MDDahl Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!!! :cake: I wish you all the best!
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kiew1 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave!
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
:iconllamajumpplz: thanks for the llama :)
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Musterkatze Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the fav! :aww:
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