Hello! I am a San Francisco based artist and all around maker of lovely things. I have been creating in paper, paint and fabric since I was just a wee one.
After 8 years of running my very successful pet portrait business, Michi Design, I was ready to branch out and explore other artistic and creative outlets. I've always been drawn to the world outside and its remarkable array of color and pattern. Nature and its creatures lend me an endless amount of inspiration. So while I'm still doing the pet portraits, I'm now making a broad range of art and artistic things inspired by nature.
I work in an array of mediums: watercolor, oil, acrylic, ink, colored pencil, cloth, paper... But recently I've been finding myself more and more drawn to the magic of watercolors. Their fluidity and translucence lets me express the delicacy and vibrance of nature. And although I've been using them alot lately, I still have my hands in other projects! Always playing around with whatever gets me excited in that moment; sketching outside, making a greeting card, reconstructing an old dress into a new one....oh, the possibilities! I document all of my adventures in painting, making and designing on my blog. What will it be today?