CELEBRATION for blogThe past several months have been so full of learning in my world. I decided to develop stronger photography, and digital art skills and I have dedicated so much time to training, classes, and refocusing my brand and artistic style. I was lucky enough to be able to upgrade to a higher quality of camera with several new high end lenses as a reward to myself for accomplishing my goals. (Canon 5D Mark III is my new treasured baby)

I feel that I have neglected my blog, but my middle son makes fun of my Facebook mentality. In his words, if people truly care about your art, they will stay loyal to you even if you don’t post religiously for a period of time. Even so, I have been trying to incorporate some of my photography so that you can see what I am involved in. I want to share so much of this process with all of you.

I have been doing a lot of portrait and wedding photography, and I always spend the majority of my weekends on nature hikes taking thousands of pictures for use in my composite digital art. Truly, my photography library is busting at the seams (4 TB and counting…)

I have spent the last several weeks developing a new idea for my portfolio website ( and planning out my new art series that is a hybrid graphic novel. I have plotted out the storyline and characters, and the models are casted for the photo shoots. This past three weeks have consisted of building the sets for the shoots, and getting the costumes together. Thrift stores are a treasure trove of ideas for costumes! It is hard not to get lost in the treasure hunting mania there. I have a HUGE pile of props growing in my living room/ Studio, my husband is trying to ignore it (he is a SUPER NEAT FREAK, and this is really bothering him, but he is a love and truly supports my passion with my art) Also, body painting has been in the learning curve…

Sometimes, I wonder if anyone ever reads the stuff that I write here, and if anyone is truly interested- or do they simply want to see an image and quickly move on. Well, hopefully, if you have read this far, I have entertained you somewhat. My journey as an artist, has been the same as millions of other artists- painful, exposing, arduous (my big word for the week) and similar to childbirth. I keep releasing my creations out into the world that came from my heart and soul. The world has been kind, and shown my creations huge love and support, and for this I am eternally grateful.

The image that I have shown in this post was one that I took on one of my hikes that truly grabbed my attention and haunted my thoughts until I released it out with the others, into the world’s attention. I named it Celebration, and it fits the mood of my existence at this time. For those on my Facebook, you were introduced to this image last week, so sorry for the redundancy, but now- you get the story that goes with it.

I am planning on incorporating videos, and photos to detail more of my process with the new art series. I think it is important to involve people with the reality behind the artwork. The only problem is that I HATE to be in front of the lens. Are there any models, or actresses that would like to interview for the role of myself, to save me the anguish of enduring this??

This is such an exciting time for me, and there is such a blizzard of activity here in my world full of artistic expression and beautiful people that are sharing in this process.

Thank-you for sharing my journey dear friends,

creatively yours- and always keep dreaming!

Mary Michelle


  1. I read every time you put words with your amazing photography! Screw hiring a model chicky, your beauty is evident from every photo you publish and post. Your photo ninja skills are awesome, I can’t wait to see you “hone” your craft some more with this art series!

    • Gracias- gracias Poe sis amables palabras, que realmente significa mucho que se tomaron el tiempo, para compartir conmigo.
      Thank-you so much for your kind words! It truly means a lot to me that you took the time to share with me. πŸ™‚

    • Thank-you sweet friend! Your support and friendship have aways meant the world to me! I think you will like the new series, I can hardly wait- I keep having to slow myself down, lol. It is important to me to show more of the happenings in the process with this series πŸ™‚ I am trying to set up a more interactive experience πŸ™‚

      • Lisa

        I know the feeling. I’m constantly running with life plus fighting tooth and nail to keep doing my art. The balance is so precarious at times. Plus there are so few of us who actually love the process of the art itself. Keep on my friend. πŸ™‚

  2. Yes, I do read the writing. First, i completely absorb the photograph, then I read every word that accompanies it. I especially enjoy the writing when you explore your photographers’ processes and thinking. Not being a photographer, I like the way you allow me into a mind that I will never possess.

    • Than-you very much sweet friend! That really means a lot to me. It sometimes feels as if I am writing in a journal, and I often wonder where all my words end up. It is nice to hear about the homes they have found. πŸ™‚

  3. “Sometimes, I wonder if anyone ever reads the stuff that I write here, and if anyone is truly interested- or do they simply want to see an image and quickly move on.” I actually prefer to look at posts that have a written story and then catch a photo or two that help expand what you are saying. Like the picture in “Following my Brother”

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