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michelle allen
Battle Ground, WA
Interests: business, the color orange, running, my friends, customer service, art journaling, my family, painting, god, cycling, coffee, things handmade, art workshops, dale & thomas popcorn, creative blogs!
Recent Activity
i've been featured!!! come see more on my new blog: Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2012 at michelle my belle
i'm now posting on my new blog! yay! thank you so much for following me up till now. you make the ridiculous amounts of time i spend doing blog posts worth it! i hope you'll make this move with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at michelle my belle
the 2nd workshop i taught at artfest was silk screening. please visit our NEW blog for this post... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2012 at michelle my belle
LOVE this post! and your nose piercing! i think we need to see a picture. i also think the background on that painting is looking awesome!!! it adds so much. xoxo-m
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2012 on What's New? at Karla's Korner
this class was SO MUCH FUN!!! (well, besides our toaster ovens kicking the breaker box 30 times) it helped that everyone in the class were artists in their own right and had NO LACK of creativity! i wanted to take... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2012 at michelle my belle
okay so, i'm still scrambling to catch up from artfest. and editing and sorting pictures takes a lot longer than i had anticipated. therefore, i'm just going to show you stage 1 of my doll making workshop... to begin with,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at michelle my belle
sorry about the no post yesterday. just too much work to catch up on. let me just start by saying- artfest was once again, AWESOME!!! one of the highlights for me this year... was a picture-taking-excursion with friends kate daniel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at michelle my belle
just wanted to stop in and say hi and i'm still at artfest! i had all intentions of blogging every day while here, but... journal pages ©michelle allen 2012 i'm having WAY too much fun and i'm WAY too tired.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2012 at michelle my belle
so a few weeks ago we had a few friends over for dinner. we try to get together with these two couples about every other month, rotating houses. this time it was my turn. let me just say, the two... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2012 at michelle my belle
meg duerksen of whatever, and her love of rainbows has been rubbing off on me. what would our allen designs line of clocks be without a rainbow in it anyways? can't forget the pot of gold. :) now that my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2012 at michelle my belle
do you have any of those items with really annoyingly long cords? either they're in the way or even just an eyesore. this has been mine of late. and finally, today i took a couple of minutes to do something... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at michelle my belle
happy sunday to you. :) "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33 Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2012 at michelle my belle
we finally had a sunshiny day here in the portland area! in celebration, my mom and i took a little walk around the neighborhood with our cameras. my husband and i celebrated our 19 yr. wedding anniversary a few days... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2012 at michelle my belle
love it! can i get one of these for my momma? :) p.s. your pictures look really good.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2012 on Watercolor Coffee and Flowers... at Karla's Korner
i love our new allen designs line of pencil cups! and for the moment, this is my fave... it says "born to laugh" on the back. although with this dreary/exceptionally cold nw weather, i'm feeling more like crying. 2nd day... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at michelle my belle
i really adore these little moo cards. the fact that you can get a different piece of your art printed on every one of them is quite somethin'. just for fun, i added a QR code this time around. do... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2012 at michelle my belle
we had sushi (seaweed salad) jess decided to make us lunch one day... her masterpiece: honey & pnut butter sandwiches, pnut butter & plantain smoothie and apple/plantain sticks. pretty cute presentation. best part? -she cleaned up the mess! lex got... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at michelle my belle
my friend reenie of peculiar ambitions gifted us some beautiful eggs from her farm the other day. these little guys were even standing on their heads they were so excited! the fabulous egg cups are by artist alison palmer. i'd... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2012 at michelle my belle
it's my latest find on etsy, of course. i've always wanted a vintage coffee pot. when i finally searched etsy to acquire one, this was one of the first ones to pop up. and it's perfectly me. it was a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2012 at michelle my belle
i'm having a bit of a love/hate relationship with pinterest right now. my love of it- awesome ideas like Pure Sugar's SOUR GRAPES. these are the easiest thing EVER. a box of lime jello, washed WET grapes, toss in a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at michelle my belle
love the doodlings! and the inspiration. hope you have a really amazing day today. (despite this weather!)
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2012 on Art Journal Page Beginnings... at Karla's Korner
st. patrick's day is already almost here! these cute & funky st. patrick's day cupcake toppers are ones that i previously designed for a party. i've included the free downloads for them at the bottom of this post. i haven't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at michelle my belle
not quite completed but close part of this weekend was spent weeding through my studio, working on completing all the paintings that are half done. the bummer is, starting again after not touching them for SO long- i end up... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at michelle my belle
another pencil cup... my friend had a great idea of adding a little rice to the cup to make the pencils display better. duh! why hadn't i thought of that! hopefully these little guys will be up on our website... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at michelle my belle
another painting complete. a bit on the hedgehog-ish side. super love him... but still trying to come up with a title. anything yelling out at you? i have a few in my mind, but i've not settled on any one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at michelle my belle