Lovely Finds: My Etsy Shop

My shop on etsy

debuted a few weeks ago,

and in spite of not finding time

to market it, stuff is beginning

to sell.

aurora borealis vintage crescent brooch – available


selling vintage costume jewelry means

I can continue to scour tag sales

with added incentive.

vintage pearl collar necklace – available

vintage rhinestone brooch

My art has been sold

via word of mouth and

a Chicagoland boutique.

Etsy may or may not be a good fit

for finding homes for my collages.

Osa on Zebra collage – available

Vintage book covers were my canvas

where layers of vintage text, illustrations,

acrylics, dupioni silk, muslin, and other

embellishments tell a story.

Each piece has an original pieced together

poem constructed with random text from the


Help me, I love them all.

They’re vintage inspired yet modern.

Success in the marketplace

won’t change

how and why I create.

one of the Big Hair collages – available

I create because it brings joy.

art can be fun – available

I create because it stretches me.

a collage inspired by faith – available

I create because I am called to.

a piece on a side table – available

I create to spread love.

And if the result pleases

someone else…

all photos mine

Well then,

I’d say that


a bit of a

mind blowing



*strikes Mary Katherine Gallagher superstar pose*


Peace to you right where you are.




  1. June 29, 2011 / 3:55 am

    So, so,
    true, no matter
    the medium; to
    have even one
    other say, "Well
    done, that's so
    cool" is….amazing
    and gratifying and
    glorious. LOVE your
    creations and I look
    forward to exploring
    your etsy shop!!
    xx Suzanne

  2. June 29, 2011 / 5:02 am

    Gorgeous bling & art work – so glad i stopped by to peek from Faded Charm today! off to peek at your etsy shop! xoox, tracie

  3. June 29, 2011 / 6:51 am

    Your artwork is stunning, so amazing and inspired! I am so pleased you are having some success! I will go and favourite your etsy store! X

  4. June 29, 2011 / 6:39 pm

    I had so much fun with this beautiful post, my friend.

    Thank you for the inspiration!

    How are you doing? I've been thinking about you… are you better now?

    Have a great day!


    Luciane at

  5. June 29, 2011 / 9:13 pm

    I love the bling, especially on the tennis shoe. 🙂
    Your artwork is so beautiful and no matter what comes in life, you should always create for those very reasons. 🙂

  6. June 30, 2011 / 12:32 am

    Love the bling and your collages. My fave is the Marie "Still needs something", soooo fun!

  7. July 2, 2011 / 7:49 pm

    Hello gorgeous lady! Hope you're having a great weekend. Just finished work for the day, more to come tomorrow… weekend working has got to stop soon, it's getting to me.

    Love to end my day here and get my fix of lovely. I'm so pleased your shop items have started to sell! They're all gorgeous!

    Just seen the additional mixed media pieces you've added to your shop, I LOVE them! All of them! If I had the spare cash, I would buy them all and create a gallery wall of Michele's Lovely! The Big Hair collages are awesome! "I still feel like it needs something" – HA! And the KINGBIRD and TURQUOISE ones are so uplifting. LOVE your creations, they are inspired.

    Love to you!

    Meera xx

  8. July 3, 2011 / 8:55 pm

    Oh you know I'm already a massive fan of your gorgeous work…sigh. Agree with Meera, if I could I would buy it all!!

    Lovin the Mary Katherine Gallegher superstar pose! HAHAHA! I'd so forgotten about that – you are such a loon, love it 😉


  9. July 4, 2011 / 12:46 am

    Your art is lovely! SO creative and so unique! Love the jewelry and the creative way you've photographed everything!

  10. July 4, 2011 / 2:54 am

    amen. your art inspiration is far too precious to question. or edit. or alter. I can understand what you are saying about the path to joy. *supuhstah*

  11. July 7, 2011 / 8:59 pm

    Congrats on opening your Etsy boutique… it will expose your art to a whole new audience that hasn't found you yet. Love your collages; I can see that you've put a little bit of "you" into each one. I'm heading over to Etsy to check our your shoppe 🙂

  12. July 22, 2011 / 12:31 pm

    Congrats! Lovely stuff you have so they will surely sell. Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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