New painting & greeting cards to help raise awareness of the dire situation of the Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly by Michelle BaileyThe beautiful Monarch Butterfly is in serious decline and needs our help. I’m offering greeting cards of this painting for sale in my etsy shop and will donate a portion of the profits to organizations that are working to help save them.  The cards are printed with long-lasting archival inks, are blank inside, and come with an envelope.

Here are some links to information and ways you can help.

Please help spread the word! – Like and share on fb, twitter, etc.

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A new year – two new paintings 

Michelle Bailey Fine Art Painting in Progress - Swedish Cow I and II

Paintings in progress: Swedish Cow I and II

Happy new year!  Some wonderful friends  surprised  me with a Christmas gift of two large canvases, 24″x24″. Up until now I have been painting on smaller sizes, mostly 8″x10″ and even smaller cigar boxes. While looking at the canvases the day after receiving them I was trying to imagine what in the world I might paint on them. That’s when I remembered these wonderful cows that I had seen and photographed during a recent trip to Sweden. I love their expressions so I wanted to focus on their faces. I really enjoyed changing the way I typically paint-this time I’m trying a freer style, bigger brushes and dashes of vibrant accent color. The cow on the right is nearly complete and the cow on the left is just started.
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Save the Date – Takoma Park Holiday Art Sale – December 13, 10am -4pm

Roscoe the Rooster with Santa Hat

Shop creativity, support local artists!

Save the date for our annual holiday art sale. Saturday, December 13, 10 am – 4 pm at the TP Community Center. Featuring paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, wearable art and more. 30+ local artists!
Please stop by my booth. I’ll have some fun giveaways! Look for Michelle Bailey Fine Art.
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My Greeting Cards are Now Available at the TPSS COOP

Michelle Bailey greeting cards for sale at TPSSThe next time you are at the TPSS COOP please check out the great selection of greeting cards by local artists. You can find four of my designs in the display near the checkout area.

Sunflower Heart, Handsome Kitty, Red Bicycle and I Love Eggs

These signed and titled greeting cards make great gifts and can be used as a small art print. Long-lasting pigment ink print (giclee) on acid-free paper. Greeting cards are blank inside and come with an envelope.

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Find great gifts made by local artists (including me) at the Takoma Park Holiday Show & Sale! December 13, 10am – 4pm

Waiting for the Bookworms - Takoma Park Little Free Library

Looking for a unique gift for a special someone? Find it at our annual sale featuring 30+ local artists and artisans.

City of Takoma Park, MD – Municipal Government
7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912

If you like what you see on the  Facebook page, please like and share!
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This event is part of the City of Takoma Park’s “We Are Takoma” series. We Are Takoma offers a range of programming featuring the talents of local, regional and international performers. The series provides the community with an affordable cultural experience and an opportunity to engage with performers. Events include monthly poetry readings, an ongoing film series, art openings, concerts, dance performances, and more, much more.

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Takoma Park Street Festival, Sunday October 5, 10am-5pm

I will be a participating artist this year at the Takoma Park Street Festival and sharing a space with RAM Jewelry Designs. Please stop by and say hello!
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Gateway Open Studio Tour –  Art DC 16×16 & Washington Glass Studio

Had a great time Saturday at the Gateway Open Studio Tour featuring artists/studios in the Hyattsville, Brentwood and Mount Rainier neighborhoods. “BLIEVE, HON”, my painting of a Takoma Park truck with political, spiritual and humorous bumper stickers, was installed as part of the 16×16 exhibit at the artdc Gallery in Hyattsville, MD.

Michelle Bailey painting exhibit in Hyattsville

Washington Glass Studio Hyattsville

Anna in Hyattsville

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