Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Fly Tribe Blog Hop - 100th Blogpost

I'm participating in a Blog Hop with the other girl's from Kelly Rae Robert's Flying Course.  My blog post is to be based on my experience with the course and the piece of art I created that was inspired by the course.

I chose a butterfly because of their metamorphosis from caterpillars to butterflies. 
ButterFly Girl
ButterFly Girl - a few layers and an outline.

ButterFly Girl in progress.
My artwork being used for the logo of the blog hop.

This course has changed us.  It has changed the way we think about ourselves - I am an artist.

Painting demo at the art centre.

It has changed the way we act - "Hi I'm Michelle and I'm an artist and here's my business card."

It has changed us emotionally with the friendships we've made, some are in Western Australia, some are in Melbourne and Sydney and New Zealand, whilst others are in the US and the UK.  We've been encouraged and praised and cared for and helped and inspired by and been an inspiration too as well as supportive of each other over the past few months and our friendships will only grow and deepen as the days, months and years go by.

It has changed our belief in ourself.  Before we started the course some didn't have a facebook account let alone a facebook artist page, a website, twitter, Pinterest, Etsy, redbubble,  plans to have a booth, a stall, enter art awards and shows and have exhibitions.

We now have more self confidence and self esteem, pride in our art/creations, joy in creating, and bravery.  We have listened to our inner whispers, grown our wings and taken a brave leap into the creative business world.

To all my Fly Tribe I say thank you for being you and your part in my life over the past couple of months.

Here are all the other participants of the blog hop – many of them are artists so enjoy the beauty of hopping!

Amaranthine Violet http://magic-gypsy.blogspot.com/
Amy Hillenbrand  http://amyhillenbrand.blogspot.com
Beatriz Peñas B. http://beatrizbepe.blogspot.com/
Carmen Patti – http://carmenpattistudio.com
Carol Bray     http://theredpaintedcottage.blogspot.com
Christina Fajardo http://christinafajardo.blogspot.com/
Cindy Jones Lantier – http://www.lantier.org
Connie Rawlins - http://www.dabblinginlife.blogspot.com
Dana Brock - http://www.dzynbydana.blogspot.com
Deborah Velásquez-http://deborahvelasquez.blogspot.com
Elissa Brown- http://thefreckledarmy.blogspot.com
Hillary Courson – http://www.hillarycourson.com
Jacquie Williamson – http://www.jacquiewilliamson.blogspot.com
Jane Paynting  http://inkspiredwings.wordpress.com
Janet Forrest http://tatterednworn.wordpress.com/
Jennifer DeVille http://jenniferdeville.com/blog
Jill Lambert – http://www.jill-lambert.blogspot.com
Julie Hamilton   http://spaark.wordpress.com
Kanchan Mahon - http://Kanchan-Mahon.blogspot.com/
Karen Claverie http://giddyupletsride.blogspot.com
Kari DeSaulnier - http://karidesi.blogspot.com/
Kathleen Conard http://newfromoldcreations.blogspot.com/
Kathleen McKinnon- http://harmonyschoolhouse.com/expressions-blog.html
Kathy May-http://kathymaydesigns.org
Kelley Miller http://www.kelleymillerartworks.blogspot.com
Kelly Corso- http://birdinatreecreations.blogspot.com/
Kelly Hoernig – http://kellyhoernig.blogspot.com
Kim Hyer-http://www.apaperaddict.com/
Kris Lanae Binsfeld -  http://cherishdesigns.wordpress.com
Lenore Angela -http://www.lenoreangela.blogspot.com/
Linda Barutha –http://lindabaruthadesigns.blogspot.com
Lisa Michele Products - http://www.lisamicheleproducts.blogspot.com/
Liza Zeni Baker – http://www.lizazeni.wordpress.com
Lori Leissner–http://leissnerart.blogspot.com
Lori Moon – http://lorimoonstudio.blogspot.com
Mary Sterk - http://justmarydesigns.wordpress.com
Megan Schmitt  http://schmittenwithwords.blogspot.com
Melanie Douthit http://douthitgallery.blogspot.com
Michelle Dwyer http://www.magnetisedbylife.com/
Michelle Reynolds - http://shellsinthebush.blogspot.com/
Rachél Payne (Rae)  http://collectingyourself.wordpress.com/
Rain Hannah - http://honeyandollie.com/
Rhiannon Connelly - http://www.starrybluesky.wordpress.com
Ruth-Mary Smith http://patchworkfamilieshub.blogspot.com
Sherry Richert Belul - http://simplycelebrate.net/cherry-blossom-soup
Shirley Ann http://leonardarenaissancewoman.blogspot.com/
Stacey Chadwick Brown –  http://staceybrownarts.blogspot.com/
Susan M. Walls-Beverly - http://www.susanscharmingtrinkets.blogspot.com
Teresa Cash-Czech http://asmilemaker.com
Tina Carlborg – http://tinachicky.blogspot.com
Tonya Love –  http://passport2creativity.com
Ursula Smith http://www.EasyScraps.com/blog
Zulma Cadena  http://edustory.wordpress.com


  1. Beautiful, Michelle! I'm glad you are part of my tribe!

  2. Thankyou for your friendship and all your encouragement and connections in Australia. Love the progress photos of your paintings which are Beautiful. Jane x

  3. it's been a fun journey with you Michelle, thanks for being part of mine & of course i love your beautiful vibrant art xx

  4. Thank you for a wonderful posting, Michelle. I love your paintings and I'm enjoying the flight along with you and the others in our group.

  5. I love your Artwork, and am so glad it was chosen to represent out Blog Hop! You are a sweet soul and Im so thankful you are pat of my life!

  6. Beautifully written dear friend, and what a deeply inspired piece of artwork you've created, it really is stunning. It has been a joy to have met you and shared this journey alongside you so far and I look forward to sharing this path together for many years to come. Thankyou for your warmth, encouragement and support, you've been very inspiring. Liza xxx

  7. Beautifully written and I love your artwork, it truely speaks from within you. You have been an amazing warmth and support and always full or encouragement throughout this journey so far. I'm so grateful to have met you and look forward to many years of friendship. Liza xxx

  8. woo-hoo! so fun to see you 'flying' in your studio; paintbrush in hand! beautiful work! thanks for visiting me in the hop!

  9. Michelle, thanks for sharing the process of your ButterFly Girl. I love your paintings.

    It was also fun to follow your blog during Blogtoberfest. xoxo

  10. You expressed the essence of our group so beautifully, not only in words, but though your beautiful art! I feel so blessed to be a part of this amazing community!

  11. You expressed the essence of our group so beautifully through your words and art. I feel very blessed to be a part of this amazing group of women . . .

  12. Michelle, Your art is amazing, thanks so much for sharing it with us for the Blog Hop! So beautiful! I loved the process, it amazes me how you start with your canvases... so cool! We are so happy you are a part of the group!!! Thanks for hopping! :-) Kris

  13. Thank you as well Michelle. You and your beautiful work are an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing your process pictures as well for the angel/fly/blog hop painting.


  14. A beautiful post! Your summary of what this group is all about is very touching. And it was fun to see your butterfly girl through her stages. Thank you.

  15. You are an artist, Michelle, and a mightily talented one at that. It's so great to have the opportunity to get to know you through this group. Your generosity of spirit in sharing your hard earned information is a blessing to all of us. Thank you!


  16. Hi Michelle- your post was great!! I was laughing thinking about all the things we had to learn, set up etc!! But hear we all are ;) I lve the work in progress pictures, and the finished piece is beautiful!

  17. I really enjoyed your post Michelle and so glad you are a part of ANZ Art Community girls as you constantly enrich us. Keep on flying in your beautiful art!!!

  18. Michelle, we are so blessed to have you in our group! Very eloquently written post. And I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again -- your art is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  19. Yay tribe... <3

  20. Artist Michelle, oh, how I love the COLOR and FLIGHT in your work. Thanks for the inspired piece you created for this hop!!!!! :-)

  21. spreading our wings in all directions is why we have come together; to be a gentle breeze to help you fly knowing there is a community of support for you

  22. Michelle, when I came to the Fly Tribe, your art was the first I fell in love with. It reminds me of Friedensreich Hundertwasser. He is an amazing artist. If you aren't familiar with him, check him out. Keep up the good work, my friend. Love flying with you! ...Rae

  23. Love your blog hop painting, Michelle. Beautiful!

  24. I love the metamorphosis of your painting - thanks for showing it!

  25. enjoyed seeing your process for the BLOG HOP sign! Great stuff! Thanks for sharing!


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