Michelle Vukic's Profile

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Welcome to Sandbox Cards!

I have always enjoyed painting…on family vacations when I was young I would find flat rocks on the beach and paint them, or paint watercolors on paper. I often wrote little poems and stories that I could put with my paintings. Most of my watercolor paintings are tiny "vignettes" of the nature around me on Bainbridge Island, including local birds, local flora and farm animals. These paintings are then added to collage-style backgrounds, using vintage ephemera from a variety of sources, including my own family's genealogy and postage stamp collection, as well as postcards, ledgers, advertisements and various old papers from all over the world. The cards are then distressed and antiqued using various techniques to create an old-world feel. I think my cards give people the opportunity to give a unique piece of art when they are sending someone a card!…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 15
  • Joined January 7, 2010

Favorite materials

watercolors, old ephemera especially French, old stamps, old postcards with scripty beautiful writing, and genealogy documents

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About

Welcome to Sandbox Cards!

I have always enjoyed painting…on family vacations when I was young I would find flat rocks on the beach and paint them, or paint watercolors on paper. I often wrote little poems and stories that I could put with my paintings. Most of my watercolor paintings are tiny "vignettes" of the nature around me on Bainbridge Island, including local birds, local flora and farm animals. These paintings are then added to collage-style backgrounds, using vintage ephemera from a variety of sources, including my own family's genealogy and postage stamp collection, as well as postcards, ledgers, advertisements and various old papers from all over the world. The cards are then distressed and antiqued using various techniques to create an old-world feel. I think my cards give people the opportunity to give a unique piece of art when they are sending someone a card!

A little about me personally…I have a wonderful husband and four fun children, ages 19, 17, 13 and 9. We all love cooking and baking. We have 10 chickens and 2 cats. We also have a big garden where we grow many of our own vegetables and fruits. We all love nature, which is the main subject for my art!

Thank you very much for choosing to buy handmade products. Please let me know if you have an interest in customized work. I enjoy working on unique projects!

Other places to find me:
Vintage-style jewelry shop: http://www.sandboxgifts.etsy.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SandboxCardsandGifts
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/MichCV
Website: www.SandboxCardsandGifts.com

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