Work-From-Home Mom-Boss Satisfying Her Creative Soul
I've felt the creative drive ever since I was a kid. Buckets of sidewalk chalk provided endless hours of summer entertainment as I joined my neighborhood friends in decorating our street block with expansive chalk murals.
Once I reached the awkward middle-school years, my quiet, independent, introverted self found art class to be what I looked forward to most. As I zoned out in my happy, creative, focus, it quickly became apparent that art was something I was passionate about and did well at.
I continued developing my artistic expression through high school classes. The art classroom became my retreat from teenage clique drama. The isolated creative process suited my independent soul. Because I felt most comfortable in the art classroom, I decided that I should become an art teacher.
I studied Art and English at the University of Saskatchewan and received a Bacherlor Degree in Education. Yes, I loved art. Unfortunately, I did not like teaching. You live and learn, right?
Fast forward to now... life carried on. I'm married and have a toddler boy running around. After struggling to fit myself into a "normal" 9-5 career (like a square peg in a round hole), I accepted that I was meant for something different.
I now work from home managing the family business, as an independent artist, and blogger at MTBottles.ca
Art has remained as a hobby and small business over the years. Projects have ranged from personal experiments, gifts for friends and family, home decor accents, a couple of local gallery exhibitions, and even public wall murals.
My interests and art mediums vary over time, because the blessing/curse of the creative spirit is always looking to try something new. Acrylic and watercolor painting, charcoal and pencil drawing, along with hand-lettering are just a few of my favorite tools.
Common themes in my creations reflect the things I love: nature, health & fitness, wine... the beauty of daily life is my inspiration. Daily life is full of inspiration that others can relate to - which is why I love sharing my creations with you.
~Michelle Thevenot (nee. Durell)
Owner, Artist, Creator
Work-at-home mom with an independently creative soul from Osler, SK, Canada. Inspired by nature and daily life. Lover of wine, fitness, flowers, and pretty things. Artist, graphic designer, painter, drawer, hand-letterer.
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