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January Member Interview: Michelle Davis Petelinz

Michelle Davis Petelinz
Blog:  Artventuring
Web Site:  Kindred Spirit Studios
Etsy Shop:  Kindred Spirit Studios

1.  What inspires you to create?
I'm inspired by the natural world, by color combinations I observe around me, by the motifs, patterns, and symbols of world cultures and by my desire to make the world a more beautiful place. I'm also inspired by other artists who create incredible work in a variety of media.

2.  When did you decide to pursue art, or did art pursue you?
I've been anartist for as long as I can remember. One of my earliest memories is of the delight I felt in opening a box of 64 Crayola crayons. That waxy smell  for me still evokes the image of my round wooden table, little black chair, and a clean white piece of paper. Later, I loved painting with fluorscent tempera (hey, it was the 70's, and black light posters were all the rage!). In college, I discovered acrylic paints, and still use them, among many other media in my work today.

3.  If yo…