What people are saying about the art...
Having your work in my place to escape reminds me always of that grounded spirit of yours and is really a path to that energy that the forest surrounds you with. I'm really not a big social elite and typically am very comfortable on my own and quite reserved. I'd say you help to remind me that the forest is our friend and it surrounds us with energy that keeps us safe from ourselves, not to let the busy world distract us from what is really important in our lives. You really have made a difference in my life through your work.
Michelle turned her personal story into a work of art that spoke to us and is now speaking to others. It was a spiritual connection. It was spirit directed.
We didn’t quite know what we were looking for. We were looking for some representational artwork and instead found our story encapsulated in a work of art. It continues to speak to me every time I enter through the Portal of Healing.
I will add that I feel proud and grateful that this archway is the entrance to our interpretive site. It makes me happy to invite people to the area and to share it with them.
- Barb Froese, Stoney Knoll Historical Society
You have helped me heal so much through your art. I can honestly say that nothing else has done that for me.
Through this experience, I have been able to affirm the power of connection, creativity, and creation. It was all revealed to me in learning about your creation process and in witnessing the final creation. It brought healing tears to my eyes and I am truly inspired.
You connect me back to earth straight away. Reminding me of the beauty of nature. You remind me that the artist (you) is as much part of the art as the piece of art itself. You are the art. And I love that you are co-creating with the earth.
It brings me joy... looking at your creations first I feel awe, I can feel all the heart it took to bring them to life. Then I feel inspired.... I then want to create things.... in my own medium, but yes, create.
When I see your work I see someone who is connected to the history of your ancestors. You see nature for what it is. You don't abuse it, but know how we fit in. And you're not afraid to take chances. And you know you have a gift and you're not afraid to use it.
Your energy is different than other artists. Not having met you, but following your work, I can feel your passion, your love, your calmness when you're creating a piece. Myself, being a solo empath who needs the outdoors to feel in charge of life and release daily stress - your art does that for me... there's not a lot of people who have your type of energy connection to the outdoors, then put it into an art form.
You create emotion rather than just something to look at. It is a connection to the emotional aspect... that I couldn’t create myself, but your talent made it happen better than I pictured in my mind.
I love several things about your art/page. I love seeing behind-the-scenes, the overall aesthetic of your work and page, and I LOVE your honest, authentic, integrity in what your share.
I appreciate the way stories and vulnerability comes through your creations.
I appreciate the amount of time and effort put into all your pieces!
Your videos make me smile.
Love seeing your connection to nature and to the earth, also your general badass vibes.
A true Canadian treasure.
- Canada's Artisan Marketplace
Your art reminds me to express joy through connection.
What I appreciate most about your page and art is your ability to see the beauty in whatever medium you are working with and the respect you show for the nature you are so blessed to be surrounded by.
- 3 Dog Glass
I love your strength, passion, creativity, carefree spirit, and off the charts creations!
You work with such passion. I can tell how much you care with each piece created. Thank you for being a bright light.
Your work is inspirational in so many ways. Your stories behind the works are captivating.
I've taken several pieces of your advice since I've started following you, and have become a more grounded carver and person.
You inspire, teach not only about art and what it means to you but how your value of yourself insures you respect the value of your time and materials in how you price each of piece your beautiful work. You are so very talented.
Connected to nature, vibrant and bold, intentional, with the beauty of nature to its core.