Fun Project-DYI Custom Color Chalk Board Paint

 I am loving these custom chalk board colors! I know many wonderful tutorials are out there, but I thought I share what I did for a friend of mine.

You will need:
white un-sanded grout 
The acrylic paint of your choice 
Matte medium for acrylic paint 
Acrylic paint 
Drying retardant 
Jar with lid 8oz 
Large wood "Popsicle" stick for mixing 
Sponge brush 
•In the 8oz jar, Mix the paint with a few drops of the retardant, matte medium and a about two tablespoons of the un-sanded grout. 
•Use the large wooden stick to mix thoroughly. Make sure there are no lumps in the mixture. The mixture will be thick.
•Use the sponge brush to smooth the mixture onto the surface. Use the brush to mix any remaining grout lumps. Let surface dry for about two hours. 
•Use a white chalk to write or 'cure' the surface, and erase with a dry sponge. 

So Many Styles, So many Mediums!!

I am finally starting to settle down and have a little fun with my art again. I had a tumultuous 2 months. It basically ended with my family and I moving with other family, most of my possessions being stolen, the mold that became the reason to move out of my old home being the culprit for having to take a much needed health vacation. Asthma is no joke. Neither is bronchitis.

Not to mention a court date because my ex thought he was paying way too much support. Because I am so famous. *Cough* SARCASM *cough*

Seriously, I thought I had been cursed. I wasn`t done with one before another problem started. Let`s just say, I am recovering well, we are looking for a healthy home and the judge told my ex: "You realize you don`t even pay the minimum of what you should be paying and I can order you to pay the whole order!"  and "she is being nice to you by cutting you a break!" and "You have no legal recourse, just keep paying as ordered". There are transcripts so I am hoping to read soon. It`s quite a novela, but with uglier actors.

But not me though, I`m easy on the eyes. :D

Surviving this changed me. I developed a sense of humor, I wand to experiment with art and take more risks. I felt like I was punched in the face, shaken awake and now... I know have wind in my sail to continue to produce artwork to please me. After all, if I don`t love it, who will?

Thanks for your support and love!

Michele Rene` Designs Fashion Show at the Iron Bar in NYC

Living her dreams Michelle Rene` breaks out of Lancaster Country and into the big city with this fabulous show, showcasing her Spring 2014 line.

The show was set at the Iron Bar, a midtown gem perfect for Michelle Rene`s edgy and creative style.
The runway show was a combination of the spring 2014 collection (the cottons) formal and cocktail gowns, 2 reveal wedding gowns, custom designed pink wedding gown and a tulle dress for little girls.

Designer- Michelle Rene` Designs 
Hair Design Institute /HDI Manhattan
Makeup- New York Institute of Beauty 

Serena Myers
Emily Christina
Danielle Hartman
Rolanda Footman
Grace Forster
Catherine Manett
Paulina Bracone
Carrie Lane Pearlm
Missy Reder
Fallons O'Brien

Assistant Louise Myers 

Jewelry- Veleska Jewelry 
Photographer- Darque Room 
Event by  Bridget O'Brien PR and Events 

Romantic Paris Magazine Feature!

Come and get the premier issue of Romantic Paris Magazine. There is an interview of yours truly and illustrations of the editor and one of the writers! So visit and get your digital copy!