A Trip to the Airport

by mtremblay on February 26, 2014

It has been way too long since I have had any conversation with you and so much has happened.

As you may know, I started my life after art school as a floral designer, had my own business for many years and enjoyed some success. Then a few years ago, that little voice inside of me, the one that had been whispering to me for all of those years, decided that whispering wasn't the way to get my attention.

She decided to SHOUT!

And shout she did…and yes, her voice was heard.

I made the change from full time, freelance floral designer to full time fine artist doing paper sculpture.

Things started to happen.

First, thanks to Jinous Kazimi at Millesime in Philadelphia, people had the opportunity to see my work . Jinous called one day and asked if I could have my flower pieces ready to show…in 8 days. Crazy, but YES! There were plenty of my paper flower sculptures to show. This was particularly exciting since I made many pieces and I had no plan on how I could share them with others. 

Then came Design Philadelphia. More exposure, again through Millesime. This time something really wonderful happened. My name caught the eye of the Curator of the Art at the Airport . She came to see my work and decided to offer me the opportunity to show my work at the airport!

That was over a year ago.

Last week it was installed. In the airport. In Philadelphia International AIrport. WOW!!!!

Have you ever had your wildest dream come true? This is the very beginning of having my wildest dream come true. The biggest dream is to change people's lives, even for a brief moment. To delight and enchant and make you feel good. To show you a place inside yourself where you can be and dream. 

Hope you enjoyed this very long overdue post…

Would love it if you would share!

Michele

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly March 2, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Congratulations Michelle!! That is fantastic and I have seen the photos… your talent is a special gift that I hope many many others can  enjoy!

mtremblay March 2, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Thanks Kelly!

Cindy March 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Thanks for the update – Congrats!  I am looking forward to my next trip via Philly to see your work at the airport.  Traveling can sometimes be a little stressful, so I always pause to enjoy displays, sculptures or artwork.   

Tricia Pine March 3, 2014 at 11:21 am

Sounds incredible. Congrats! Do you have a link to the photos of your work? 

Lisa March 3, 2014 at 4:52 pm

The first of MANY big opportunities I'm sure! Your work is gorgeous! Congratulations, Michele

Lilia Lee March 8, 2014 at 10:16 am

Congratulations Michelle. Good to see you back. I loved seeing the samples of your work that appeared on your blog from time to time.

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