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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Candy Land!

Candy land is finished! It's 5 paintings that I grouped together. Together it measures 12 x 24". Each will be available separately on March 8th at Tasty gallery http://www.shoptastyart.com/#/event_detail/1/135/MONSTERS_MASH-UPs/
Here are some photos of them separately:
Gingerbread Plum Trees 6x6"
Peppermint Forest 6x6"
Lady Licorice 12 x 12
Princess Lolly 6x6"
Queen Frostine 6x6"

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cheshire Cat

The Cheshire Cat makes his debut on ebay!
Here he is in his gorgeous antique frame! You can find him here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/michelelynchdesigns/m.html?item=160977444237&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

I've almost finished the Candy Land series that will be available at Tasty Gallery for their Monster/Toy Mash Up show March 8th, pictures coming soon! xo Michele 

Sunday, February 17, 2013


I wrote this for the All Dolls Art Art Newsletter but thought I would share it here too!

I was recently asked what inspired my artwork and as I sat to write the reply I realized there was no one answer.  There has been so many things in my life that have lead me to where I am in my artwork at this moment. So much inspires us as we go through life everyday, some that we are conscious of and some that we are not. The sight of a rusty fence, a beautiful antique cabinet, the smell of rain, or a song on the radio.  

For me that song was Uprising by Muse. I was working in a high-pressure corporate management job that was sucking the life out of me. It should have been a creative job but being in management, all the rules, and forms, and meetings left no room for creativity. I secretly nicknamed the Vice President the Soul Sucker. I had a really long drive to and from work every day where I began to imagine a rebellion of souls that could rise up and take their creativity back. Like in the song lyrics, by Muse, “Interchanging mind control, Come let the revolution take it's toll, If you could flick a switch and open your third eye, You'd see that…”  

Creating the Steampunk Soul dolls brought together everything that inspired me. No rules and the endless possibilities of mixed media, allowed me to use my love of painting and sculpting. I could incorporate the vintage items that I love so much. After the rules and confinement of the corporate world I decided that I wanted no rules in my artwork. Who says that they had to have 2 eyes? Or two arm? Why couldn’t one be a beautiful antique key? The feeling of freedom was liberating! 

I began to see things in a different perspective. What was once just a rusty spring became an arm. Vintage metal sewing machine feet, became…well feet, lol. Gears and clock parts became eyes to show how the Souls were part machine. How the Soul Sucker’s castle of corporation had industrialized them. Walking through a flea market or antique store was a treasure trove of ideas. Objects that I had no idea what they were originally, found new purpose in my artwork. I started digging through my husband’s toolbox. You won’t believe all the cool things you can find in there!! Soon after that, family and friends were bringing me items that they thought I might be able to use in my artwork. Boxes now arrive from Internet friends which I LOVE! It’s like a whole treasure box! The Souls evolved into their rebellious army, helping me to take back my creativity and freeing me of the soul sucker and the castle of corporation. 

So the next time someone asks you what inspired you to create your artwork, think of all the things that came together over your creative journey, I think you will be surprised to find that it wasn’t just that one song, or that one paint color but a combination of experiences that led you to the place you are right now in your creativity.

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Mad Hatter

More of the Alice series is coming tonight on ebay, the Mad Hatter! You can find him here at 8 pm central US time: http://www.ebay.com/sch/michelelynchdesigns/m.html?item=160969847814&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562
xo Michele

Sunday, February 10, 2013


I didn't realize that I had forgotten to post the pirate series that I've been doing! Here is Sadie, she is already sold. 6x6x2"
and Molly, also sold. 6x6x2"
and now Rebeka! 6x6x2" she will be available on ebay tonight at 8pm central US time and runs for 5 days. There will be more in the series and of course a Captain as a bigger painting is coming! You can find Rebeka here on my ebay seller page tonight: http://www.ebay.com/sch/michelelynchdesigns/m.html?item=160969847814&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562
More in the Alice series tomorrow! xo Michele

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Alice, Red Queen & A Comish

Somehow I fell behind on my blog! I try to keep up with it, these days there seems to be so many places to post, it gets a bit overwhelming! I feel like I need an assistant just to keep up with all the social media LOL! So Alice has already sold, but I thought those of you that do not come to my facebook page might like to see her! and following hot on her heels is The Red Queen of Hearts!
She is still available on Ebay, you can find her on my seller page here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/michelelynchdesigns/m.html?item=160967234683&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 and one more painting that was finished this week, a commission for a birthday girl! Heatheretta

Have a great week everyone! xo Michele