I am an artist, a painter, a writer and a businesswoman. Most of my fine art paintings are about life and family as seen through the prism of the foods we prepare and eat. I think we eat what and who we are. I paint portraits of people through the foods they prepare.
You will understand this better if you visit my online gallery of fine art paintings at www.michellemarcotte.com. Feel free to buy a painting if you wish!
So, coming up with greeting cards that use vegetables, fruit (and the occasional cake and ice cream), to help say the things that need to be said seemed rather natural to me.
And there is much that needs to be said to make this world a nicer place. There are all of life's usual events (birthdays, babies, illnesses, sympathy, special days etc).
And then there are all those tricky situations where you just wish you knew what to say (apologies, attractive people you would like to know better, people you slip away from before they wake up, people who have irritated you and vasectomies).
If you tend to wish you had been able to find the perfect words at the time, then my greeting cards are for you. Greeting cards take time, there is a natural cooling off period, a distance, and sometimes that just helps the message come through quite nicely.
I am one of those people who wish there were cards that could have helped me say those tricky, delicate things that only occurred to me later.
I am a woman of a certain age, who has more or less seen everything, and I also have kids and nieces and nephews who keep me up to date (and have apparently seen even more!). Millennials and Gen X's Y's and Z's have given me great ideas.
So, hello, nice to meet you. I hope we get to know each other.