Michele Maule

Michele Maule's shop is a collection of a variety of art forms including originals, reproductions, works on paper, hand painted etchings, and screen prints.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, Michelle.
Well, I've always enjoyed making art, and didn't really know what else to do with myself. I tried taking graphic design classes, and I tried taking interior design classes, but at the end of the day I just wasn't interested in any of those things.

I also failed them miserably.

I knew I wanted to do something creative with my life, but I just didn't know how. So, I just continued to take art classes in college. People would tell me that there is no money in art, and well, they are kinda right, but I had so much fun taking my art courses! I also made a lot of friends, and met some amazing people.

Before I knew it, I had a BA in art and that was that!

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Drink a really good so latte and do the New York Times crossword with my partner, Michael.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
I never know if I am charging too much or too little.
I think most people have this problem, however.

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
Probably one of my typewriter prints.
I love vintage typewriters and I dream of starting a collection of them!

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
When I was 5 I wanted to be Wonder Woman!
As I got older I thought about being a veterinarian, or a pre-school teacher.

What other shops out there do you love?
Oh there are just so many.

I am totally in love with Jill Bliss's work.

I also love Betsy Walton

and Brenda Rose

What does your future hold?
Well, I am going to be moving back home to Portland, Oregon this May! I am really excited! Hopefully I will be able to continue being a working artist there and supply all of the cute little shops and galleries with my work.

Maybe world domination too. We'll see. I don't know if I'll have time.

Visit Michele Maule at Etsy or at her blog how2drawacupofcoffee.blogspot.com