Handmade Work in Progress

Mar 3rd

MKC 4Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes, a lovely artist from Philadelphia is a joy to work with. Michelle is the owner of MKC Photography.  We have been working together for the last three years.  Michelle makes a variety of handmade items…my favorite are her art blocks which you can find in the store.  The art blocks are handmade from her archival prints, reclaimed wood, and vintage book paper. Every 5×5 block is sealed with multiple layers of non-toxic matte varnish, signed on the reverse, and finished with a keyhole opening in the back for ease of hanging.  For me, she has created Mackinac Island specific images.  This year, we will be carrying one of her new items, small wooden block ornaments.  You can see them in a photo below.  Michelle so kindly sent me photos of her busily getting my order completed.  Thank you, Michelle and be sure to check out her lovely handmade goods the next time you are in the store!