About The Artist:
Michelle Anderson aka Ibreak4glass formerly Michelle Cook-Dougherty.
I started off in the art world crafting when I was very young, making clothing for my Troll dolls out of scraps of fabric and paper. Then My Dad bought me my first Kodak 110 camera. I took pictures of every thing and everyone. I didn't really appreciate the eye of the camera until my oldest of 5 sons was born.
I took a photography class at a local high school at night. I realized I had a gift. A friend of mine asked me to do some photo's of her son in black and white and hand color them. I had no idea how to do that. So in my online research I bumped into Peggy Bradbury of St. Louis. She was trying to write and article for shutterbug Magazine on the subject of Hand coloring and asked me to collaborate with her.
In September of 1999 under the Feature "Women In Photography" A guide to Hand coloring by Michelle Cook-Dougherty and Peggy Bradbury. It was an exciting time for me. I loved to write and now I was published.
I continued with the photography working out of my home and on location. All the while painting, crafting, scrap booking, stamping and creating. I won several online Photography contests 1st place and an honorable mention.I also won the Middle Town Times Herald Records photography contest in 2001.
On 09-11-01 My children and I loaded our Van and moved from just north of NY city back to . It was a time of change and a time to put my crafting aside and raise my sons by myself. I was injured at my job working with children of various degrees of disabilities. That was in May of 2006.
Since then I started breaking glass and creating mosaics which I have to say is totally addicting. And I picked up my camera again. I do an occasional wedding and photo shoot, but mostly shoot what I love, nature, and candid shots of kids and people. I have turned my Photography into photo Art which I sell in my studio at http://Ibreak4glass.artfire.com and http://JustDuckiePhotoArt.etsy.com. I also have a mosaic store on Etsy.
******UPDATE***** Ibreak4glass has JUST opened a brand NEW line AND GIVEAWAY TODAY Just go to http://ibreak4glass.blogspot.com/2009/01/announcing-my-new-line-and-giveaway.html to see it FIRST and Enter to win !!!! Good Luck (It is BEAUTIFUL)
My Review: Due to timing on this post, I unfortunately was not able to review any of the art she produces. However, looking at her work online looks absolutely fabulous !!! I am very excited about her ETSY shops.
Chelle, the artist, has offered 2 WONDERFULLY GENEROUS prizes to giveaway to 2 of my lucky readers !!!
#1 - The first special giveaway from IBreak4Glass is a 8x10 photo art original signed by Michelle.
#2 - A Mosaic Pendant by Ibreak4glass of the artists choice (value $20.00)
How to Win:
* Remember you MUST follow my blog to win*
Each comment = 1 entry.
1. visit Just Ducky Photo Art and comment which 8 x 10 art work you love the best.
2. visit Ibreak4glass and tell me which mosaic you would LOVE to have.
3. visit fiery photographers and comment which photograph you like the most.
4. visit Ibreak4glass artfire shop and comment how much is the BUTTERFLY MOSAIC WALL HANGING ?
5.visit piece makers mosaics and comment to me what is the "motto" of Piece Makers Mosaics?
6.visit fiery photographers and comment to me the name of Michelle Andersons photograph ?
7. visit Ibreak4glass and Sign her guest book.
8. follow me on twitter I am @plussizemommy
9. follow @Ibreak4glass on twitter
So, everyone has up to 9 chances to win !!!! Please only enter each one once. But make sure to leave a separate comment for each one, otherwise, if you leave all 9 in 1 comment, that will only give you 1 chance,and you want 9 not 1 !!!
This contest starts immediately and will end at 11:00 PM on Thursday January 29Th. (Eastern Time). Winners will be chosen by Random.org. I will choose for the 8 x 10 photo first, then a 2ND drawing for the Mosaic pendant. Winners will be emailed, so make sure I have that to contact you, and winners will also be posted on this site. Winners will have 24 hours to reply with home address, or another winner will be drawn. Thank you for reading my blog.
Have Fun, and Good Luck !!!!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
About The Artist: