S k c h b k Philly

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Oh it's been so long since I've posted anything. Quite honestly I have had my hands full with freelance and projects, and I sometimes don't feel like I can catch up or even post what would be interesting or relevant. 

I've been doing design work for a large company here in Philly, and it takes a lot of my time. You will most likely see my work very soon in stores this fall and this following year. I'll be sure to post all about it when items are out. 

I also have finished my book about biracial adoption with author Rachel Patten. It will be out so soon, so keep your eyes here too! I'll post some of the illustrations. She wrote it about her own experience with adopting her two little babies, and asked me to illustrate it. It's very sweet. It takes a big and open heart to take in the little ones of others. But I also think it's our capacity to want to love and give children our best, that drives us. I have no children of my own, but I am significantly touched by others' willingness to sacrifice and love when it is hard.

I'm in the midst of feeling at home in my new environment here in Philadelphia. I have been new so many times, moving around so much. You'd think I'd be used to it. I don't think being new in a new place is so unique though. Yes it's very unsettling (literally) but being in any new circumstance is hard. It's beginning new experiences, whether it be within in a new job, a new environment, or a new chapter in your life. It's knowing how to accept those changes, be open, hold tight to memories and keeping in contact with others you knew in your life and love.

Wedding Invites

Here are some wedding invitations I did recently.  If you'd like to have your own, click here
The price includes printing and envelopes! They are all custom illustrated, just send me a photo of yourself and I'll customize it to you and your partner. I'll even draw your pet in there. 


Do Something.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Usually this is a place of beauty and inspiration for me to express myself on. But I feel strongly about this and I hope you will be patient with me. After hearing about the shooting in Orlando, I am once again outraged that we haven't been able to do anything to prevent this from happening in a country where we can make a difference in profound ways. WHY IS NOTHING HAPPENING.

I've written both my home-state rep, and senator, as well as Congress, to do something to prevent dangerous people attaining guns in our country. It may or may not do anything, but power comes in numbers.

Here is what I sent, feel free to copy, paste, with your own name and rep/senator/congressman, and send to your own via these links. 

To find your own senator: http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
For your state rep: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
For Congress: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

Dear Senator Hatch,

I am writing to urge you to vote to close the deadly loopholes in our laws that make it too easy for dangerous people to get guns. The federal government currently can’t block firearm sales to suspected terrorists, and I’m begging you to close this deadly loophole in our gun laws immediately.

The bottom line is this: Lax gun laws allow suspected terrorists to buy guns on our soil. Organizations like al Qaeda are well aware of this, and even instruct would-be terrorists to exploit them in the U.S. If you’re a suspected terrorist, you shouldn’t be able to buy a gun, and I hope you will address this glaring national security issue.

Background checks are supported by over 90 percent of all Americans and are a commonsense tool for keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists and the dangerously mentally ill.
It’s time to end the epidemic of gun violence in our country. Thank you for doing what is right for the people of [your state] and the United States.

Thank you,

Michelle Christensen

What's New on Nylon

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Here are a few more of my items up on Nylon Magazine's online shop-- I've had a few more items added, which makes it fun for accessorizing for summer. Stay tuned for my rabbit swimsuit-- which will be up and only available exclusively through here ---very soon!!


Frankie Magazine Feature

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Frankie Magazine featured my David Bowie Duffle Bag today on their site.
 Read here and get yours here!

Thanks Frankie!

Bohem Pop-Up Shop Saturday!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

I'm going to be part of a pop-up shop this Saturday, along with other wonderful creatives, in honor of Mother's Day! Come grab a gift! The whole store, as well as the vendor's goods, are 20% off. Bohem has gorgeous products, from all over the world, sourced by owner Chelsea James, herself. Wonderful home-goods, clothing, and jewelry.

Here are some of my new cards and products that I'll have there. Here are the other vendors who will be there:

This Saturday, May 7, 2016
1-4 PM
623 S. State Street
Salt Lake City

See you there!


Philadelphia +

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

I spent a few days in Philadelphia and I got to enjoy the city a little bit. I head straight from the airport to The Philadelphia Museum of Art so I could soak in some of the beautiful art before it closed. I couldn't believe how many gorgeous pieces they had there-- my favorite impressionists all in one place. It was beautiful and wonderful.

I spent the rest of the time eating at delicious restaurants like Parc (see above sketches) The tree picture is right in front of the restaurant. I felt like I was in Paris, and that Francophile in me was very pleased, as I indulged in escargot (the last time I ate it was a while ago when I first lived in Paris)
 and it was trés authentique. I also had a nice trout, bread, and citron pressé. 

I visited Anthropologie headquarters and got a tour. What beautiful offices they have. They are right in this Naval Yard, so you see all of these aircraft carriers anchored in the harbor. Their offices are beautiful and just flooded with light, some so much so, that they need Thai beach umbrellas propped up over their spaces so they can see their computer monitors.
 It added a very cool look to the place. 

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