New Feature in Frankie Mag!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Loving the review of my Face Platforms in the newest Frankie Mag!

If Daria Morgendorffer were in the market for a pair of black platform oxfords, we feel confident
she'd be drawn to these clodhoppers from My Little Belleville. How else would she manage to exude an air of ennui from head to toe, while accidentally having the coolest style ever? Hand-painted in Pennsylvania b y artist Michelle Christensen, then sealed so you can trudge listlessly through puddles all you want, they're available for around $90 at

Saying Daria would wear them?? Best compliment ever.
You can buy your own pair here (order up a size since they run small!) 

More Frankie Mag here

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

I feel so lucky to have been asked to be part of this wonderful book, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Each story is about a famous "rebel girl" and how they were able to express themselves in ways that were rebelliously wonderful. I won't divulge who I illustrated, but I'm so excited to see her along with the rest. Pre-order your own now here, and read more about the project and it's founder's in this review by Real Simple.

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:
For your state rep:
For Congress:

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!

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