Author: The Secret Kingdom

MICHELE BLEDSOE is a self-taught artist and has been exhibiting her paintings and drawings in galleries for over 20 years. She is the co-author and illustrator of The Secret Kingdom – a children’s book of paintings and poetry, and the illustrator of Lemon Bee and Other Peculiar Tales by author, Patricia Lynn Dompieri. Michele’s newest book Painting, Passion and the Art of Life is now available at Amazon. Michele and her husband, artist Richard Bledsoe, live and paint happily together in Phoenix, Arizona.

Arizona Summer and the Art of Tiny Libraries

Splendor exhibit at the Goodyear Library

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My husband Richard and I have been fortunate to have our paintings exhibited

in many wonderful galleries, museums and art-spaces

throughout the years..

but there is something really special about a library.

I was honored to have my paintings displayed

in such a beautiful environment,

surrounded by books

quiet, cool and welcoming..

like an oasis in the desert.

Long Sleeves and the Art of Summer Painting

Work in progress by Michele Bledsoe

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In public

I wear long sleeves

(often black)

even in the summer.

All you can see of me

is my head

and my hands.

I like it that way.

My current painting agrees.

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I don’t fundraise off my blog, use Patreon or ask for donations. If you would like to help support The Secret Kingdom, and brighten my day – please buy a book.

Thank you!

The All You Can Eat Birthday Cake and Cheese Diet

Just Dessert by Michele Bledsoe

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I had an interesting idea for a diet..

You can eat all you want

but it can only be food that you hate.

For me,

that would be birthday cake

and cheese.

I’d probably starve to death.

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I don’t fundraise off my blog, use Patreon or ask for donations. If you would like to help support The Secret Kingdom, and brighten my day – please buy a book.

Thank you!

Old Sketchbooks and the Art of Boredom

Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk – from the sketchbook of Michele Bledsoe

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Found this in one of my old sketchbooks.

I don’t remember the exact circumstances

of when I made this strange little drawing,

but I suspect it involved someone talking too much..

and the place I went

to escape from it.

I am never bored

with a pen in my hand.

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I don’t fundraise off my blog, use Patreon or ask for donations. If you would like to help support The Secret Kingdom, and brighten my day – please buy a book.

Thank you!