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We are proud to announce that Michelle has been featured in an article in the Spring 2007 issue of the Benjamin Moore paint company's ProFiles Magazine.  She is one of several  decorative painters quoted by guest artist Joe Belisle in his article on pricing murals and the working relationship between decorative painters and  design contractors. 

Introducing
HANDMADE BABY WREATHS
Exclusive gift for the newborn at birth, baptism, or baby showers!

Score the biggest hit with your gift for the new parents or mother-to be!  It's a beautiful nursery wreath for baby, decorated  entirely with real, usable  baby supplies! What's more, it's personalized! 

Always included are these basics:  receiving blankets, pacifiers, teethers and/or rattles, baby socks and/or booties, mini baby products (powder, lotions, etc.), comb and brush set, and a bib. There is a coordinating bow with ribbon streamers.  I am happy to personalize the wreath with the child's name, if known.

Other items may include some of the following:   theme items or toys; hat or bonnet; feeding spoon; cup and/or bottle; bath toy; wipes; cotton swabs; syringes, medicine droppers and other hygiene items; toddler toothbrush; shoes; teddy bear ( I can include a Precious Moments bear that says a prayer); religious items (i.e. cross); doll; piggy bank; small clothing items; etc. The options are almost unlimited; however, I cannot get all of the listed items on one wreath and it is best if you let me make the selection of items that will look best artistically, except perhaps for one or two items that you tell me will mean the most to the new parents.

Please specify roses or daisies, or wreath can be made without flowers if desired.
Please specify nursery theme, if desired, and up to 3 items you especially would like included.  I will do my best to get them; however, I cannot guarantee their availability, so please offer a second-choice substitute if possible*. 

Wreaths can be made in pink, blue, yellow or white.  Custom colors available at an additional charge.

Because all wreaths are custom-made, your wreath's appearance may differ from the ones shown. However, the beauty, value and craftsmanship will be comparable. Heart-shaped wreaths not always available. 

*(There may be an additional charge for expensive or custom-made items.  If I cannot find theme items, I make them. See the nautical items--boats, anchor, and life preserver--on the boy's wreath, pictured. Themes are nursery motifs such as cars, dinosaurs, jungle, ballet, princess, sports, etc.)

Minimum price: $100 plus shipping and any additional customizing charges. Prepaid orders only.

Please allow 4 weeks for the crafting of your wreath.  For details about how to order, contact me at mm@mmorse.com or call 954-752-7562.

"Family Time With Santa"
DVD Wins 13 Awards

"Family Time With Santa" on DVD has won 15 National and International Awards in Children's Entertainment; including First Place for Children's Entertainment at the Los Angeles National and International Film Festival; and First Place at the Gloria International Film Festival, where it beat 19 other entries in its category.  As you may recall, Michelle Morse was the illustrator of 4 stories on this DVD.  Also we have just won the NY Film Festival for Best Family  Entertainment, at the ceremony held in L.A.   The DVD was nominated for an award at the Danville International  Children's Festival in May 2006. 

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ProFiles Article is Released!

The summer 2005 issue of ProFiles, the Benjamin Moore magazine for professional painters, has featured Michelle Morse among 5 muralists appearing in an article by Liz Schick about the use of Benjamin Moore products in professional murals. 4 photographs of her murals are included in the article, along with quotes and descriptions of her work. Please contact your Benjamin Moore dealer or access http://www.benjaminmoore.com/ and click on Contact Us  to find out how to get your copy. Michelle's local Benjamin Moore dealer is Miller Paint of Coral Springs at 9801 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL 33065.  They can be contacted at www.paintbargain.com or 954-753-1201.

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