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Kestrel Michaud


Classically-trained Fine Artist and Fabric Illustrator


  1. 2017 International Quilt Festival in Houston

    From November 8 - 11, 2017, the International Quilt Festival was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. I spent three full days at the convention, and I have to say my eyes were well and truly opened to the vast world of quilting. …


  2. The Best of the Best Show at the A. E. Backus Museum

    On Saturday, October 14, 2017, I attended the opening reception for the Best of the Best juried art show at the A. E. Backus Museum & Gallery in Ft. Pierce, Florida. …


  3. Technology and Art

    Back when I first started experimenting with fabric art, every step of my process was done by hand. I drew out my templates on bristol board, traced each individual section onto the paper-backed fusible web using a lightbox and permanent markers, and cut out every piece with scissors. …


  4. 100% Pure Florida Gallery Show

    On Friday, September 01, 2017, I attended the opening reception for the 100% Pure Florida juried art show at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Melbourne, Florida. …


  5. Fabric Illustrations

    Over the years, I have developed my own method of turning yards of cotton fabric into highly detailed works of fine art. My technique gives me the rare ability to create multiple versions of each design that are entirely unique images unto themselves. That sounds a bit confusing, so I'm going to take this opportunity to provide a bit more info on my process of creating fabric illustrations. …


  6. How to Draw A Portrait in Procreate

    Over the course of the year I've developed my own method for drawing portraits. Interestingly, I didn't even realize I was doing it until I started posting time lapse videos of my drawings to Instagram and suddenly recognized the same process in each of them. …


  7. Figure Drawing: The Long and the Short of It

    Figure and portrait drawing, particularly from life, is not something I've done since college. However, I remember thoroughly enjoying my drawing classes back in school and decided to get into the habit once again at the beginning of the year. I was admittedly quite out of practice back in January. However, I've had a ton of fun, and by this point in the year, feel confident that I've gotten "back in the groove". …


  8. Tools and Challenges of Drawing Digitally

    Since the beginning of the year, I've been going to an open figure drawing session every Thursday and an open portrait drawing session every Saturday at the local art guild. By "open" I mean there is a live model but no instructor; everyone brings his/her own media and stakes a claim on a bench or easel for the day. It's very freestyle. …


  9. Fabric Art History

    Welcome to my blog! Working with fabric has always been something I do just for me, and as a result it has easily been pushed to the wayside by everything else in my life. However, I've recently had some revelations that have given me new inspiration to get back into doing what I love most. I hope this blog will be another outlet for me to talk about my work (which I could honestly do for hours). …