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Hi, I'm Michelle. I love traveling, yoga, animals, art, psychology, and nature. In 2013, I quit my job to see the world. I sell my art and blog.
This is a collection of my art & inspiration. See more at www.paintspirationart.com or visit me on Etsy at paintspiration.etsy.com
Mmm… coca and munya tea, the way you start pretty much every day here in #Peru and #Bolivia. Hard to believe this little leaf is illegal in the US! โ˜•๐Ÿƒ#coca #cocanoesunadroga #natural #culture #tea #travel #wanderlust #instatravel #instagood #cocaleaves #teatime #sur_america #southamerica #breakfast #desayuno  (at La Paz - Bolívia)

Mmm… coca and munya tea, the way you start pretty much every day here in #Peru and #Bolivia. Hard to believe this little leaf is illegal in the US! โ˜•๐Ÿƒ#coca #cocanoesunadroga #natural #culture #tea #travel #wanderlust #instatravel #instagood #cocaleaves #teatime #sur_america #southamerica #breakfast #desayuno (at La Paz - Bolรญvia)

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An adorable little girl helps her mama embroider a tapestry on the “Reed Islands” or Uros Islands. These floating “islands” on Lake Titicaca are entirely man-made using the reeds that grow in the lake! The locals use the reeds for everything— to build the islands, houses, boats, even to eat! What an amazing experience to walk on the islands and learn about their culture. #laketiticaca #titicaca #reedislands #culture #travel #wanderlust #explore #learn #sur_america #southamerica #peru #bolivia #peruvian #amazing #history #family (at Lake Titicaca, Uros)

An adorable little girl helps her mama embroider a tapestry on the “Reed Islands” or Uros Islands. These floating “islands” on Lake Titicaca are entirely man-made using the reeds that grow in the lake! The locals use the reeds for everything— to build the islands, houses, boats, even to eat! What an amazing experience to walk on the islands and learn about their culture. #laketiticaca #titicaca #reedislands #culture #travel #wanderlust #explore #learn #sur_america #southamerica #peru #bolivia #peruvian #amazing #history #family (at Lake Titicaca, Uros)

1 month ago
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On top of the highest island in the world #laketiticaca #peru #sur_america #southamerica #travel #wanderlust #hike #titicaca #instagood #instatravel #seetheworld #explore #island (at Lake Titicaca)

On top of the highest island in the world #laketiticaca #peru #sur_america #southamerica #travel #wanderlust #hike #titicaca #instagood #instatravel #seetheworld #explore #island (at Lake Titicaca)

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Colca Canyon, Peru ๐Ÿ’• #colcacanyon #peru #sur_america #southamerica #travel #trekking #instatravel #instagood #trek #wanderlust #adventure #explore #mountains #hiking #hike #beautiful #nature #seetheworld  (at Canyon Del Colca)

Colca Canyon, Peru ๐Ÿ’• #colcacanyon #peru #sur_america #southamerica #travel #trekking #instatravel #instagood #trek #wanderlust #adventure #explore #mountains #hiking #hike #beautiful #nature #seetheworld (at Canyon Del Colca)

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So many pigeons in Arequipa’s Plaza de Armas for the kiddies to play with! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ™ˆ 
#travel #backpacking #wanderlust #arequipa #peru #sur_america #southamerica #instatravel #birds #plazadearmas #explore #adventure #park #seetheworld (at Plaza de Armas, Arequipa - Peru)

So many pigeons in Arequipa’s Plaza de Armas for the kiddies to play with! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ™ˆ
#travel #backpacking #wanderlust #arequipa #peru #sur_america #southamerica #instatravel #birds #plazadearmas #explore #adventure #park #seetheworld (at Plaza de Armas, Arequipa - Peru)

1 month ago
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Only 3 more days to get 20% off all original canvas paintings on #Etsy! ๐Ÿ‘‰Coupon code CANVAS20๐Ÿ‘ˆThis 8x10 Rumi quote painting of #Wrightsville Beach is still available! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘#painting #art #sale #deal #coupon #rumi #poetry #quote #wisewords #quotes #sayings #wisdom #nature #beach #coastal #paint #handmade #wrightsvillebeach #nc #sailing #sea #ocean #boat (at paintspiration.etsy.com)

Only 3 more days to get 20% off all original canvas paintings on #Etsy! ๐Ÿ‘‰Coupon code CANVAS20๐Ÿ‘ˆThis 8x10 Rumi quote painting of #Wrightsville Beach is still available! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘#painting #art #sale #deal #coupon #rumi #poetry #quote #wisewords #quotes #sayings #wisdom #nature #beach #coastal #paint #handmade #wrightsvillebeach #nc #sailing #sea #ocean #boat (at paintspiration.etsy.com)

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Learning how the locals dye alpaca wool using all natural methods!๐Ÿ‘Œ This was part of the free walking tour in Cusco with Luis- I highly recommend it if you visit! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’• #cusco #peru #machupicchu #southamerica #sur_america #travel #instatravel #wanderlust #wander #explore #alpaca #llama #natural #local #nature #freewalkingtour #culture #handmade (at Cusco Peru)

Learning how the locals dye alpaca wool using all natural methods!๐Ÿ‘Œ This was part of the free walking tour in Cusco with Luis- I highly recommend it if you visit! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’• #cusco #peru #machupicchu #southamerica #sur_america #travel #instatravel #wanderlust #wander #explore #alpaca #llama #natural #local #nature #freewalkingtour #culture #handmade (at Cusco Peru)

1 month ago
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I can’t believe last month I was on the beach in Huanchaco, and now I’m freezing in the mountains of Southern Peru! I’m going in the wrong direction! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ„ #latergram #beach #surf #peru #southamerica #sur_america #sunset #beautiful #travel #instatravel #wanderlust #warm #backpacking #backpacker #seetheworld  (at Perú)

I can’t believe last month I was on the beach in Huanchaco, and now I’m freezing in the mountains of Southern Peru! I’m going in the wrong direction! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ„ #latergram #beach #surf #peru #southamerica #sur_america #sunset #beautiful #travel #instatravel #wanderlust #warm #backpacking #backpacker #seetheworld (at Perรบ)

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This is one of my favorite custom paintings I did last holiday season.  I will be taking custom painting orders for this holiday season soon, and I can’t wait to get back to work! Follow me @paintspiration_art or direct message me for details! #art #painting #etsy #artforsale #custom #giftideas #personalized #handmade #quotes #gifts #paintspiration #sale #etsyshop #shop #business #paintings #backtowork! (at www.paintspirationart.com)

This is one of my favorite custom paintings I did last holiday season. I will be taking custom painting orders for this holiday season soon, and I can’t wait to get back to work! Follow me @paintspiration_art or direct message me for details! #art #painting #etsy #artforsale #custom #giftideas #personalized #handmade #quotes #gifts #paintspiration #sale #etsyshop #shop #business #paintings #backtowork! (at www.paintspirationart.com)

1 month ago
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A little #throwback to a pic of me painting from a #wrightsvillebeach newspaper article. They featured a story on Scott and I after I quit my job, moved to #Wilmington, and started Paintspiration. So much fun! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ #painting #paintspiration #art #liveyourdream #travel #etsy #entrepreneur #smallbusiness #success #quityourjob #inspiration  (at www.paintspirationart.com)

A little #throwback to a pic of me painting from a #wrightsvillebeach newspaper article. They featured a story on Scott and I after I quit my job, moved to #Wilmington, and started Paintspiration. So much fun! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ #painting #paintspiration #art #liveyourdream #travel #etsy #entrepreneur #smallbusiness #success #quityourjob #inspiration (at www.paintspirationart.com)

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The sun sets over Lake Titicaca, the highest altitude lake in the world ๐Ÿ’• #sunset #laketiticaca #beautiful #lake #titicaca #nature #inspired #travel #wanderlust #seetheworld #instatravel #instagood  (at Lake Titicaca - Puno, Perú)

The sun sets over Lake Titicaca, the highest altitude lake in the world ๐Ÿ’• #sunset #laketiticaca #beautiful #lake #titicaca #nature #inspired #travel #wanderlust #seetheworld #instatravel #instagood (at Lake Titicaca - Puno, Perรบ)

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A Peruvian road block ๐Ÿฎ #peru #instatravel #wanderlust #travel #backpackerlife #backpacking #seetheworld #southamerica #sur_america #cows #roadblock #dontworrywewillwait  (at Puno Lake Titicaca, Peru)

A Peruvian road block ๐Ÿฎ #peru #instatravel #wanderlust #travel #backpackerlife #backpacking #seetheworld #southamerica #sur_america #cows #roadblock #dontworrywewillwait (at Puno Lake Titicaca, Peru)

1 month ago
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Hot springs in Colca Canyon are the perfect thing after a long day of hiking! Hiking down into the canyon on day 1 was actually the hardest part of our 3 day independent trek for me! ๐Ÿ™Š#colcacanyon #canyon #peru #southamerica #travel #instatravel #instagood #wanderlust #explore #hiking #trek #trekking #hotspring #river #mountains #pooped  (at Hot Springs, Colca Canyon)

Hot springs in Colca Canyon are the perfect thing after a long day of hiking! Hiking down into the canyon on day 1 was actually the hardest part of our 3 day independent trek for me! ๐Ÿ™Š#colcacanyon #canyon #peru #southamerica #travel #instatravel #instagood #wanderlust #explore #hiking #trek #trekking #hotspring #river #mountains #pooped (at Hot Springs, Colca Canyon)

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I spent the last 3 days hiking in Colca Canyon (one of the largest in the world- over twice the size of the Grand Canyon!!) and this is what waits at the bottom. It’s appropriately named the Oasis and consists of a handful of hostels with brilliant blue swimming pools, fruit trees, and grass in an otherwise dry desert. #colcacanyon #canyon #peru #sur_america #southamerica #travel #explore #hike #hiking #trekking #trek #oasis #wanderlust #wander #paradise #nature #backpacking #roughingit (at Canyon Del Colca Peru)

I spent the last 3 days hiking in Colca Canyon (one of the largest in the world- over twice the size of the Grand Canyon!!) and this is what waits at the bottom. It’s appropriately named the Oasis and consists of a handful of hostels with brilliant blue swimming pools, fruit trees, and grass in an otherwise dry desert. #colcacanyon #canyon #peru #sur_america #southamerica #travel #explore #hike #hiking #trekking #trek #oasis #wanderlust #wander #paradise #nature #backpacking #roughingit (at Canyon Del Colca Peru)

1 month ago
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"What we think, we become" Acrylic on canvas. This and all my remaining canvas paintings are on sale all of July with coupon code CANVAS20! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™#buddha #quotes #art #paintings #etsy #quote #artforsale #artsy #namaste #yoga #sunrise #sale #deal #coupon #inspiration #wisdom #sayings #words #mindful #breathe #liveauthentic (at paintspiration.etsy.com)

"What we think, we become" Acrylic on canvas. This and all my remaining canvas paintings are on sale all of July with coupon code CANVAS20! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™#buddha #quotes #art #paintings #etsy #quote #artforsale #artsy #namaste #yoga #sunrise #sale #deal #coupon #inspiration #wisdom #sayings #words #mindful #breathe #liveauthentic (at paintspiration.etsy.com)

1 month ago
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