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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
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)

2 days 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)

3 days ago
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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)

3 days 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 week ago
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I made this print using a map a fellow backpacker gave me in Ecuador. Print is up on #Etsy and #FineArtAmerica! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’•#travel #wanderlust #art #digitalart #instatravel #map #quote #love #romantic #gifts #artsy #backpacking #explore #seetheworld #quotes #sayings #calligraphy #words #inspiration #getaway (at paintspiration.fineartamerica.com)

I made this print using a map a fellow backpacker gave me in Ecuador. Print is up on #Etsy and #FineArtAmerica! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’•#travel #wanderlust #art #digitalart #instatravel #map #quote #love #romantic #gifts #artsy #backpacking #explore #seetheworld #quotes #sayings #calligraphy #words #inspiration #getaway (at paintspiration.fineartamerica.com)

1 week ago
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Just got back from Machu Picchu, it was amazing! We had fun exploring the ruins, hiking the mountain, meeting these fuzzy faces, and figuring out how to do it all on a budget!! ๐Ÿ’•#machupicchu #peru #travel #wanderlust #budget #sur_america #southamerica #explore #llama #fuzzyface #cute #adventure #cusco #hiking #mountains (at Machu Picchu)

Just got back from Machu Picchu, it was amazing! We had fun exploring the ruins, hiking the mountain, meeting these fuzzy faces, and figuring out how to do it all on a budget!! ๐Ÿ’•#machupicchu #peru #travel #wanderlust #budget #sur_america #southamerica #explore #llama #fuzzyface #cute #adventure #cusco #hiking #mountains (at Machu Picchu)

1 week ago
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#exploring #lima #peru #southamerica #sur_america #wanderlust #travel #backpacker #explore #wander #adventure #cities #backpacking #seetheworld  (at Lima Miraflores)

#exploring #lima #peru #southamerica #sur_america #wanderlust #travel #backpacker #explore #wander #adventure #cities #backpacking #seetheworld (at Lima Miraflores)

2 weeks ago
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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)

1 day ago
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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)

2 days 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)

3 days ago
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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 week 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)

1 week ago
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Cusco! #peru #cusco #travel #wanderlust #explore #seetheworld #liveauthentic #adventure #backpack #backpacking #city #southamerica #inca #wander  (at Cuzco - Perú)

Cusco! #peru #cusco #travel #wanderlust #explore #seetheworld #liveauthentic #adventure #backpack #backpacking #city #southamerica #inca #wander (at Cuzco - Perรบ)

1 week ago
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All canvas paintings are still 20% off in the #Etsy shop this month! There’s only 7 left so grab them while you can— use coupon code CANVAS20 ๐Ÿ’• #painting #quotes #dmb #davematthewsband #lyrics #music #art #davematthews #crash #songlyrics #pink #words #artsy #love #sweetlikecandy (at paintspiration.etsy.com)

All canvas paintings are still 20% off in the #Etsy shop this month! There’s only 7 left so grab them while you can— use coupon code CANVAS20 ๐Ÿ’• #painting #quotes #dmb #davematthewsband #lyrics #music #art #davematthews #crash #songlyrics #pink #words #artsy #love #sweetlikecandy (at paintspiration.etsy.com)

2 weeks ago
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