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

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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!! πŸ’•#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!! πŸ’•#machupicchu #peru #travel #wanderlust #budget #sur_america #southamerica #explore #llama #fuzzyface #cute #adventure #cusco #hiking #mountains (at Machu Picchu)

1 day 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)

1 week ago
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I love stumbling upon random parades!! A great way to spend a few hours in Lima! πŸ‘πŸ‘ (at Parque Kennedy - Miraflores)

1 week ago
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✨ New art! ✨Up on #fineartamerica, up soon on #etsy πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ #quotes #shinebright #shine #words #inspiration #instagood #art #digitalart #artsy #wordart #glitter  (at paintspiration.fineartamerica.com)

✨ New art! ✨Up on #fineartamerica, up soon on #etsy πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ #quotes #shinebright #shine #words #inspiration #instagood #art #digitalart #artsy #wordart #glitter (at paintspiration.fineartamerica.com)

1 week ago
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New digital art! Background is an actual map of southern South America passed off to me by another backpacker. Available in the #fineartamerica shop now, and instant download in the #etsy shop soon! πŸ’•πŸŒŽπŸ’•#travel #wanderlust #quotes #explore #adventure #words #seetheworld #instagood #instatravel #art #digitalart #artforsale #getaway (at paintspiration.fineartamerica.com)

New digital art! Background is an actual map of southern South America passed off to me by another backpacker. Available in the #fineartamerica shop now, and instant download in the #etsy shop soon! πŸ’•πŸŒŽπŸ’•#travel #wanderlust #quotes #explore #adventure #words #seetheworld #instagood #instatravel #art #digitalart #artforsale #getaway (at paintspiration.fineartamerica.com)

1 week ago
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I love this quote! 🌎 All original canvas paintings are on sale all month in the #etsy shop! Use coupon code CANVAS20 for 20% off πŸ‘ŒπŸ’•#shop #sale #art #quotes #painting #deal #coupon #wanderlust #travel #words #wisdom #artforsale #artsy  (at paintspiration.etsy.com)

I love this quote! 🌎 All original canvas paintings are on sale all month in the #etsy shop! Use coupon code CANVAS20 for 20% off πŸ‘ŒπŸ’•#shop #sale #art #quotes #painting #deal #coupon #wanderlust #travel #words #wisdom #artforsale #artsy (at paintspiration.etsy.com)

1 week ago
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From the beaches of Huanchaco to the snow capped mountains of Huarez- all in one day! And I’m freeeezing!! 😳 Can’t wait to do some trekking tomorrow!! πŸ‘#peru #southamerica #travel #wanderlust #huarez #mountains #instatravel #itssocold (at Plaza de Armas de Huaraz)

From the beaches of Huanchaco to the snow capped mountains of Huarez- all in one day! And I’m freeeezing!! 😳 Can’t wait to do some trekking tomorrow!! πŸ‘#peru #southamerica #travel #wanderlust #huarez #mountains #instatravel #itssocold (at Plaza de Armas de Huaraz)

2 weeks 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 - PerΓΊ)

1 day 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 πŸ’• #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 πŸ’• #painting #quotes #dmb #davematthewsband #lyrics #music #art #davematthews #crash #songlyrics #pink #words #artsy #love #sweetlikecandy (at paintspiration.etsy.com)

6 days ago
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Our first Starbucks coffee since the Houston airport 6 months ago!! Sooo good, and much needed after 2 hours sleep on the night bus πŸ˜³β˜•πŸ‘Œ (at Starbucks Perú)

Our first Starbucks coffee since the Houston airport 6 months ago!! Sooo good, and much needed after 2 hours sleep on the night bus πŸ˜³β˜•πŸ‘Œ (at Starbucks PerΓΊ)

1 week ago
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One last pic from hiking in #Huaraz- tonight we’re off to Lima, then Cusco! I’m going to miss this place, with some of the most beautiful (and challenging) hikes I’ve ever done. πŸ’• Ciao Huaraz! πŸ‘‹#instatravel #travel #wanderlust #hiking #hike #trek #trekking #peru #sur_america #southamerica #explore #adventure #backpacking #wander #nature #seetheworld #liveauthentic #mountains  (at Trek Laguna 69)

One last pic from hiking in #Huaraz- tonight we’re off to Lima, then Cusco! I’m going to miss this place, with some of the most beautiful (and challenging) hikes I’ve ever done. πŸ’• Ciao Huaraz! πŸ‘‹#instatravel #travel #wanderlust #hiking #hike #trek #trekking #peru #sur_america #southamerica #explore #adventure #backpacking #wander #nature #seetheworld #liveauthentic #mountains (at Trek Laguna 69)

1 week ago
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Today’s hike was a tough one. I’ve been struggling with bad altitude sickness and at 4450 meters it is one of the highest places I’ve ever been. Every step was a struggle, but well worth it! It’s amazing what you can achieve when you just put one foot in front of the other! πŸ—»πŸ‘£#peru #sur_america #southamerica #travel #trek #hike #hiking #mountains #wanderlust #explore #adventure #achieve #climb #trekking #nature #outdoorsy  (at Laguna Churup)

Today’s hike was a tough one. I’ve been struggling with bad altitude sickness and at 4450 meters it is one of the highest places I’ve ever been. Every step was a struggle, but well worth it! It’s amazing what you can achieve when you just put one foot in front of the other! πŸ—»πŸ‘£#peru #sur_america #southamerica #travel #trek #hike #hiking #mountains #wanderlust #explore #adventure #achieve #climb #trekking #nature #outdoorsy (at Laguna Churup)

1 week ago
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A shot from the beginning of our #hike in #Huarez yesterday. Before getting lost, before the avalanche, before altitude sickness… When all was right in the world!! β˜ΊπŸ—» #hiking #nature #outdoors #wanderlust #travel #instatravel #peru #southamerica #backpacking #explore #mountains #backpack #beautiful #amazing  (at Trek Laguna 69)

A shot from the beginning of our #hike in #Huarez yesterday. Before getting lost, before the avalanche, before altitude sickness… When all was right in the world!! β˜ΊπŸ—» #hiking #nature #outdoors #wanderlust #travel #instatravel #peru #southamerica #backpacking #explore #mountains #backpack #beautiful #amazing (at Trek Laguna 69)

1 week ago
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Sneaking in a #selfie with this cute calf during today’s #hike. #peru #southamerica #travel #wanderlust #cutie #instagood #hiking #furryfriends (at Parque Nacional Huascarán)

Sneaking in a #selfie with this cute calf during today’s #hike. #peru #southamerica #travel #wanderlust #cutie #instagood #hiking #furryfriends (at Parque Nacional HuascarΓ‘n)

1 week ago
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