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Feature: Colourful Paintings of Montreal Houses and Neighborhoods

Feature: Montreal artist and illustrator Michelle Darwin

Montreal artist and illustrator Michelle Darwin draws and paints portraits of Montreal neighbourhoods, laneways, houses, and buildings. She founded her company, Painted Stories as a creative house for her hand-crafted paintings and illustrations.

Based in the Plateau area of Montreal, Michelle loves to wander local neighbourhoods looking for interesting sights to capture in her paintings and drawings. She recently began a series of playful illustrations of Montreal houses and hopes to spend the warmer months creating portraits of local gardens and green laneways. In addition to a range of personal works – many for sale as originals or prints – she also runs a business, Painted Stories, through which she creates custom artwork for clients.

Painted Stories is based around the idea that custom paintings of favourite city place or home are a perfect way to remember, celebrate and cherish the places that are important to us. Michelle loves working with clients who are looking to express the personality of a special place through a custom painting. Custom paintings are often inspired by an aspect of a client’s personal or family history, a celebration of a current milestone, or an important life event – such as selling a family home, a wedding, anniversary, or an illness in the family. Her illustrations make wonderful, heartfelt and truly unique gifts for someone special and are sure to be cherished for years to come.

Painted Stories specializes in:

  •  Watercolour paintings and illustrations
  • Gouache paintings
  • Lively drawings with pen and/or ink
  • Paintings of places with a personal story

While houses make up the bulk of Michelle’s subjects, she’s more than happy to create portraits of any building or place that has personal meaning: a library, wedding venue, neighborhood, cottage, garden, city landmark, church, or shop.

Postcards and prints of Montreal neighborhoods and houses will be available soon on Etsy.

Browse a full portfolio of work and learn more about custom artwork at www.paintedstories.co

You can follow Painted Stories on Instagram @painted_stories

 

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Montreal Sunset From The South Shore | MTL Skyline From Saint Hubert

Montreal Skyline at Sunset

As you go around in the south shore of Montreal, through Saint Hubert, Saint Lambert, and Brossard; You will always have a great view of the Montreal skyline from different angles.

These are some picture of the city from all these angles, mostly around sunset.

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Best Instagram Photos of Montreal | MTL on Instagram

Montreal from the lens of an Instagramer.

Montreal is a beautiful city without all the filters, the edits and glory that Instagram adds to the pictures. What makes it a really special place to me, is that whether it is -40 or+40 C, Montreal will always reflect its beauty in different colors, shapes and forms.

Montreal day or night, is beautiful.

In the past 12 months, I wanted to collect the most magical moments in the city, and capture it from different angles.

 

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If you are interested in seeing more pics of Montreal. Follow @taou on instagram. 

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Feature : 10 Best Instagram Inspirational Quotes | Popular Canadian Inspirational Quotes

Do you ever feel you need a boost to start your day? A little something to motivate you, or something to open your mind to new ways of thinking?

As you are reaching out for your tea or coffee in the morning, you can compliment it with a morning inspirational quote.

Here are some popular inspirational quotes from a Canadian Life & Business Coach.

To more inspirational mornings and days!

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Feature: 10 Best Instagram Inspirational Quotes | Most Popular Inspirational Quotes in Canada

 

Do you ever feel you need a boost to start your day? A little something to motivate you, or something to open your mind to new ways of thinking?

A great way to start your day is with some meditation, some yoga, some visualization and an inspirational quote.

Here are some of the best Instagram quotes as well as the most popular in Canada. They come from a Canadian Life & Business Coach.

To more inspirational mornings and days!