heART, Feathers. Love.

Aloha & thank you for stopping by! My name is Michelle Curiel, but you can call me Birdie! I currently live on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Oahu, making beautiful colorful art in a variety of different mediums, these days namely feathers! If you know anything about me, you know that I live and breath art in everything that I do everywhere I go. I have sold my heARTwork worldwide and all throughout the US, Europe, Australia, Japan, China and even as far as Israel!

So here's a quick synopsis of my story: Once upon a time I was born and raised in the outskirts of Los Angeles. My artistic passion began at a very young age. Like other children, I was given crayons and a coloring book. But for me, the process of transforming white space with strokes of beautiful color left an indelible impression. Art quickly became my lifetime passion.

I began making feather headdresses for myself to wear to festivals in 2011. When people began asking me where they could get one, I decided to sell a few on Etsy. Back then, I had a 9-5 office job and felt like a bird in a cage! When orders started pouring in, I realized I had a chance to follow my dream of becoming a full-time artist. In 2012 I quit my job, packed a few bags and moved to Hawaii to seek a new slower paced life filled with waterfalls, rainbows and sunshine. Yes Please!

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Let me customize it for you!
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Is there something that you have in mind that you want me to bring into reality? Whether it be an incredible headdress for you to wear at a festival, or a colorful painting to place in your home, one of my favorite things to do is to merge somebodies vision with my colorful swirly style into a one of a kind work of art from our heART!

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100% Handmade heARTwork
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Whether it be a glorious headpiece that you wear or something that you can proudly display on your wall, you can be assured that what you get is something that has been made with love by my own hand.

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Playing with Color: Paintings and Illustrations
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I love to express myself with color! Painting and Drawing gives me a chance to do just that! There are no mistakes when it comes to art and that's one of my favorite things to work through when illustrating or painting. Playfully placing color wherever it may land, images begin to beckon me to develop them. Some of my original art is for sale in my store. Prints are sold upon request.

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I stand by my work
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Everything that I create has value and meaning to me. These are my babies! I want whatever you bring home to last you throughout the years, including wearable accessories and headdresses. If your pieces incur damage that need a little love, please do not ever hesitate to contact me, I am always happy to bring your pieces back to life!

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