We have spent much of our time at the factory Michelle works with here in
China developing her product line for her business... Close2MyArt.
It has been such a joy to watch her at work... and to observe the
amazing talent of the artists here and the pride they take in their work.
Here is one of the sculptors working from a sketch Michelle gave him.
I have so much respect for them and there craft and their eye for detail.
Once the sculpt is finished, a mold is made and a sample goes upstairs
and into the hands of the skillfull painters.
Here's that little teapot getting all dressed up in Michelle's colorful style!
Michelle works with them on each piece until the perfect colors are in place.
It was so great to see how much they love and respect my daughter...
notice how the sweet girl on the right is holding Michelle's arm
with her head resting on her shoulder. Michelle is so kind and respectful
of them and it shows in how they treat her in return.
That's my girl... so proud.