Michelle Milano, known by her handle 'RoseSpetal', to some, is a listed artist as well as published photographer. She has paintings which reside from NY to England, Holland to Germany all the way over to Japan. Her work is in private collections across the globe. In her prime of painting, two different restaurants displayed her work, one in Florida, the other in California. From the movie, 'Eddie and the Cruisers', one of the 'Cruisers' received one of her paintings, purchased as a custom order by a loved one.
When she first started painting, she told no one in her family, and listed them online through Ebay, and private artists websites. When the sales increased to the point of her creating upto 8 paintings per day, 15hrs a day, she could no longer hide it. Once her entire family knew, they also requesting some of her work, as well as a few friends carrying some out the door as well. During that time, she signed rights to publication of one of her paintings, quickly losing the information from having to hide the fact she was an avid artist successfully selling paintings. Many Weimaraner owners created a fad of having one of Michelle Milano's works throughout the pedigree Weimaraner groups and breeders. Her work is published in 'The Artist's Bluebook, 34,000 North American Artists', 2005. As well as a publication that is mailed yearly to museums and art galleries. Two different restaurants displayed her work, one if California, the other in Florida. Shortly after she hit one thousand paintings, she began picking up the camera, instead of the paintbrush, and focused on photography.
Michelle submitted some of her photography to Birds and Bloom Magazine, later one was chosen to be part of the magazine's greeting cards set published throughout the United States, along with 7 other photographs by various other photographers. Shortly after, she sold the rights for one of her photographs to be published in the book, 'The Secret Lives Of Dolphins'. A year later she sold the rights to a photograph of her pet Weimaraner Dog, to be reproduced as an Italian Charm Bracelet charm. As of recently you can see some of Michelle's photographs displayed on private and commercial websites, as well as themed sites such as, 'Fantastic Farm and Country Photos' among others. Throughout the years Michelle has sold signed prints online, also through metaphysical and book stores carrying them on their shelves. Michelle recently placed in the top 10 for an online photography contest, her photograph published and featured with the other top 9 contestants in the October issue of Weird NJ. She has newly started a Facebook Fan Page for her photography, as well as a second one for her Fairy Orbs that she owns copyright of. If you would like to see her website on her newest creations called, 'Fairy Orbs' visit www.MichelleMilanoCreations.com. You can also find her Fairy Orbs on Pintrist, and soon on Amazon.com.
Michelle Milano enjoys the works of Salvador Dali, as well as Miro, Calder, and Picasso. She is a self taught artist, and has won many contests throughout the years for her work.
In recent years, Michelle volunteers her time at a wildlife sanctuary once to twice a week, just a few hours each day. When she is not able to volunteer, she spends her time helping to raise money for the sanctuary, as well as help out with their Facebook Fan Page. Michelle has raised wildlife, as well as domestic animals all of her life.
On a day to day basis, she is normally caring for an animal in need, or, when she can, enjoys going out to expand her portfolio of nature photography. More times than not, injured wildlife literally coming straight up to her, whether sitting under her chair at a park, or on her front steps injured and waiting. She has enjoyed bird watching since her two children were very young, still marking them off in a two inch thick birding book her children used to help ID their backyard birds. She still list the date, time and location of the new birds she ID's.
Michelle's newest creation, is making her Fairy Orbs in larger numbers for public sale. She has made Fairy Orbs for close friends in the past, many years ago also making them to sell for a friend with a new metaphysical store. The Fairy Orbs she is now offering, are much larger than ones created back then, each is signed and dated, and come with a name of their own. Each Fairy Orb takes approximately 90 minutes to create from start to finish. Due to the positive feedback she has gotten from family, friends, as well as the public, she spoke to some store owners who had interest in carrying her Fairy Orbs. There are two different store fronts in New Jersey currently offering them.
Michelle believes everything happens for a reason. The good, with the bad, and also believes that timing is everything. Make the most of your life, because how and when it ends is already intertwined in your fate.