Welcome, friend! I'm Natalie, but you can call me Natty.
One of my favorite things to do is visit a new city or town and seek out the spots that make it truly unique. When I illustrate a map or skyline, I try to capture all of what makes a place special — the landmarks and quirky details that make locals proud to call it home. In 2010 I took a leap of faith and opened Natty Michelle Paperie (a play on my nickname, and of course, paper!) What started as an online stationery shop and a part-time hobby eventually evolved into a full-time gig, and I now sell a wide variety of prints and gift items that feature my original artwork and designs. I’m always daydreaming of what comes next! The world and all its gems — natural and man-made — supply me with never-ending inspiration.
I spend most of my days balancing my small business and loving on my husband, James, our toddler son, Archie, and our newest addition, baby June. In my spare time, I can be found walking around antique malls, binging on "The Real Housewives," and during football season, cheering on my Georgia Bulldogs! My first real muse was Athens, the Classic City, and I feel so lucky to call this charming town my home. Instagram is my happy place; stop by @nattymichelle to see what's going on in the studio and say hello!
Please reach out if you have any general questions or would like to work together -- I'd love to hear from you!
© 2010-2018. Photos by Kaitie Bryant unless otherwise noted.