Artist, Crafts Teacher and Events Manager

Ciao! Welcome to the Dandelion Art, a culmination of the passions and projects that have made me the person I am today

I’m Michela, and The Dandelion Art is me – just like the familiar flower found in many places, I have also found myself and my work spread across the globe, with projects being shown in an exhibition in Times Square, NYC and featured on the cover of the London Coffee Guide. With my roots in Italy, I grew as a curious and creative child in Rome until I branched out in a spontaneous move to Ireland.

Now based in London, working as an event manager I have organised and run events for a multitude of businesses and organisations including Google, Facebook, and Airbnb. From all day money fairs attended by over 200 people, to intimate dinners with private catering, I take great joy working across a huge variety of events from beginning to end, taking care of venue hire, catering, setup and ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day.

I like to think of each dandelion feather as a different part of me; as all my individual passions and interests that I have followed. From tattooing to abstract painting, calligraphy to soap making, each of these individual pursuits – each individual feather – makes up one whole picture; The Dandelion Art.

Take a look around, join me in of my classes, and please don’t hesitate to say hello. 👋

Learning Paper Marbling at Il Papiro, Florence

Teaching a Calligraphy Class in London

Following my Pandas to Times Square, NY

Tattooing a Rainbow Geisha Design

My Work on the Cover of The London Coffee Guide

My Work on Display at the London Coffee Art Project

Qualifications and Training

Heraldry

Heraldic Art Calligraphy & Illumination at Gerald Mynott

August 2021

Heraldic Art Calligraphy & Illumination at East Surrey College

April – June 2021

Calligraphy

Pointed Pen Uncial Calligraphy at Joy Daniels

2021

Copperplate Cursive Calligraphy at Liliana Blanco

2021

Paper

Bookbinding, Hard Cover Books at Hanbury Press

2019

Paper Marbling at Il Papiro, Firenze

2019

Screen Printing at Print Club London

2016

Other

Pottery and Ceramics at Bexley College

2016 – 2021

Introduction to Silversmithing at Creative Escape Studio

2018 – 2019

Creative Glass: Fusing and Slumping at Bexley College

2017 – 2018

Tattooing and Piercing at Accademia Gilmont, Roma

2011

Thanks to…

My small business (with big dreams) couldn’t exist without the love, support, help and generosity of my loved ones and some very special, talented people.

Thanks to Kayla, one of the most joyful people I’ve ever met ❤️. She is a truly incredible human – the founder of Reset Travel and the absolutely irreplaceable copywriter for The Dandelion Art. She has managed to give me the voice that I struggled for years to find, translating what I create into fantastic copy for my website. If you’re ever looking to give your website or blog a restyle you should definitely check it out!

Thanks to Simon, a UX designer, for all the time spent working on this website, and even more as a partner, for the patience he shows 365 days a year, supporting and encouraging me in turning this dream into reality.

Thanks to Guy, for being super professional and always ready to help with the development of the site – day or night.

And of course, thanks to my parents and family, who have always encouraged me to pursue anything I set my mind on, regardless of how crazy it sounded!

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