News Martha’s moccasins to be part of latest indigenous mural in Timmins SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Thursday, Jul. 9th, 2020 Indigenous artist Mique Michelle in front of her last mural taking shape on the wall at Gibby's Tavern. Once all the sketching is done, colours will be filled in with the same medium -- spray paint. (Bob McIntyre, MyTimminsNow.com staff) The artist behind all of the indigenous murals in Timmins is starting to lose track of how many there are so far. Mique Michelle is currently painting one on the south side of Gibby’s Tavern, on Cedar St., just off Algonquin Blvd. The images taking shape are based on consultations with the building owner and the community. “And there’s going to be sunflowers, hummingbirds, loons, squash blossoms,” Michelle explains, “ the strawberry moon, the berry moon, rosemary, bleeding hearts, a luna moth…” Michelle already knows that her favourite part will be Martha’s moccasins It will be in honour of Martha Spence, who sold handmade moccasins in Timmins. “You just say ‘Martha’s moccasins’ and then the face lights up and they’re like, ’Well, let me tell you’ and everybody’s got their own positive story about her, which is really cool.” Michelle says she has a week to finish the mural.