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As an artist, this is one of my favorite quotes. I have seen it all over the internet, the first time by the president of RISD. While p...

First off I love tiny flowers. Interesting style choice going for black and white instead of color. It looks a little bit grainy but th...



Ch Ch Ch Changes

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 3:17 PM
Long time no see. Many things have changed since the last time I was really active on here. I have been lurking for awhile but not posting much. 

I graduated with my BFA from the Academy of Art University a little over a year ago and pretty much stopped making art.  I was burnt out from 7 years of art school. At the beginning of the year I started doing little 3x5 card sketches that were fun to do just to keep me fresh.  When I get around to scanning them I will upload some o my favorites.

It wasnt until recently that I really picked up a brush again.  I am happy to report that I still know how to paint.  Insecurity plagues every artist, I thought I had lost my talent.  I had no motivation, full of inspiration but not motivation.  I was afraid of failing, that once I put paint to canvas that what I did would not look how I imagined it. I was wrong.  I still do know how to paint and I am actually pretty good at it :)

I have completed 2 commissions in the last month, with 2 more to do and 2 of my watercolor paintings won awards in a local art show.  All good things. Art is what I am meant to do.

Another HUGE change in my life is I had a baby!

Baby Theo by heartMelinda

Meet Theodore James! My adorable little amazing 3 month old!  I love him so much!  He brings so much joy into my life! The ultimate form of creation, creating and bringing life into the world.

He takes up quite a bit of time in my day but I have found a few precious minutes to paint when he is napping and when Daddy comes home.

Another huge change on the horizon is that we are moving! After living in California for 4 years we are moving to Colorado! It is exciting & terrifying at the same time.  I am most afraid of the snow as I have never lived in the snow before. I am most excited for our new house. 

Life is good. 

I am most active on Instagram ( ) right now but I will try to update here more often.

You can also find me here:
:bulletblue: etsy-
:bulletblue: website-
:bulletblue: blog-
:facebook: facebook-…
:twitter: twitter- heartmelinda!/heartmelinda

:peace: & :heart:

  • Listening to: Adele on Pandora
  • Drinking: Iced Tea


Artist | Traditional Art
United States
Makes art

Enjoys life

Listens to classical guitar, alternative rock, and talk radio

Inspired by beauty

Needs love, friendship, and good food

Desires to travel the world in search of inspiration

Always looking to grow and learn new things

Melinda is currently a student at Academy of Art University studying Fine Art- Painting and Drawing. She grew up in Southern California and lived for a time in South Georgia and Azores, Portugal. She moved back to Southern California in 2009. Her work is ever changing as she hones her skills and techniques at AAU.

Current Age: 24, Current Residence: California, MP3 player of choice: iPOD, Personal Quote: "The question in Life is 'Why?' The answer is 'Why not?'"

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TheInnerCat Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Thank you for the favourite : ) may you have a fantastic day
QCC-Art Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Enjoy images from the QCC Art Gallery here:…

And if you're ever in the NYC area...stop to have you visit!
William6208 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
Happy birthday!
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JB4C Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Have a llama :)
IndianRain Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014   Photographer
thanks for the +fav :) (Smile)
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