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Sunday, February 19, 2012


This will be my last post on here :( ... but happy news... I have moved the blog to the new website-

I will still keep the archives up to view... but I'll keep you posted at the new website/ blog :)


Saturday, January 7, 2012

She IS Spring, 3 ways

Below is the work that will be showing at the Altered Esthetics show: In Process.
"Altered Esthetics’ resident artists reveal the steps in their creative processes from idea to sketch... how artwork becomes a reality."

Show runs Jan. 5-26, 2012
1224 Quincy St NE, Mpls MN 55413 • 612.378.8888
Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1pm–7pm, Saturdays 1pm–5pm

She IS Spring- Acrylic on canvas 16x20

She IS Spring- Screen printed on fabric 16x20

She IS Spring- Digital 8.5x11

Above is the work in progress, the drawing, on tracing paper, that I used for both the screen & the painting on canvas. The screen with the fabric draped over it... my laptop.... fun.

Above is the process of creating the screen.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Opening Reception Jan 6, 7-10 pm @ Altered Esthetics

This sketch appears in the press release, & is also the focus of the work I will have in the Jan 6 show at Altered Esthetics

The following is the Press Release for the next Group show that I will be in, & I am very much looking forward to this... Such a great insight into the magic behind the scenes. 


Resident Artists VIII: In Process opens at Altered Esthetics 

Altered Esthetics’ resident artists reveal the steps in their creative processes from idea to artwork becomes a reality. 

We’re going to kick off 2012 with a look into the creative mind. Get an exclusive look at 

personal sketchbooks, in progress photos, design notes, and storyboards that show how 

our resident artists’ ideas come to life.

Altered Esthetics 

1224 Quincy St. NE 

Minneapolis, MN 55413 

(612) 378-8888 

Opening Reception: 

Friday, Jan. 6, 7-10 pm 

Artists’ Discussion Panel: 

Saturday, Jan. 21, 1-3 pm 

Gallery Hours: 

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-7pm 

Saturdays, 1-5 pm 

Every First Friday, 7-10 pm 

Show runs Jan. 5-26, 2012 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

On the business side...

The zen of social media marketing

The Boss of You: Everything A Woman Needs to Know to Start, Run, and Maintain Her Own Business

I am reading 2 fabulous books that I thought I would pass along. They are both wonderfully spunky and full of useful tools for the artist/marketer/small business/online business owners.
If you are interested in getting your images on items, here are some sites that I am in the process of using, but might be helpful to get your art out there too.... - I am very addicted to this one. Insanely ego-lifting to see my work on products. I have a page on this one. :)

(The next few, I have not done YET, but I'll keep you updated on when I have items on them!) - With this site, you can upload your artwork to be printed on fabric, for you to buy or to share with others. Awesome. - "Online store for illustrated cotton basics." is their tagline. Again, you can upload artwork, or browse others art, and have products such as aprons, oven mitts, & pillow cases. produced. Love - similar concept, but a variety of different products, such as shower curtains, duvet covers, etc.

Way cool. You could have a whole home decorated in your art.... or mine :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

whoo hoo!

Leaves 3

Whoo Hoo! The above 3 images have been "selected" on to be included in their shop, in addition to being already in my shop. I am very excited.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Available now at Society

Happy Holidays!
So, Here is the latest project: I have uploaded work to & Just in time for Holiday shopping... :)
There are prints available now & products such as iphone, and laptop cases with my art, available later this week. Please stop by often, I will be adding new work. Of course I want you to check out my work, but shop around :) there are many, many talented artists on the site... & to be able to put the art on useable products, beautiful idea :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kenwood Cafe Show - such a gem!

The November show at Kenwood Cafe ends Nov 27. I am so very thankful for the time that my work has spent here!

If you haven't had a chance to go... here are a few images from my friends :)
Check out this cafe for the location, the atmosphere, and the food!
It is such a gem!

Above images from The Kenwood Cafe taken by my good friend, and cheerleader Lynn, thanks hon love ya!

The above 2 images are from my new friend Susie, Thank you for going, & for posting this story, so very very kind :). Thanks hon!
"While Lulu stood in line for our orange juice, at Kenwood Cafe, we overheard a man taking SO glowingly about your Guppies painting. He said "You can almost see the beauty of the inside of the artist on this canvas!" His partner agreed. I asked him if he would mind if I took a photo of him by your painting and shared the story...he agreed and asked that I mention that you have a new fan! xo
(tag: Darren, Melanie's Newest Fan)"