Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Getting Ready

Well, I finally figured out how to order postcards on line.  Lord.  I used to think I was kind of smart but, I'm starting to wonder.  Well, I got it done.  Of coarse it took me awhile to decide which artwork to use on the postcard.  I gave up and let my family choose.  So, that wasn't so hard.  They all have a pretty strong opinion on just about everything.  Gosh, I wonder how that happened.  Could it be that their mother is a tad bit opinionated.  I really can't help it.  I was trained by my Mother and she is the best at telling you what she thinks about just about anything. This piece of artwork is not on the postcard.  But, I like it so, I'm putting it in my portfolio. The postcard will have Girl Coloring on the Green Rug on it.  Everyone seemed to like it the best.
I'm on my way to get a hair cut.  Thank the blessed Madonna.  If I go one more day without a haircut I'm sure folks around town will think I'm some kind of wild beast.  A wild beast is fun sometimes but you really have to be in the mood for it.  Anyway, maybe after the haircut I'll feel more like working.  It's so cold in my studio that the dog even wants to go home.  Winter, what can you do?  Have a great day everyone!


  1. Melissa, Your illustrations are so delightful. Such a inspiration too. I just love the softness of your watercolor and the line is just delicious. Oh I am looking to see more of your fabulous work in the coming months. Awesomeness! Happy New Year!

  2. Hi Melissa!

    I've had such fun catching up on your blog - LOVE your work!! You are navigating art marketing waters that I know I need to jump in, so thanks for keeping it real and sharing about how it's going! Congrats on getting the postcards done...I'm sure they're lovely...the girl coloring is a favorite of mine too! And a belated congratulations on landing the contract with Quilting Treasures!! I hope they prove to be a great long-term client for you!

    Good luck with your adorable illustration for the Tomie DePaola contest at the SCBWI.. and have a blast at the conference!!

    Happy New Year - best to you in 2011!

    Becky Schultea

  3. Hi Melissa! Cute, cute, illustration!!
    I'm with you on the haircuts! Why's it grow so fast when you like the cut! When you want it to grow, no go!

    Hugs, Diane

  4. Oooh Melissa - This is one of my favorites. I see that I have some catching up to do. Does this mean I kept on task this week? I tried to so, you slipped a few in on me here.

  5. Hi Melissa, i love this picture, can't you have a postcard of this too? I know what you mean about choosing from your own work.I'm not good at editing myself, but my husband is great at giving advice, and my daughter can be quite brutal, but she is only 4 and a half...

  6. Hello Talented Lady,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me such a fabulous comment. I so appreciate it. Thanks so much you made my day.
    I send you snowy hugs from snowy NJ