Secret Solstice Gifts: More Poe

The other day I posted about the Secret Solstice gifts I made last month.  Here’s the second gift I made.  This was for my old mail art pal Annette.  We’ve traded a bit here and there for about five years now.   I knew she was a Poe fan and since I’d been drawing a lotContinue reading “Secret Solstice Gifts: More Poe”

ATC: Poe Caricature

© 2014 Mellanie Collins 2.5″ x 3.5″ ink and markers on bristol I received another request for a Poe artist trading card. Folks sure like their Poe. I think I might have made this one a bit chubby. To any of you who have liked my Facebook Page: Hugs and kisses to you all. IContinue reading “ATC: Poe Caricature”

29 Faces Challenge Highlights: Days 20 – 28 + bonus

I’ve finished the challenge! I’m so proud of myself. I’ve never completed an art challenge before. I usual drop it by day 10 or so, but this time I did all 29 faces. One for each day of the month and one extra. Here are what I think are the best of the drawings IContinue reading “29 Faces Challenge Highlights: Days 20 – 28 + bonus”

29 Faces Challenge: Highlights of Days 13-19

I’ve manage to stay more or less on track with the 29 Faces Art Challenge. It’s the 21st and I’ve done 19 faces so far.  Here are my favorites from Days 13-19. I pretty excited! I think I’ll manage to complete the challenge. A definite sea change. What if I can commit to working onContinue reading “29 Faces Challenge: Highlights of Days 13-19”

Celebrating Myself in March

Who is this grumpy woman?  It’s me!  Only I’m really not grumpy. I’m just looking a little to intensely at my mirror.  It doesn’t really look like the beginning of a celebration, does it?  But it is. During my birthday month,  I’m making a conscious effort to focus on the things I like about myselfContinue reading “Celebrating Myself in March”

African American History Month – Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) the legendary civil rights activist would have been 100 years old this year.  While many people know of her role as catalyst of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and as an icon of the Civil Rights Movement, many people are not aware that her career as anContinue reading “African American History Month – Rosa Parks”

2010? Forget About It. I Did.

John Bavarro for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party Pen, ink, and marker on paper, 5×7 inches   Let’s pretend last year never happened.   It was not one of my best.  In fact, it sucked.  I’m just tucking 2010 away to that that place in my brain that isolates things like songs from the 80’s that IContinue reading “2010? Forget About It. I Did.”