Art

Between Two Elephants

By Melissa Whitaker / February 22, 2019 / 2 Comments

The above artwork is strange and bizarre, but an anxiety attack can be just as strange and bizarre. For as long as I can remember this particular vision would pop up out of nowhere. I say vision because it would happen while fully awake. I would be quietly sitting in math class and then, without […]

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Inspire Your Heart

By Melissa Whitaker / January 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

Art surrounds us even when we do not realize it. It is the music we listen to, the packaging on the products we buy, the painting hanging in the museum.

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New Year, Now What?

By Melissa Whitaker / January 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Here we are one week into a new year and I can already hear the clock ticking. Tick, tick, tick, at least that’s the sound that clocks use to make, now it has no sound at all. Time is a complete silence waiting for us to start the race, but if it is not making […]

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The Art of Disappointment

By Melissa Whitaker / November 25, 2018 / 3 Comments

Ahhhhhh.  Disappointment, the gum on the shoe of every artist.  Difficult to remove and a constant reminder of a step once taken.

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American Triage

By Melissa Whitaker / November 5, 2018 / 1 Comment

Offensiveness seems to be the new normal and I do not want to be “normal.” 

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False Truth

By Melissa Whitaker / October 21, 2018 / 2 Comments

When long held beliefs turn out to be false there is a foundational shift that occurs. An earthquake of the conscience that makes one re-examine everything that they have been taught.

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The Curse of Being Nice

By Melissa Whitaker / September 24, 2018 / 2 Comments

In today’s world in order for a woman to achieve success the label “Too Nice” is the hemlock in her cup of caffeine each morning.

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A Few Minutes More

By Melissa Whitaker / August 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

Star Light, Star Bright

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Seeing Things Differently

By Melissa Whitaker / July 29, 2018 / 2 Comments

“…the truly wise person is color-blind.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

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Speak No Evil, Draw No Evil

By Melissa Whitaker / July 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

When does being considerate of others become censorship of self?

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