Melissa Whitaker

Life is a Dance just like a Jackson Pollock Paintings

Like A Pollock, Life Is A Dance

By Melissa Whitaker / January 17, 2023 / 0 Comments

I discovered that life is a dance on my first trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I made a right turn and walked into a room full of paintings by Jackson Pollack and Mark Rothko. I was so captivated by the energy emitting from the paintings that I began to cry and dance. (I […]

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Love is Explosive

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

By Melissa Whitaker / February 14, 2022 / 0 Comments

I sit here on Valentine’s Day 2022 pondering this commercialized holiday of obligatory love.  If you can’t tell from that first sentence, I loathe Valentine’s Day. My skin crawls every time I have to walk past a stuffed red teddy bear holding a cliched heart saying, “I Wuv U!” Seriously? Do we really need to […]

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Does art have to match the couch? No.

“It Has To Match The Couch Or It Won’t Work.” She said. 🙄

By Melissa Whitaker / February 7, 2022 / 0 Comments

Don’t give your couch an inferiority complex with the art. Your art does not have to match the couch.

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A New York City Adventure

An Ozian New York City Adventure

By Melissa Whitaker / February 2, 2022 / 0 Comments

My adventure to the Big Apple helped get me out of a dark place after the passing of my sister. It awoke a sense of wonder that was lying dormant yet urging me to come out and play.

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Drawer full of stuff that prevents you from getting out of the way

Get Out Of Your Own Way

By Melissa Whitaker / January 5, 2022 / 2 Comments

Ahh, the beginning of a new year and we face the pressure of the New Year’s resolutions that are quickly discarded by January 5th. This year I gave in by 10:00 am on January 1st, by making pancakes with maple syrup for breakfast. I could hear the Little Debbie brownie whispering in my head, “You’re […]

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2 girls watching an airplane at LAX airport gate dreaming of Someday


By Melissa Whitaker / October 25, 2021 / 6 Comments

Change your Someday’s to Thisday.

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Stack of Art books

9 Books To Help Live A Creative Life

By Melissa Whitaker / September 11, 2021 / 0 Comments

Deciding to live the life you want is a leap of faith. There is no guarantee that everything will be hunky-dory sunshine and rainbows, but you will discover a multitude of things about yourself. Here are 9 books that helped me take that leap.

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Let me play with that hair

The Thing About Hair

By Melissa Whitaker / July 8, 2021 / 9 Comments

Finding a bag of non-carcinogenic pixie dust is proving to be a problem.

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Melissa Whitaker biting into a wrapped cosmic brownie. How to find yourself again

HEY! Little Debbie……Bite Me!

By Melissa Whitaker / May 22, 2021 / 8 Comments

How To Find The Person Buried Within   Here it is. That one post where I reveal the truths about myself that NO woman ever wants to reveal, my age, weight, and height.  As an artist, I am used to exposing my soul to a gallery wall.  I’ve even exposed my nude self on a […]

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Under the Influence

By Melissa Whitaker / January 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

Inspiration is great, it’s what keeps the soul alive, but it’s the influences that encourage action to be taken.

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