Illustrated Breath
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HEY! Little Debbie……Bite Me!

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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Photograph of clouds in Arizona with mountains on the distant horizon.  Taken by Melissa Whitaker

Under the Influence

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


Finding Inspiration

In search of inspiration.


I Did WHAT?!!

I can’t believe I quit my job.


Reflections from an Inktober Survivor

There is no challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself.



“Don’t try to recreate something you’ve done before. Challenge yourself constantly.” (Suzanne Partridge)


The Creation of a Concept Character

“An artist is not paint for his labor, but for his vision.” James McNeill Whistler


The Art of Photo…….shop?

The Photoshop is art and not photography debate.

It’s All a Masquerade

A time of living it up before you have to live it down.


Between Two Elephants

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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