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Curiouser and Curiouser

By Melissa Whitaker / January 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Inspiration is fed by curiosity, for without curiosity innovation and inspiration would not occur.

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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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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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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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Yes. I have another job.

By Melissa Whitaker / July 5, 2018 / 2 Comments

I have often felt that the art world does not consider artists who must work a second, third, or fourth job as a serious, professional artist.  I have been a REALTOR since 2002 and an artist all my life, but I still have bills that must be paid and a family to feed, so yes, I have another job. 

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Addressing the Fear

By Melissa Whitaker / June 26, 2018 / 3 Comments

“It’s so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas.” ~ Paul Cezanne Fear is the one thing that can stop any progress from being made. Fear of failure. Fear of success. Fear of change. Fear of the unknown. As an artist I struggle with fear constantly, however fear is […]

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