Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Art Journal Peek

Another week goes by.
Another art journal page created.
Artwork by Melissa Gaggiano

Practicing For Spring

    Officially it is still the cold season, but I can tell the winter is practicing, getting into shape for when Spring time clocks over. Flowers are popping up here and there. The sunlight is breaking through the chillings winds. I used to be an Autumn person. I'm a bit over feeling cold this year. So now I'm all about the warm weather.
Photography by Melissa Gaggiano

Photography by Melissa Gaggiano

Photography by Melissa Gaggiano

Photography by Melissa Gaggiano

Photography by Melissa Gaggiano

Photography by Melissa Gaggiano

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Art Journal Peek

    Bit by bit I am very slowly getting into art journals. By working on an art journal I feel like I have had a creative day.
    Take a peek at my latest pages from my art journal...

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Illustration by Melissa Gaggiano

Monday, 20 August 2012

Monday Doodles and Winter Blahs

Illustration by Melissa Gaggiano
    Just trying to kill the winter time blahs with some creative doodling. Have you too got the cold weather blahs? Are you dreaming of holidays in the tropics? Of Spring time picnics or outdoor dinners at sunset? I sure am.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

    Oh yes! Love, love, love this. So witchy and deep. Lisa Marie definitely got a little something from her talented dad...

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Poetic Apron

    I am a lucky girl this week. Why? Because a lovely lady, by the name of Donna, [all the way over in Virginia, US of A] kindly offered to make me an apron. How did this happen, you may ask? Well it's kind of a windy story, but here goes [the short of the long of it]...
Donna is friends with Candice.
I am becoming friends with Candice.
Donna made an apron for Candice.
Candice is proud as punch of her special apron.
Candice blogs about lovely apron.
I see photos of apron - love it!
I leave nice comment about apron.
Donna sees comment and offers to make me an apron.
Apron arrives, now I am wearing the apron.

    Now this is no ordinary apron. It is an apron with mystery - it is a poetry apron. You see there is a special pocket especially sewn for the storage of poems. And when I unfolded my apron it already had a piece of poetry waiting to be read.

    Thank you Donna! The apron is awesome and it brings out my inner country girl.

    When Donna isn't sewing aprons and reading poetry, she is also creating quaint photography with a country and vintage vibe. You can check out her work at:

    And if you'd like to see where this all began, visit Candice's blog:

Monday, 6 August 2012

Girls Can Be Super

Illustration by Melissa Gaggiano

    Lately I have been wearing my Superman/Supergirl jumper and I have been getting quite a few responses from little boys.
    One boy in particular approached me at a park, wanting to know why I was wearing a Superman top when I was clearly not male. I explained to him that that Superman has a cousin known as Supergirl. The boy nodded his head and said "Oh yes! I knew that." He then ran back to his mum. Later I passed his mum and she mentioned to me that her son told her to get herself a Supergirl shirt.
    In retrospect I could have just said that girls can wear Superman tops too. What if Superman didn't have a girl cousin? It wouldn't have changed my desire to wear this jumper. I still would have been wearing a super top, because I am a super girl.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Tropic Cycle

    I am on a bit of a roll here. Here's another illustration that I have popped out, using a combination of hand drawn, and finishing in Photoshop.
    Check out the theme of the illustration. I must be just a tad over winter.
Illustration by Melissa Gaggiano

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Back in the Saddle

It is just as my illustration says. There are a lot of things that I want to do, but hardly enough time to do it in. So it was a pleasant surprise this week to find a couple of time pockets to be artistic - in this case, it was my drawing that won out.

Illustration by Melissa Gaggiano