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So far Melanie Stimmell has created 94 blog entries.

My Familiar

This months coloring page and color palette is inspired by my signature pink owl painting titled, ‘My Familiar’. Color with pencils, markers, or bring it into procreate to paint. Download here

My Familiar2021-10-25T23:36:08+00:00

If you could trade places with any artist, who would it be?

WOW!!!!  I don’t know why this popped into my head but I have so many ideas right now. You?? Let’s keep it to living artists and say you could trade places for a day.  Think about how much you’d learn and what you’d be able to apply to your career.  Just the value in

If you could trade places with any artist, who would it be?2021-09-04T22:02:57+00:00

A 600 Year Old Art Technique for Everyone

This month I’m mixing it up a bit.  My June Tutorial is on a stellar technique that’s been around since the 1400’s, probably earlier.  In fact, Leonardo Da Vinci used this technique on his Sistine Chapel ceiling so it’s totally legit and super versatile.    I’m showing you how to create a pounce pattern,

A 600 Year Old Art Technique for Everyone2021-09-04T22:04:31+00:00

How to Create a Pounce Pattern

This traditional art technique will help you transfer a simple to very intricate design onto most any surface. Perfect for creating murals, faux finishing, and hand painted signs.

How to Create a Pounce Pattern2021-10-25T23:38:18+00:00

Destinations Color Palettes

It’s Summer which would normally mean a fantastic vacation to a fabulous city full of culture and delicious art, food, and nightlife. But alas, I think most of us will have to stay closer to home. So I’ve created 6 fabulous new “DESTINATION” color palettes inspired by my favorite European cities. Hope you enjoy them.

Destinations Color Palettes2021-10-25T23:39:19+00:00

The Pink Owl Society – Mentorship

You’re a creative and inspired artist. I see you. You’re passionate about your work and pour your heart into your creations. I feel you. You want your art to be appreciated and seen. I hear you. Many artists struggle to find balance between their joyful creative side that is ever flowing and the mandatory business

The Pink Owl Society – Mentorship2021-05-03T21:22:34+00:00

Portfolio Review

I love being a free lance artist, working from home, on my own schedule, but… Without feedback, constructive criticism, and a good sounding board, it’s easy to lose motivation and feel as though you’re in a bubble, cut off from the outside world. Can you relate? Maybe you have those big creative dreams

Portfolio Review2021-09-04T17:04:07+00:00

Romantic Florals Color Palettes

Let's create something lovely and romantic with one of 7 subtle color palettes I’ve created. Each is punctuated with a rich dark or two and several soft neutrals. Download Here

Romantic Florals Color Palettes2021-10-25T23:40:40+00:00

Artist Coaching Sessions

Solutions, Action steps, Accountability Are you a little lost in the sea of possibility? Or maybe you have an idea but just aren’t sure how to get there. Believe me, you aren’t alone.  The last thing we want to do is abandon all those amazing ideas because you just can’t decide what to do next.Let’s

Artist Coaching Sessions2021-04-29T15:32:16+00:00


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