About

Welcome to this garden of sorts for your soul; a gentle place to gather strength.

WHAT YOU WILL FIND

  • thoughtful + artful blog posts on faith, creativity, and everyday life
  • Looking Back: end of the season reflections on what I have learned
  • Weekend Care Package: with links I love, Instagram inspiration and more
  • Art Shop: where custom paintings, prints, and original art can be purchased

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

“Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24

Hi, I'm Melissa, which means honeybee. I was born in a pastel peachy pink hospital, the color of a soft sunsetting sky in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Just down the block from the hospital is a big white church with a tall steeple where I married Jeff, which means “God peace”. Jeff builds homes/dwelling spaces for people to live in. I taught fourth grade for two years then worked at a little dance shop selling ballet shoes and tutu’s before I became a mom. After four years of staying home and taking care of our son Oliver I will now be spending more time painting and writing, as he starts pre-k.

A fun fact: In high school I was actually kicked out of painting class for my lack of drawing skills!  In college I planned on getting a degree in art education, but after a week of art class I felt unsure and lacking confidence, so I decided last minute to switch to regular education. Creative expression has always been my passion, but I have needed lots of encouragement to keep on trying, creating, and sharing. I hope with each painting and blog post I share, you are also inspired and strengthened by gentleness to push past doubts and keep on creating. 

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NEWSLETTER + FREE ART PRINTABLE

If you need some gentleness to strengthen your soul, you can sign up for my newsletter letter and a free art printable created by me. I try to send one out once a month or once every other month.

Plus, there is the option to receive notification of new blog posts, but only if this is your preference. I understand less can be more when it comes to your email inbox.

The newsletter will include new content just for subscribers. It will give you a behind the scenes look into my life; from my art & writing projects, books I am loving, what’s new with Jeff and I, to what God has been teaching me.