Author Archives: Melody

About Melody

My name is Melody Martin. Check out my art blog, and learn all about the steps and techniques that go into oil paintings.

The Doll Home

Eric’s mom gave me a dollhouse kit that she originally bought to put together for Eric’s sister when she was one.  I don’t blame her for never assembling it herself, because it was quite time-consuming.  After a few months of … Continue reading

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Ex Nihilo

It means “out of nothing.”  I love the process of starting with a few basic supplies (stretcher bars, a length of canvas, tubes of paint), and transforming them into a finished work of art.  I like to think that I’m making something out … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

Just wanted to poke my head in and say “hi” after a bajillion weeks of nothing.  I have some art to share.  When I had Noelle I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to get back into … Continue reading

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Hitchcock Pumpkin

If I paint a picture that is not a portrait, sometimes I feel like it doesn’t count.  I care about faces and the human figure, so when I chose the subject matter for this year’s pumpkin it had to be … Continue reading

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Oh, The Irony

Hello, Pigments!  It’s been a while.  As you may know, I’ve been primarily blogging over at Better Here With You, but I decided to stop back in with an art related post. Eric and I celebrated our sixth anniversary last … Continue reading

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Head On Over

I apologize for taking one of my longest blogging sabbaticals without warning you.  I haven’t written because I haven’t created anything since Noelle was born.  However, I haven’t shown you her nursery. I really haven’t had much time to create, … Continue reading

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Due Date Baby

“Third time’s the charm,” Eric whispered as we prepared to head to the hospital yet again.  I felt so discouraged and I prayed that I wouldn’t be sent home again. I had been having regular contractions for about twenty-four hours … Continue reading

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