For as long as I can remember, I loved the idea of creating something out of nothing. I seized every opportunity to brighten up the world around me with colors, shapes and words whenever possible!
I grew up with an amazing mother and two older brothers along with an incredible extended family who has been there for every moment with love and support.
My mom is my hero and my biggest fan. I would not be where I am today without her and I wouldn't be the mother I am without her example.
At a young age, she taught me to sew cross stitch. I won a state art competition my junior and senior year of high school by using this skill and I still practice this skill today.
When I was 11 years old, I published my first piece of writing in the Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans 1996 Edition. It was a simple poem but it began my journey as a writer.
I learned to draw at the age of 16 and attended art school after high school. Art school opened a new door for me of painting, graphic design, typography and so much more. I was fascinated by all the artists I was surrounded by and learned as much as I could in the time I spent there.
After I had my two beautiful children, I published two fiction books and I continued to work on my art skills, which have developed immensely since the time I spent in college and now I share these talents with my children every opportunity I get.
It took some time to find my voice and my style, but after many, many years of practice along with trial and error, I have finally found a way to share my art and words with the world in many different creative forms.
Developing MelanieRoseCreates.com has been a journey that led me down many paths and the result has been a dream come true!