Art & Photography & More

Hello! I’m Mel


I create artwork + photographs + designs for fun and work.
(It’s pretty great).

I love action movies & romance novels (and especially both at the same time!) I wear many hats. Some of them are literal.

I’m powered by sunshine and coffee. I’m multi-craftual. I’m a maker at heart. 


So it’s been a while

Grief is a sneaky bitch, and 2022 was rough, friends. We brought Charlie home in July, then immediately dealt with a series of cat health problems, including Marty spending most of a week in the vet hospital with acute pancreatitis. It was a lot of very intense...

Tobercat, Queen of the House

Our girl is gone. Her last day was blessed with sunbeams, treats, and as much love as we could give her. She's been sick for a long time, and it was time to let go - she was ready. She was so small, but her personality was huge. We have a crater in our hearts where...

I live with a ghost

I live with a ghost. She meows at night / and in the morning. She's waiting for me / to pass on. My guide into beyond. xo M (An experiment with a photo and typewriter. Photo by teenaged me, words mine.)

Spring begins

I love how the quality of light changes in spring. The afternoon sun is a little higher, a little warmer. The cat fam sure loves it - there are sunbeam naps at every opportunity. It's been a rough winter. Depression is heavy and irritating at the same time. If only we...

Birb watch

Magnus and Cinnamon are the security team 'round here. They sit on the freezer and watch the birds on the front lawn out the kitchen window, peering out through the plant forest. They only charge a few leaf chomps for the service 😄

A gift for mum

After *mumble* months in time out because I kept miscounting, this month I hauled knitter ass and finished Duwamish for mum <3 The tonal variegation of Mineville Wool Project 4/8 is lovely - while there's some striping of colour across the rows I don't find that it...

Blue chair cats

The arrival of a new chair means they each need to thoroughly inspect it. (They've given their approval.)

Recently (ish)

Oh hello! Why yes I do still exist 😁  It's amazing how busy things can feel even when there isn't much "happening" (thanks, pandemic). I've been lucky enough to have the physical and mental space to practice my art - oh my god I knew having dedicated...

Cat naps: Part one thousand

DJ Magnus & Cyberpunk Marty