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Melissa Rachel Black 🎨 Artist  Illustrating for the human race. πŸ‘― Greeting Cards, Custom Pet Portraits, Mindfulness Cards, and whimsy. πŸ‘πŸŒ  >> Mel@melissarachelblack.com <<

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That time I found only a fake chanterelle, but it was still pretty and exciting and me and @tehbigdangtheory had a blast.

Played with a charcoal pencil for the first time and LOVED it. I always liked charcoal--except for the fact that it made my hands so dirty! This pencil tool care of that problem, and came to a much sharper point than a charcoal stick too. Plus, look how black those blacks are! What fun. Can't wait to buy one for myself. What media are you playing with these days? The simple pleasure of colored pencil and charcoal on paper = heaven for me.

Got to see some all time favorites yesterday--miss @betsylevineart, sweet @babylouyetta and lil the grandma cat! And we were #twinning

A robot family drawn for a real family.

Inspired to use nail painting to express myself by @sensory_yoga 😊 It seems I'm feeling blue raspberry with a sparkle accent inside and out πŸ’πŸ™‹

So yesterday I had the most special pet portrait experience ever. A mom in Portland commissioned these cuties for her daughter's 30th birthday. Shipping wouldn't have allowed enough time for it to arrive in time, but I happened to be in LA, where her daughter lives. So yesterday I delivered this to @lipstickonurface, who had no idea what this secret delivery was about. Monkey, poof, and fawny-bean welcomed me at the door and I got to meet these 3 special fur babies who I'd been drawing. It was such a treat to connect with Marri, her husband, and their pets! I might make it a requirement that I have to meet the pets in my pet portraits from now on ;) 😸🐢

@goldendinosaurstudio came over wearing this knitted baby blanket as an infinity scarf--she had sewn it into one. So I promptly put it on my body. Visit her page for all your seamstress related needs, and beautiful handmade clothing.

That time I made my friend Jan into a Janicorn.

I'm currently taking a sabbatical in LA to spend time with family and friends, get support for my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and enjoy some goddamn sunshine. Spending a lot of time working from home. Here is my current workspace and office assistant πŸ€“πŸ’ž

I draw people portraits too. Did ya know?

Ahoy mateys. I chopped me own hair off! #yarr βœ‚οΈ

A favorite from Clarity Cards.

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