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An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
~ Charles Horton Coolye

I would like to quote that for it partially states the purpose for this site.

Due to the fact that not everyone who is inclined to art can be full-time artists, and not everyone who can make art have enough time to spare to make a grand artwork, I made this site as a challenge to myself to dedicate 30 minutes of my day for art.

I am currently a preschool teacher and currently helping manage a preschool center. I also do art tutorials to kids on my spare weekends. Because of this, it looks like I can barely have enough time and motivation to put up with big art projects but my love for the art won’t make me give up on it. So, I guess, if it’s just 30 minutes, maybe it would work out just fine with my schedule.

Artistically speaking, I don’t have a formal training in arts. I was taught by my uncle – Luis J. Castro who is a realism painter, for three months when I was on sixth grade. And from then on, I do self study and read books about art to cultivate my skills. From time to time, I draw pictures as gifts or by request. So, on this site, I am challenging myself to learn more, improve and use art on a regular basis.

Feel free to comment or leave suggestion on each of my artwork and it will be greatly appreciated. πŸ™‚

~ Melody C. Castro

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  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my post. Please stay true to your dream. Somehow connections are made. I too was a preschool teacher eons ago before becoming a domestic violence counselor. And I too use to paint. I actually sold a few watercolors and my daughter’s still ask me to pick up the brush. Instead I have chosen to pick up the camera. I will check in on you to see what you have created!!! Good luck! Bonnie

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation. I genuinely like your photos. Your photos makes me wanna go there inside the picture myself. lol. Photography is an art as well. I’d love to see more of them too. gl. ~mel πŸ˜€

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  2. Hello blogger! Was awarded with the versatile award and here to let you know you’re one of my favorite 15 WordPress bloggers! Check it out my blog for the interesting post about the award!

    Quizoxy

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  3. Melody, your work is lovely and inspiring and I love the quote! Teaching children is a wonderful thing and I thank you for being someone who chose to teach children as your vocation! Thank you for coming by and viewing my blog as well as the children’s exhibit!

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  4. I LOVE it here–like a little vacation, and I didn’t even have to pack!! Beautiful, cozy art–makes me feel “at home”! Thanks so much!

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    1. Hello Mike, thanks for visiting my blog. I kinda find your working place interesting, it is filled with stuffs you can use to build something. As for me, I only have a table, pencils and a journal for my art. I’d love to have one room dedicated to art but well, I have no space for it. LOL.

      Have a great day!

      ~ Mel

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  5. Hi Mel, thanks for your kind words on my blog :). Love what you’re doing here, I know from experience that those 30 minutes a day will really help you grow as an artist. Keep it up, I look forward to seeing you progress. Liam x

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    1. Hi Liam, actually, I’m just being honest based on what I see in your blog. Oil paintings are something I haven’t tried yet just because of its scent. lol. But I might in the future. Thanks for dropping by on my blog. Good luck on your art. πŸ˜€

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  6. Great blog idea. I’m the same way – I feel artistic inclinations, but there is simply no time in the day for them. However, at some point after I get home from work, I pick up my guitar, even if it’s just for 15 minutes, and even if I’m just sitting there playing the same chords over and over again. There is something amazingly therapeutic about it.

    I just wanted to visit your blog and say thanks for voting for my poem, “Euphoria, With A Gumdrop Incision” (http://lettersfromthewasteland.com/2012/02/16/euphoria-with-a-gumdrop-incision/), on the ClownRhymes poetry challenge this week!

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    1. You’re welcome. I like the poem you made. πŸ™‚
      And yeah there’s something therapeutic about playing the guitar for 15 min. playing no particular song. I’m doing it whenever I get a hold of the guitar but I’m not that great with it. lol

      Thanks for visiting my blog! πŸ˜€

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  7. Hi Melody, I love your blog and your reasons for creating it! I have recently started a blog for very similar reasons, I just wanted more art in my life and since I can’t get an “art job” I thought I would entertain myself like this! It has been great to create and also to find other people’s work.

    I really enjoy your work, keep it up and good luck with your studies. Oh and thanks for visiting mine too!

    emjayzed

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  8. I can only agree with everyone else: Your drawings are just wonderful! Keep up the good work and never give up – no matter what. You make me want to practise my own real/freehand drawing skills more often! I will definitely follow your blog, It’s lovely!

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  9. I’m in the same situation! I do artist trading cards alot. I gesso over baseball cards and paint them. They are minature paintings but they don’t take long. Even if you were a full time artist, alot of your time would have to be spent marketing. It’s a shame that making art is a luxury to many people. Keep up the good work.

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  10. I recently received the Top recent commenter’s award, and I am now passing this onto you. Congratulations, and thanks for all the comments and all your support πŸ™‚

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  11. HI Mel!!! Congrat I nominated you for the H.U. G. Award. See my blog dated today ( March 25, 2012). Also, for some reason your posts are not autuomatically making it into my ‘blogs I follow’ feed??? I’ve been missing your work and I do enjoy it so very very much! Thanks and congratulations!

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    1. That’s odd, but you are already following my blog right? I hope WordPress will fix that. I love seeing you here! πŸ˜€

      Thanks so much for the award Lorelei, I am touched. Hugs to you! πŸ˜€

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      1. Yeah, i thought it was wierd too as I’ve been foloowing you for a long time now! I also noticed that when I was testing the link for you on the HUG award, it would ask me to input my information before I was allowed to view your blog! I hope they fix it soon too! I noted the changes a little over a week ago and have missed seeing your work on my feed! You are so very welcome Mel! You so deserve it!

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  12. Just found your blog via Ziggy Shortcrust. Also noticed you did a Shoot it, Sketch it a few weeks back – how did I miss that?
    Really like your blog and your Youtube Channel is awesome.
    Looking forward to following!

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  13. Hi Melody! You have one heck of a blog here so I followed. I so admire people who draw and paint very well since I myself could barely draw. πŸ™‚ Looking forward to checking all your stuff. Have a great day!

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    1. Heya June, thanks for following! Lol, you should try to draw (even if it looks like abstract ^_^ ). Feel free to check out stuffs in my blog, It’s been a while since I posted though. Have fun~ πŸ˜€

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