Melanie Eberhardt - Artist

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APR
13
2015

Touched by Inspiration

When I Met My Muse William Stafford I glanced at her and took my glasses off – they were still singing. They buzzed like a locust on the coffee table and then ceased. Her voice belled forth, and the sunlight bent. I felt the ceiling arch, and knew that nails up there took a new
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APR
01
2015

Tiny Treasures

Aunt Mel’s farm is not very big, just 4 acres or so. The size of the farm is small but the number of animals that live at the farm is great. It’s easy to count the large animals, horses, cats, deer and opossum – one here, two over there. But it’s the little creatures, the
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JAN
23
2015

The 3 for 5 Art Challenge – A Trapse through 4 Decades of Art

MY ART PEEP, Barbara Nerenz-Kelley invited me to participate in the latest social media challenge – Artists to post 3 of their paintings for 5 days in a row. I gratefully accepted posting a few pieces from the last few decades on my FB page. This was a fun exercise as it
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JAN
05
2015

A New Collaboration – Horses & Cartoons

I am very pleased to be part of a new FB project, Horse Cartoons & Cartoonists. The page is the brainstorm of fellow horse cartoonist, Andi Varkonyi of Paper Mustang. Andi loves horses and a good laugh. She wanted a page to showcase the work of all the talented horse
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OCT
07
2014

Loveable Brother and Sister Find Their Way to Aunt Mel’s

Aunt Mel was driving home from work one evening. The road home twists and turns and is quite narrow. One must pull onto the shoulder to pass a car coming the other direction. The road dead ends so there is not alot of traffic. And this features makes it ideal for the neighbors to
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SEP
04
2014

THE NEW NICKERDOODLES SITE GOES LIVE

We’ve packed our stuff and moved! I’m happy to say that in less than 2 years, NickerDoodles has outgrown my site and now has its very own website and shop. Thank you for supporting NickerDoodles and helping me achieve this milestone! NICKERDOODLESCARTOONS.COM You can
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SEP
02
2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I was recently challenged on FB by my high school friend, Pam Priest, to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Our high school classmate, Tom Cooke, passed away from this dreadful disease so I am happy to support all efforts to find a treatment and better yet, a cure for
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AUG
25
2014

Live Model Sketching Part 2

I am so happy that the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art offers a live nude model sketching. Ten dollars for three hours – what a bargain! Recently, my fellow artist and MY ART PEEP, Teresa Crowder and I returned for another three hour binge of sketching. The model was an
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JUL
23
2014

Whatz a hot dog to do on a national holiday?

July 23 is National Hot Dog Day. On Aunt Mel’s Farm, EVERY summer day is a hog dog day, but heck, we’ll celebrate any national holiday! Lucky is Aunt Mel’s dog. His farm chores expand many fields, literally, 4 acres of fields and woods. His duties include
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