Melanie Eberhardt - Artist

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JUL
07
2014

Flashy Holidays with Aunt Mel’s Animals

Holidays with fireworks follow a predictable schedule at Aunt Mel’s Farm – July 4th and New Years Eve in all their spectacular flash and pagentry, same deal, year after year after year. The days begin with Aunt Mel checking the fence to make certain there are no weak
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JUN
25
2014

Mi Hermoso Gato Naranja Julio

One day, dreary, rainy day at work, Aunt Mel noticed a little cat at the back door of the office building. The skinny tan cat was pearing in the door. He was pitiful, drenched and cold. Not really an orange cat, more like a tan colored cat with very subtle stripes. Very thin so
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JUN
24
2014

Your Family’s Got Your Back

Aunt Mel’s horses have lived together for over 25 years. They are a family. And the head of the family is my oldest, GG. She tells everyone where to stand, from which bucket they may eat, in what order they may drink from the water tub. She is quick to flag misbehavior and
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JUN
16
2014

There’s a Whole Lotta Lovin’ at Aunt Mel’s Farm

Last fall, Aunt Mel brought home a hen and a baby rooster. Jackie O-I-Lost-My-Eye (yes, she only has one) is a good hen, laying three to four eggs a week. And always inside the chicken coop in her nesting box, not willy nilly all over the yard. Aunt Mel has enjoyed pancakes,
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MAY
26
2014

Honoring our Military

Today is Memorial Day, a day to remember and honor our brave men and women who serve in our military forces. I painted these two pieces when our troops went to Afghanistan. Our flag is such a strong symbol, its an image that we encircle when our nation is faced with difficult
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MAY
21
2014

Man’s Best Friend Exhibit Opens June 1

When the Warm Springs Gallery in Charlottesville, VA extended an invitation to participate in a group show, I couldn’t say YES fast enough. The show is comprised of eight artists whose works through paintings, prints, mixed media and clay celebrate “Man’s Best
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MAY
13
2014

OTTB T’s – Sold Out!

Last year I created t-shirts as holiday gifts for my friends at the barn – “OTTB – Race Horse, Sport Horse, My Horse.” Appropriate as we all own ex-racehorses who have transitioned to sport horses, each adored by their “moms” (and
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APR
24
2014

#TBT How Did Agencies Convey Concepts to a Client Before computers?

They hired marker comp artists. Artists who would sketch an art director’s idea in order that the concept could be visually presented to a client for approval. I did lots of marker comps for clients in the 80’s. You never knew what someone would ask you to comp
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APR
20
2014

A T-shirt That FITS

Last year the great folks at FITS Riding Apparel asked me to illustrate a t-shirt, something fun, unique featuring horses. How fast did I say yes to this – real fast! The t-shirts are now available and I’m excited to share this fun project with you. For the first step
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APR
18
2014

Today is Pet Owners Independence Day – yea, right!

April 18 is a national holiday Рits Pet Owners Independence Day! Aunt Mel googled to find out exactly what that meant and  only found cheeky comments that suggested pet owners stay home and their pets go to work on their behalf. Ha ha, very funny. So Aunt Mel decided to
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