Journal

There's Just No Place Quite Like Maine

There's Just No Place Quite Like Maine

The historic fishing shacks perched beautifully on Fisherman’s Point on a gray Saturday afternoon. Graceful birds in flight and the soothing sounds of sea. One of those moments you realize there’s just no place quite like Maine..

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Archive: Illustrations / 2016-2017

Archive: Illustrations / 2016-2017

I have officially archived these illustrations from my portfolio as they no longer align with my work moving forward. So, I thought, why not place them on my blog as they are still very much part of my journey. I'm looking forward to sharing more of my new work very soon. Illustrative works © Mel Volkman 2016-2017.

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A Gentle Reminder

A Gentle Reminder

A gentle reminder that no matter how dark life may seem in the moment, life is full of beauty, and magic, and spectacular things.. 

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Autumn Feels Playlist

Autumn Feels Playlist

Last week I started curating my Autumn playlist on Spotify, Autumn Feels ’18, for my most favorite season and I figured why not share it with you all today! Of course, I’ll be playing around with it a bit over the next few weeks and throughout the season, but this is the start of it...

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The Autumn Tide

The Autumn Tide

Autumn is rolling in.. And while it’s been an incredible summer, I’m so looking forward to seeing what the Autumn tide brings. As you all know, I am pretty much (understatement) obsessed with this time of year. Truly, nothing in this life lights me up and awakens my soul like the feeling of Autumn.
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The Butterfly Totem

The Butterfly Totem

This Butterfly Totem represents energy, personal discovery, and transformation. Something wonderful is soon to unfold.. the light in the dark. The butterfly has long been very precious and personal to me. The butterfly is one of the most emblematic totem animals symbolizing freedom and personal transformation. Renewal, light, happiness, and change are just a few words that come to mind...

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