Monday, February 25, 2013

Getting the Word Out

Photo credit: Taima Kern/The Reporter Media
Good morning, dear readers!!  It's so nice to be back!  I apologize for my lengthy absence but many of my art deadlines have passed and I'm able to write again.

And speaking of writing, the tables have been turned on me - I have been the subject of a very lovely article in our local paper!  MOI!

When I learned that The Reporter was starting a series entitled "The Artist Next Door", I hopped on that bandwagon as fast as I could.  I must've sent them a message the first day I was able, because I'm only the second artist in the series!

Essentially, the column is a bi-weekly look at artists in our community.  I thought this would be a PERFECT way to preach the ephemera gospel to those who haven't heard the good news (and showcase my art in the meantime).

And while I obviously was there during the filming of the video and I helped write the article, the end product is so much more wonderful than I could ever have imagined!  I was a little overwhelmed when I saw the video AND read the article!  The reporter who both filmed and interviewed me, Taima Kern, was extremely generous with her descriptions of my work and my community involvement.  Even better?  You now get to see where I work (and hear my Wisconsin accent, tee hee) AND the ridiculously bountiful amount of ephemera which surrounds me every day.

I still can't believe that I am able to write about ephemera on a weekly basis and make art from my collection every day.  It's a dream come true!  And I want everyone to know what you and I already do - that you can "take the discarded and make it arted"!  Here's to more and more folks discovering the joys of Ephemeraology!!!  :D


  1. Congrats, Mel! Very nice article and video. I loved what you said about everyone being an artist. It's so true; you don't have to wield a paintbrush to be an artist.

    1. Thanks so much, Tammie! I want everyone to know that art = anything you want it to be. :) It's how we grow and expand - the more we experiment with different media, the more creative we become! :D

  2. A great way to connect with more of your community. Well done Mel! What a buzz.

    1. Thank you, Jo! I was flabbergasted (in a GOOD way!) when I saw this article!! The writer was EXTREMELY generous in her description of me! :D