Writer and artist
Hi, I’m Melinda. I love creating art that inspires and encourages people towards a kinder, gentler, happier, compassionate world. My art are often inspired by my reflections on life. I prefer drawing the traditional way and my line illustrations are hand drawn with fine liner pens on paper. Sometimes, my poems accompany the artwork.
Find Joy In Ordinary Things Illustrated Poem
This poem was written at one of the lowest points of my life, where I learnt to be grateful for the simple little things in life. This attitude has made daily life so much richer. I used water-resistant fine liner pens on a sturdy 220gm heavyweight cartridge paper for this drawing. The 3D effect of the hand and the cup was created with different shading techniques: hatching, crosshatching, and scribbling. I hope you’ll be encouraged whenever you see this artwork at home or in your office.
This drawing is available as original art, Giclée fine art print (with or without frame) and canvas print. Worldwide shipping is available.
I also write and publish a twice monthly newsletter, HopeMail—it’s about life lessons told through short personal essays, the occasional comic and poem, plus updates on my drawings. Subscribe to enjoy.
“I always like reading your articles. Authentic and reflective. Your original drawings too! Makes me pause, wonder and reflect on what’s truly important & precious in our lives. And on things we take for granted, until it’s taken away from us.”Po Lin