My name is Melissa, and I am so glad you stopped by! Starting the loft has proven to be an exciting new adventure. As with many adventures, the first few steps are filled with great anticipation of the journey ahead … these are mine. I have often been known to doodle on the corners of napkins, re-purpose vintage treasures, and send hand crafted cards to those I love. I never imagined that my love for creating would blossom into anything more then a leisure pursuit, but here I am… thankful to be taking the first few steps.
I am an artist who loves to approach creativity as an opportunity to color outside of the lines. With each new project I find freedom in beginning with only a faint vision, allowing the process of creating to guide me toward an unexpected yet beautiful outcome. Although you will primarily find mixed media art in my Etsy shop, you will also find that I like to dabble in various other creative adventures such as jewelry design, furniture painting, sewing, home decorating, and any other creative avenue that sparks my interest.
I believe that creativity is a gift from God; Creator of all things. My hope is that through creating, in simple and common ways, I may reflect the extravagance of His Creators-heart. I am deeply thankful for the opportunity to engage creativity as more than just a hobby, and to share with you along the way.
Within the ordinary and common day-to-day moments, I find that there is a level of companionship found when welcomed into the stories of others who are journeying through this life in surprisingly similar, yet still vastly different ways. Here on this blog you will find glimpses into my unfolding story. While visiting the loft you will be greeted with current musings, project ideas, my latest adventures in the kitchen, recent home decorating escapades, and the honest expressions of a heart captured and rescued by a gracious God.Your Turn
I would love to hear from you and connect, so please feel free to leave a comment or send a message. It would truly make my day!Some Scattered Details about me (because sometimes it’s better that way!) I absolutely love and find immense enjoyment in:
Trying new recipes (and switching them up as I see best fit)
The changing of seasons
Chatting over a cup (or a few cups) of coffee … it won’t take you long to learn that I REALLY like coffee!
Rearranging and decorating our home several times a year (or more depending on the mood)
Antiques and trash pile finds (amazing what some people call “trash”)
Music (there is almost always music playing in our home)
Old books (less for the content and more for the ambiance… shhh, don’t tell)I avoid at all costs:
Bugs (I know this may seem silly, but they make me scream & run – literally! My husband can tell you)
Humidity (for those of you who have curly hair, you know this is among our worst nightmares)I am passionate about:
Making Jesus and His gift of love and grace known
Doing life together with my husband Jesse
The unpredictable beauty of God’s creation
Learning (though sometimes the process is challenging, it is always worth it)
People and the unique story everyone has inside of them
Authenticity and transparencyThanks for stopping by the Loft! Enjoy!