Archive for the Animals Category

I colored my Coloring Postcards.

Posted in Animals, Colors, drawing, Serpent, Zebra with tags , , on May 10, 2016 by melabeemiller

postcards colored

What colors would you use?  I hope you picked up my coloring postcards last week at Montclair Art Museum’s First Thursday. They were given out during Studio Montclair‘s Draw Along.  Here are my postcards again-with color. Thanks for voting for me and enjoy!

Studio Montclair will be using the postcards for publicity.  Call them for your own copy.

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My Coloring Postcard Designs Selected!

Posted in drawing, Melabee, Melabee M Miller, Serpent, Zebra with tags , , on April 29, 2016 by melabeemiller

Thanks for voting for my designs in the Studio Montclair’s Social Media Contest !   I couldn’t have done it without you.

The winning postcards will be available at the free Draw Along at Montclair Art Museum on this Thursday, May 5 at 5 PM. Looking forward to seeing you there.

 

Please Vote for Me

Posted in Animals, Artist/Writer, drawing, Media, Melabee, Melabee M Miller, Serpent, Uncategorized, Zebra on April 14, 2016 by melabeemiller

Go to Studio Montclair’s page on Facebook and Instagram and “like” my two drawings below:

They are finalists in the Studio Montclair Social Media Contest.  The challenge was to design “coloring book” style drawings to be printed as postcards.  Nine finalists were selected and are now on Facebook and Instagram.

So, in this election season, I am asking for your vote too.

Thanks so very much!

I’m Melabee M Miller and I approve this message.

Zoo Lights

Posted in Animals, Christmas, Holiday, Lights, Palm Tree, Washington DC, Winter with tags , , , , on December 16, 2011 by melabeemiller

Let’s take a break from Florence and go to the zoo for the holidays.  It’s a short trip to Washington DC and  The National Zoo where we can see a sparkling light show that is quite wonderful.  The zoo is free and the lights will be on until January 1st.

All my best wishes for the holidays and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

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San Gimignano, Italy

Posted in Italy, Melabee, Melabee M Miller, Mountains, San Gimignano, Summer, Twin Towers, Wild Boar with tags , , , , , on September 9, 2011 by melabeemiller

We entered San Gimignano, a Medieval walled city famous for it’s towers, through the Porta San Giovanni.  The city was quite easy to navigate.  It was market day and there were aisles of vendor carts and umbrellas end to end covering two piazzas.  So many that we couldn’t see the cistern in the center of the Piazza of the Cistern or “Piazza della Cisterna“.

If you are interested in tasting wild boar or cinghiale”, this is the place.  Almost all the local stores have full size stuffed wild boar greeting you as you enter and numerous cured pieces of wild boar for sale.  We were told that wild boar roamed the countryside at night but we didn’t catch a glimpse of even one.

There are fourteen towers of varying heights remaining of  the original 72. My friend Elaine and I found Torre Salvucci”, the only tower open to the public on the day we visited.  We walked the 160 steps up the staircase which wound it’s way through ten floors.  Each floor had a different living space from a kitchen to bedrooms and sitting rooms and even a full bathroom. Yes, each floor was one room.  At the very top, the guide opened the rolling gate to reveal a terrace with a fabulous panoramic view.  Definitely worth the climb!

As an American who saw the Twin Towers being built  in New York in 1973, I couldn’t help but think of them during my visit to San Gimignano.  Our Twin Towers will always remain in our memories.

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Out like a Lamb

Posted in Chloe Yelena Miller, Cow, Daylight, Digital Image, Ireland, Melabee M Miller, Nature, Scan, Spring, Travel on March 25, 2011 by melabeemiller

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.

– English proverb

March is ending and I haven’t been thinking about lambs.  Instead, my Uncle Bruno and cows have been on my mind.  A few weeks ago, at the age of 95, he said goodbye. I will miss him dearly. He shared many stories of his childhood and growing up in Newark, New Jersey.  My daughter, Chloe Yelena Miller, wrote the following poem based on his remembrances.

Noisier than the Milk

Newark, N.J.

The empty bottles chimed

with the horse’s half-moon step.

Two AM, the milkman found

screen door knobs in that unlocked dark.

The neighborhood children remember

those sounds like a map.

Fifteen cows up on Third Avenue

slept with hushed bells.

First published in SpiralBridge (2004)

Cow in pasture, Doolin, Ireland

© melabee m miller

And I think of him when I see this photograph of a lone cow in Doolin, Ireland.

In like a Lion

Posted in Animals, Chicago, Colors, Detail, Digital Image, Lion, Winter on March 1, 2011 by melabeemiller

A symbol of courage, strength and bravery, let March’s lion be the start  of something memorable.

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