Hi there! I’m Melissa Dinwiddie – welcome to my virtual playground!
If you’re looking to boost your happiness, feel more alive, make a more positive impact on the world, and live a full-color life, you’ve come to the right place! You can find out more about why this site exists here, read my Big Vision here, and read a little about me here, but there’s a lot more to see, so let’s get you oriented.
Inspiration, Tips & Tools
I share the backstage view of my own full-color creative life (including the messy side!), plus tools, tips and resources on my podcast, Live Creative Now, and on Articles feed on the blog. It’s the next best thing to reading my mind.
Like to listen? Here are some of my most popular podcast episodes you might want to start with:
Prefer to read? Here are a few of the most popular articles you might want to start with:
Paralyzed by perfectionism? Unable to start because you just know it will never be good enough? Start with The Imperfectionist Manifesto.
Looking to get unstuck and find more creative flow and fun in your life? I share the ten “rules” that got me out of a decade of stuck and back to joyfully creating in How to Bust a Creative Block: Rules for the Creative Sandbox.
Afraid to try that creative pursuit because it’s just too hard? You need to read 5 Words & a Huge Misconception You Need to Know About the Creative Process.
Going crazy trying to juggle multiple interests? You’ll like How Your Life Is Like a Stove: My Secret for Juggling Multiple Passions.
And for a personal story about how I finally found my sweet Miracle Man, check out Gradually Wandering Into Love.
Get Support/Play With Me!
In my mission to empower people to feed their creative hungers, I offer:
A variety of online courses and programs.
Live events like my Living Room Tour.
In-person retreats & workshops.
One-on-one mentoring and consulting-by-the-hour.
Spots in my one-on-one and small group programs are always limited, and Insiders get first dibs. To make sure you’re in the loop when I announce new openings, sign up in the form below.
Browse My Art
I paint just about every day, and share my paintings here on the site. There are a few places here where you can see my artwork:
I also post my daily paintings in a special Daily Paintings feed over on my blog, so that’s where you’ll find sold artworks that don’t appear in my shop anymore.
Artwork in Progress – a sneak-peek over my shoulder, at paintings I’m working on in my studio.
ArtQuotes – my art + my words = inspiration.
Listen to My Music
Get My Printable Poster
We all need reminders from time to time that YES, it is important to make time for creative play. So I made a poster, with watercolor and brush lettering, for you to hang on the wall. Subscribe to my Insiders’ Newsletter and I’ll send it to you for free!