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**Please Note: I will be unable to ship Sept 16-21 All orders during that time will be mailed on Sept. 23.**

Welcome to “The Creators Palette”! My name is Melanie Pruitt and I love to paint with watercolors. The movement and dance that occurs between the pigment and water along with the unpredictable results are fascinating to me. Every painting I sit down to do is an adventure!

My goal with “The Creators Palette” is to share with others my love for and awe in the creation of beauty. I feel the best art touches my heart and makes me “feel”. I want to convey a feeling of wonder and draw the viewer closer to THE Creator of all beauty.

Become a fan on Facebook: http://facebook.com/artbymelanie and get exclusive coupon codes and be the first to hear about new paintings!…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 16
  • Joined July 28, 2006

Favorite materials

Watercolor, wool, oil pastel, ink, pen, pencil, Prismacolor

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About

**Please Note: I will be unable to ship Sept 16-21 All orders during that time will be mailed on Sept. 23.**

Welcome to “The Creators Palette”! My name is Melanie Pruitt and I love to paint with watercolors. The movement and dance that occurs between the pigment and water along with the unpredictable results are fascinating to me. Every painting I sit down to do is an adventure!

My goal with “The Creators Palette” is to share with others my love for and awe in the creation of beauty. I feel the best art touches my heart and makes me “feel”. I want to convey a feeling of wonder and draw the viewer closer to THE Creator of all beauty.

Become a fan on Facebook: http://facebook.com/artbymelanie and get exclusive coupon codes and be the first to hear about new paintings!

Visit My blog: http://thecreatorspalette.com
I write about life, offer reviews and giveaways of products that interest me and my readers, share my art, my enjoyment for tea and my journey with M.E./CFS

I am a proud member of several wonderful teams!
VAST Team = Visual Arts
EBSQ Team = EBSQ Artists
CaaT Team = Complimentary Art and Things is an eclectic group of creators
BBEST Team = Baby Boomers
ACETSY Team = ACEO Creators

Let me tell you a little about my life and how I became a visual artist:
I have always been a creative person, but it wasn’t until recently that I began to paint in watercolor and sell my art.
I was a very active person most of my life and my artistic/creative outlets fell in areas like competitive diving and gymnastics, garden design and most recently, developing and teaching a preschool dance program at Vancouver's Columbia Dance Center. I have also been asked many times to speak at women's retreats and conferences which I enjoy very much and put much artistic effort into my presentations.
While teaching preschool dance, I began experiencing some strange physical problems. I am now mostly housebound with a difficult chronic illness. This has meant that I am no longer active in my past activities and had to quit my dance teaching.
Determined that illness would not ruin my life, I began looking for things that I could spend my time doing. Being stuck most hours in a recliner is difficult, but I am thankful that it has brought me to a point of developing new artistic endeavors.

I donate 10% of all sales to ME/CFS research through http://www.research1st.com/

My shop is growing in variety as I stretch and learn new art techniques and medias! I hope you'll check back often.

I also do some commissions - landscape, garden and homes (sorry no portraits). You can contact me with your requests and there are also commissions you can buy in my store. This can make a unique gift! I've had several very happy customers, here on Etsy, with my custom paintings.

Thank you for visiting and reading my long profile. I am very convo friendly so feel free to contact me!

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