Painter of cute little musings on terra cotta and paper

Portland, Oregon

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On Etsy since 2018

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Narwhals have always been an inside joke between my family and me. Much to my embarrassment, I once thought that narwhals were mythical creatures. (I mean they kind of are, right?) Of course, my sister turns on an episode of National Geographic to prove me wrong and I am endlessly made fun of for my naivety. In spite of the existence of narwhals, they still hold a bit of magic for me. My journey to turn my creative side into something I can do every day and not just once in a blue moon is a challenge I've faced over and over since a young age. Being able to use my creative side on a daily basis and do something in the creative field is something I've always considering too far fetched - a magical narwhal, if you will. But just like narwhals are real, so is my ability to put myself out there and just start creating. That's exactly what The Arty Narwhal is about.
Recently I encountered health challenges in the form of a brain tumor that threw my wheels off a bit. This Etsy shop has been such a great part of my healing. Staying busy creating has helped me through my treatment and recovery, which is still an ongoing process. A few days a week I also work as a stylist, but my days off are devoted to painting and creating items for The Arty Narwhal. I live in Portland, Oregon with my supportive husband, our adorable rescue dog turned emotional support dog, Milk, and our little grumpy chameleon, Oscar.
Thank you for following me on this journey and stopping by my shop!

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  • Melinda Prynne


    Artist, illustrator, and creator. I love to create quirky, colorful pieces that bring others joy.

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Last updated on May 5, 2018


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