It has been one year since The Cozy Post officially began and I thought it was time to make our art project a little more personal. For years I have gathered images and ideas in my mind and in my sketch books. I’ve saved countless pieces of mail and patterned papers – all in preparation for something that I didn’t know could ever come to fruition. I believe people are multifaceted and I’ve always insisted on continuing to create art while I was in school. Each year would pass and every once in a while I would have elaborate daydreams of quitting school in order to pursue art, theater, anything. Once my undergraduate career came to an end, I no longer had my art classes to keep me motivated to create, but with time, and the help of my now husband, I began to form the idea for The Cozy Post. It would be a place for me to create whatever I wanted. And “whatever” became small polymer cacti that have continued to enchant me. Each one inspires me to explore color, texture, and shape. With this next year of The Cozy Post, I hope I can continue to create art while sharing stories and images that will bring joy and wonder to others.
– Melanie L.