Creative Clips: Inspired Expressions
As a literary and visual artist, I have had been afforded multiple opportunities to express my own creative thoughts through words of poetry and prose, inspired by scenes and structures such as those I have captured from behind the viewfinder of my smartphone or digital camera. Some of my photography has been exhibited regionally and nationally, with multiple prints purchased and now residing in private collections.
Also, as a seasoned and award-winning writer, editor, journalist, public relations professional, college adjunct faculty member, and as a marketing consultant and business coach, I have been afforded many opportunities over the past 3 decades to interpret messages and share others' stories both visually and literally. Visit my Commercial Clips page to see sample clips of my work.
Samples of my more creative works can be viewed below.
Feel free to also contact me for further information and more samples.
My Artist Statement
By Melissa Crockett Meske:
For the Words
Inspired by Form, Function, and Balance
As a writer, my words come into reality once they hit the paper. Before that moment, they are constantly whirling inside my mind like snow inside a water globe -- real and existent, but floating and falling until I stir them up with my pen in my hand. Images against a balance of void come to me much in a similar way.
I’ve been writing ever since I could. And reading. I’ve had an ongoing love affair with the public library since before I knew I could; that place saved my life on more than one occasion. It's also where I first fell in love -- with architecture as an art form, with organizational design.
Through books, music, poetry, movies, newspapers, magazines, photography, and typography, I have come to terms with just how incredibly powerful words and images can be. Perhaps even more than sticks and stones.
I am an expert content creator and space curator. A communicator, message maker, and storyteller. An author, writer, and editor.
I further express through creative design, particularly in the realm of decor exploration. I am a serious enthusiast of home décor, flea market finds, furniture flipping, camping, and glamping.
Occasionally, you might even find me behind the viewfinder of my cellphone or digital camera, trying to capture the essence of an architecturally stunning structure or visually vibrant view.
My creative inspirations always come from life and love -- the beauty of whatever surrounds me.
Through the healing power inherent in content creation and space curation, I have moved through much pain and hurt, coming into my own as the strong, happy, and resolute woman I am today. I have discovered my authentic self, and can now share her with my husband, my children, family, friends, colleagues and mentors -- with all those who form my own drum circle.
Framing a moment within the lines of a font, an arrangement in a corner spot, or through the pixels of an image empowers all of us to share in that moment, in that dialogue, and in that memory every time we choose. Now and forever.
United in conversation, these words, vignettes, and images become much more powerful, and so do we. Thanks for joining me!