Painting the world a beautiful place one piece at a time

Hi! My name is Melissa and I was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Va. I've loved doing crafts and painting all my life. There were times I think I drove my mom mad, asking to always go to the craft stores. During school I competed with a few needlework and cross stitch pieces, but I really had a passion to paint. I put my passions on the back burner. In 2010, I met my husband and not long after we had our youngest. Thankfully my husband's job allowed me to stay mom to raise our son. My husband has always been supportive and pushed me to reach for my dreams. My son will be heading to school this year, and has opened up my time to per su my dreams.

Then several months ago, my husband and I were window shopping, when I saw this little painted rock in a window sill. I showed my husband and he told me about the rock movement where you paint a rock and hide them, in hopes someone finds them and brings a smile to their face. So immediately I was hooked. Me and my daughter started painting, and everyone kept saying I should sell my rocks. And here I am today! I still paint and hide because if it wasn't for them, I don't know if I'd ever pre sued my passion.

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