Friday, January 27, 2017


AMERICANLY by Lynn Parrish Sutton
Kane Miller Books ISBN 978-1-61067-511-6
No Longer in Print

While researching the art for AMERICANLY, I felt awestruck by the vast and diverse beauty of the land. It was fun to create art for a poem that says, "I Love You" described as adverbs to our nation's cities, states, rivers, oceans, natural and historical landmarks, from sea to shining sea. The book has a cool video.

Celebrating the 100th Year Anniversary 
of the National Park Service

"The language is both playful and informative ("I love you faithfully like Yellowstone's spout). The illustrations match the playfulness of the text with vivid colors. A must have for history/geography teachers and art teachers will find much to study, too.” 
- Teri Lesesne, Children's Literature Professor

“I love you Americanly, I must be confessin’, this is one sensational geography lesson."

Friday, January 13, 2017

Client: Southern Poverty Law Center

Greeting Card commission by the Southern Poverty Law Center 

The Southern Poverty Law Center, an American nonprofit civil rights organization based in Montgomery, Alabama, contacted me after they saw my illustrations for the Children's Defense Fund and the AFL-CIO. How lucky! I illustrated two greeting cards and address sticky labels for SPLC!
Greeting card for SPLC
Inside the greeting card above
My art for SPLC as sticky address labels
Stage art I created for the AFL-CIO
All Art and Photo Copyright Melanie Hope Greenberg