Full Circle / by Melanie Ida Chopko

Trinadot,  Issue 3

Trinadot,  Issue 3

After a somewhat unpredictable spring and start of summer, I've been brainstorming ways to create predictable monthly projects and income, and having some fantastic conversations with friends and mentors. One of my business heroes,  Roy Blumenthal, helped me develop the idea of visual newsletter on Social Corporate Responsibility (one of my passions).  Along the way, he suggested I take a look at graphic novels to think about ways I can lay it out. So what a treat to come even more full circle,  to reread and re-love the work of my cousin Melody Often, and her Trinadot series. Melody's work is a big part of how I got back into drawing as an adult- I remember distinctly laying on the couch, reading in wonder and joy, seeing what's possible if i could set down my critical, worried mind and just keep making.  So it's so fun and full of grace to be side by side as we make our way as working artists.