m wood pen

illustrator of books, cocktails, travel + more

“Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that ‘age appears to be best in four things – old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.’” — Francis Bacon, 1624

  Being one of Oprah’s Favorite Things is a hard act to follow. But Melissa is up to the challenge. Wood is a graduate of Cornell College in Iowa, where she majored in English Lit, Art & History. Having zero career trajectory in mind, she took courses that made her happy. She did not explain this system …

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Design + Art Directors, Retail Buyers, Agents + Acquisition Editors: do you love *Travel* as much as I do? As I start my year off with a creative bang as well as a perennial case of wanderlust, here are 100 of my travel sketches available for sale or licensing. As the saying goes, this is …

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