calls herself “just a mom.” After college and years in the workforce,
she is content to stay at home and care for her daughters.
Melissa and her husband Tim and
their two daughters
live in the suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Her art work stems from
a need to give a heartfelt and honest response to life and the world around
her. If something moves her, it will find its way into an expressed response.
Jerry Dreesen has been writing poetry for more than forty years.
retirement in 2002, he has discovered the challenging world of haiku and
of haiga, the combination of art and haiku into one art form. Jerry
of his time now creating haiga watercolor images as well as creating and
watercolor note cards. When time permits he also makes artist trading
(ATCs) from his watercolor and pen images and draws cartoons for his own
enjoyment. He continues to write free verse poetry and has been featured
poet at several local poetry readings.
has created an art and poetry e-gallery that features his haiga and
http://www.jerrydreesen.com . He recently has become an avid blogger.
http://www.jerrydreesen.blogspot.com includes his non-haiga art as
well as free verse poetry.
Jerry’s watercolor haiga has been featured in Simply Haiku,
Moments, Reeds, Mindfire Revisited and Haiga-On-Line
as well as others.
2005: Simply Haiku