Kickstarter Campaign for the Pollinators Coloring Book
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After creating a pollinators-themed 2020 calendar, I wanted to expand the concept into an all-ages coloring book with information on a variety of North American pollinators and how to support them and their habitats. This book will contain 21 original drawings of bees, butterflies, birds, beetles, and moths, and some of the important native plants they rely on and in turn help pollinate.

Rewards for backing the campaign on Kickstarter include the 24-page coloring book itself, a 9×12″ poster sized coloring page of monarch butterflies and milkweed, and a set of full-color pollinator postcards. Funds raised will cover my time in creating the illustrations as well as the initial print run of the book. Publication is scheduled for July/August 2020.

Melissa Washburn
Tel: (1) 219-916-6893

I specialize in unique, nature-inspired work for editorial, packaging, and advertising. I am based in Northwest Indiana, but grew up in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in… Show more.

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2012-2013 Indiana Arts Commission IAP Grant
Quarto Publishing Group, Workman Publishing, Smithsonian Magazine, Edible Michiana, Charlotte Home and Garden, Keweenaw Coffee Works, Spirituality and Health Magazine, Indiana Dune…
I had the pleasure of commissioning Melissa to create a fundraising illustration for dragonfly conservation. Melissa not only delivered a captivating image, on deadline, she also went above and beyond by hand-coloring each and every one of her prints. Melissa is a talented professional who understands the big impact of small details and going the extra mile. I wholeheartedly endorse Melissa as an illustrator, a professional, and a genuinely nice person.
— Molly Schafer, Artist & Director of Endangered Species Print Project