Artist, Writer and Publisher
in St.Leonards on Sea
Mel Elliott's produces celebrity colouring books, Paper Dolls and slogan pencils, t-shirts, all of her products, along with other cool stuff, can be found at the online gift shop shop.ilovemel.me.
In a new departure, Mel has just written and illustrated her first children's book: Pearl Power is a picture story book about a little girl and her encounters with gender inequality.
The Creative Evolution of the Colouring Book Lady
BY MEL ELLIOT
@ VOL 1
ON OCT 01, 2015
"If anybody would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would say 'I want to go to the Royal College of Art in Kensington Gore.' I had no idea where Kensington Gore was. I didn't care where it was, I just wanted to go there. I had a book about from the Royal College of Art and I loved the people in it, and I wanted to be one of those people."
In The Creative Evolution of the Coloring Book Lady from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 1, Mel Elliott takes us on a journey from her childhood dream to attend The Royal College of Art, to an early project for an advertising agency, to self publishing a Kate Moss colouring books and beyond. She continues to grow her business "I Love Mel" and practice, developing a range of products including temporary tattoos, t-shirts and card games.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015.