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Art & Life with Melisa Caprio

Today we’d like to introduce you to Melisa Caprio.

Melisa (www.melisacaprio.com) is an inspiring and experienced photographer. She received a fine art degree from Florida International University. She was one of the selected few asked to study with renowned curator and historian, John Szarkowski, Director of Photography at New York’s Museum of Modern Art- MOMA (1962-1991). She owned and operated a Fine Art Photography Gallery in Hollywood, Florida for three years.

She was personally asked to become the staff photographer for Dolphin Human Therapy by the president and founder where she worked for seven years photographing handicapped children receiving therapy with dolphins. She has gleamed powerful insights from the dolphins and children. Her work from Dolphin Human Therapy has been published extensively throughout Europe. In 2014, she was nominated to Fort Lauderdale’s Art Commission panel, whose goal it is to bring art into the community.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
Melisa Caprio, author, photographer and creator of Postcards to the Universe™ A Global Movement for Manifestation, is inviting people from around the world to participate in this movement. By using photography, art, personal wishes and desires and sending them out to the Universe via a postcard. She is photographing the image, the art and handwritten desire. This book is a beautiful, visual representation of people creating and manifesting their greatest desires.

Her inspiration comes from a desire to have a forum where people come together in creative ways for global change. Caprio sees a need for growth, inner reflection, inspiration, and healing. The books being created are meant to inspire through collaboration using art and photography. She is currently giving workshops on photography, art, transformation and manifestation. She guides her clients on how to create a unique postcard for added effect on the power of creative intention. Her site www.postcardstotheuniverse.com is interactive and Caprio features the postcards that she receives on her blog.

How do you think about success, as an artist, and what do quality do you feel is most helpful?
I define success as perseverance, in realizing part of success is failure. There may be many failures before you reach that point where you want to be. You have to allow yourself that learning curve. I also believe as an artist you make art for yourself, not for other people. If you are living your creative life to please others you will be disappointed. The right people will find you when you create and contribute your gifts to the world.

That is what my project is about, Manifestation – you will manifest the right people, circumstance, and abundance when you are sharing your gifts. People become attracted to you like a magnet. Love your life and love who you are.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Melisa has her own weekly radio show titled Postcards to the Universe with Melisa on 12Radio.com where she shares her creative endeavors, features stories from her manifesting project and interviews spiritual trailblazers. She is the author/publisher of The Artist and The King, a true story. Creative, Fun and Easy Tips on How to Photograph Children and Animals and Smart-Ography: Simple Tips on the Art of iPhone and Android Photography (Amazon). She has also been featured numerous times in the local newspaper Sun Sentinel: Broward and Palm Beach News on her work. Caprio also features her photography work on a regular basis in fine art galleries in South Florida.

You can find Melisa on her websites: www.postcardstotheuniverse.com /www.melisacaprio.com / www.12radio.com.

 

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