Uniquely. Illuminate. Everything.

It's not always easy to stand out It's not always easy to stand out Websites and other designs Original clipart and illustrations Photography

Do good and shine. Like the light of a lantern, the energy we emit is tinted by what we are. It changes our perception of the world around us and reveals the unseen. When we share our energy, it can cause reactions in others. It can guide the lost, banish fear, and restore a sense of direction.

You never know how you might change the world... Don't be afraid to glow as madly as you may!

Madlantern Arts is my ongoing project to create thoughtful perspectives about design and life. I have been a designer, developer, consultant and teacher in Oregon since 1999. Here I share pieces of my work from years of first-hand experience in design and web marketing in the form of artwork, photography, websites, articles, and more.

I love the free and open source nature of much of the web. My mission is to share my work with the community at no cost in trade for bringing awareness to what I do.

Welcome to my little strand of the web. :-)
~Melanie


“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
~ Apple

We must strive to be more than we are. It does not matter that we may never reach our ultimate goal. The effort yields its own rewards.
~ Data, Star Trek