Beauty in Simplicity


My name is Melanie Ciarrocchi and I live in southern New Jersey with my loving husband Rocky, 4 feline kids and cousin Mark.

I enjoy painting in acrylic and taking photos of nature and wildlife, mostly around South Jersey. This personal blog is for sharing artwork, photographs, inspiring quotes and whatever else comes up. :) 

“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common–this is to be my symphony.” ~William Henry Channing

3 replies to “About

  1. Melanie – I’m glad I found your blog. I have a feeling that if we lived closer to one another, we would be sharing tea (and wine and homebrew) over the backyard fence! I sense a kindred spirit in you and am looking forward to reading more.


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