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 (not all mine) 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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