First and foremost, you should know that I am a huge dork. My name is Melissa Bastow and I am the only contributor to all things Dorky Doodles. Because not everyone needs a partner in crime.....or doodling (it's really not that hard).
I've been doodling for awhile. Like almost my whole life. Once when I was 3 I drew a picture of my mom with rows and rows of teeth. She kept it and showed me later - it was pretty creepy looking. I do a much better job at doodling now. In fact, I've been a real-life professional artist and graphic designer since 2001.
Since I've always loved to draw and create, I feel lucky to be able to do that as a career. I also feel lucky to work from home so I can skip out on showering, wear comfy pants all day, and throw snacks at my kids whenever they get whiny (I have 5 kids - which equals a LOT of whining).
In the past I've worked for rubber stamp companies, scrapbook companies, embroidery companies, and even illustrated a few books. I went to college for graphic design and have done my share of design jobs, but I find them quite rigid compared to creating clipart and printables. So I owe you guys a great deal of thanks for supporting my talents, my family, and my smelly non-showered self.