Hey! I'm Melissa Averinos, the artist behind Yummy Goods. I'm a hugger, a good listener and I can't do a cartwheel to save my life.
I live on Cape Cod with my Adorable Husband Stuart and our two golden retrievers (Max and Beau) and our black cat named Blue.
You know the saying "It takes a village to raise a child"?
I like to say "It takes a village to support an artist!"
Every design you see here on yummygoods.com was created by yours truly. Sometimes they are done on the computer, sometimes handpainted and often a combination of both.
I do a ton of other things too: I write and illustrate craft books, design quilting fabric, make quilts, teach an art quilting technique across the country, work with an art licensing agency to create designs for products that you see at your favorite retailers, paint pet portraits... basically all the things! All of these things (slowly) add up to make my living.
Every teaching gig, book sale, pet commission and leggings purchase makes a difference in my life. It's always been my dream to make a living with my art and creativity.
Thank you for helping to make this weirdo's dream come true.
P.S.Give me follow on Instagram so we can be friends!
My regular account is @melissaaverinos - here you'll see my sewing adventures, new paintings, pets, teaching stuff
My pet portrait account is @weirdcatsforever
The shop account is @shopyummygoods