Hello and thank you for your interest in Honey Bee Stamps!
My name is Melissa Hewitt. I was born and raised in the Willamette Valley of Oregon where I still reside today.
From the time I was very little – I have been crafting and creating. A born artist and entrepreneur, I found a love of drawing and coloring (and even selling my works) from a very young age. In kindergarten, I went to school and told the class during show-and-tell (with one of my drawings in hand) that I wanted to be an Illustrator. And… that’s exactly what I did. Through all of my years in school, I practiced different art forms and crafted in every spare moment I had. In high school, I focused on graphic design, illustration and photography and at the age of 17, I opened my own design business doing exactly what I loved.
The Honey Bee name came about because of my Dad (AKA: my Biggest Fan). He was a born entrepreneur and artist as well - and passed the passion on to me. I lost my biggest fan in 2012 to cancer.... and the name, "Honey Bee Stamps" is a tribute to my dad. You see, I was his "Little Honey Bee". And so my business name reflects the passion that my dad instilled in me to Chase my Dreams!
A little about me personally – I am married and have a wonderfully sweet; handsome 11-year-old boy named Zack. I definitely passed the “artsy" gene on to him – as most of the time, he can be found elbow-deep in a paper-crafting project right along with me. I am so thankful for the Love and Grace of my Savior, and am very involved in my church as well. My husband and I are both members of our Church’s worship team and spend quite a bit of time at our Church to practice and prepare for Sunday’s worship. (My husband plays Bass guitar and I design the graphics and slideshows and run the video booth during service).
As you can imagine – I lead one busy life! Between family and business - Life is beautifully busy... But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I hope that you enjoy my artwork and designs, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Honey Bee Stamps!