You can find Melissa here and here…
and here… oh! and also over there!
Most of the time, you can find me here creating blog posts in Italian or Italy! But you can also find me hanging out in other internet angles and locales (like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Spotify), where I post photos, music, articles, words of the day, memes, and all kinds of creative content focused on the Italian language and culture. I also write and curate two additional blogs, “The Art of Loving Italian,” dedicated to art and creativity, and the Melissa Muldoon Author website.
Take a look at other fun internet hangouts
that la Matta “zips & zooms” between.
Visit all of Melissa’s websites and social media channels
Melissa Muldoon “Official” Author Website
Melissa Muldoon is an artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and the principal behind Matta Press. She is the author of “Dreaming Sophia” and “Waking Isabella,” Eternally Artemisia, and “The Secret Life of Sofonisba Anguissola”. She has also co-translated her second novel, “Waking Isabella,” into Italian — “Il risveglio di Isabella.”
I hope you too will join me on my journey and lasciar andare — let yourselves go and come away with me on an armchair trip to Italy. If you do, you will get a glimpse of all the innumerable things – the sights, sounds, tastes, art, legends, and anecdotes — that make Italy unique to me! Buona lettura! Happy reading!
Studentessa Matta Youtube Channel
Welcome to the Studentessa Matta YouTube Channel! Benvenuti nel canale di Studentessa Matta! Come along with me on my crazy language-learning odyssey to discover more about Italy, have some fun & flex your Italian Language skills. Don’t forget to subscribe to Studentessa Matta’s YouTube Channel to get all the latest videos!
Studentessa Matta on Spotify
“Tutti Matti per l’Italiano!” – Italian Podcast. Improve Italian language skills with this podcast is presented in Italian and features stories, clips & conversations with native Italian speakers. It explores Italian culture, music and current events, and language learning tips. Parliamo e ascoltiamo la lingua poetica with Melissa la studentessa matta.
The Matta Instagram Feed
Studentessa Matta Facebook Page
Art of Loving Italy
Art history has always been a favorite subject of mine. I have a Master’s degree in the subject. Art is not dry or boring but a wonderful way of exploring the world and discovering new truths.
When I look at the world around me, I see art everywhere — beauty is all around us. I want people to see this too, and realize that it is accessible to everyone. It is personal, and no one can dictate what beauty means for another. In all three of my novels, it is my intent I introduce the reader to all kinds of art history topics and artists — contemporary and modern — as well as old masters.
My objective is to open up people’s eyes to
the world of art and let art “speak” to you,
as it does to the protagonists of my novels and me.
Now, on my website, “The Art of Loving Italy”
and its companion Pinterest page you
can explore the world of art with me!
“Art of Loving Italy” Pinterest Page
The Art of Loving Italy Pinterest site was created after I published my first novel Dreaming Sophia, set in Florence. It was first developed to supplement my novels so readers could have visuals for the paintings, musicians, historical figures, cities, food, and wine that are talked about in my book. Since publishing Dreaming Sophia, I have written three more novels — Waking Isabella (translated into Italian as Il risveglio di Isabella, Eternally Artemisia, and The Secret Life of Sofonisba Anguissola. All four novels celebrate art, creativity, and important women from Italian history. The Pinterest site has grown to include visual references for all my books. You can travel to Italy through all the fascinating images I’ve curated.