In order to pursue other activities, including raising a family, Melissa produced only a few pieces during the period from 1989 to 2008. However, this time period includes some key pieces such as "Gone" and "In The Dunes".
Beginning the summer of 2008, Melissa has resumed producing her work. She began displaying her work in various Richmond, Virginia libraries during the summer of 2009. The links on this web page list current and future shows in Virginia, including a one person show at Montpelier Art Center in March, 2011, and Louisa Arts Center show "Falling Into Color" from September 25 to November 20, 2009.