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Melissa Camilleri

growing is forever.

growing is forever.

 A dear friend of mine shared this video with me a couple years ago.  Since then, I've used it as an entry point into a journal write with my students and as a conversation piece with my friends.  The cinematography is incredible to me.  But it's the words that REALLY get me. (Yeah, yeah... I'm a nerd for words.)  It's shot in a Northern California redwood forest, not too far from where I live and work.  Lucky, huh?  I think of this video often when my life goes in a direction I didn't plan.  I know that we grow out...

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Melissa Camilleri

A new year.  A new look.

A new year. A new look.

Well hello there, friends. Welcome to our new and improved shop! Let me shout it from the rooftops, I redesigned this site with the incredible help of Ms. Amy Cluck.  She is lovely and talented and you can learn more about her on her adorable blog, Amy is the Party.  Thank you, Amy! If you've been hanging out with Compliment over the last year, you'll notice that there are lots of changes around here. As I mentioned in an email I sent out to our faithful, 2012 in my world definitely had its share of torrential ups and downs.  My...

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