The Middlest Sister is a comic written and illustrated by me, Nicole Belanger Smeltzer. It is based on memories of growing up with four sisters. Each comic is painstakingly cut and pasted from scrap paper and other garbage I find in the junk drawer and recycling bin. You can find my other cut-paper works, illustrations, and paintings over at nicolesmeltzer.com

270 thoughts on “About

  1. Howdy sis

    I nominated/awarded you for the Liebster blog award earlier today. Not sure if you are familiar with these awards but you now need to choose about five blogs that you like and award it to them as well, and then post about it.

  2. I’m so jealous you are so smart/creative enough to think of this and I never had! I love playing with paper I have all these same paper scraps that I use for card making and I keep recognizing them throughout the blog. My favorite is the pink thread paper you use for the bunk beds, because I can never think of a good way to use that paper (plus it’s difficult it you cut mid thread) and it works perfectly as a bedspread. Love your stories with your sisters. I really think you need to make children’s books.

    1. Do you? How funny! I was looking for more since I am running low on the patterns, but I couldn’t find them again. I’m pretty sure I got them about 7 years ago at Michael’s when I thought I would like to take up making miniatures.

      Thank so much for your nice comments! I really appreciate it.

  3. Hey! Just saw that you started following me :) Your pictures are beautiful! I’m impressed for sure. You’ve got a real talent. I think your illustrations would look fabulous for a childrens book.

  4. Nicole this is so much fun! You know how to capture the trials of sibling rivalry.
    From a Middle Child to the Middlest Sister – what a fantastic way to illustrate and tell a story. I’ll definitely subscribe. Congrats on being freshly pressed!

  5. Your blog made my day. I love your art! totally different. You’re my favorite blogger now! I admire the time and effort you put on each post. Very Inspiring.

  6. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed. I’m so glad you were because I wouldn’t have found your blog otherwise. The comics are spectacular! How long, on average, does it take you to complete a comics strip?

  7. Your blog is so fun to “read”! I had to click “follow” … looking forward to “reading” some more, love your creativity!! Thanks for sharing :D

Leave a reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s