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May 2009 - Melanie Testa’s Blog

  • Pretty Purse Give Away

    Hello All. I know how much a give away can draw attention to a blog and as the Quilting Arts Community grows each day, more and more of you are coming to the site and finding the value in it. This is a place where we can met to exchange ideas, show each...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 15 May 2009
  • Video Prompts Begin

    Video Prompts Begin! Hi everybody! Today I will begin our semi-weekly I2Q Video Prompt Challenge. Some basic yadayada. This video challenge speaks to making marks and motifs that can be used in future projects. These marks are your personal signature...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 21 May 2009
  • Just Keep Swimming

    I am working on this: This is a piece that I began as a project for my book, but that I it messed up and put it aside. Although I have been attending some knit groups, I have not felt inspired to knit. Instead, I bring sewing projects. I embroider, bead...

  • Texture by way of thread

    True to Melly fashion I am working on something that has bird feathers in it. I can't really say what I am making but figure I can show a small detail shot. It won't give away the house, so to speak. The interesting thing with this piece is the...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 12 May 2009
  • I spoke, sold and teach

    Last night I went to my Alma Matter, The Fashion Institute of Techology and gave a small talk to a silk painting class. The teacher was one of my favorites when I went to school there, Zsu Zsi Dalquist. Or at least I hope that is how you spell it. Zsu...

  • Some blog crushes.

    You know, we all surf around, sorta aimless, often to the same sites? I have been checking out some really notable sites lately and figured I would share some of them with you. These are blogs whose artwork really gets under my skin, makes me look forward...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 4 May 2009
  • It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood.

    I love Mr. Rogers (present tense) Thought I might introduce you to my neighborhood. Here is some raw footage of my neighborhood. If you haven't been reading my other blog, every-single-day , you may not know that less than two months ago I moved from...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 6 May 2009