I am feeling the pull of having access to a new color triangle in a gradation of four values! Playful Fabric Printing contains a color triangle that Carol Soderlund calls ‘Sunshine’. It’s a great group of colors, and I appreciate being able to draw from all four values of these colors when multicolor printing. But,Continue reading “New Color Triangle in the Works”
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This Shrikes my fancy!
I really can’t wait for The Book that Carol Soderlund and I have been working on to come into print! While I can’t go into specific detail about this, I can give broad overviews as to what you might expect to learn. So here goes. As artists, it is suggested that we find a subject matterContinue reading “This Shrikes my fancy!”
An Exciting Reveal: Crafting a Life LLC, Carol Soderlund and Melly Testa
It has been pretty quiet here and today is the day to break that silence. A project I have been working on, with my good friend Carol Soderlund, is coming to fruition. And better still, we can now reveal, we are working with Pokey Bolton and Crafting a Life, LLC to bring this project to life!Continue reading “An Exciting Reveal: Crafting a Life LLC, Carol Soderlund and Melly Testa”
Gathering my color.
The Gather your Sew-plies!! purse is just the right size to stitch, explore and complete. It is 6″ wide and 14″ long and given how it folds to make the purse, that can mean that you can stitch just the front area, making the stitchable area 6×7″ or so. Of course, I like to stitch theContinue reading “Gathering my color.”
Printing up a storm
This week has been great by way of multicolor printing. I am working out the kinks of putting images in repeat, carving rubber, cutting foam and making stencils. I love upholstery yardage sheets, whenever I see them, I nab one. I love the tiny drawings of chairs, chaise lounge, sofas, sectionals. Such great shapes culteredContinue reading “Printing up a storm”
Nothing is black and white
Earlier this week Angelina Jolie wrote her op-ed piece about her decision to have bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction due to a positive test for the BRCA1 gene. I admire Angelina for her bravery and honesty in being open about her choice. I am sorry she needed to make it, of course. But happy that sheContinue reading “Nothing is black and white”
A New Day
In the Many Mellys post, I stepped quite squarely into a hornets nest. I would like to apologize if I have upset or harmed anyone by my use of the words gender queer. While I think there are many similarities and points of connection between being a flat chested woman (as a result of breast cancer)Continue reading “A New Day”
working out the kinks
I am working hard behind the scenes here, at Studio Melly. A few months back, I was printing some birds from The 20 only to find that my wash out rate was too high while printing with Procion MX dyes on cloth. I wasn’t getting the intensity of color, or the bold, bright colors IContinue reading “working out the kinks”