Melanie’s quest as an artist is to ensure that her mind, eyes and hands convey the same visual thought. This takes practice and skill and she is committed to obtaining and maintaining these skills each day and with each new idea.
Melanie graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology in Textile/Surface Design in 1999, and has written two books, Dreaming from the Journal Page by North Light, Inspired to Quilt by Interweave Press, and filmed one DVD – Print Collage, Quilt. Whether you use cloth, paper or a mixed media approach to making art, one of these books, if not both will help you on your own creative journey. She can be visited online at melanietesta.com.