I am Melanie Testa and I am not an artsy crafter, but a crafty artist. I approach my work with as much honest openness as can be invoked at any given time. My approach is to always have a plan, but anticipate and indulge spontaneity. My laugh is loud enough that you can hear it from this far away, and I hope to hear yours reverberate as you explore my work.
This site is intended to be a circus of learning and entertainment,
where I will be your amiable ringmistress.
Some days we may want to paint ourselves and be clowns,
and some days we’ll want to put our head in the lion’s mouth.
To be a little more serious for a moment though, I will offer content here that will advance and encourage adult play in various but related disciplines, such as:
- Mixed media
- Fabric and textile design
- Artist’s journaling
- Improvised clothing construction
I have conducted workshops, in person, for quite some time now, and love helping people nurture their muse and invite it to embark upon each day’s journey. My online classes and tutorials will be approachable yet challenging, inspiring while practical, and whimsical yet meticulous when need be.
And when the time comes that I’m just too darn much to handle, I’ll be inviting some of my closest pals to show you a thing or two there, li’l darlings!
Visit my Workshops page to check out my current online classes!