Melissa Searing's Profile

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Hello! Welcome to The Mod Cottage. Come in, have a cup of tea and let me tell you a little about myself.

My name is Melissa and I've been making art for as long as I can remember. As a child it was my comfort and as an adult it is my joy. It seemed only natural for me to go to school for art, so that's what I did, earning a Bachelor's of Fine Art in 1996. My art degree has allowed me to work as a graphic artist and designer in almost every media type since then. I feel blessed to design for a living.

But ultimately, it's the fine arts that I love; the direct contact of brush to canvas, pencil to paper, my hands in soapy water as I wet-felt, bending wire, collecting materials for collage…so many art forms, so little time!

I derive much of my inspiration from mid-century…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 17
  • Joined October 30, 2008

Favorite materials

felt, wire, paint, collage, pencil, pen, clay, paper, encaustic

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About

Hello! Welcome to The Mod Cottage. Come in, have a cup of tea and let me tell you a little about myself.

My name is Melissa and I've been making art for as long as I can remember. As a child it was my comfort and as an adult it is my joy. It seemed only natural for me to go to school for art, so that's what I did, earning a Bachelor's of Fine Art in 1996. My art degree has allowed me to work as a graphic artist and designer in almost every media type since then. I feel blessed to design for a living.

But ultimately, it's the fine arts that I love; the direct contact of brush to canvas, pencil to paper, my hands in soapy water as I wet-felt, bending wire, collecting materials for collage…so many art forms, so little time!

I derive much of my inspiration from mid-century modern design and from casual cottage style. Because of that I am also a collector of all things vintage, so you may see some vintage décor in my shop, along with the hand-made art.

I create and collect with pure joy and I hope that translates when you see and touch one of my creations. They are all like children to me, unique, special, and created with love.

Please see my other Etsy shop for fine art photographic prints and all your graphic design needs. http://artmartini.etsy.com

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