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MELODY M. NUÑEZ is a writer and an artist, working in quilting, art journaling, collage, mixed-media, and photography.  She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art.  Melody has published a book, has had several articles and pieces of artwork published in art and crafting magazines, and has participated in art shows and exhibits in both California and Kansas.

WRITING: Melody is the author of a collection of short stories – An Altered Existence: Fictitious Stories About Faces from the Past, which is available on Amazon.com. Melody has had articles and short fiction published as well.  She has written extensively for multiple positions in marketing, and has had blog posts from this site syndicated and featured on BlogHer.


ART: Melody uses a variety of materials in her artwork, and loves to look for vintage elements and other odds and ends at antique stores and thrift stores. It’s all in the small details, whether she’s taking a photo of a sweeping landscape, a close-up of an intricate flower, or creating a collage that combines dissimilar materials and results in a harmonious composition. Melody’s newest artistic medium is quilting, and she enjoys creating quilts that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

LIFE IN GENERAL: Melody’s other interests and favorite activities include reading, baking, gardening and seeing movies with her husband, Benito. She LOVES to travel, and one of her goals is to see all fifty of the United States in her lifetime.  Twenty-three down, twenty-seven to go!  Melody has been to Ireland, Europe, Peru, and Mexico, and looks forward to visiting many other countries and cultures in the coming months and years. She also loves spending time with her fourteen nieces and nephews.