MELODY M. NUÑEZ is a writer and an artist, working in collage, mixed-media, photography, art journaling, and card design. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art.
Melody has published a book, had several articles and pieces of artwork published in art and crafting magazines, and has participated in group art shows in both California and Kansas.
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. Vintage buttons and photos from the 1920’s might appear in the same collage as staples and masking tape. 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.
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. Signed copies are available in her Etsy shop. Melody has also had articles and short fiction published. She enjoys the creative challenge of blogging, and has had blog posts syndicated and featured on BlogHer.
LIFE IN GENERAL: Melody’s other interests and favorite activities include reading, baking, spoiling her thirteen nieces and nephews, and seeing movies with her husband, José. She LOVES to travel, and one of her goals is to see all fifty of the United States in her lifetime. Twenty-one down, twenty-nine to go! Melody has also been to Ireland, Peru, and Mexico, and looks forward to visiting many other countries and cultures in the coming months and years.
BITS & PIECES ART PROGRAM: Melody is the Program Director & Instructor at this grassroots art program, which she started in 2003. She gathers art supply donations and volunteer-teaches art journaling to at-risk elementary school children in Southern California. She holds an Art Supply Drive each October, but gratefully accepts donations year-round. You may visit the Bits & Pieces Art Program website at www.bitsandpiecesart.org.Tweet