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michele merges martens 
          mixed media artist & writer

links & miscellany

some of my favorite links:  web site for Susan Shie and James Acord, art quilt artist and leather artist   another great source for vintage items   my favorite magazine   the place for art quilts  my day job as manager of enrollment services for the MBA program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Somerset Studio magazine     Meinke Toy, source of embellishment supplies Plumb Design Visual Thesaurus - helps creativity Oblique Strategies, a virtual card deck to help you with strategy       the Atlantic Ocean web cam site  a good place to find out about urban exploration  my friend Fred's website


michele's favorites:

favorite music:       any  Irish music, especially Danu, Solas, Gaelic Storm, Eileen Ivers, Riverdance, Lord of the Dance. Also Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings,              Byzantine Chant, October Project, Kate Bush, Madonna, Loreena McKennitt

favorite colors     blue, teal, turquoise, aquamarine cobalt, turquoise, cerulean.... & periwinkle!  and of course acid chartreuse green, maybe a coral fuchsia... i just like the color names.

favorite sea shell     abalone

favorite places   Marconi Beach, Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

                 Waterford and surrounding areas, Ireland

                 Chenango Valley State Park, Chenango Forks, NY

              Columbus, Ohio and Lowell, MA, where I have good times with artist friends

              Binghamton, Johnson City, Vestal, Endicott, NY, where I grew up

              Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, NY near where I live now

favorite clothing     jeans, clogs, and a soft fleece shirt in the winter, jeans, teva sandals, and a soft cotton shirt in the summer.  although i am learning to like tencel, it's soft too.  And Crocs!  I love Crocs!

favorite things to do:  read, dye fabric and yarns, knit, stitch, bake, go thrifting

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