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Welcome to Blue Thistle Arts, my studio based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Here, I make vibrant contemporary paintings, collages, textiles, apparel and accessories, all influenced by nature My goal is to bring nature into the hearts and daily lives of women through garden-inspired style. Why? My reasons range from making you smile to saving the planet.  But first, color! My creations are bold and fun, pulsing with the verve and vitality of a garden in bloom. I love making items that are joyful, artistic and practical. Have a look and see what speaks to you Melanie Birk is an artist, designer, author and founder of Blue Thistle Arts...

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