Graphic Design. Creative Writing. Preserving Memories. Essential Oils.

mlwade sp profile

Welcome to my place where I share designs, artwork, stories, preserve memories while creating new ones, share some of my lotions and potions made with essential oils, and offer my design services to you.

I’m a sentimental, traditional gal born in Indiana, reared in south Georgia, now living on the Space Coast of Florida. I love to design and create artwork, make artsy/crafty stuff, dabble in hand-lettering, write short stories, sew, needlepoint, make lotions and potions with essential oils and I’m a huge flamingo fan.

I’m a graphic designer for a major university in central Florida.

Being the graphic designer for the all-volunteer Support Committee at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, is my give-back to those who gave so much for me, my freedom. I design the ads, flyers and programs for major cemetery sponsored events.

Surface Pattern Design is a new design venue I’m learning, and loving. Think wrapping paper, wallpaper, and fabric.

You’ll find some of my designs in My Shop at Spoonflower which you can purchase as fabric, wallpaper or wrapping paper).

Hand-lettering is also a new passion. Mixing hand-lettering with design artwork is producing some really nice, personalize products (note cards for one).

I enjoy writing short stories too, especially those close to my heart. Pen on paper or fingers on keypad, is the ultimate writing experience.

I’ve taken several creative writing courses, read oodles of writing books, all in preparing to write a memoir involving me brother. In the meantime, I’ve written some nice little stories. I’m loving this beautiful art form of writing a story.

Essential oils are another passion of mine. With the flood of chemicals used in foods, beauty, and cleaning products these days, I wanted to find a better, healthier option, so I started researching and learning what I could do to change things for the better for my family.

I make healing salves, facial serums, and many other products using essential oils mixed with natural, organic ingredients.

Creating comes in many different venues for me, sort of a mixed bag of fun things to do.

I’m also a POW/MIA  sister and advocate. My brother was MIA in Vietnam 37 years. Visit his website at firebird91.org for information.

Need graphic design work, your story told, or a precious memory preserved, or a super facial serum? Contact me here. I’m happy to help you.

I hope you enjoy my website and find something useful from it. I love where life leads us each and every day. There is always something new to design, create, and inspire for everyone.

Thank you.

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