mlwade sp profile


I enjoy designing and creating artwork, making artsy/crafty things, dabbling in hand-lettering, writing short stories, sewing, needlepoint, essential oils, and I’m a huge flamingo fan.

Being a retired graphic designer from a major university in central Florida I now have time to devote to the fun stuff (although my job was the best…always designing something new for the university).

Surface Pattern Design is a now favorite design venue I’m loving. Think wrapping paper, wallpaper, and fabric. You can purchase my designs at My Shop at Spoonflower.com. There are also oodles of items available at Marylou’s Textiles on Society6.

Sewing is a fun hobby, and now being able to utilize my own fabric designs makes sewing even more special. Check out the Travel Jewelry Bags. Currently working on a few other bag options but these little gems are awesome and can hold trinkets simply and easily for traveling.

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

Giving back to those who gave so much for me and our country’s freedom is a top priority. I volunteer my graphic design services for the all-volunteer Support Committee at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery where I design ads, flyers and programs for major cemetery sponsored events.

I’m a Gold Star sister to a Vietnam helicopter gunship pilot and still a devoted advocate for full accountability of our armed forces who have not made it home. My brother was Missing In Action in Vietnam for 37 years. Visit his website at firebird91.org for information.

Contact me here.

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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