Category Archive: Interviews

Joy after filming the opening of Painted in the Desert

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Here is the video. Makes us all laugh and we hope you share in the fun!

The Painted in the Desert Documentary is available now!!!! Here is how you can watch it.

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This is pretty exciting and just the first phase. The website is not finished but will be very, very soon. In the meantime, you can see the entire 87 minute documentary here in… Continue reading

Northwest glass pioneer Sonja Blomdahl as the final interview for the Painted in the Desert movie

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It was bittersweet, our last interview for the Painted in the Desert film. We visited my step-mom Sonja Blomdahl in her hilltop Seattle home, having our final conversation about what it really means… Continue reading

Full Circle artists collective with grounded wisdom for the Painted in the Desert film

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Written by Mellissae Lucia You know those times when you meet people that you immediately like? Last night’s filming for the Painted in the Desert movie was like that. MK is friends with… Continue reading

Northwest artist couples magical island compounds for the Painted in the Desert film

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Do we have the best job ever?  MK Barr & Mellissae Lucia ventured onto a lush Northwest Island last week to film creative couples Dick Marquis + Johanna Nitzke Marquis and Charlie +… Continue reading

Dick Weiss interview at his Marine Sciences comission

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Last night with balmy 80 degree weather in Seattle Mellissae Lucia interviews her glass artist father about his dedication to being creative, how to balance family and work, and why he became an… Continue reading

Leaving New Mexico for now

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Mellissae Lucia is leaving her beloved New Mexico for now, but the trip was rich with friends, creativity and the land. The Painted Body footage taken for the Painted in the Desert movie… Continue reading

Joyfully Filming New Mexico Magic

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MK and I had such an incredible time filming in New Mexico for the Painted in the Desert movie. We went down in graffiti tunnels, filmed my community discussing the changing times, and… Continue reading

Paul Marioni, glass artist interview today!

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Wow are we blessed. We had an incredible interview with the glass artist Paul Marioni today!

Photo Booth joy and an Artists Call to ACTION with 9 days to go

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Article by Mellissae Hello wonderful Painted in the Desert-A Travel Essay independent film supporters. We have been having a fabulous week filming the glass artist Cappy Thompson and playing at the photo booth… Continue reading