Talk Story with artist Petrina Blakely

Jessica Else / The Garden Island

Petrina Blakely shows off a couple of popular designs she creates on dresses and other clothing for kids and adults.

Jessica Else / The Garden Island

These hand-painted plumerias are just one of Petrina Blakely’s many designs for adult and children’s clothing.

Photo contributed by Petrina Blakely

Jan Sorenson Cox and Elizabeth Goo model two of Petrina Blakely’s designs.

Petrina Blakely likes to brighten up every white space she sees, but her favorite thing to paint is clothing. The 40-year North Shore resident hosts craft fairs and art shows, manages online communities of artists on the island and sells textile creations — wearable art — around the island and online.