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A giveaway and an upcoming Love Token Class

Sunflower Angel Giveaway

Sunflower Angel

This angel will be given away on December 13th, 2014. The details are HERE on the paperwhimsy inspire blog.

Eye Token

Lovers Eye Token Class


January 17: Mixed Media Eye Token with theresa mARTin in Alexandria VA

Mixed Media Eye Token Workshop with theresa mARTin
Saturday, January 17, 2015
10:00 am – 1:00 pm All Supplies Provided! In the 18th and 19th century, Lover’s Eye Tokens were popular with the wealthy. A miniaturist painted only the eye of a lover, to preserve anonymity, thus only the recipient knew the identity of the person depicted. The tokens were often elaborately decorated and worn as bracelets, brooches or pendants. Create your own version using the provided love token form (an oval, landscape format approximately 3″ x 2″, as shown in the sample photograph), beads, pearls, rhinestones, and an eye portrait. Class fee, $30.00 + supply/kit fee of $20.00, which includes all necessary supplies; students will have a choice of different kits and colors.Note: while all supplies are provided, you may choose to bring in assorted beads, charms and embellishments from your stash to add an even more personal touch. For ideas and to see a variety of tokens made by theresa mARTin, visit her pinterest board.

- Sign up is on the Artistic Artifacts web site HERE.


Metamorphosis Exhibition at Del Ray Artisans

Detail of Growing Up

Detail of Growing Up

Growing Up

Growing Up

The process for both pieces is the same. First, a digital collage is made and printed out onto Transfer Artist Paper (TAP). It is then ironed onto fabric. From there, I embroider over the collage and add beads, ribbon, or wire mesh depending on the texture desired.  These two pieces were stretched onto canvas stretcher bars, stapled down and framed with simple black frames. Growing Up is 8″ x 14″ inches. Little Flower is 9″ x 24″.

They are on exhibit in Alexandria, VA until November 2 in a show titled Metamorphosis.

Del Ray Artisans: View the art exhibit from October 3 through November 2, 2014 during gallery hours: Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.


Little Flower

Little Flower

Little Flower

Little Flower




The Mysterious Boo Sisters

Paperwhimsy Inspire Blog - The Mysterious Boo Sisters

The Halloween deadline is approaching for those of us who make things for Halloween.  Halloween makes me think about being a kid again and it’s fun to dream about Masquerade Balls and Mysterious happenings.



The Mysterious Boo Sisters in Process on the work table.

The Mysterious Boo Sisters in Process on the work table.

You can read more about how I made the Boo Sisters on the paperwhimsy inspire blog.

The Amazing Alterables at paperwhimsy are on vacation until September 28th but the image downloads there are on sale for now. It’s a good time to stock up on the beautiful images.  Details of the sale are below and clicking the image takes you directly to Gale’s shoppe. walkabout-sale


Somerset Apprentice Magazine FROM THE PROS site-seeing


The Autumn 2014 issue of Somerset Apprentice is hitting the newsstands.

I have a two page spread in the FROM THE PROS section. I’m happy to be in such great company. Here are links of the others artists in this section:

Mary Beth Shaw –
Kate Crane -
Teresa Mcfayden –
Andrea Matus Demeng –
Joanna Pierotti –
Jesse Reno –
Sue Pellertier –
Katie Kendrick –
Taryn Reece –

Among many great articles there is one STILL & STRONG AS STONE by the lovely Becky Shander.  Check out the mag and enjoy the links and site seeing.



A mixture of recent artwork


A heart with some French Knots and Poetry.

Heart with French Knots

Heart by theresa mARTin


Detail of the Heart.

This is a 6″ x 6″ piece of embroidery on cloth using French Knots in the motif of the Heart.


Detail of a collage. This part is a transfer using TAP.


For this piece I made a collage in Photoshop and printed it out onto Lesley Riley’s TAP (Transer Artist Paper). This became the centerpiece for a collage made with paper, thread and cloth.

theresamARTinPortraitThis is a self portrait made for the Needle Thread Cloth blog. The blog was a year long challenge exercise that ended in May 2014 with the portrait challenge. While there will be no more new challenges, anyone is welcome to follow any of the challenges and email a photo to me. I will continue to post any new work sent in. You can find the challenges HERE. Mail your photos to:




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