theresa mARTin

mixed media art


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Just Finished – A Paperwhimsy piece and a Quirky Embroidery piece.

theresa mARTin Sweet Angel Face

This is the latest paperwhimsy.com piece and is available on Etsy

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Quirky Man Embroidery

This is the latest Quirky Embroidery piece. Gold, blue and black are the colors of the moment.  I’ve added paper and rhinestones to the embroidery. I’m thinking about pushing the quirky pieces more towards the mixed media pieces I love, like the paperwhimsy piece above. A combination of the two may be in the future.


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Passamaneria in Rome

During our recent visit to Rome we were searching for an embroidery shop I’d seen mentioned on the web. After finding it closed (shops close down for a few hours mid day) we kept walking through the area and found this place. It was also closed but we returned later. The place was unassuming from the outside and cramped and stuffed to the rafters inside.  We suspect they supply trim to the some of the liturgical garb places in the nearby streets.

The shop seems to be run by two women. The older woman was delightful and seemed to thrill that someone found the goods as bella as she did. She kept gesturing to different pieces and mentioning their colors, saying they were beautiful. The younger woman wasn’t as happy about our visit but cheered up as time went on. I purchased a few beautiful gold pieces and some lace. I love this place and wish there was something comparable in the states. I didn’t return to find the embroidery shop again as it wasn’t nearly as exciting as the passamaneria.

Unassuming from the outside

Unassuming from the outside

Teasing view through the window

A teasing view through the window

Our two hostesses and you can see us in the mirror. It was as cramped and stuffed to the rafters as it appears in the photo.

Our two hostesses and you can see us in the mirror. It was as cramped and stuffed to the rafters as it appears in the photo.

Trim

Trim

More Trim

More Trim and the sign says they don’t give out samples!

Oh the fringes!

Oh the fringes!

Trims and Ribbons

Trims and Ribbons

Wish I'd had time to go through it all!

Wish I could go through it all!

This is one of the trims I bought.

This is one of the trims I bought. It looks beautiful with color placed behind it as you see in her display.

Lovely colored tassels

Lovely bright colored tassels

Liturgical Trim

Liturgical Trim

Business Card

Business Card