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Mixed Media Ornaments Class December 14, 2019 Alexandria VA

Group photo of student work – ornaments approximately 3″ diameter


Mixed Media Ornaments with theresa mARTin $63.00
Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 am – 2:30 pm, ½ hour lunch break

All Supplies Provided! Inspired by an Antique Reliquary, theresa mARTin got out her supplies of pearls, rhinestones and beads and set to work to embellish Amazing Alterables™, laser-cut decorative wood fiberboard shapes from PaperWhimsy, approximately 3 inches in size. Enjoy this opportunity to dig into Theresa’s wondrous stash of beads, baubles and trims and craft your own ornaments, perfect as a handmade gift, to keep for your holiday tree, use as a gift package tie-on or even year-round display. Class fee, $48.00 + supply/kit fee of $15, which includes all necessary materials to create two ornaments — decorating both sides gives you even more opportunity to be creative! (Additional ornament bases may be available for purchase directly from the instructor the day of class, depending on the final class size.) Although all supplies are provided, feel free to bring in your own assorted beads, charms and embellishments, even small copies of family photographs so that you can add an even more personal touch to your creations, or match your holiday décor. SIGN UP HERE

Student Work

Student Work

Collating the ornament blanks

Ready to go!

Student Work

Student Work

Group photo of student work

Ornaments by theresa mARTin


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Little black books for sale

During 2019, I completed three little black books of drawings in the Pentallic Travelers sketch books. A total of 130 pages in each book!   It was a year of willing my eyes to focus as I struggled with major vision issues.  My eyes are doing better now and I’ve adapted to a new normal of not seeing as well as I once could.  Hmmm, maybe I’m unselling the books to you by telling you this story.  Really though, the drawings are intricate and inviting.  I drew most days of the year and the books were a meditation or journaling for me.  One has sold, but the remaining two are now on ETSY and I’m ready to send them to you.

A view of several pages from the book KALEIDOSCOPE. To see more or buy the book go HERE

 

View of several pages from the book FLORA. To see more or buy the book go HERE

There are several small books ready to go to a good home available as well.

 


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Paper Doll Class – Great Results

I grabbed some quick photos of the students work and work tables from the great paper doll class we had last month at Artistic Artifacts. The class went by so fast and it was a blast. Thanks to everyone who signed up. My next class in Alexandria VA is in December. To read about it and sign up go HERE.

The beautiful faces are from paperwhimsy.com

I’d be grateful if you’d check out my Etsy shop.  It’s HERE


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Halloween Paper Doll in a Shoe and a Giveaway.

 

Halloween Paper Doll in a Shoe

Halloween Paper Doll in a Shoe

This Halloween Paper Doll in a Shoe is 9″ tall x 3″ wide. I will give her away to one of the students who takes my Paper Doll in a Shoe class on October 26th at Artistic Artifacts, Alexandria, VA (Sign up is HERE). Everyone else in class will be given one small paper doll in a shoe.

Continuing in the giveaway spirit….

I am giving away three small 2.5″ x 3.5″ paper doll in a shoe artist trading cards, shown below. To throw your name in the hat, please leave a comment on this post. I’ll select three names on October 29th and will get in touch with the winners for their mailing addresses.

If you want some of these small cards now, I have some in my Etsy shop in lots of three for $25.00. HERE

GOOD LUCK!


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Theresa Martin’s return to Etsy

After a very long hiatus I have returned to selling on Etsy.

There is one item for sale at the moment and my listings will likely be infrequent. I am selling one of the three 3″ x 4″ 130 page black books I completed this year.  I will be selling the others in Alexandria VA in November at the Artistic Artifacts yearly Hand Made Market. The Market is normally the only time and place of the year I sell my work.  Since many of my readers will not be able to attend, I wanted to give you the opportunity to purchase one of the books online.  If the book has not sold by November 1 it will be removed from Etsy to also be available at the Alexandria Market.

Since there are SO many more pages than I can show on Etsy I’m including a few more photos here. This book was made over the course of several months, a labor of love, a meditation for me.  I am happy to pass it on to share with you.

Thanks for your interest in my work!

Etsy listing HERE


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Paper Doll in a Shoe Class October 26, 2019

Paper Doll in a Shoe Pocket with theresa mARTin
$60.00 All Supplies Provided

Artistic Artifacts, Alexandria VA
Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 am – 2:30 pm, ½ hour lunch break

All Supplies Provided! Originating as an inexpensive toy, paper dolls have evolved into an art form. Join acclaimed mixed media artist theresa mARTin and create one of a kind mixed media paper dolls using paper, fabric, ribbons, fibers, collage sheets and much more. In addition to the embellishments, students will be provided with paper doll forms made exclusively for theresa and this class by PaperWhimsy.com! Plus, theresa has been granted the use of PaperWhimsy’s shoe form to make cozy homes for the dolls — or to use alone as beautiful keepsakes! Your inspiration can be anything from a classic fairy tale to a traditional form of a fashion doll with a change of dresses. Celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday by creating a witch or creating different costumes for your doll. Your workshop fee includes $12.00 complete kit fee. Note: Although supplies are provided, feel free to bring in extra items from your own stash to supplement or to add an even more personal touch.

SIGN UP HERE


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On the work table of theresa mARTin

Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards for the monthly meeting at Artistic Artifacts using paperwhimsy.com images.

Close up of Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards for the monthly meeting at Artistic Artifacts using paperwhimsy.com images.

Over 100 small collages – paper doll in a shoe – for the Artist Market coming up in November at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria, VA. I’ll be posting more on the Market in future.

Close up :Over 100 small collages – paper doll in a shoe – for the Artist Market coming up in November at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria, VA

 


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Paper doll in a shoe ATCs and upcoming class

Every month there is a meeting at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria VA called JAMs. If you would like to attend the info is here. My cards for this month’s exchange are small paper dolls in a shoe advertising my upcoming class.

mARTin ATC paperdoll

ATCs Artist Trading Cards 2.5″ x 3.5″

mARTin ATC paperdoll

The class info and more photos are below. Hope to see you at JAMs and at the class!

What & Who: Paper Doll in a Shoe Pocket with theresa mARTin
When: Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 am – 2:30 pm, ½ hour lunch break
Where: Artistic Artifacts, Alexandria, VA

All Supplies Provided! Originating as an inexpensive toy, paper dolls have evolved into an art form. Join acclaimed mixed media artist theresa mARTin and create one of a kind mixed media paper dolls using paper, fabric, ribbons, fibers, collage sheets and much more. In addition to the embellishments, students will be provided with paper doll forms made exclusively for theresa and this class by PaperWhimsy.com! Plus, theresa has been granted the use of PaperWhimsy’s shoe form to make cozy homes for the dolls — or to use alone as beautiful keepsakes! Your inspiration can be anything from a classic fairy tale to a traditional form of a fashion doll with a change of dresses (or in the case of the pictured mermaid, a change of tails)! Celebrate Halloween with a witch or a different costumes. Your workshop fee includes $12.00 complete kit fee. Note: Although supplies are provided, feel free to bring in extra items from your own stash to supplement or to add an even more personal touch.

Sign up HERE

mARTin ATC paperdoll

mARTin ATC paperdoll

mARTin ATC paperdoll

mARTin ATC paperdoll

mARTin ATC paperdoll

mARTin ATC paperdoll


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Sacred Threads Quilts Eye Contact

 View of Eye Contact Installation

View of Eye Contact Installation

Every two years the huge undertaking of the Sacred Threads Quilt Exhibition is curated and displayed at Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Va. This year included a side exhibition to the quilt show titled EYE CONTACT.  The exhibit guidelines were:

  • Use Human Eyes
  • Facing the Viewer
  • 23″ wide by 5″ high

The examples shown on the website prospectus were another hint as to what was wanted by the curator of the show. After seeing the samples on the prospectus I envisioned a wall of eyes for the display. It was a pleasant surprise to see the totem like displays which gives the eyes a figurative presence. There is a large variety of styles and techniques on view. Anyone who entered this section of the show was given a spot in the exhibition.

Close Up of Group Shot of Installation

Close Up of Group Shot of Installation

Group shot of installation

Group shot of installation

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Close up of theresa mARTin’s eye contact piece titled “All Shall Be Well”

theresa mARTin catalog

Catalog page 122

If you are in the area, this is a must see show.  If you can’t see the show in person I highly recommend the Eye Contact Catalog. The catalog is available online HERE.

The show details:
Floris United Methodist Church
13600 Frying Pan Road
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 793-0026
http://www.florisumc.org
Just minutes from Dulles Airport, outside Washington, D.C.

July 11-28-2019

Hours for the exhibit:
Mondays – Saturdays: 11am – 5pm
Sundays: 1pm – 4pm