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In This House – Inspiration

In This House by Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn available from Amazon.

Once a year during the monthly meeting at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria, VA, people bring in their favorite books to share and this was my friend Sharon’s contribution. We all love the work of Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn. A challenge was proposed for us to use the book and the template it provides to create our own houses.  The challenge is due in June.  We have discussed making a “fat book” (remember them from the 90″s?).   Each person who makes a book can print out one of their pages several times to combine into one book.  We may simply share what we’ve done in our usual SHOW AND TELL portion of the meeting.  I enjoyed working on mine and look forward to seeing what others make. How I made the book is at the bottom of this post.

I cut out the shaped pages from 90 lb Arches Hot Press watercolor paper and painted them with ink. Next step was gelli printing, followed by spray painting with stencils. Images, some printed on transparencies, and collage papers finished the process.  I bound the pages with eyelets and ribbons. Voilà! While that voilà expresses that I am satisfied with the project, it did take several days and sometimes it fought me.  It took several hours a day over a week of time.  Thanks for looking.


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Sacred Threads Eye Contact Exhibition Schedule

The Eye Contact Exhibit is going on the road. The curator, Barbara Hollinger, has engineered the Eye Contact exhibit into 11 double-sided panels that can be suspended from poles or from a ceiling. Here is a mock-up so you can see how it will look.

Below is the travel exhibit schedule for Eye Contact:

Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, Gaithersburg, MD
March 2020

HeART Gallery, Toledo, OH
April 2020

White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Raleigh NC
May 2020 – June 2020

Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, VA
July 2020 – August 2020

International Quilt Festival (IQF) – Houston
October 29 – November 1, 2020

AQS Quilt Week:
Feb 2021 – Daytona, FL
March 2021 – Lancaster, PA
April 2021 – Paducah, KY

Lavender Door Gallery, Stockbridge, MA
June 2021

 

My contribution to the exhibit


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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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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