theresa mARTin

mixed media art


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The photos give you an idea but this piece needs to be seen in person.  Please come to my show at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery in Rockville, MD, Opening November 6th, 2016.

The felted background is made from Tibetan Yak Roving which is incredibly soft.  The girl’s image was transferred onto a light green felt. The beads are Gold Delica and Christmas beads. Added to the felt are ribbons plus some of my hand dyed organza silk and cottons.  The piece is approximately 10″ x 15″; it widens towards the bottom.

Please come to my show at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery in Rockville, MD, Opening November 6th, 2016 to see this piece and others in person. Follow this blog for more details and photos as the time approaches.

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Process For Little Red Riding Hood’s Beaded Wolf

 

Beaded Wolf progress

First day’s progress on the loom

Beaded Wolf progress

Beaded Wolf second day’s progress

 

Beaded wolf

Finished piece is 3.5″ x 3.5″

This was an ambitious piece for a loom beginner and I learned a lot about how to make the next piece better.  The beads are 46″ across by 46″ tall so it comes to 2116 tiny Delica beads.  The spacing isn’t as tight as I’d like, but I can adjust the way I worked on the loom for the next time. Being a fan of showing the artist’s hand in artwork I like it despite the imperfections, and will most likely use it in the Little Red Riding Hood piece I have in mind. It will be a small portion of a bigger piece.

Embroidery of Little Red Riding Hood

Embroidery of Little Red Riding Hood to go with the wolf

I’ve been planning to have the wolf to the left of Little Red, looking at her but I don’t have a clear answer in my mind as to how they will go together yet. This piece may need to sit a little while until it’s completely solved.  Thanks for coming along for the ride.