Friday, December 2, 2011

Winter 2012 Art Quilting Studio

My latest article is out in the current issue of Art Quilting Studio, titled Variations in Red, Fragments, Scraps and Remnants. The work in the article was inspired by a post on Robyn Gorden's blog:, specifically this post:

Through Robyn's blog I found Lisa Jurist's etsy shop which can be found here: Lisa has many beautiful things in her shop right now! You can also read more about Lisa here: and see some of her inspiring work.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mixed Media Jewelry - Horse Pins

A sample of the mixed media jewelry I'm working on now.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

theresa mARTin now represented by r.h. ballard gallery

My work is now available through the r.h. ballard gallery in Little Washington, VA. Stop by and see their beautiful gallery and shop if you are in the area. If you can't make it, you can always browse the gallery through their web site.

It's a pleasure to be working with Joan and Robert Ballard.

Together, Robert and Joanie Ballard combine their love of travel, great design, fine art, quality textiles and just plain beautiful things into a stunning store which has received numerous accolades. Most notably they were heralded by the Editors of SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE as one of the

Now, through a newly enhanced website, the world has direct access to Ballard's unusual gifts, fine art and beautiful rug collection. They have searched the world over to bring together a unique product mix that has inspired a loyal clientele from Washington, DC and around the globe.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Frock in a Box

Frock in a Box

by theresa mARTin

Detail Frock

Frock in a Box is the name of a recent swap at paperwhimsy. Don't you love the name Frock in a Box? About 20 people participated and we didn't trade, but were assigned names so that everyone who made a Frock received a frock. These photos are the frock I made which was sent out to Carolyn H.

Friday, July 1, 2011

How would you describe your style?

Style File on Seth Apter's blog

July 3rd on Seth Apter's blog many artists will answer the Question, "How would you describe your style?" and there will photos of art work to illustrate the styles. My work will be included! Can't wait to watch THE PULSE as it reveals itself over the summer. It promises to be BIG this year - Seth received a good response from many wonderful artists.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Glenview Mansion Art Gallery Show ends July 5, 2011

I'll be bringing home all the artwork from the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery on July 6th. So far everyone who bought work lives in the area and I'll be having a lunch at my place where people can pick up their purchases and visit my studio. 

I've put up a page with all the prices here and there is contact info at the top of the page. Feel free to send me an email with any questions.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Installation Shots from the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery Show

Collage by theresa mARTin Sculpture by Anne Nicholson

Fabric pieces by theresa mARTin, Sculpture by Roger Doyle and Ceramic Sculpture by Anne Nicholson

Ceramic by Anne Nicholson, Collage and Assemblage by theresa mARTin and Painting by Roger Doyle

Painting by Roger Doyle, Assemblage on theresa mARTin

Painting by Roger Doyle, Assemblage on theresa mARTin,  Sculpture by Anne Nicholson

Fabric by theresa mARTin, Sculpture by Anne Nicholson

Monday, May 2, 2011

Save the date - Sunday, June 5th

The date is getting closer! I hope to see you there. LIKE the page
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Three Times Time - mixed media collage for June Show

Three Times Time 14" x 16" Mixed Media Collage

 Three Times Time - Detail
This piece will be exhibited in the Glenview Art Gallery Show in June. It's a piece about Time and it's about Texture. It has mica, embroidered cotton, silk, lace, metal and linen buttons. 

Three Times Time - Detail

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Julie's Dream - Mixed Media Assemblage

Julie's Dream


Here is another piece for the show in June at Glenview Mansion Gallery in Rockville MD. A friend named Julie gave me the horse to use, the wood is from an ex-birdhouse that my uncle built, and there is a tin type and a washer in the hanging magnifying glass. The chain reminds me of old swing set chain before they became heavy duty and 'safe'.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Five Dreams - Mixed Media Assemblage for Glenview Show June 5, 2011

Five Dreams

 In addition to the collages I've been posting here on the blog, I will be showing several mixed media assemblage pieces at the upcoming show. This piece is 5" x 11" and hangs independently on the wall.  The show opens June 5, 2011 at Glenview Mansion Gallery in Rockville, MD

Five Dreams Detail

Five Dreams Detail

Friday, February 18, 2011

Love of Layers - Love of Photoshop

Published in Somerset Digital Spring 2011
 More Digital Images
Love of Layers Somerset Digital Spring 2011

 Love of Layers

 Love of Layers

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Preview - Orange 8 Glenview Gallery June 2011

Full View 14" x 16" Mixed Media Collage




Orange can be harsh or it can be happier than yellow. I started loving orange a few years ago. I think it evokes a visceral reaction - probably because it's such an all or nothing color and so close to the sun. One either loves it or hates it.  Do you have a new color in your palette or wardrobe that you are surprised to find you like?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Second Sneak Peek of Show in June - "What Little Girls Are Made Of"

 This is another Mixed Media Collage titled "What Little Girls Are Made Of" and it's 14" x 16". I made it using a scan of a vintage photo that was manipulated in Photoshop and printed out, papers, vintage rhinestone buttons, paper, and a dial from a retro bathroom scale. Details of the collage follow below.

This work will be included in the show in June 2011 at Glenview Mansion Gallery in Rockville, MD.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sneak Preview of show in June

From June 5th through July 5th 2011 my work will be showing at the Glenview Art Gallery in Rockville Maryland. It's a three person show and here's the line up:

Anne Nicholson - ceramics
Roger Doyle – oil paintings
Theresa Martin - assemblage

Here is a sneak preview of one of the collages I'll be showing:

 Full view - 14" x 18" Mixed Media Collage

 I'm using numbers as an element in my new work. For my last show the magnifying glass was a main element and while it appears again in some of the work, this time the numbers are a repeating theme. Many of the figures have a 'halo' made from vintage bathroom scale dials. The new pieces are paper sewn onto paper with some fabric added. I'm using buttons and other 3D elements on them as well. I'll be sharing more about my process as well as posting more photos each month.  Hope to see you there at the show!