I am so honored to have my AAU logo pouches at Shop657 now! They were so fun to design. I had a wonderful experience getting my MFA in Fashion Design at AAU. I learned so much and now use my skills in a business I love!
"I adore sass enshrined in the pretty. Bracing for my day I am wearing my F**k It! scarf and my back-off necklace which reads left to right “NO (“means no” on back)” and “WTF” and “GO (“away” on back)”. What do you wear to bolster yourself for the day ahead?"
~Carol-lynn (Maryland, USA)
I just finished a custom bat mitzvah pillow that’s so big I barely made into the photo. It was tons of fun to design the cover and to sew the cotton case. Olivia’s friends will write messages of well wishes directly on the fabric. What a cool keepsake!
And here is what Olivia's mom had to say: "Several years ago I bought a few of Martina's beautiful pillows and at the time she had a pillow on display that friends could sign at a Bat Mitzvah or other party. I loved it! I always remembered that pillow and when it was time for my daughter's Mitzvah, I got in touch with Martina and was thrilled to find out she still made these unique pillows. Working with Martina was literally one of the best buying experiences I have ever had. She responded very quickly. She gave us a choice of a few designs that were right on the mark and we absolutely love the final product. This is a keepsake that my daughter will have her whole life. Thank you Martina!"
Another totally delightful watercolor class! Today we painted a fruit bowl. Many interesting and colorful interpretations. Lovely conversation. Meditative moments. Art is indeed good for the soul. Interested in working with me? Contact me.
What a fun event! Thank you all for coming for a night of good food, lovely music, and crafts from a variety of artisans! I showcased my handcrafted scarves, bags, tunics, and pillows at this lively event in downtown Silver Spring!
Kensington Park Library in Kensington, MD, featured RADOST textiles during the month of January 2018. Library visitors were invited to read the stories behind each design and to learn about the creative process.
New at The Artisans! My colorful RADOST scarves, tops, and pouches are now available in McLean, VA! I am excited to share my #storiesinfabrics designs with the locals. Stop by and check out this lovely store! #radostbyms #textileart #handmade #scarves #virginia #joy
I am so fortunate to be able to teach art and to share my love of anything creative with others. During a "Creating a Mandala with Photos" art class in Kensington, MD, we explored using photography and collage in constructing a meaningful and insightful piece of art. Below below to see the colorful results!
And here we go ... the ever-so-colorful creations from our workshop! Photos and colors indeed say a lot about our lives and it's so wonderful to use these to create a striking piece of art. Until next time!
Do you like what you see? Check Events for upcoming workshops.
Another lovely watercolor class. This time we painted irises in a variety of vibrant colors. And we chatted about art, books, history... So much laughter! Looking forward to teaching next art class! Check Events for upcoming creative activities!
"The stories in Martina's textiles are what make them special. I gifted the Ceiling bag to one of my closest friends whom I met at an art opening underneath that very ceiling! She loved the extra meaning behind the beautiful bag. Martina delivered the bag in plenty of time for holiday gift-giving and even contacted me to ask me what color I would like the zipper to be!
I also couldn't resist ordering one for myself in the Nature's Glory pattern. It makes me happy to see the gorgeous blue and orange bouncing off one another every time I open my purse. The pouch is just the right size, and helps me keep everything organized. "
~Alexandra Sherman (Bethesda, MD)
"My RADOST scarves go everywhere with me. The first time I wore the "I Radiate Confidence" infinity scarf was for my first public speaking experience as a candidate for City Council in Washington, DC. I also own the beautiful "Strength Lies Within Me" scarf with vibrant red hues to make sure I stand out in a room. These scarves aren't just fashionable, they make a statement. In a world where we need more bold voices to come forward, RADOST scarves fit right in."
~Lisa Hunter (Washington, DC)
Photos courtesy of Lisa Hunter
Beautiful fashion styling by the lovely Yenifer Ubiera of my handcrafted RADOST scarf from the Glue It collection. I am so grateful for this feature!
"When we needed the perfect holiday gift for grandparents, we turned to Martina, our favorite textile artist. She turned our 7-year old's artistic masterpiece into beautiful throw pillows that are the perfect gift. The quality of the fabric is amazing, the pillows are so soft and inviting, and the art is just beautiful."
~Jamie (Maryland, USA)
I had the pleasure to join local artists at Wintefest, a craft and art fair organized by Difference Makers. What a lovely day of connecting with Takoma Park residents, chatting about creativity, and sharing the stories behind my textile designs.
A lovely opportunity to merge my #healthcare communication background with my passion for #storytelling in #textiles ... Patricia J Stott, an EDS patient, and I teamed up to design a textile to express what #EDS patients experience and how this disorder affects their lives, collaborating on a textile pattern called “Calling All #Zebras.” Thank you, HealthComU, for your support!
#health #communication #zebras #ehlersdanlos #syndrome #patient #textileart
My favorite aspect of teaching art classes is being with the people. I learn about them while they pick up a trick or two about an art technique. During this workshop, we worked on a landscape in watercolor. Lovely chat; lovely times. And it's also so great to see how people interpret the same scene differently. I am honored to be able to experience moments like these.
Flowers are my favorite inspiration for textile design so it's no surprise I am truly honored to have two of my scarves featured on Garden Rant, a lovely gardening-related blog. Check it out!
I am so honored to have a selection of my handcrafted colorful RADOST scarves featured at this year's Holiday Art Show and Sale at the galleries at Glen Echo. It's a unique opportunity for you to meet local artists and appreciate their art.
From a daughter who gave this Show Off Like a Peacock scarf to her mom for birthday ...
"She loved it and it looked perfect on her."
~Laura (Maryland, USA)
Hop over to the Silver Spring Civic Building for a night of arts, yummy food, and dancing! I will be there with my ever-so-colorful RADOST scarves. Can't wait to see you!
I am all set for a fun day of meeting lovely people and chatting about creativity and art. My scarves are as colorful as ever and I am excited to participate in this year’s Festival of Lights! Stop by! #radostbyms #radostscarves #carryallbags #tunictops #pillows #joy
Woohoo! I just delivered more of my colorful scarves to the Smithsonian American Art Museum gift shop in Washington, DC. What a wonderful opportunity to share my creativity. Beautiful museum with the loveliest of art exhibitions! Stop by!
#saam #washingtondc #radostbyms #radostscarves #art #scarves #joy
Speaking of Saturday and speaking of small business... it’s Saturday today and my company RADOST is indeed a rather tiny business. I love what I do and it’s a privilege to share these creative adventures with all of you. I so appreciate your support! Hop over to the shop to treat yourself to some colorful goodies.
Great article by Teta Alim of WTOP about the Femme Fatale DC pop up! I am so excited to be part of this opportunity for women business owners in Washington, DC. Read the full article here.
I met Lisa Hunter at Femme Fatale DC pop-up shop. She walked through the store with her husband and their baby and we struck up a conversation: about her running for DC Council (Ward 6) and about my textile design work. I admire her gumption and values and it's been a pleasure seeing her follow her dreams of working for the public. And, of course, I am so excited that she has supported my business by totally rocking my "Strength Lives Within You" scarf. Looking sharp! All the best to you, Lisa!
To learn more about Lisa's campaign, please visit her Facebook and website.
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