Mark your calendars! This lovely workshop - "Creating a Mandala with Photos" - is coming up at GALA - Artisan Jewelry and Gifts on January 18, 2018! Join me in exploring the art of mandalas and using photography as a means to create a unique artwork of yours. Call 301-933-2912 to register. What better activity is there to do during these cold winter days? #art #class #mandalas #photography#meditativeart #noexperienceneeded #joy
"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.
I find teaching art classes to adults incredibly intriguing. It's so lovely to see people have a spark in their eye once they have created something new, something they may not have expected ... One attendee to a watercolor mandala workshop at a retirement community mentioned to me, "I had no idea I could do this." And that's exactly why art is so important - it let's us experience ourselves in new ways.
I am so honored to be one of the artists featured at Strathmore Mansion during the Museum Shop Holiday Market (November 9 - 12, 2017). What a wonderful opportunity to showcase my colorful textiles and to meet wonderful people.
I am excited to be one of the creators featured at the Femme Fatale DC pop-up in Washington DC. Check out the lovely article at the Washingtonian that mentions my designs! Thank you Erica Sloan for stopping by the pop-up and chatting with me!
"Beyond the expected hand-made necklaces and scented candles of any local-artisan-focused pop-up, items on sale include bath bombs and body scrubs infused with CBD, whiskey cups and coffee mugs in the shape of two boobs, lip balms produced from hemp, and scarves printed with the audio wave of someone saying “fuck it!”" (Erica Sloan)
The empowering scarves are available here!
I am participating in One House Project and my panel is called “Community. Connection.” It tells the story of my coming to the US. I enjoyed the journey of sifting through 15 years of photos to create a collage of people who have welcomed me into their lives. All of these are moments of togetherness and they are the core of who I am today. Come see the exhibition during November 2017 at Touchstone Gallery in Washington DC!
More information about my panel can be found here.
It's such a privilege for me to teach a variety of art techniques. In today's workshop we explored abstract watercolors and how they could be altered in terms of texture and color with the help of kitchen salt and plastic wrap ... Yes, because anything can be used to create stunning and meaningful art. In two hours, we created vividly colorful paintings and bookmarks that will make for great holiday gifts. And, we did all of this while chatting and relaxing and enjoying each other's company. There is no better combo than art and friendly conversations. Join us next time!
#grateful #textiledesigner #art #workshop #watercolor #techniques #signup #joy
For Immediate Release
Femme Fatale DC Pop-Up Shop Returns and Expands to NoMa Neighborhood
Popular “womyn”-focused collective announces new location and opening date
Washington, DC (September 26, 2017) - Yasmin Radbod, owner of Femme Fatale DC, is pleased to announce the return of her pop-up shop. The highly popular collective of local “womyn" creatives and entrepreneurs will re-emerge next month with the newest version of the shop in the NoMa neighborhood. The unique spelling of “women” signifies the collective’s belief that each woman is completely whole on her own.
The return of the retail/incubator/event space experience follows the success of FFDC’s previous pop-up shop which debuted this past spring in the H Street NE neighborhood. This time around, FFDC has expanded its wings and worked closely with the NoMa BID Business Improvement District to find a new home at 100 Florida Ave NE (formerly Union Social). Boasting nearly 4,500 square feet of retail space, the shop lies at the foot of Elevation apartment building and will be open through the holiday season.
FFDC will feature more than 50 local womyn owned businesses including fashion designers, visual artists, ceramists, jewelry designers, boutiques, vegan chefs, health and wellness curators and more. Shoppers and fans will be able to visit the pop-up Tuesdays -through Saturdays from 11:00 am- to 8:00 pm and for special events on Sundays through December 24. Vendors include The Working Beauty - vintage style consultant; wallet and handbag designer Aeren Waters; Lalalu Mexican Art - Mexican jewelry designer; Glaminizers - vegan cosmetics line; maker Nosh Bar - vegan raw energy bars; and much more!
Since the concept’s debut in October 2016, Radbod and her team have created a number of events and the most recent pop-up shop to work with more than 70 local womyn entrepreneurs. Their services include creating short-term affordable retail space, fostering an encouraging community of womyn entrepreneurs, hosting free small business management workshops, curating several events by womyn for the entire community, and providing affordable access to their photography studio. With this new shop, they look forward to serving even more womyn entrepreneurs and helping them connect with even more of the surrounding DC community.
To celebrate the opening, Femme Fatale DC will host an invite-only media and blogger preview and reception on Tuesday, October 10, and a public, womyn-only reception on Wednesday, October 11. Those interested in attending the public event on Oct 11th can purchase $10 early bird tickets at femmefataledc.com; media interested in attending may RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. On Thursday, October 12, Femme Fatale DC’s doors will open for regular business hours and all are welcome.
Learn more at femmefataledc.com.
I love it when my customers style their RADOST scarves in unique ways. Check out this lovely vintage brooch on a scarf from the Guatemala Collection called Symbol. The pattern has beautiful shades of grey, blue, and gold, and goes just stunningly with this intricate gold brooch a customer inherited from her grandmother. Isn't it just so lovely?
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