Five Questions for….Martha Richardson

For today I have Martha Richardson as my guest blogger for you!  Martha is part of the Tattered Angels Designteam and we have a lot of wonderful email exchanges. Martha is one of the most supportive and cheering persons I know- but on top of that she is also amazingly talented!

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So let’s see what she has to say 🙂

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WHAT DO YOU DO TO GET INTO YOUR CREATIVE ZONE?

Because I’m a curious information seeker, an empty vessel for new information my computer and the web is what connects me to the creative world. Because of the rural area I now live in this has become my place for information, shopping, classes, friendship, shopping…did I say shopping?? I don’t have a local LSS or craft supply store within 60 miles and by the time the weekend roles around I’m tired out from my fulltime job as a teacher.

I take classes online…from CraftEdu, Big Picture Classes, House of 3, Jessica Sprague, Prima Live, Get It Scrapped…just to name a few. I’ve had classes with Nathalie Kalbach, Stacy Julian, Ali Edwards, Cathy Zieslke, Nic Howard, Tammy Tuttereow, all of House of 3 and so many more fabulous artists that otherwise I would never have the opportunity.

I read blogs, I’m on FB, I create on Polyvore, I pin on Pintrest, I watch tutorials, I look at other artist’s work…all of this FUELS my creative tank.
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Absolutely…most of the time. These messages though are mainly reminders for me and hopefully someday when I’m not here my daughter Caitlyn will know who and what her mother was truly all about!

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It would taste like a yummy Cake Ball, since my style is always evolving and changing, and I can’t really label it. Just like all the varieties and flavors of Cake Balls…one day you can make Devils Food ones…the next day Red Velvet…the next German Chocolate…or even Strawberry ones. That is what my work would taste like. You will find the recipe here and check out here for some eye popping Cake Ball creations by Bakerella.

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See…I told you Nat made this tough on us…pick one…that’s as hard as the last question…YIKES! Today my favorite creation is a mini album I made for my daughter. Caitlyn fell in love with Alice in Wonderland back in 5th grade when she played the Cheshire Cat in a musical version of Alice. To this day it is still her favorite and I created this with some words of wisdom for her to take with her while she traverses adulthood

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Besides being a mother I would have to say being chosen for the Tattered Angels Design Team. I have always been a creator of all things creative…but I never thought it would go beyond creating for my own personal rewards. When I discovered Tattered Angels while watching a House of 3 web show I knew I had to try this medium. Now mind you I had received a few 1oz. bottle’s in kits but put them aside and really didn’t pay attention to them. Seeing the results FUELED my creative tank…I dug out my Tattered Angels bottles and started playing. That lead to a curiosity that I had to find out as much as I could about this magical product. I created and created and one day I saw the CALL for the design team. I told my husband about it and he told me that I needed to apply. I laughed at him…I have never been published, I didn’t have a blog, I was an unknown…but he said, “You have the talent”. So I went to work…. produced the required projects, started my blog and sent the application off. At that time I was just proud of “ME” for doing it…for being brave enough to be rejected and not really worried about the outcome.

The day I received the email awarding me my Angel Wings, however CROOKED they might be, was one of the most momentous days of my life…to be validated is very powerful. I will tell you that after reading the email I put my head down and cried with happiness…in fact it still brings tears to my eyes as I think about it. It showed me that you “just never know…take a chance…you just never know”.Here are a few projects made recently for the Tattered Angels Design Team blog.

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Comments

  1. Sue Clarke says:

    Martha, I really found your post inspiring. Especially on this gray day in NH where the snow has started to fall. I like that your creative space is pink and bright. Your Butterfly Shrine is wonderful!
    Peace to you,
    Sue

  2. Vicki Chrisman says:

    Loved reading about Martha AND seeing all those pretties!!

  3. yay martha!!! i still get the chills when i sent you that email with ‘wings’. *sigh*. i am so very proud of you!

  4. So nice to get a little more insight into how you create Martha, your talent is magical!

  5. I just want to know why you got all of the creative talent? Love you sister 🙂

  6. great topics girls always fun to hear how someone achieved their Tattered Angel wings

  7. Thank you Martha.
    I love your story about how you got your Tattered Angels Wings 🙂

  8. I got some fuel! Thanks, Martha!

  9. Thank you for the honor of being a guest blogger 🙂

  10. Kudos to you. It is such a welcome sight to see someone find their niche. I’m still trying to find mine. I’m like the proverbial “Jack of all trades, but a master of none” in that I love doing most all things creative, but can’t seem to get them noticed. Yes, I do get a few “oohs and ahhhs”, but no one seems to want to obtain one for their own or as a gift. But I won’t give up.

    I found your words a source of encouragement and determination.

    Thank you.

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