Monday, February 20, 2012

Featuring Mary Freeman




Mary has been a blogger friend of mine for the past three years. Check out her blog here. Our paths have crossed several times, but unfortunately we have not met each other in person. Hopefully that will change this week since we are planning to meet for coffee.




Most of Mary’s work comes from her processing internal issues and time spent in quiet reflection. Mary developed her style through trial and error and experimentation.




Mary began making cards and prints of her journal pages and paintings in 2010. She also leads visual journaling workshops at her church and to small groups in her home studio. Mary teaches several techniques for creating backgrounds, but her main focus is on what she calls heart work. Getting down on the page what's going on inside is her main focus. She is continually amazed to see how putting down paint and using various supplies can facilitate the "seeing". Mary has also led workshops in several retreat settings. She always has a journal prompt available to help begin the process.





Along with her painting Mary loves to read, decorate, and re-arrange furniture in her home and other friends’ homes. Mary was featured with her reflections of faith and thoughts in an online magazine called Sprout.





Mary is generously offering one of my readers three cards from her shop A Splendid Adventure. The winner can pick them. Just leave a comment for a chance to win. The winner will be announced next Monday.




21 comments:

laurel said...

I forget you are in Atlanta too. I had the privilege of taking one of Mary's classes and thoroughly enjoyed it. She is just as sweet and as genuine in person.

Julia Badgley said...

It sounds like a very brave way to create. I think I'd be too unsure to try it!

Jennifer H. said...

This is very beautiful work! I love that it came out of inner reflection.

MYSAVIOR said...

Love her work!

Hope you guys meet and enjoy♥

♥♥♥
Sue

NGS said...

I love the bright colors!

Mary said...

Thank you Mechelle, for featuring my work here.

It was so good to finally meet in person and chat a bit. Let,s do it again sometime soon.

xxoo

Memorable Imagery said...

Mary has incredible work and it's so nice to have you feature her on your blog. Best of luck with your upcoming meeting together! :)

lilpinksocks said...

Thanks for the chance!
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Sue Runyon said...

Beautiful, vibrant work, Mary. Great feature, Mechelle.

jhitomi said...

Love these cards, so meaningful and colorful. http://www.etsy.com/listing/71003034/blank-note-card
is my favorite.

jhbalvin at gmail dot com

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

LOVE Mary's work and how nice for you to feature her on your blog. I checked out her blog and I love her pictures of her home with her art displayed...gorgeous...looks like it came out of magazine....

Kelly said...

Wow, amazing work.

TopHat said...

I love the bright colors!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

sammysgrammy said...

Mary's work is so full of life

Angels and Everlastings said...

Very beautiful!

xielithium27 said...

wow! absolutely amazing! The colors pop so well! You are very talented!!! I really LOVE http://www.etsy.com/listing/71035172/blank-note-card

JulieandMax said...

Beautiful work - thanks for sharing with us. And I hope that you both get to meet one day :)

Luella Newkirk said...

Fabulous color!

Klemm Family said...

I love the faith one. These colors are beautiful!
skklemm at gmail dot com

ktkins said...

I love all the colors!!

orangegirl779@hotmail.com

Cerena Leigh said...

these are beautiful!

cerena leigh
Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com