mjjrosebuds

art & pretty things to amuse and delight

Connecticut, United States · 23 Sales

mjjrosebuds

art & pretty things to amuse and delight

Connecticut, United States 23 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(12)

Announcement   Spiritual Impressionist making Sobist art

My work is hand-made/hand-sewn with materials from my studio collection. Each piece is imbued with healing energy.

Recently, I have come to specialize in comfort items for sensory integration. These have been used with success by people with Anxiety and Depression; Alzheimer's Disease and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please see my Policies section for more information on Sensory Integration.

Sorbism, a brief art movement defined in the mid 80's, is explained in my Policies section as well.

Please enjoy reading through my "stories to tell" section. I enjoyed writing it.

You can reach this happy medium at www.marybach.com

Thank you for your time.

Namaste'

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 20, 2016

Spiritual Impressionist making Sobist art

My work is hand-made/hand-sewn with materials from my studio collection. Each piece is imbued with healing energy.

Recently, I have come to specialize in comfort items for sensory integration. These have been used with success by people with Anxiety and Depression; Alzheimer's Disease and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please see my Policies section for more information on Sensory Integration.

Sorbism, a brief art movement defined in the mid 80's, is explained in my Policies section as well.

Please enjoy reading through my "stories to tell" section. I enjoyed writing it.

You can reach this happy medium at www.marybach.com

Thank you for your time.

Namaste'

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Snowflake Bird free shipping
US$10.00
Green and White Bird Ornament free shipping
US$12.00
orange and purple felt heart pin
US$12.00
Silk Fish free shipping
US$15.00
floral fabric heart brooch
US$16.00
pastel plaid heart brooch
US$16.00
A Hundred Suns free shipping
US$20.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(12)
Briget Arce

Briget Arce on Jan 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My son loves to hold this when he goes into stressful situations.

Anonymous on Aug 27, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

As always, Mary's paintings are just gorgeous! So serene and the colors are incredible! Thank you MJJ!

Anonymous on Aug 11, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

A wonderful purchase! So easy and fun to do business with Mary. Very user-friendly site. Fair pricing! Special gifts!!

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If you would know about me.......

......look at my work.

Nothing I can say here will speak more eloquently.

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 26, 2016
Namaste and welcome

With the exception of new canvases for painting and stuffing for pillows, everything is made from materials I have collected. My aim is to make minimal impact on Earth.

All sewing is done by hand, all designs are original.

My signature, A've is on all canvases, and sewn onto textile items.

Please note: I retain all copyright to my art. Karma incurred if reproduced without permission.

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
Payment
I currently accept payment via Money Orders or PayPal.

For some reason the Etsy site insists I also accept credits cards (see above). You can use your credit card via Pay Pal, but I am not set up to accept credit cards directly. Sorry for any misunderstanding.
Shipping
I use first class US mail to send packages within three business days of your order. Certainly, if you need something right away, you can convo me so we can work out details for faster delivery.

Please check individual item listings for postage prices, as they vary.

Recycled materials are used for shipping whenever possible as this is the planet's preference.

International buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I am not responsible for delays due to customs.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please convo me the moment you feel dis-satisfied.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Work:
Thoughts are things. You can create your own reality. Once you see this truth in cloth, you can apply it to other areas of your life. I am open to the idea of making something special just for you, to help make your dream a reality. Covo me so we can get started. Here are some custom items:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/261150814/comfort-and-joy-custom-made-sensory-toy?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/158643498/custom-order-8x10-ubiquitous-beach-for?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/158656703/custom-order-happy-girl-doll-for-louise?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/153270444/custom-happy-tree-pin-for-gay?


Sensory Integration:
We all get sensory input from our world every moment we are awake. Light/dark, hot/cold, hard/soft, rough/smooth, wet/dry, these are the ways in which we categorize sensations. We all use various levels of sensory input to balance ourselves. We are the doodlers at meetings; the foot swingers on subways; the gal at the fabric store that has to touch every bolt of velvet and tapestry.

As a special education teacher, I worked closely with occupational and physical therapists for almost thirty years. Using weighted vests, bean bags and tactile toys, I have seen children calmed or alerted by different textures. and weights. Even snack choices for some children were made based on their sensory need to crunch or chew or slurp.

When my dear friend Helena was dying, I made her a pillow: pale blue velvet with cloud shapes textured with lace and pleats, satin and embroidery. Often as we talked, she held that pillow, her fingers busy smoothing pleats, tracing stitches, stroking velvet.

One Christmas, I noticed my mom, who had Alzheimer’s, holding a small gift bag. She traced her fingers over the glittery surface and the satin ribbon handles, over and over again. I noticed the same practice with other highly textured objects, such as terry wash cloths or crocheted place mats. Sensory input seemed to soothe her. The velvet and brocade pillow I made for her had heavy gold braid and enough faux pearls and buttons to keep her restless fingers occupied, while still looking lovely on her bed or chair.

Imagine a woman is a successful lawyer and judge for her entire professional career, but in her elder years finds she needs occupational or physical therapies. What would her therapist rather use with her: a cartoon character beanbag, or something a little more age appropriate and elegant?

The sensory objects in my shop are made of velvet and tapestry, felt and beads. Some are filled with rice or peas for a slight heft. Some are pocket-sized, others take the shape of small accent pillows. Often, I include amethyst, emerald or rose quartz pebbles for their weight and healing properties. Rose petals, cloves, pine needles are noted in listing information when used as stuffing.

I know they work because I use them.

Custom work is heartily encouraged. Convo me. Healthy. Sensory. Existence.


A note on Sorbism, or the Sorbist style:
It started as a pun: In the late twentieth century, reluctant to discard the paint that remained on my palette, I used it to start a new work. Then next time I painted, I again used the leftover pigments on that canvas. I called the new painting "sorbet...because it cleansed my palette".

Amused, author/poet Douglas R. Turek quipped, "Sorbism! You threw an art movement and nobody came."

So three decades later, still, whenever I create something entirely from materials left over from other primary projects, it is classified as Sorbist. More a philosophy than a style, it keeps me honest about using resources.