Give Art = Give Freedom
Dec
1
Dec 25

Give Art = Give Freedom

I've been sitting with this dream for a few months, and my math-husband has given me the thumbs up: 
ALL of December's MT Art profits are going to IJM!!

The International Justice Mission is an influential non-profit org that fights human trafficking on a global scale. I have a burning passion to use my art to bring freedom to victims of human trafficking and slavery. If you've purchased any MT Art items this month, THANK YOU for helping me help them.

Displaying artist at The Farmer & The Larder
Aug
4
6:30 am06:30

Displaying artist at The Farmer & The Larder

  • The Farmer and The Larder

Rooted in Gilliard Farms, The Farmer and The Larder are offering a farm-to-table experience in downtown Brunswick with strong commitments to sustainable living and buying local. The location is beautiful, services are outstanding, and Matthew and Jovan feel like family.

Come see and taste for yourself!

The Chase -- Four Part Creativity Series at Frequency.fm
May
22
7:00 am07:00

The Chase -- Four Part Creativity Series at Frequency.fm

Hanging with my friends at Frequency.fm

From their site: "We invite you to explore our four-part series feature multi-media artist and Frequency contributor, Mandy Thompson.  Those familiar with Mandy and her work know her as a talented, ambitious, and driven artistic force.  She has been instrumental in developing our vision for the Frequency Gallery."

Part 1: Creativity Manifesto

Part 2: Creative Routine

Part 3: Force Inspiration

Part 4: Creative Play

Exhibit: The Foundery, Savannah
Nov
1
Nov 26

Exhibit: The Foundery, Savannah

  • The Foundery

For the month of November, my work will be featured in the Conservatory at The Foundery Coffee Pub in Savannah, Ga.

“The Conservatory provides opportunities for cross-medium collaboration through visual and performing arts events. This artist community will expand to serve and include the surrounding neighborhood to bring artistic cultural enrichment to our neighbors and friends of The Foundery.” — via thefounderysav.org

Landscapes Annual Show
Oct
1
Oct 31

Landscapes Annual Show

  • Colors of Humanity Art Gallery

Both of my submissions were chosen to be included in the Landscapes Exhibit with Colors of Humanity Art Gallery for the month of October.

Aug
20
6:00 pm18:00

Guest Artist: “A Creative Life” Series

I’ve been invited to spend an evening with a group of women who are exploring how creativity intersects with their faith. I will be sharing my own artwork, while speaking about the hows and whys of my creative process. I hope to encourage them to see how artistic expression can be a form of prayer and contemplation.

Jul
8
Jul 29

Art Journaling for Beginners

  • Color Me Happy

I’m thrilled to share with another round of art journaling students, Tuesdays in July at Color Me Happy, Brunswick GA!

“Its that time again!  Mandy Thompson, our Art Journal Guru, is teaching another 4-week beginner course in Art Journaling!

This will run on Tuesday nights for 4 consecutive weeks beginning on Tuesday July 8th and ending on Tuesday July 29th.  7:00-9:00pm

You’ll learn about journaling using all sorts of artistic mediums.  Don’t worry!  you don’t have to be an artist…its kind of a cross between scrap-booking and journaling…

All your materials and instruction is included for the entire 4 weeks…all you need to bring is yourself and be ready to explore and change and grow.   This course is life-changing for so many!

Feel free to BYOB…

This class fills up every time so sign up now.  Seats are limited to 10.”

Apr
15
Apr 29

Advanced Art Journaling

  • Color Me Happy

(A 3 week class for students who are already practicing Art Journal folks.)

By popular demand, we’re offering a course on how to alter an old book to create a new art journal. We will learn advanced techniques on book prep and page prep. In combination with this, Mandy is going to share a mini-series on Gratitude. This mini-series will guide you into the practice of gratitude, with personal stories of how gratitude has changed Mandy’s inner life, as well as prompts and tips on how to keep your very own gratitude list or gratitude journal. The point is: You really can change your mind, in deep and lasting ways.

Resources:

Tuesday nights, April 15 to 29.

Feb
4
Feb 11

Art Journaling: 6 Weeks for Beginners

  • Color Me Happy

This course will run on Tuesday nights for 6 consecutive weeks. 7:00-9:00pm

You’ll learn about journaling using all sorts of artistic mediums. Don’t worry! You don’t have to be an artist…its kind of a cross between scrap-booking and journaling…

All your materials and instruction is included for the entire 4 weeks…all you need to bring is yourself and be ready to explore and change and grow. This course is life-changing for so many!

Feel free to BYOB…

This class fills up every time so sign up now. Seats are limited to 10.

Featured Artist in Golden Isles Magazine
Jan
1
Feb 28

Featured Artist in Golden Isles Magazine

“During a season of depression, Mandy recalls that defining day when her therapist referred to her ways of interpreting the world as “the ways of the artist.”

It’s no secret that my artistic approach is one of solitude and reflection. It is a reservoir of respite for my soul, and keeps my inner landscape in balance. This is why I’m so passionate about teaching art journaling classes at our local paint your own pottery studio (Color Me Happy). Cyle’s beautiful writing seemed to call that passion right out of me. Her interview questions dug down to the reality of why art is a core element of my life. My need for artistic expression came pouring out of me.

The result gave me a new take on the power of art in my own life, as well as how my art might impact others along the way. I’m grateful to be featured in the mag, and would love to share the article with you here if you’d like to take a glance:

Mandy Thompson — G.I.Mag Article, by Cyle Lewis

Or you can view the entire Jan/Feb 2014 issue online HERE.

Textures: Solo Art Show
Nov
1
5:00 pm17:00

Textures: Solo Art Show

  • Glynn County Public Library

Thanks to the generous support from friends and our local community, we will be holding an evening of fresh art, great food, and live music. I would love to have you stop by the library Auditorium and say hello!

Oct
25
Oct 28

Creative Community Beach Retreat

Imagine the ease of a few quiet days with a few creative friends. We will spend hours around the table, sharing art supplies and journal pages. We will witness glowing sunrises and talk well past dusk.

The goal? Inspiration and invigoration.

Oct
5
Oct 9

Creative Retreat

Spending a few days in a north Georgia farmhouse with big sisters in the creative world.

Oct
1
Nov 1

Exhibit: Glynn County Public Library

  • Glynn County Public Library

My work will be on display in our local library for the month of October. We will be hanging artwork on October first. Please stop by and say hello!

Aug
27
Oct 1

Art Journaling: 6 Weeks for Beginners

  • Color Me Happy

This course will run on Tuesday nights for 6 consecutive weeks. 7:00-9:00pm

You’ll learn about journaling using all sorts of artistic mediums. Don’t worry! You don’t have to be an artist…its kind of a cross between scrap-booking and journaling…

All your materials and instruction is included for the entire 4 weeks…all you need to bring is yourself and be ready to explore and change and grow. This course is life-changing for so many!

Feel free to BYOB…

This class fills up every time so sign up now. Seats are limited to 10.