Sunday, 29 January 2017

Workshop with Marta Lapkowska

Greetings from Dublin, I hope this day finds you well.

I was lucky to attend a fantastic workshop recently with the very lovely and talented Marta Lapkowska (Maremi Small Art).

We made what Marta calls her 'Tiny Art Quintet' as well as a gorgeous book cover. I'm sharing today the Tiny Art Quintet - each piece is about 14.5cm / 5.75 inches in height. Our ingredients were chipboard, wood and some embellishments. We applied Marta's secret magical process to achieve results below.

I so enjoyed making this Quintet! Huge thanks to Marta and to the wonderful Agnieszka Barska for facilitating a really super day.

I hope this week is kind to you no matter where in the world you are.

Warmest wishes,
Nicola x


  1. How beautiful these are Nicola. What a brilliant workshop that must have been xx

  2. These are all absolutely stunning Nicola! Love them all and you're so lucky to have done this workshop.
    Fliss xx

  3. Wow, wow, wow Nicola, they are gorgeous!!! This must have been such a wonderful workshop to attend, I just love what you made, the blue one with wings and paint brush really stands out but I love them all! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Gorgeous , I love the colours and embellishments . Tracy x

  5. Hello Nicola,
    They are so wonderful, each a little work of art ,and with the most beautiful distressed look. Love the one with the brush, and wings :-) xox

  6. Oh my goodness, these are absolutely stunning, Nicola!! Wow, the colors and the details are amazing!! I tried to pick a favorite but I couldn't!! They are all spectacular!! What a fun workshop!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. I saw these on Facebook and they are amazing! I love the tube of toothpaste? How fun and clever! Beautiful work!

  8. How fantastic to work with Marta - and what wonderful little works of assemblage art... lovely to see each colour variation. Can't wait to see the book cover!
    Alison x

  9. A gorgeous work Nicola, very interesting, with all these layers and special coating. I like the purple hues, this workshop was certainly a very nice one, wish you many other occasions like this.

  10. Its clear to see that you enjoyed this workshop Nicola......your projects are just stunning and right up my street x Wonderful details xx Like Alison I look forward to seeing more

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx

  11. I have not heard about Marta yet, so thanks for the intro...WOW! These are them, and lucky you!

  12. Wow wow wow these are awesome Nicola where abouts was this workshop held ?Will have to look out for more of hers and your work. x

    1. Thanks so much Jan. I'm not sure where you are based. Workshop was in Newbridge in Ireland. Nicola x

  13. Hi Nicola, lovely to hear from you again. Your Quintette is just so fantastic. A lot of work has been put into these pieces too. Love all four of them. Hugs Rita xxx

  14. Absolutely beautiful ! Thank you so so much for coming to my classes! It was so wonderful, love Marta xx

  15. Wow! I can see you had a great time - slightly(actually a lot)jealous! These are all so beautiful! Chrisx


Thank-you! Your visit and comment is very much appreciated. Nicola x