Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Alex & Eric

I had the pleasure of collaborating on a wedding invitation this spring with two lovely people. Alex & Eric met in NYC and the front stoop they're sitting on in this illustration is a special place, woven into the story of their early relationship, right through to their engagement. The flowers around them are from their respective home states of California and Connecticut. Loved working on this one! 3 days until Artscape in Baltimore this weekend, and I'm dreaming of the projects that keep me indoors instead of out in the heat... but I'm excited to be part of the country's largest free arts festival, like always... and happy to get more Red Prairie Press to the Baltimore masses!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tshirt Printing Workshop - This Saturday!


July 12, 10am-1pm
Baltimore Print Studios
18 W. North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21218

It's Summer. It's Hot. You're Sweaty.... 
Must be time to learn to print tshirts so you can stop wearing your sweaters!!!

I'm teaching another Tshirt Printing workshop for beginners this weekend at Baltimore Print Studios, from 10am-1pm. It's nice and cool in the studio, and you can bring your ice coffee along with you! The workshop will cover making positives, registering, coating & burning a screen, printing multiple colors,
and using the tshirt press and how to rig up your own household setup. See you there!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sandro Giordano - In Extremis

A friend send me a link to photographer Sandro Giordano's photo series on Instagram the other day, and I cannot stop myself from sharing, despite it clearly having been around a while. Why have I not seen these spectacular photos!?? The series "In Extremis" stages elaborate and ridiculous scenes of people supposedly having just fallen in compromising positions. They are so colorful, hilarious, strangely and deliciously dark, and so full of secret little details that you could look at them for hours and keep discovering new stories. I love these photos so much. See more here: http://instagram.com/__remmidemmi

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Manayunk Arts Fest - Philly - This Weekend!

This weekend, June 21-22, Red Prairie Press will be selling our wares in Manayunk, PA (northern Philly) and hope to see all of our Philadelphia fans there! Two days of art, craft and fun in Manayunk. Saturday 11-7, Sunday 11-6; rain or shine!
More info at www.manayunk.com

Packing for this show after a glorious week of hiking and family visits in NH and VT. It's getting hot & sticky in Baltimore, and printing is becoming more of a challenge. Luckily, I have a new season of Orange is the New Black to watch while I print, a free window AC unit from a neighbor being installed soon, and have successfully evicted some fruit flies that tried to move into my studio plants. Life is good!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Craft of Selling Handmade

Specks + Keepings // Dylan Design 
find them both at this weekend's Pile of Craft

I wrote an article yesterday for Bmore Art (Baltimore's greatest arts blog) on the business of handmade in Baltimore, and this weekend's Charm City Craft Mafia sponsored Pile of Craft.
Read it here:


Monday, June 2, 2014

Tank Top Fever

Summer has hit in Baltimore, and on my walk to get an afternoon coffee, I've just passed the neighborhood pool, which was to my shock, swarming with people in lounge chairs on a Monday afternoon. Wonder if any of them have even more free time, and want to come help me prepare for this weekend's Pile of Craft fair in Charles Village?
Restocking all of these flowy, racerback tank tops today in the shop in preparation for said craft fair, and dreaming of the wonderful weekend I just spent with Phil - working in our garden, going running, visiting the neighborhood street festival, and repainting our bedroom a lighter, brighter color. Is it only Monday? Looking ahead dreamily to a much desired vacation in NH that starts in one week and involves some woods and some family. Both of which are not only desired, but required right now :)

Friday, May 30, 2014

Baltimore Jewelry Center - Tonight at D Center

Opening tonight - May 30th - at the D center Baltimore, "Points of Departure" celebrates the 22 year history of the MICA Jewelry Center. This exhibition marks a crucial transition as the MICA program closes and the Baltimore Jewelry Center takes its place as a community facility no longer a part of Baltimore's biggest and most expensive Arts institution. 
"Points of Departure" looks to the future of the Baltimore Jewelry Center as part of Station North Arts District, and features contemporary jewelry and sculpture from the faculty, alumni, and students of the MICA program, as well work from national artists who taught as visiting artists. The exhibition will be on view from May 30th until June 20th. The opening reception will take place from 6 – 9pm May 30th as part of the Station North Final Friday events. There will be a closing reception on June 20 from 6-9pm. You can learn more about classes and studio rental offered by the Baltimore Jewelry Center at the exhibition. For gallery hours and more information, please call 410.235.5871.

I'm so thrilled about the potential of community arts facilities like this one (or the already successful 2 year old Baltimore Print Studios, with whom I often collaborate), and am inspired by the staff of the Jewelry center who saw a dying program at the University and took it into their hands to save the good parts and make a historic and awesome craft more accessible to more people. Bravo!

Baltimore Jewelry Center 
presents Points Of Departure
at D Center
16 W North Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21218