Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day



Maybe it's today being earth day. Maybe it's that finally the sun is shining, the snow is gone in Maryland (stay out!) and it's warm enough for the tulips to open up in the back yard. Maybe it's that yesterday was the Boston Marathon, and the feeling of determination was in the air.
Whatever the reason, I've had this really strong urge to use my body to it's fullest extent recently. Been running a lot, and walking to work to get fresh air and feel that delicious exhaustion that comes with getting exercise. Last week, I turned 32 in good health with no major complaints, still able to live my life the way I love. I decided to celebrate that good fortune with a trip to Shenandoah National Park with my #1 favorite life companion, to hike and explore a place I've heard about and never been. We went to Luray Caverns to see the stalactites, hiked & rock scrambled all over the trails off Skyline drive and the Appalachian Trail, cooked ourselves some delicious meals to eat watching sunsets from a cabin porch outside Luray, and even found some strawberry ice cream to call it a birthday. Although I consider myself relatively in shape, I couldn't believe how much pain I was in after dragging myself up some of those final rocky ledges. You forget that you only build strength in the muscles you use.
A magnificent way to spend a birthday, and a great way to really appreciate both good health and a beautiful earth. As I get frustrated back at work trying to manage new products, and make them as eco-friendly as I can, it sure is helpful to have fresh memories of being in beautiful places to remind me what's important, and extremely sore muscles to remind me that no new brilliant view comes without hard work and a little growing pain.

Happy Earth Day from us to you.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ghost Stories / Late Night Work Club in Baltimore!!




On Friday, there is a screening of Ghost Stories in the MICA grad center in Baltimore. As described by the group on their own website, Late Night Work Club (the crew of animators behind Ghost Stories) is a loose rotating collective of animators who do independent, non-commercial work. It is an excuse to bring a group of people together to make something great and also to promote the work of the artists involved. Some of the best, most personal, experimental and vital animation going on right now is happening on the internet and it's being made late at night when other people have gone to sleep, and on weekends when everyone else is out.

Come check out this awesome project this Friday, 4/18 at 7:30pm

MICA
GRAD STUDIO CENTER AUDITORIUM
131 W. North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) by Mozart





Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE at TOWSON UNIVERSITY!
The Towson University Orchestra and Music for the Stage will perform The Magic Flute, an opera by Mozart, in German with English subtitles this weekend with very special scenery! My husband Phil teaches in the Electronic Media & Film department, and has gathered a group of student animators to help him create a three-screen, projected animation as the backdrop for the opera. (See his three headed serpent above, for just a taste of the show).
From what I've seen - it looks really beautiful, and I can't wait to go to opening night, this Friday. Hope to see you there!

DETAILS:
When: April 11-13, , 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Stephens Hall Theatre
Address: Towson University, 8000 York Road
Phone: (410) 704-2807
Price: $20, seniors $15, students $10

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pirate-ing Artwork on Society6


So although we discontinued our onesies a while back, I have been getting lots of requests to order more of them, especially Phil's Pirate design...and decided I ought to do something about that. I signed up for Society6 (an e-commerce site selling millions of products designed by artists around the world. Made, sold, & shipped by Society6 with a portion of each sale going to the artist.) Not only can you now order our Pirate onesies again, but you can also get the pirate on adult tees, phone cases, shower curtains, pillows, and mugs! Check out our page on Society6, and order away!
Shop now through April 13 and get $5 plus free shipping on your order by clicking the link below:
RED PRAIRIE PRESS - SOCIETY 6

Who DOESN'T need a pirate shower curtain....right?

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Art has moved!


Moved my painting studio last week and combined it with the printing studio, so now my shop is whole and complete, and there are brightly colored paintings hanging behind me, so if I turn around from my boring paperwork, I am reminded to do creative things with the rest of my time... which will be a very good thing. In other brightly colored news, the crocus and daffodils are out in Baltimore, the sun was shining all weekend, and despite a misty day, I am confident that we've managed to make it back around to the good stuff. I'm spending the day finishing up some orders and prepping for tomorrow's t-shirt printing workshop at Baltimore Print Studios! Can't wait to meet everyone that signed up, and if all goes well we hope to be able to offer another round soon!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

We're in Baltimore Magazine!

I bought a copy of Baltimore Magazine this afternoon because my good friend Jenny Strunge was interviewed for the April issue. To my pleasant surprise, one of our t-shirts somehow made it into this issue as well, without my knowing. Thanks for the handmade love! (No comment on the intellectual integrity level of reporting the news that Tshirts come in some different shapes and sizes, and are generally agreed to be comfortable...)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Everything On It - Zoe Friedman & Andrew Liang at WTMD

Phil's band Mountain Peaks is playing music at one of the most exciting art shows of the year tomorrow at WTMD! Two of my favorite Baltimore artists (Zoe Friedman & Andrew Liang) have artwork installed at the radio station's shiny new headquarters and the opening of their show will include two bands playing live to celebrate the station's move out of the basement of a building on Towson University's campus. A beautiful show, and wonderful way to spend a Friday night, and of course... some quality time with me, while I swoon at my super cute hubby playing banjo. Everything On It 7:00pm - 10:00pm WTMD Studios 1 Olympic Place Towson MD 21204