Friday, May 22, 2015

Rewind: Wye Oak - Glory

Today in my Facebook feed, up popped a music video I helped casually on, more than a year ago. I was so happy to see it again after a year, and I wondered if I ever shared it here on the blog. Directed by talented friends (Ashley North Compton and Michael O'Leary) and featuring the music of talented friends (Wye Oak), this video shoot was one of the most fun weekends I've ever had, and made me crave more time on film sets. Phil and I built & gathered props in the art department, and although he teaches film, and has worked on plenty shoots - this was among my first experience being on a more formal shoot (ie: with a crew, a plan, a timeframe, and people with titles)... I have a new respect for anyone who does this or any film job full time. It is exhausting and rewarding and exciting and I want more. Love this video for it's stylization and strange suburban creepiness, don't you?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mexico to Baltimore


A belated thank you to all who came out to Philly last week for Art Star Craft Bazaar. If you missed the show, you can find lots of Red Prairie Press duds now in stock at Art Star's shop on 2nd Street in Philly. After an exhausting weekend of fun in Philly, I drove home to Baltimore and got immediately on a plane and flew to Mexico with a friend... Because that's how I roll. Spent a blissful week in Tulum hiking, visiting Mayan ruins, biking, swimming, snorkling, craft exploring, and applying sunscreen to my entire body. Although I boasted of a "bomb ass tan" to Phil from the airport before he picked me up... It's possible the sunscreen actually dyed my body paler than it was when I started.
File that under the "redhead woes" hashtag, and move on.

I've never seen so much beautiful ocean at once, or so many fish so clearly, or so many dreamcatchers, period... The trip ended with a lovely wedding of two dear friends, which couldn't have been more special, and now I'm back home in my favorite city and reveling that our little garden has tripled in size while I was gone. Our tomato is growing little green fruits, and the flowers are on fire with color. Everywhere is beautiful this time of year, and it's so inspiring.

Also inspiring is that my favorite ice cream is back in stock at The Charmery in Hampden, and that Phil's school year is almost done, and that although their crafts are outlandishly gorgeous, the food devine, the people incredibly kind, and the beach & jungle plants superior... the Mexican dorito flavors (such as "diablo" and "limon") I brought home for my husband are not at all superior to American Dorito flavors, so we also have reason to stay here in Baltimore.

Just saying.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Art Star Craft Bazaar Philly - This Weekend



We'll be at Art Star Craft Bazaar in Philly this weekend, with a big carload full of our Hemp/Organic Cotton dresses, Headbands, tees, scarves, tanks and more!
Hope you'll join us for a weekend of fun, crafts, food, and music!
11-6pm, Saturday and Sunday (May 9 & 10) at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Maryland Film Fest 2015

Maryland Film Festival opens tomorrow (5/6/15) night in Baltimore. With everything going on in the city right now, it's so important to support local things: Businesses, Artists, Community organizations, and individuals doing good things in our city. With events being cancelled left and right, I'm so happy and proud to see the film fest hold strong, and honored that visiting artists and filmmakers from all over the world are staying committed to coming to Baltimore, maintaining that they wouldn't miss it. The Film festival is one of my favorite Baltimore entities, and I can't imagine staying home this week! Especially since my very talented husband got to animate the trailer this year (seen above, designed by Baltimore's ever-outstanding Post Typography). I'll be in Philadelphia Saturday and Sunday, but you better believe I'm watching movies until then. For a full list of films, talks, special events, and screening times, visit www.mdfilmfest.com Overwhelmed? For some insider picks from programmer Eric Hatch, Go HERE

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

EARTH DAY SALE ON ECO-FRIENDLY!


HAPPY EARTH DAY! 

For one day only (today- 4/22/15), we're offering 30% off all items in our "Eco-Friendly" category at redprairiepress.com Shop from our selection of Baltimore-made, Organic Cotton/Hemp Dresses and headbands, and eco-blend pullovers and scarves! Through midnight tonight, Enter code #EARTHDAY at checkout! 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Strangers With Style Event in Baltimore THIS FRIDAY!

Friday, 4/24/15 - 6:30pm-11pm
Gallery 788
3602 Hickory Ave
Baltimore, MD 21211

I'm so honored to be partnering with Strangers with Style this Friday at a great event benefitting a great and worthy local cause. 
The first ever SHEporium All Women's market is a curated, one night market featuring established Baltimore women-owned brands, all discounting our products 30% off or more!!!! for this great cause. The small cover charge of $5 will get you in the door, a drink in hand, access to great sale prices from your favorite woman-run Bmore companies, and a bunch of chances to score some awesome door prizes (donated by some like minded male-owned Bmore businesses, displaying an equal feminist drive). Buy your ticket in advance HERE, and spread the word on Facebook by sharing the event page, Shop to fight violence against women. $5. Easier, and more rewarding - and significantly less expensive - than getting a drink on the Avenue.

See you there!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Spring Bada-Bing // Richmond // This Weekend


11am-5pm April 11th
2408 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA 23220

I always love the first craft show of the year. Dusting off the tent, boxing up all the new spring gear, and getting to see other human beings again, on a (presumably) warm day with dreamy spring flowers blooming nearby, and everyone giddy with the prospect of the sunny months ahead, in which they can show off their new tshirts and dresses from red prairie press without woolen sweaters and ski jackets bundled over them. 
This weekend Phil and I will be in Richmond, VA for the Spring Bada-Bing craft fair. Come visit us and get yourself some crafts, or craft beers, or (if you enjoy standing in long lines) some food truck food. I recommend the former, but I could be biased.