Feb 26, 2008

Schoolhouse Rock- How a Bill Becomes a Law

the other day at lunch the other art peeps and I were talking politics and somehow this little tune came out... i still haven't gotten it out of my head! So here's your lesson for the day!

Feb 22, 2008

St. Patrick's Day Raffle

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, BEST will be raffling off a bounty of handmade treasures, including work from sweetpepita, jennygwen,miscelena , byamandagotsch, jenmenkhaus, thebrokenplate, dandelionblu, colescloset, vwstudiosand SpaTherapy. These pieces and more will be given away to one lucky member of our mailing list, so sign up now!

The drawing will take place on March 10th, and the package will be mailed once we receive a mailing address.

Feb 16, 2008

New Apron Design

I need feedback on this one. one of my first designs by scratch! I wanted an apron that didn't pull on your neck and something that felt more nostalgic. Something most classic. Any comments are greatly appreciated.

New Looks! New Shop!

WOW what a week. Off two days thanks to Election Day and a day off for ice! Baltimore Magazine took pictures of my birdy bird totes for their April edition! Two new bags! A new look for the Jennyjen store and a new shop! I decided to open another etsy shop for my artwork. The other side of me.... so all flag paintings, cards and artwork will be transferred there. ITs called the book room since that is where I found most of my inspirations...the book room of the elementary school in which I taught many moons ago! I worked on and posted new banners for each store. Aprons are going up today too! Spring is in the air and my daffodils are coming up in the front!

Feb 8, 2008

screech owl design

happy friday from a very long week to a busy busy weekend. tomorrow pat and i begin our first teaching adventure together teaching a graphic design class to middle school kids at MICA. i'm so excited! i love pat's ideas for incorporating package design with the brains of middle school kids. we're going to lead them into making actual packaging! they's make their own businesses with logo, packaging and merchandizing..we'll see how far we can go in only 10 classes.i'll keep you posted.
on the design side of things, i looked on design*sponge this evening to find some new inspirations and there they were...box card sets by screech owl design.i love the combo of bird with furniture and retro objects...anyone who wants to personify these little creatures is a buddy of mine!

Feb 5, 2008

SALE in the shop

from last season to new items for the spring!
ornaments and aprons on sale in my etsy shop
check them out here

Feb 3, 2008

BEST bio

I posted my bio on the baltimore etsy team site. you can read it here

new birdy bird pillows

getting ready for spring. notice i have some flowers coming up in my flower bed out front.
let me know what you think about these new little guys