Nov 24, 2008

Bazzart This Friday & Saturday

I am so excited about getting into this show! Bazaart at the American Visionary Art Museum is a wonderful collection of artists ranging from folk to funky. This year, many a member of BEST will be there ! Here's the details.

Friday Evening • November 28 • 5:30–8:30PM: Bazaart PREVIEW PARTY & SALE
An opportunity to get the first shot at the original creations by 50 regional artists and craftspeople prior to the Saturday Bazaart extravaganza. Spend a relaxing evening strolling among Bazaart artisans and their wares while nibbling light fare, and perhaps enjoying a beverage. Music TBA. Location: American Visionary Art Museum, Jim Rouse Visionary Center, 3rd Floor. Admission to Preview Party & Sale: $20 at the door.

Saturday • November 29 • 10AM-5PM: BAZAART: Artful Holiday Shopping
A Holiday Marketplace of original creations by 50 regional artists and craftspeople. Painting, sculpture, papercrafts, metalwork, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, and other work that simply defies categorization. FREE ENTRY. American Visionary Art Museum, Jim Rouse Visionary Center 3rd Floor

image courtesy of briansacawa

Nov 16, 2008

Maryland Food Bank Donations

10% of All sales on Jennyjen42 will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank! Stay updated to my shop for more products. Get a god start on your Holiday shopping while suporting a good cause!
Look on BEST blog for more BEST member offers for our charity donations. This will only be for the next two weeks!

Nov 15, 2008

I think I found a good Rooster!

I just home from Holiday heap and wanted to just let my brain go ahhhhhh after a long day of an excellent craft show...will post later about it. I wander onto grain edit and found their post on this amazing book by Miroslav Sasek .The Czechoslovakian born illustrator who is well known for his This Is Series of children’s books. Most of the books in the This is series are centered around a certain city, for example This is San Franscisco or This is Paris, but in this case it’s an international organization. Through Sasek’s playful ink and gouache illustrations, he guides us through the building. I wish I had books like these when I was a kid. I could stare at this for hours.
I love this Rooster as well as the rest of the illustrators. THis is the style I am trying to grab with my sewing machine. IT is the style that I grew up with as well as the voice of the pictures of my favorite books!

Nov 14, 2008

Holiday Heap TOmorrow!!!

So i'm so excited for tomorrow's holiday heap! I liked selling jennyjen products in Pittsburgh, but missed getting to see old friends! So I hope to see some! I've been spending too much time in the sweat shop and not being able to spend time with the people I love. including my Patrick! So please ignore the icky weather and stop on bu the warmth of St. John's Church for your kick off for the holiday season!

Holiday Heap 2008 is a juried indie craft fair featuring over 50 renegade crafters from the area and beyond. A free event, open to everyone, and perfect for purchasing out-of-the-ordinary gifts for the upcoming holiday season. Held in the heart of Baltimore in the beautiful neighborhood of Charles Village, the fair will take place November 15th from 10-5pm at the 2640 Space at St. John’s Church (located at 2640 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218). It is the Charm City Craft Mafia’s FOURTH fair of this type, and the second annual Holiday show. Look for Handmade jewelry, clothing, toys, ceramics, paper goods, knitwear, bags, accessories, soft sculpture, books and more! Music provided by Sleepy Records, Snacks provided by Red Emma’s Bookstore, Super fun post-shopping interviews with new local craft group HELLO CRAFT, and a chance to win the mother of all raffle baskets full of — you guessed it — goodies from all of your favorite Craft Mafia members, to benefit a local arts charity.
BEST will be there ! Come by and say hello!

See a list of vendors here.

Nov 12, 2008

Virtual Trunk Show TOMORROW!!!!

BEST will be part of this virtual trunk show, tomorrow, November 13th, starting at 7 pm. Stop in and check it out! Participating members will be offering 10% off purchases in their shops from 7 - 9pm EST, and anyone who makes a purchase during this time will be entered in a drawing for a goody bag by BEST members.

You must have an Etsy account to participate / purchase, but it's easy and free to sign up, and really, you should have one!

Nov 10, 2008

Thank-you Handmade Arcade!

I'm in a craft show hang over today! What a great weekend. My first trip to Pittsburgh and to Handmade Arcade. What an amazing group of people to be a part of. Everyone was so nice and supportive. I got many a compliment on my sewing skills from many a grand mom! Again my best compliments come from all of the smiles I see when people, of all ages, look at my birdy birds! I wanted to thanks Larry Rippel for the great photo's. Check out the his site here to see more great photos of the event.
Now...back to the sweat shop tp restock for Holiday Heap!!!!

Nov 4, 2008

Hoping for The FInal Result

I hope my dream comes true today....that our knight in shiny armor gets to rescue us! I hope the majority has truly woken up. Patrick and I walked tot he polls tp find ourselves in a very short line. next to a long line. don't understand how our district works...we went after the morning rush hour so maybe that why it was short...I had to re-post this amazing work of hopes of a knock-out!

Nov 3, 2008


Barack Obama x Z-Trip x Shepard Fairey x Fresh Pressed from Barack On! Obamathon on Vimeo.

UpCOming INfo

Again, I apologize for lack of posting. Life has been insane...between 5 big shows coming up back to back , being glued to the TV for this amazing election and then...the big news...I. along with a number of my BEST buddies, will be featured in December's Baltimore Magazine issue. They're doing a huge MADE in BALTIMORE feature that will highlight a number of DIY'ers craft people who make products by hand. I've been hired to make the feature title page out of felt applique and well as do a tutorial on how to make my owl felt applique pillow! Oh so exciting...but there hasn't been much time to breathe! Patrick has helped me with my new postcards for the holidays...simple and to the point. Email me if you want one sent to you. THe front is from one of my new pillows with my new feathered friend...Mr. Rooster!