Feb 24, 2009

Her Morning Elegance / Oren Lavie

absolutely love this....what bedtime fun !

Tigerlily Patch at ACC

I am a bit tardy of my ACC posts....only 3 days away. Opens this friday to the general public....two of our BEST members are selling their wares as new exhibitors this year at the ACC craft shows. Alison of Tigerlily Patch will also be there. Her beautful jewery is the talk of BEST at all ofour shows. So go look for her! I'll be there with my two day $20 pass!

Feb 17, 2009

Sweet Pepita at ACC!

I have to present one of BEST finest on today's blog post for my ACC entry of the day. Shannon Delanoy of Sweet Pepita, who currently lives in our fair charm city makes beautiful wearable art with recycled green, trade free materials. She can make the most of your old tee shirts! Its great way to hand over those old punk rock shirts to your little ones in a more modern, hip and conscious way! She is one of ACC's new entrants and can be found in the alt craft booth. I guess I can whisper that there has been some talk of some future colloborations and booth sharing with sweet pepita and jennyjen!

Feb 16, 2009

ACC coming to Charm City

I'm very excited to go to the ACC craft show next weekend. My first experience of the ACC show was in during my undergrad years, being a booth sitter in the early 80's. I remember glass was big as well as shimmering colors of silk and woven vine furniture. Stain glass and pearl jewelry. When I went about 5 years ago, I saw a lot of the same items and styles of fine art crafts. I wasn't very impressed. But now the diy, hand made world has emerged and the ACC has gotten on board. Two of our BEST members will have booths there and another will demonstrate. I thought I would feature them as well as other favorites that will be there. Here is the important info

Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Friday, February 27 (10 am - 9 pm)
Saturday, February 28 (10 am - 6 pm)
Sunday, March 1(10 am - 5 pm)

Buy Tickets Online
$14 per person
$20 for a two-day pass
$25 introductory new membership at the Show only
Children 12 and under free
American Craft Council members admitted free.

Feb 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

New poster by Shepard Fairey. Definitely was too late to get this one...came out yesterday and already sold out.

Feb 8, 2009

Film Maker meets Painter

I'm loving these paintings by Jim Gaylord. With a background in film these paintings transport reality into mysterious wonders. Cartoon flat worlds taking over the three dimensional world of film. I found this on Beautiful Decay:

Jim Gaylord will be exhibiting new work at Gregory Lind gallery, opening Sat. Feb 5th and running til March 14th. Building on his past work as a filmmaker, Gaylord's work cultivates and abstracts imagery from special effects and action sequences in the movies. With titles like "Study (Braveheart + Jackass: the Movie + Cloverfield + Last of the Mohicans + Home Alone 2), 2009," Gaylord reveals the humor behind popular culture through the lens of movies.

Feb 5, 2009


UPCYCLED Cherry Red VINTAGE Train Case with HAND DRAWN Black ZWZZY scissorhands man in my dreams

GetREADYsetGO....is my discovery etsy shop of the day. ...is luggage for the unique & the geek! Making vintage luggage hot! Looking for a cool to travel or to have some new luggage for some mad props around the house. I'm really diggin the Amelia Earhart Red case!Here's hoping for a good tax return for making new travel plans!

UPCYCLED Dark Brown VINTAGE Carry On Messenger Bag with White Tree

UPCYCLED Green Small VINTAGE Suitcase with Black Forest of Trees Leaves Vines and skeleton key

UPCYCLED Aqua Blue VINTAGE Suitcase Set with Black Bird Crow Forest of Trees and Skeleton Key

Feb 4, 2009

new patches

so sorry for being so lame on the posts. This school year has gotten crazzzzzy busy...which I am not liking. We've gotten some snow and I was fortunate to have two snow days last week and 2 hours late today! Snow and ice are teachers favorite friends in the winter time! But I am looking towards spring and looking at spring shows to do. Looking at spreading my birdy bird wings to Richmond Va and Philadelphia this spring ! I really enjoyed getting out of charm city last year. So this year's goal is to go even farther. Thanks to Property taxes my funds have been on the way low, so I've been making what I can with what I got. Here's more patches...they can be purchased for a wee $4 each on my shop...makes a sweet Valentine present for the little ones or your special sweetie!