May 28, 2009

BEST at Artstar

The weather this weekend is going to be perfect for a little travel, some great shopping and hanging out at one of the coolest DIY craft shows on the east coast. It’s the Art Star Craft Bazaar and it’s this weekend at Penns Landing Great Plaza, Saturday and Sunday (may 30-31) from 11AM to 6PM. Over 100 artists and crafters! Get there early and get one of a 250 free tote bags (silk-screened with Julie’s west’s Bazaar Logo) and filled with gifts from sponsors, vendors and coupons for area restaurants and shops. So, when is the last time you’ve been to Philly the City of Love? Less than 2 hours away on a beautiful sunny day in the 70’s. Stop by to visit these BEST members who will represent the Baltimore handmade scene:

Yellow Leaf Broken Plate Pendant with Vintage Dangle Beads

Raven, Hand Colored Woodcut with Letterpress

Jade Drop Earrings

Monster Truck long-sleeved infant t-shirt

Palmistry by Worndress

Birdy Party in Blue by Jennyjen42

Nandi bag by Dari

May 26, 2009

My Buddies at Art Star

Poulet Rectangle Dish by Pinkkiss

I thought I would sweeten your idea of traveling up to Philly for the day from B-more t0 come t0 art star... Its less than 2 hours away...I've done it in an hour and 15.....the weather is suppose to be music...great vendors and look who else is traveling there to sell their wares....many from B-more with my hat buddies from Brooklyn...go ahead and wet your whistle..Check the BEST blog soon to see who from BEST will be there!

Folk Garden Tunic in Plum by Red Prairie Press

Awesome Tees by Spaghetti Kiss

The Carmelita Hat by Rocks and Salt

May 24, 2009

Art Star Coming Very Soon!

So sorry about lack of posts. This is the hectic time of HSA, AP's and other no child left behind horro stories of school tests and nonsense routines. These weeks really drag me down and then I have to find hidden energies for making! This weekend coming up is artstar in Philly. My first tie and I am SO EXCITED! I've been crazy making more pleasted birdy bags, pillows and small pouches and clutches. If you're in the Philly area, please stop by. Do some early shopping here for the Artstar vendor lists. Here are some of my favorites:

SaraSmedley's line of butcher’s aprons are inspired, in part, by aprons worn by her grandfather when he cooked.

Alison Tauber, a graduate of the textile & surface design program of the F I T in New York Citystarted her own line of screen printed clothing and housewares in the spring of 2008. With her eponymous line Alison strives to create art that is beautiful, comfortable and usable.

Spread the love is meant to do exactly that – spread the love – one little doodle at a time.These doodles definitely take me back to one of favorite design styles of 60's saturday cartoons and kids decor!

May 5, 2009

and now for some more tilt-shifted time-lapse short filmsby Keith Loutit

Bathtub IV from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

I absolutley love this one as well as the music...thanks Patrick for sharing!

“CLEMENTINE” (Megan Washington)
Performed by Washington
© 2008 J Albert & Son Pty Limited
Used with permission

May 4, 2009

Rites Of Spring - Nudes - Live 1985 9:30 Club

and now for something to make Monday better....who else was there? if I could transport myself back to a time and would be right here..the old 9:30 club watching Rites of Spring...

May 3, 2009

One more week for Mothers Day!

How good have you been to your mother lately? Make it up to her with a hand made item from Jennyjen42! A unique line of handmade gifts that are fresh, practical and have a fun sense of spirit and nostalgia to them. Featuring narrative pillows and hand bags inspired by the bird parties that are frequently held around JennyJen’s bird feeder in her back yard in Baltimore. Jennyjen products accessorize wardrobe and home in a fun range of campy to classic at affordable prices. A perfect gift for any mother. Jennyjen will be at the Squidfire DIY Art Mart this Saturday, May 9., in Mt Vernon Square from 11-6 PM..rain or shine! OR check out the latest items at jennyjen

May 1, 2009

Handmade Nation::: Sneak Peek April, 2007

in DC tonight...coming to Bmore this summer!!!