Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Upholstery of the Week, Gothic Chair

Just finished this baby up. Gothic chair, fully restored. Horsehair and cotton sewn chair pad.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring Blooms, photo inspirations

I thought I'd start a new posting ritual for weekends. I'll post a picture that I take of something that inspired me around the city.

This week it was blooming trees at Patterson Park. Always a great place to spend a springtime afternoon.

What will it be next week? Stay tuned.....

Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring is for Ferns

I am stocking up the shop for the Spring. I know one of these days sales will pick up and shows will fill every weekend, I just have to be ready for it. It's easy for me to get distracted during this time of year, I suffer from an annual Springfeaver! All of the flowers, fresh smells and light green shimmers among the trees can easily keep me out of the studio.

The garden calls, the seeds and seedlings need planting. Tulips will be up soon, they love to bask in the sun on the cool days of April. I'll be celebrating with them! But in the mean time, on these early rainy dark days, I'll post my inspirations in the shop.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring Blooms in the Urban Garden

Our container garden brings us joy all year round! Over these last few weeks Baltimore has been hit with springtime weather. The flowers noticed and have been blooming nonstop!

So happy to see these pansies overwintered nicely.Robust and cheery, I imagine the singing flowers from Alice in Wonderland every time we pass.

And the daffodils trumpet springtime loud and clear!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Highlandtown Spring Artfest / Home and Garden Show

Kick off the Spring Season with a visit to the Skylofts Gallery of the first annual Highlandtown Spring Artfest! Elisa, Anne, Allison, and Jeni from BEST will be there selling their wares. The event will be showcasing local talent with a diverse selection of painting, pottery, papergoods and jewelry. See container garden demos and enter to win a herb garden from Baltimore Contained!

Make a day of it, pick up some of the best-ever donuts at Hohen's Bakery (always a treat) and some Italian goodies at Di Pasquales Deli (an even bigger treat). See you there!

Highlandtown Spring Artfest / Home and Garden Show
Skylofts Gallery
3701 Bank St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Saturday March 20, 10:00-3:00

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring Into Art five, Benefit Auction for PPPCS

I donated 2 pieces to the Spring Into Art Auction this year. I believe in the future of the Patterson Park Public Charter School and want it to succeed. The school has been a grassroots effort from the surrounding neighborhoods and I am proud that it is a great option for parents choosing to keep their families in the city. Please come out and bid this weekend!


A unique art exhibition and sale showcasing local talent and
benefiting Patterson Park Public Charter School

A chance to buy fine art from more than 20 Baltimore area artists and support the
Patterson Park Public Charter School. 40% of all art sale proceeds will be donated to the school.

Opening Night Silent Auction

Saturday, March 20th—6 pm to 12 midnight
VIP Reception—6 pm to 7 pm.

Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres + cocktails, music, and the opportunity to place the
first bid! Tickets are $35 and include the Opening Celebration + After Party.

Opening Celebration—7 pm to 9:30 pm.

An evening of great art, food, drink + music. Get your auction bid in before 9 pm!
Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100 and include the After Party.

After Party—9:30 pm to 12 midnight.

DJ, chill tunes + cash bar keep the party going!

For ticket information please visit

Open Gallery + Family Art Day

Sunday, March 21st10 am to 2 pm
Browse + purchase art at this free open gallery. See (and hear) the talents of PPPCS students. Learn more about the arts programs at PPPCS.

Patterson Park Public Charter School
410-558-1230 x396 | | 27 N. Lakewood Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Formed Metal Jewelry, by Brett

Working with my husband in the studio has really tuned out great. He has an inquisitive nature and has come to really like working with metal. He taught him self some cold joining techniques and has taken a liking to forming and forging. I am so lucky!

The ring above is made from a scrap he found in the brass bin, something I thought was ruined, he reinvented and made a beautiful ring. I am really impressed with his ingenuity in the metal studio lately.
He's also my cuff former. That hammer I got him for Christmas last year is really paying off!