Monday, May 5, 2014

New Work 2014



One of my favorite pieces to come out of 2013 was something that I initially designed for myself and not (gasp!) for one of my children. I have had so much fun making these diamond chokers that, for 2014, I wanted to take the idea a step further...


and further still...


What better time than Spring to present a brand new line of work to come out of this completely non-linear journey. I hope that you're just as excited as we are over here about what's still to come!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Oh, Hey!

I have to say, the only thing better than seeing this sweet article in person was all the really lovely folks who stopped in over the weekend to tell me that they saw us featured in the Live section of the Sun on Friday. 


Seriously, you guys make me feel like a rock star. Thank you!

Monday, February 10, 2014

It's Almost Time!

The American Craft Council Baltimore show is February 21st through the 23rd at the Baltimore Convention Center. Have you been? 2014 is an excellent year to check it out!

 

We were included in a lovely write up over the weekend on the American Craft Council's website! What an honor it is to be among the few invitational artists at this prestigious show. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon. Find us in booth 3802!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Let's Do This

We tend to see struggle as something negative in our culture, don't we? But, perhaps we're looking at it all wrong. I think, maybe, we need to have an internal struggle every now and then to keep ourselves awake. We need to pause so that we can evaluate our methods, our ethics and our goals. We need to remember that spark that inspired us to challenge the status quo in the first place. We need to remember that the world is bigger than ourselves, our neighborhoods and communities. We need to remember that there is joy in living. Otherwise what is the point of being human?

Our kids pay attention. They call us on our inconsistencies and they are speakers of truth whether we like it or not. They are justice minded and generous. Our children value love and life and kindness. They are smart.

 

I first started sewing for my daughter about seven years ago. I remember asking in a local fabric shop for organic cotton and I remember how the shop keeper laughed at me and told me that it's too expensive and that I wouldn't be able to tell the difference anyway. It was a challenge to find it, but I did. Yes, it's more expensive, but I was committed. And I wasn't alone. A lot has changed in seven years.

But we still see horrible atrocities in the clothing manufacturing business. Families and communities are still ravaged and destroyed because of greed, ignorance and recklessness. We need to remember this. We are all human beings, each one of us. Let's make socially responsible clothing as easy to find in this country as environmentally responsible garments.

I love my family and I love my world and I am committed to always practice environmental and social responsibility. Thank you for so many years of support. May the new year bring light and wisdom and strength to each one of us. May we all strive to be the very best people that we can be. Peace.







Monday, December 2, 2013

This Panda Cracks Me Up

And Animal. Love Animal. This group is just some of the awesome custom orders from over the weekend. Did you know you can drop off your t-shirts at my booth? There's still time before Christmas to turn your cool old shirt into a rad kid tee! Grump at Artisphere is this Saturday! Out of Hand in Homeland is this Sunday! Holiday Heap is Saturday the 14th!

See you there!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Everyone Loves a Parade

The end of Artscape is always so bitter-sweet. Nothing says "We did it!" like the air conditioned car ride home after working nearly 40 grueling hours over 3 days in one hundred degree heat and (bonus!) torrential rains with flash flooding, lightning and hurricane-like winds. But, extreme weather aside, there is nowhere I'd rather be. There's not any place in the world like Baltimore during Artscape.

Our new custom display!
Check out the newly redesigned Dottie dresses!

I am so lucky that my work days include visits from artist friends, introductions to neighbors, a front row seat to the daily Baltimore Rock Opera Society parades and the support of so many wonderful, wonderful people. Three cheers for Artscape! Three cheers for Baltimore!

An artist friend
Baltimore Rock Opera Society
More Baltimore Rock Opera Society
Day 3 and a little bit punchy