Monday, October 25, 2010

NEW Workshop: Accounting for Artists

Maryland Lawyers for the Arts (MLA) is offering a new series of workshops for artists this fall. And this FREE "Accounting for Artists" class definitely caught my eye!

The class will take place at School 33, 1427 Light St., Baltimore 21230, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. CPA Erick Lee of Hertzbach & Co. covers basic accounting for artists, including recordkeeping, spreadsheets, accounting software, and taxes. Reservations for the workshop are required but all you need to do is email or call 410.396.4641.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Mobbies 2010 - Nominations Now Being Accepted

Here's your chance Charm City! You can now nominate and vote for your favorite local blogs and social media personalities through November 12th. Click here to get started!

  1. To be eligible, the blog or social media account must be written by a Marylander or by someone who focuses on our great state. It must have been updated in the past month.
  2. Nominations are unlimited! However, choose your categories wisely. A blog can be nominated under only three categories, a social media account under only one.
  3. The blog must fit the category it is being nominated under. (No music blogs in the Ravens category, please.)
  4. If you don't see your nomination, be patient. Each nomination is approved by Sun staff before it is posted.
  5. The nominations start Oct. 20 at 8 a.m. and will end Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. Voting on the Mobbies finalists will start Nov. 2 at 8 a.m. and end Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. Winners, prizes and partying will follow soon after!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Growlzilla is descending on a city near you

Bean is hungry for dinner. Watch out metropolis.
It's almost Halloween or "Howl-ween" (as we like to call it in the illegible ink household) and we're feverishly working away at our costumes. I don't want to ruin the surprise but while we won't be channeling little Beanzilla here, you should definitely check out Beantown Handmade's Etsy site for more "apparel for dogs - not people clothes for dogs." It's obvious these indie crafters, Anne and Michael, love pups as much as their art. Besides, they had me at liver treats and peanut butter; two of Mabel and Woodley's favorites.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tis the Season: Apply to Richmond's Handmade Holiday

I still have to carve my pumpkin but that doesn't mean I can't start thinking about the upcoming holiday shows.

Actually, I've already applied to two in the first week of December but now it's time to make the decision about the second week. Will Baby Boy Beachler arrive early? Can I brave a car ride to Richmond if I'm one of the lucky ones accepted to the Richmond Craft Mafia's Handmade Holiday show? (Their Spring Bada Bing show is one of my absolute favorites - even our pups love the early spring trip down from Baltimore.)

While I have until October 24th to decide, that doesn't mean you shouldn't start applying now! Good luck!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Print More, Baltimore!

Sunday FUNday is usually all about football but this Sunday somewhere between the hours of 3pm-7pm, I plan on taking a break from the flat screen to check out Baltimore Print Studios!

Baltimore Print Studios (BPS) is hosting their grand opening at 18 W. North Avenue (between Maryland Avenue and Charles Street). They will be doing hands-on letterpress and screenprinting demos in addition to providing shop/studio access information and tours.

BPS is owned and operated by Kyle Van Horn, a Baltimore artist, designer and printer, with the assistance of Kim Bentley, a DC/Maryland designer and printer. This is a welcomed addition to the Station North Arts & Entertainment District - and I'm not just saying that as a printmaker whose office just happens to be across the street from BPS.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Last Chance: Apply NOW for Holiday Heap

On a whim I decided to google "last chance," and wow, what a mistake that was. The first two pages list how it's the last chance for meaningful relationships, having children, adopting fuzzy little pets, saving your soul and of course, a slew of pitifully lonesome songs...

Apply NOW for the Charm City Craft Mafia's Holiday Heap 2010! This year's awesome INDOOR indie craft show will be held December 4 from 10-5pm at 2640 St. Paul Street (St. John's Church), Baltimore, MD 21218.

There is a $10 application fee and then accepted vendors will pay an additional $75 for an 8' space. (includes one 8 foot table & two chairs).

The deadline for applications is October 8, 2010 at midnight. If you have questions, please email

Friday, October 1, 2010

I know some of those Crafty Bastards!

I don't know why I seem to be cursed but it happens every year. For some reason I'm always out of town the weekend of DC's Crafty Bastards Arts & Craft Fair (Drool!). Unfortunately, it means I'm going to miss some of favorite crafter buds:

beth pohlman jewelry: My go-to, "work function," geometric necklace. Enough said.
Biggs & Featherbelle: Just opened their Tequila Bar Lime & Salt soap this morning.
Brainstorm Print & Design: It is only natural to swap prints with Jason and Briana at craft shows (seriously, every time!).
Carlybird Weaves: Bought a blue dress just to go with my navy/ochre button cuff.
Cotton Monster: Who doesn't want a room full of those sweet little faces?
jennyjen42: If you know my prints, you know I'm a sucker for owls and that's why I have a collection of owl shoulder bags.
Pinkkiss Pottery: Only 13 weeks and 4 days left until my little man is born which means I can start using my favorite sushi plates again.
Red Prairie Press: What don't I own from Rachel Bone?
Spaghetti Kiss: My brother pouts when I don't buy him a shirt from Mikey's collection. That reminds me, his birthday is coming up.
Squidfire, Inc: My soft, big wheel tank was a summer staple this year.
Sweet Pepita: Coming soon! Shannon is busily working on my custom baby gear this fall.
The Broken Plate Pendant Company: I could be obsessed. At least three pendants and 2 set of earrings from the china of great-great grandmother and even Martha Stewart.
The Candy Thief: I dream of hot chocolate when I pull out my leaf-inspired, wool headband.
the littlest bean: All my neutral tops are cheered up when I add a colorful felt brooch.

So, promise you'll stop by Adams Morgan this Saturday from 10am-5pm for me! I'll be doing what any self-respecting pregnant woman would do in my position. Enjoying a weekend with the Pittsburgh in-laws and therefore stuffing my face with a Primanti Bros. sandwich. Okay, that made me drool a little, too.
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