Friday, August 3, 2007

farmer's market day one!



so, many of you have probably heard that i am doing another mural at the site of the farmers' market downtown (under the 83 overpass). its a really cool project and really, who wouldn't want to look at a more spruced up pillar? if something is going to hold up the highway, why not paint it? those of you who live in baltimore know that it was 100 degrees here today. and who wouldn't want to spend the day standing on a ladder with sweat pouring into their eyeballs? not me! i am all over it. the columns are about 18' tall, so i spent the first day of painting, priming and getting the base color for the sky and water down. i wanted to get all the images drawn on too (actually painted on... i didn't even sketch it first... i'm daring like that) but my neck starting getting all cramped and cricked, so i went home for the night with a little less than i had planned completed. that's what tomorrow is for.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

harbor east fine arts & music festival



just a reminder that this is coming up... don't worry... i'll remind you about it at least 50 more times. but, i wanted to check in real quick because look how cool! 'maryland family' used one of MY illustrations to advertise this fine, family friendly festival. i've only seen it online because none of the places that supposedly carry this publication (in my area at least) actually have it, SO, if you see one in the flesh (er, in the paper), please grab it for me! xo. dana

maryland family magazine: hot dates

old friends in the summer sun


here we have a photograph sent in by natalie (hi natalie!) of the two newest members of her knit family--- there's lorena (the smallish one) and sven (the viking-ish one). they are enjoying being woolen in the hot, humid, baltimore sun. ah. also in their family, but NOT pictured, is the trend setter, irving (the first "human" knitimal). thanks for the picture natalie. and for any of you who take pictures of or with your knitimal friends, please don't be stingy. send those babies in! i love pictures, and i miss those little guys. xo. dana

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

a-waitin to be sewn

a pile of the aforementioned "lumps"... knitimals waiting to be sewn into knitimals!