Friday, December 5, 2008

the cat's out of the bag... I'm in Baltimore Mag(azine)

the december issue of Baltimore Magazine is dedicated entirely to the handmade scene in Baltimore, and offers readers insight on their favorite (and soon-to-be favorite) local designers, as well as suggestions on how & where to shop local. That, as you all know, is a wonderful thing in this icky economic time, when so many self employed, daring & risk taking independent artists are counting, more than ever, on fellow consumers to help keep them afloat. I am no stranger to this, of course, so i was EXTRA excited when they contacted ME and asked for an interview...

Jessica interviewed me over the phone and we talked for over an hour. Cory came to our house to do the photo shoot which turned the studio into a live version Jenga game, as we moved furniture and balanced lights and tripods on coffee tables and windowsills.

*look how official and "photo-shooty" the room looks!*

and the end result?
a full page interview & photo grouping AND the main image on the contents page!!!

If you live local, go out and pick up an copy--- there's SO much great work in there; Holiday shopping will be much easier this year, me thinks! And if you live not-so-locally, you can check out SOME of the interviews and info online, here: Baltimore Magazine

remember, this sunday, Dec. 7th, i'll be at the Creative Alliance for Merry Mart. It's a great show with food, drink and FREE gift wrapping! So bring your reusable bags and head on over. I'll have plenty of soap, magnets, coloring books, ornaments, keychains, stickers, wood pieces, card games and more, including the very last of the 2008 Edition Knitimals, so get them while you can!

xo, danamarie

Thursday, December 4, 2008

gettin' merry!

thanks to all the fabulous folks who came out to see me at Bazaart!
what a great day...

if you missed it, or if you've been thinking "i should go grab some more stuff", don't wait! Come to Merry Mart at the Creative Alliance this Sunday, Dec. 7th, from 11am to 5pm.

"No manic mall madness necessary! Do your holiday shopping at The Creative Alliance! 35 + handpicked artists sell some the best of Baltimore-made items. Gorgeous turned vessels, elegant jewelry, whimsical stuffed critters, origami lights, felt applique, hand knits, housemade soaps, wacky fly swatters, photos in jars, totally cool totes, and much more."

Dina Alexander Art Jewelry, The Broken Plate Pendant Co., SPAGHETTI KISS, Daedalus Books & Music, Sweet Pepita, Megin Diamond Designs, this chickadee, danamarie hosler & greenstarstudio, Dandelion Blu Jewelry, Bowerbox Press, Devin Mack, MackWire, Jennyjen42, Nancy Ziegenfus-McIntosh, The Littlest Bean, Linda Moul, Rebecca Patterson Baked at 275*, PINK KISS POTTERY, Jill Popowich Designs in Metal, Tu Vida Jewelry & Design, heidiroland - daring earrings!, Elisa Shere Jewelry, Baltimore Glass Works, City Neighbors Charter School , Sugar Paperie, Mark Supik & Co., Stephney Wallace, Yummy & Company

For more information, visit the Creative Alliance. See you there!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Birthday to ME & happy savings to YOU!

yes, friends... today. i. am. thirty.

and i think that's great.
is a nice round number.

and so impressive, right?
it's been such a great year, and i think, all told, a great 30 years.
SO, let's celebrate my birthday with a little economic stimulus, shall we?

all orders over $20 in my etsy shop today (through tomorrow at 4pm eastern time) will be 30% off, with the coupon code: BIRTHDAY08.
make sure to include the code in the message to seller section at checkout in order to get your discount! (i'll send you a revised invoice).

lots of love and here's to another 30...
xo, danamarie