Monday, September 27, 2010

Oh JP, how I love thee...

Thank you to everyone who attended this fun-filled weekend!  Many, many thanks to my immediate neighbors, the fabulous & exquisite Amy, AG Ambroult (her metalwork is pictured below) and Louisa, Weehah! for making JP Open Studios a most memorable event.  Also high fives to pals Hilary, Hilary and Helene, Urban Kitchen (sorry, no pics).
Some other wonderful artists showing in JP:
Here's hoping the ENORMOUS bee fascinated with the Weehah! wedding invitation portfolio made it home safely.
 Most entertaining and interestingly dressed individual award goes to the smiling gentleman with a feather in his purple cap.
 BELOW is what happens to a tent without weights in the wind. Click here for info on tent weights if you need them.
Lastly, one must check out Bella Luna Restaurant and Lounge at The Brewery, 284 Amory Street for beverages, delish food and great atmosphere.  I was there Saturday AND Sunday for cocktails and din din... super yum! 
Also, if you're in the Brewery area and looking for that morning caffeine, fresh baked goods or lunch fix, head to Ula Cafe...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Another sunny day in Worcester...

With 300 exhibitors, there's a lot to take in at Start on the Street... and the crowds were out on Park Avenue! I didn't get a chance to mix and mingle with other artists except for my fantabulous neighbors Twigs & Heather. (that's Miss Heather in red...)
The day flew by so quickly... lots of great people and interesting questions including my favorite question of the day: "How do you make the candleholder stand on six legs?" After going through a somewhat lengthy, technical explanation, the young lady still had a puzzled look on her face so I asked if she needed more info.. to which she responded "but WHY do you make a candleholder with six legs?"  Ahhh my dear, that question requires a shorter and less technical explanation.  It goes something like this... "Because I'm a little odd".
Next stop on the outdoor show train for Dasken Designs is Jamaica Plain! See you at JP Open Studios, 284 Amory Street on Sept 25 +26 (11am to 6pm both days).  If you're looking for something to do after visiting the many talented artists and you're craving an adult beverage (along with discovering how it's made), you can tour the nearby Sam Adams Brewery... or head to Bella Luna / Milky Way Lounge..

Monday, September 13, 2010

Boston Ahts Festival!

Surrounded by lots of talented artists in the beautiful Christopher Columbus Park in Boston, I was grateful for three days of dry weather and a steady, enthusiastic crowd (plus an adjacent Starbucks, Marriott bathroom and the company of awesome neighbors Kim, Jess and Tami). A huge THANK YOU to everyone who organized and attended the show!  Check out photos (and links to websites) of fellow artists who are super!
My folks stopped by on Friday...
Tami and Kim chatting in their winter apparel..
And YES, it was that cold on Sunday!!
view of the beautiful walkway through the park
WANT that painting (behind the table)!!!!
the main stage for performing artists
To the best parents ever!! Married 45 years! Mazel Tov!!
We celebrated at Antico Forno in the North End.
Highly recommend - so good!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

September is HERE!!

I'll be showing my creations at the Boston Ahts Festival on Sept 9, 10 + 11, and then a couple of weeks later at the JP Open Studios on Sept 25 + 26.  Oh, and also in Worcester, MA on Park Avenue on the 19th... Here are a few pics of new stuff:
sunburst mirror
mermaid mirror
August flew by... yikes!  Had a beautiful weekend in Cotuit and an even more gorgeous weekend in Newport, RI. 
Cotuit, MA

my tent under the big tent in Newport,RI

a peaceful moment with 3 shots of espresso before the show...
surprise visitors who absolutely made my day on Sunday!!