Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
It's never too early to plan for great opportunities in art. Some of my favorite days are spent in Va Beach painting with great teachers. There's still time for you to sign up for March with Beth Wagner. On March 5th and 6th Beth will give a furniture workshop -- where you can customize a small piece of furniture to match your home's decor -- she can bring out our best creativity!! Everyone goes home with a treasure! From March 7-11 we'll have four fun filled days of Fabric Painting, Roses, Lettering & Backgrounds, and learn prospective with a scene. The theme for 2011 is still a secret - but 2009 class was a Seahorse theme, and 2010 was a Mermaid theme -- what could next year be? Come join us and find out ..... Look for lots more information and registration forms at http://www.brendastarstudios.com/
There's a lot to celebrate when you are with a group of friends -- painting, learning - and having fun at the beach.
sometimes there are even gifts .....
Beth gives us lots of individual guidance
Va Beach givuse us great sunrises
and a chance to see old friends -- and make some new ones ..
Friday, June 25, 2010
I dont have any photos of me with Robert Redford -- but ..... A few years ago I went to a Buddy Deane reunion dance where John Waters was a guest. This picture of me, John, and Evanne Robinson was taken that night. He and Evanne had known each other since high school days when she was a very popular member of the 'committe'. For those of you who may not know, The Buddy Deane Show was the local equivalent of 'American Bandstand' and teenagers all over Baltimore rushed home to catch the show and keep up with their favorite dances and their favorite dancers. Evanne was definitely one of the favorites. John Waters once said in an interview that she was his inspiration for one of the main characters in Hairspray. John Waters never appeared on the show, but he did feature Buddy Deane in a cameo in the Hairspray film.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
It gives me a lot of pleasure to be surrounded by pretty things. Some of my favorites are glassware and dishes. This set of dishes always reminds me of a celebration - and if you ever see this pattern for sale - by all means, BUY it for me - my set needs a few more pieces :)
This pretty pale green dish is in the 'Sandwich' patternwhich was popular in depression glass.... But this dish is not depression glass. The pattern is right but this color was not used during the depression years - it came much later. That's ok with me, I love it still.
This collection of glass door knobs started with the ones that came from my husband's mother's house. I've added to the collection over the years. I purposely mixed them all together, so that in our hearts they are all from "Grandmom's House"
Monday, June 21, 2010
Here's a display of Baltimore Painted Screens. This old folk art has been gracing the windows and doors of Highlandtown since the 1920's. Newcomers are always surprised to find that you cant see in from the street - but those inside can see right through.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Its wonderful to celebrate a loving marriage. Our good friends, Dick and Ivy, came to visit last week and shared their 54th wedding anniversary with us. John was the Best Man at their wedding, in England, in 1956 - and they honored him again by naming their first child after him. We had a great week. Ivy and I watched 'the boys' remember and tell stories about their days together in the Army, and we could almost see them grow younger with each tale. We spent hours over pictures and the time just melted away. When you see a love that endures over a lifetime you know you are getting to be part of something really special. We are grateful to them for sharing their special day with us - and we look forward to the next visit already!CHEERS!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Susan and I love to go to Crumpton - and when she came to visit last month that's just what we did. The Dixon Furniture Auction in Crumpton, MD is open every Wednesday through the year, except the weeks of Christmas, New Year's and July 4th.
There is always something for everyone at Crumpton. Here on the inside tables you can find everything from glassware, buttons, lamps, small toys, books, seashells to carvings and small furniture.