Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Painted Screens, a Baltimore Traditions

It's art hon! Painted screens are a true Baltimore art form so visit Merry Mart on December 2nd to get a piece of your own Baltimore folk art. Two Painted Screen Society members present Baltimore's famous folk art, painted window screens, with a twist.

M. Broere has fly swatters,hand sewn bracelets and small screens with contemporary images.

A. Pascualucci offers a variety of screen items (miniature window/doors, small framed screens) painted with traditional images. They will also be offering  Painted Screen Society brochures and DVD's ( "The Screen Painters" documentary and "How To Paint a Baltimore Screen").

Friday, October 12, 2012

Meet Lucille Ball!

This year Lucille Ball struts her stuff into the holiday season!
For those of you familiar with the Creative Alliance's Merry Mart you will notice a familiar face on all of the artwork. She's the faboulously round Lucille Ball! She is super sassy and proud of her round figure. This lovely lady comes from the imagination of Lucinda from Ladderback Design.

I thought it might be nice to take a little holiday trip down memory lane and look back on some of Lucille Ball's Merry Mart looks!

Warming herself next to the fire in 2009

Enjoying yummy hot chocolate in 2011

Skating her way in to the holidays in 2010