September 23, 2011
We have had the work of paperclay artist Carol Farrow up this month. Her work is beautiful, full of warmth and incredible textural character. Carol, a London based artist, has been working with paperclay for more than 30 years. She has won many awards and received much recognition for both her sculptural and wall hanging paperworks. You can find more information about Carol and her work on her website. We will continue to have her pieces in the store even as we focus on a new artist for October, so come in and see these sculptural forms in person.
September 19, 2011
We spent the day touring our own back yard, a vast backyard full of exciting entrepreneurs, growers, artists…
First we came upon the new location for Gail Harker’s Creative Studies Center – located on Chilberg Road on the way into La Conner. Gail specializes in the art of stitchery. GAILCREATIVESTUDIES.COM
From there we drove to the corner of Route 20 and Higgin’s Airport Rd.. to visit the produce stand of Viva Farm. VIVAFARM.ORG. Viva Farms is a joint venture of WSU Extension & GrowFood.org, an international non-profit dedicated to recruiting, training and capitalizing the next generation of sustainable farmers. This is a magnificent program helping to maintain farming as a way of life as well as the preservation of farmland.
From this corner we ventured to the new brewery in the area, North Sound Brewing Co. Delicious IPA, Red Ale as well as many others. Located on the angle road that heads northwest out of Mt. Vernon to Rte. 20 en route to Anacortes and the ferries. Pick up a growler to enjoy at home. NORTHSOUNDBREWING.COM
Next we visited Dunbar Gardens – the elegant and plentiful bounty of Steve Lospalluto’s efforts, exquisitely presented in the willow baskets created by his wife Katheirne Lewis. DUNBARGARDENS.COM. Their farm stand located outside Mt. Vernon is open 9-6, Fri. – Sun. The baskets can be ordered on line.
September 19, 2011
August 13 – 18, found us showing are wholesale line at the New York International Gift Show. Afterward we took our respite at our parent’s Inn in Vermont, The Whitford House.
September 10, 2011
On Friday, September 16th, Bitters Co. and Hub and Bespoke hosted PARK(ing) Dayin Fremont. People in cities all around the globe participated in this event that started in 2005 in an effort to transform urban space into public parks (for the day at least). Bitters Co. created the setting while Hub and Bespoke made delicious melon slushies using pedal power.