Now that I have a lot of unexpected free time, Anna and I are able to go and do little couple-y things that would often be stymied by a little thing called, WORK.
Just yesterday we sauntered on down to Charles Village to attend the Load of Craft thingy at St. John’s Church @the corner of 27th and Saint Paul Streets. I guess you can’t saunter in a car, but I just love the way sauntered sounds. Any-old-who, both rooms of St. John’s were filled with some incredible stuff. The Baltimore Craft Mafia definitely hooked this up. Lots of very creative folks making lots of very nifty stuff!
Anna fell in love with this poster sized print of many different mushrooms that had been cut into linoleum and then pressed into a canvas of some sort. She thought about it for 2 or 3 hours before committing to it. When she went back to buy it, the crafter named the piece, “Anna’s Mushroom Hunt” Nifty, like I said.
We also found the table of a Philadelphia crafter named Sue Eggen. Her thing is called Giant Dwarf and she makes really cool hats and accessories for ladies that are definitely inspired by the Roaring 20’s. Real Flapper feely stuff. Anna just looked great in the hats and I bought her a one that is definitely a cool weather chapeau, but we bought it when it was 90 degrees. I’ll add a photo from Giant Dwarf’s website.
Before our excursion began we came across something that is a true Baltimore street craft. We were walking to St John’s after we parked the car, and sitting on a basement window ledge was the unmistakable sight of foil rolled by hand into a pipe for smoking the drugs.
It’s amazing how many Baltimore experiences begin by stumbling across drug paraphernalia.