Monday, July 30, 2012

Must See Monday - The Paper People

1. The Paper People, 2. At the Table 1, 3. At the Table 1, 4. At the Table 1, 5. Waking, 6. Waking, 7. Waking, 8. Instalation view, 9. Fellow with Babe, 10. Fellow with Babe, 11. Fellow with Babe, 12. About the Nest, 13. About the Nest 14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available

At the Table 2 - Tea with Kali
Tea with Kali   

I love this papier mâché work by Rosemary Markowski. These intimate vignettes of family life, relationships and dream-like scenarios are quiet but speak volumes.  It's easy to imagine these delicate yet powerful creations animated and set to music - something I'd love to see! I have yet to see them in person but can't wait to get a closer look in the near future. If you're in the DC area you should too! 

Exhibit Info:

Rosemary Markowski
The Paper People
June 18 - September 26, 2012

Reception and Artist talk
August 29 - 12:00-1:30pm

Wesley Theological Seminary
Dadian Gallery
4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

For more info and gallery hours visit:

One of Rosemary's paper birds hanging out in our home

See more photos of the work here.
Read more about The Paper People here
Rosemary's Blog: Mistaken for A Rebel
Etsy Shop: Tangelo Studio

(Exhibit Photos by Wesley Theological Seminary)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

12 Years and Counting!

It's been a whopping 12 years (and one week) since Mr. Hare and I got hitched! To celebrate the occasion Neil and I spent last Sunday in DC looking at artwork. Our love of art (and of making art) is one of the things that brought us together and it is rare that we get to bum around museums anymore sans child, so this was very exciting for us.

First and fittingly we stopped at the Hirshhorn Museum to see this piece by Ai Weiwei Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads. I really loved these but I think it would be nice to see them in a more natural setting.  Nevertheless, it was one of my favorite things we saw all day. See some more pictures of the Zodiac Heads in various locations around the world here.

 After that we had some booze and omelets before heading to the National Portrait Gallery and The American Art Museum...

Here's Neil trying to stand like Mark Twain unsuccessfully.

A few Johns from the portrait gallery...

John Waters by Joseph Sheppard

And some favorites from the folk art section at the American Art Museum...

The Elephant Who Was Fond of Watermelon by John William ("Uncle Jack") Dey

Devil Jug by Robert Brown (far right) Not sure about the other two

And from one of my favorite artists...

Identification Manual by Larry Rivers

I could go on and on...there was much to see and we didn't cover it all so we'll have to go back another day. All in all it was great day and I look forward to many more like it with my fella. Here's to another 12 years!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Step Right Up!

Light your cigars folks! The gestation period had ended and Neil has given birth to this glorious circus seal! He wasn't clowning around when he made this baby! Hand carved and hand pressed from four linocut blocks! Yessiree! Now available at Horse & Hare!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Must See Monday: Magical Tree Houses

I can hardly believe it's already almost ten days into July! Summer so far has been busy busy...filled with swimming, yard sales, parties, surprise visits from friends and a trip to Nashville and back again! That brings me to this week's Must See Monday... I've been meaning to share with you one of my favorite things we saw on our trip...The Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville has this awesome exhibit of tree houses (Terrific Treehouses) inspired by various literary works. There were seven in all but I wish there had been more! I loved exploring each one but all in all I think The Rainbow Fish was my favorite. I loved how the designers used CDs for the scales. Not only was it sparkly and colorful on the outside but when you climbed inside there was this beautiful glow and it was surprisingly cool in the belly of the fish...I could have stayed in there all day. I really want to make my own tree house now.
If you were to make a tree house based on a favorite piece of literature what would you do?

Can you guess what books these other three houses are inspired by?

See more pictures of the tree houses and our vacation on my flickr here.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Real quick like....

Hi Everyone! Just wanted to give you a quick look see at the current goings on in our kitchen studio. We've been away in Nashville and since we got back Friday night Neil has been working like a mad man on paintings, prints and a little wood sculpture to boot. I've been working on photos from our trip, putting new stuff in the vintage shop, among other things too. It's great what a little vacation will do for you. Here are a few pics... Blog post to come about our vacation! Stay cool out there!