Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thanks and Welcome!

Yesterday, the March issue of Southern Living was delivered to my door! I've been a bit under the weather this week, though have curbed the worst I think by drinking massive amounts of tea, OJ, and some Cayenne/garlic/honey/ginger concoction, eating grapefruits and lentil soup...but this delivery definitely made me feel a ton better! The article is within the "Mid Atlantic Living" section all the way at the back and highlights Baltimore's own Charm City Craft Mafia, with a big old picture of me and a couple monsters! Also interviewed is my buddy Rachel of Red Prairie fame and Heather von Marko of HVM designs!
I've gotten an amazing amount of emails from folks who've learned about my work from the article, so if this is your first time visiting, Welcome and Thanks for taking the time to look me up! Just so you know, Cotton Monsters are all one of a kind creations, made from recycled clothing and linens my me! So if the shop seems a bit empty now, please check back soon! I usually stock it w/ monsters at least once a month. If you'd like to be added to the email list please send an email to or check the blog regularly for pre-update posts! I'll be putting up a few as soon as I can!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Livin' Southern

Hey all, sorry for the long pause...things here have been slowly getting back to normal after this weekend's Maestro Sensational puppet show at Black Cherry! For those of you who aren't familiar with the Maestro, here's a little background: a group of friends and I conceived of this giant sized sock puppet and his chorus of little sock puppet friends who act as the MC's for a night of performances by various artists, puppeteers and musicians. This weekend's show was Valentine's themed, and since its an evening event for grown-ups, things got pretty raunchy! In this photo the Maestro doesn't look too sock-like, but when he's standing up straight, with those two blue gym sock stripes, I swear its a bit more convincing! Making a giant sock (a pretty formless tube) was not an easy task, but i did my best! The show went super, tons of belly laughs from the audience. The City Paper wrote us in their weekly pics and we ended up performing two sold out shows! Thanks Baltimore for being so darn cool.
Now for some monster news, an article about the Charm City Craft Mafia was just published in the March issue of Southern Living magazine. And though I haven't seen it with my own eyes yet, I hear there's a picture of me in there with a Cotton Monster! The article info and pictures were taken well over a year ago, so I'm not even sure what the content will be, but exciting nonetheless! Pick one up and browse through at your local magazine stand!
Working hard on Cotton Monster production...more for sale soon!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Home again, home again

I just returned from my week of cuddling with my brand new nephew! It was pretty gosh darn amazing...I took over 300 photos, and though I won't bore you with all of them, i couldn't resist uploading a few nice shots onto my flickr page...
Now its back to business as usual! I'll be trying to get into the studio as much as I can this week, and shipping out the orders placed while I was out of town. If you want your Cotton Monster order to arrive before V-day, please order and pay no later then Tuesday, February 10th!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I'll be heading out tomorrow morning to go visit my brand new nephew! Unfortunately he lives in the icy cold tundra of I'll be crossing my fingers there are no blizzards! Can't wait to meet you Jimmy!

So comes business...any items ordered after 12 noon today (feb 2nd) will not be shipped out until I return on Monday Feb. 9th! Thanks for understanding! All cotton monster orders shipping within the US will still arrive before Valentines day!

Wishing you all a lovely week, and hoping that you're staying warm!