Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Joseph Young's Easter Rabbit

Joseph Young celebrated the release of his first book of microfiction this week at the Hexagon. (Easter Rabbit) The event was one of those nights that stay in your mind for a long while. Joe invited his friends to interpret his writings in their own way and what came out of it was wonderful. There was artwork by Lauren Boilini, Graham Coreil-Allen, Luca DiPierro, Paul Jeanes, Magnolia Laurie, Christine Sajecki, and myself. Theatrical interpretations were done by Linda Franklin and Caleb Stine, directed by Nancy Murray. Songs by Adam Robinson and Jamie Gaughran-Perez. It was wonderful to see friends collaborating, being creative, and coming together in new ways. Here are two of the pieces I made for the event.

As Light Becomes St Paul and Cartogram

Monday, December 7, 2009

Shadow puppet show!

I have done some singing with this energetic artist over the years but as of late have gotten to see her combine her love of music and her love of shadow puppetry first hand. I will be one of 4 people (5 including the recording of Ellen Cherry on cello) performing Ellyn Stoke's "Angel" at the Wind up Space this Tuesday night. December 8th from 6:30-8:00 at 12 West North Avenue Baltimore, MD 21201-5904 (410) 244-8855

Friday, December 4, 2009

Workin gal

I have been workin my tail feathers off getting ready for the Holiday Heap Saturday and I have to say that having good friends is a wonderful thing. Thanks Scott and Shari for bringing me possibly the best cookies I have ever had tonight, Ashlie K. for making me take a break last night and whisking me away to see a wonderful play, and thanks to Ashley N. for helping me print again today.

Holiday Heap sale from 10am-5pm on Saturday, December 5th at Saint John’s Church, 2640 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.

Monday, November 30, 2009

The holidays are upon us!

We here at two hawks 2 fishes are full of delicious Thanksgiving goodness and getting ourselves ready for the Holiday Heap this Saturday! It's the 3rd annual Holiday art and craft sale by the Charm City Craft mafia. You don't want to miss it. There will be all kinds of amazing prints, hula hoops, weavings, shirts, musical instruments, and other hand made treasures.

We will have some new things including our first ever holiday cards! Special thanks to Neil Cotterill, Ashlie North, and Katie Feild for the extra help in the studio.

We and a variety of other great artists will be there all day so come on by and pay us a visit!

10am-5pm on Saturday, December 5th at Saint John’s Church, 2640 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

September has come and gone

I used to dread September and going back to school, but this year was different. I did go back to school, but as a teacher. I taught a class this past month at the Providence center in Millersville. It was an art class for adults with special needs. It was inspiring to watch these folks create. Not only were they able to overcome thier limitations, they were so warm and open. They worked with such unpremeditated abandon. It really made me think about how I made things when I was younger... Watching them brought me back to a part of myself that was lying dormant and I am so grateful to them for that.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Print of the American Ice Company in West Baltimore for the Hexchange exhibit opening Saturday, October 10th at the Hexagon. Over forty prints all by different artists on the subject of Baltimore.
Photos by Neal Golden

Friday, August 28, 2009

Old Friends, new inspiration

Just recently on our way back from Massachusetts we dropped in on my old friend Will Schaff and his fiancee Joelle at his studio in Warren, Rhode Island. Best known for his artwork for bands such as Okkervill River and Songs Ohia, Will's a prolific and energetic artist who's always got something new and exciting brewing. Check out more of his work on Flickr.com

In the studio with Boo Radley

for an upcoming book release, from Graveface Press.

commissioned paper cut

See Pitchfork interview with Will here.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Shirts for Wellness

I recently reprinted some shirts I designed for Seeds Wellness in Hampden. I chose for the image a seed pod from one of my favorite plants, known as Japanese lanterns or Physalis alkekengii. In France they call these pods caged love.


During these times we seem to be more and more aware of savoring the good things in life and taking care of ourselves. There are people who devote their lives to helping us feel and live better. I'm not talking about your typical western doctors. I'm talking about a different kind of medicine folks like Sarah O'Leary, Lisa Sundvall, Andrea Wenger, Dr. Emily Telfair, and Gina Corso have to offer. They provide acupuncture, massage, holistic nutrition, naturopathic medicine, reiki and more at their office just off The Avenue in Hampden. 3600 Roland Ave., Suite 4


Monday, August 10, 2009

A busy week

This past week was a busy one. I didn't get around to posting too much but I did finish 2 paintings and have visitors from Argentina, Baltimore, and DC at the studio. Some of my favorite guests were my childhood friend Jessie and her two little girls.
Where did they go, graceful in the morning light and Remington

Jess and her girls

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hamilton, Baltimore Magazine, etc.

It's been an exciting week. Baltimore Magazine's Best of issue came out. They gave me best Artful Design 2009!
Artist Matt Muirhead and I shared a table at Hamilton Festival Saturday. Thanks to all the great folks who came out to support us in the heat!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hamilton Street Festival Saturday, July 25th

The Hamilton Street Festival is Saturday from 12 to 8PM. I will be there along with Charm City Craft Mafia, Matt Muirhead, Michael Clark, and other artists. There will be food, music (Ellen Cherry, Lafayette Gilchrist), and more. Come on out! It takes place at Harford Road between Northern Parkway and Gibbons.
Click here for music schedule.
Photos by Dan Stack

Monday, July 20, 2009

handmade NATION

I took the train down to DC Thursday to see Faith Levine's new documentary, Handmade Nation. She traveled over 19000 miles interviewing over 50 independent artists to make this film. I had the pleasure of meeting Faith at the Renwick Gallery Thursday. She is a wonderful, inspiring lady and her film takes after her. Her advice to an artist starting a business is, get involved locally and make sure you have a presence on line. Film available in September via buyolympia.com. Her book is on amazon.com.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Noble Lake at Artscape!

Saturday 7/18 7:00PM Artscape (Baltimore, MD) Festival Stage!
Noble Lake. They'll make you want to hitch hike across the country, rob a bank, and fall in love all over again. You should go hear them play... and buy a CD.
Photo by Neal Golden
CD cover by 2 hawks 2 fishes

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Artscape at the H&H

Our neighbors at the H&H building have put together some great art for this weekend that will surprise you and inspire you. You will be actually glad you climbed the stairs in the summer heat...from the engineering miracle of a dry wall hammock to some of the largest paper cuts you've ever seen. Don't miss it! (warning: elevator out of order)

405 West Franklin, Baltimore, MD
H&H blog

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Tommy Tucker CD!

I have done CD covers in the past, but Tommy Tucker's Green is Gold was an especially interesting project for me. I have always been inspired by music plus it was a fun challenge working with the preexisting drawing Tommy had made and find a way to make all the elements come together.

Released at the Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD June 20th. Portrait drawing by Tommy Mayer, Text on back cover by Scott Dennison. All other drawing, screen printing, design by myself.