Category Archives: Museums and Shows

Behind the Scenes with Thomas Eakins

Just last week, my husband Art and I traveled back east to attend the Maryland Renaissance Festival. I have had a shop there for over 33 years and attend one weekend each 9 week season. It’s great fun and I love … Continue reading

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Time Travel Back to 1967 – The Summer of Love

The Summer of Love officially took place 50 years ago in San Francisco in 1967. 100,000, mostly young people opposed to the Vietnam War and wanting to make social and environmental change, converged in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, wearing ‘flowers in … Continue reading

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2015 Maker Faire Inspiration

Here are a few photos of this years Maker Faire. We hope to participate next year!

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Marty’s Frogs Hop to Shedd Aquarium

Many of you know that nature is my greatest design inspiration. I have traveled to jungles and rain forests, archipelagos, coral reefs, deserts, plains and mountains. Spotting a heard of elephants or a pride of lions in Africa is exciting but … Continue reading

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Carnivorous Plants & MartyMagic @ SF Conservatory of Flowers

Photo by Wikipedia User NoahElhardt “Beauty is a savage garden.” – Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat Last month we were excited to get an order from the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers in preparation of the opening of their exhibit entitled, “CHOMP: They Came From … Continue reading

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Playing with Dinosaurs and Shopping for Opals

              Alisha, John and I just returned from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. We went to buy opals and fire agates and to find sources for other specialty stones that are not readily … Continue reading

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Going to the 2014 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

It’s that time of year again!  I’ve just unpacked my bags from three weeks in Cambodia and Myanmar and I am packing again for my annual trip to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.  This year I am taking both … Continue reading

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Marty at the 2012 Maryland Renaissance Festival photos

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Good Times at the Maryland Renaissance Faire

I’ve just returned from the Maryland Renaissance Faire.  A good time was had by all and good times will continue weekends through October 22-23!  Both the participants and Faire attendees dress for the occassion, celebrating the season.  Wonderful crafts abound … Continue reading

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Going to the Maryland Renaissance Festival

Its time again for me to journey east to the Maryland Renaissance Festival, one of the largest period festivals in the country. I will be attending this weekend, September 24 & 25. It’s my tradition to have my hair braided, … Continue reading

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