Friday, January 16, 2009

Birds in Berkeley

My dear friend Aimée Baldwin has been with Castle in the Air since the beginning, supplying us with outstanding paper flora and fauna and teaching amazing papercrafting classes. One of the main reasons I'm so involved in the crepe paper business is to supply Aimée with material for her projects. Her brilliant phoenix watches over the store, and her crepe paper flowers adorn the cabinets in our upstairs classroom studio.

Local fans of
Aimée's "vegan taxidermy" are in for a treat tonight and in the coming weeks, as she's got a gallery show in Berkeley with an opening night party this evening. We hope you can make it!

Aimée Baldwin -- Vegan Taxidermy
Opening Reception
Friday, January 16, 2009
6 - 9 p.m.

Do Hands Arts Gallery
2970 Adeline Street (at Ashby, next to Lacis and near Ashby BART)

After tonight, the gallery will be open Thursdays, Fridays, and Sat
urdays from noon to 4 p.m.


Gail Lackey said...

Hi Karima, thanks for stopping by my dark little blog and your kind comments. I love your blog/store..and am loving the wax head doll with the silver crown I recently purchased from you after I saw the photos on Ulla's blog...Your store is very inspirering and I'm sure more so in person! I know I would leave with empty pockets and overflowing mind!! thanks for such beautiful inspiration!
hugs, gail

The Joy of Nesting said...

Oh these are so realistic and incredibly beautiful!!!

Pattie ;)

The Rustic Victorian said...

Wow How Beautiful Amee B.!!such carefull attention to the details. I imagine they are more spectacular they are in person. I am enjoying your blog and want to thank you for making a comment on mine. Have a blessed day Karima!

rochambeau said...

Aimée work is incredible. She's a master with crepepaper!!
Admire greatly her new collection "Vegan Taxidermy".
Hope she sold out last night!!

nicol sayre said...

Dearest Karima
I am so glad you discovered my little spot.. You know, of course ,that your little spot is invaluable to me...whenever I am in need of a little bit of dresden trim or perhaps a pen nib or just fantastic inspiration...Castle in the Air just calls my name . Thanks so much for being all that you are! xox N