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Happy July!  Did you know 2012 is half over!   
I hope you all are enjoying summer to the max.  It's been really hot and humid here in Maryland.  I just spent all last week at Common Ground on the Hill Traditions Art Camp as a full time student.  Everyone I know there asked me what I'm teaching this year.  Little do they know, I go there to "replenish the bucket" with new ideas and skills.  We all should take time to immerse in a new area of learning from time to time.  For me, it was Mosaic Making, Latin Dancing, Ethics in the Media, and Outdoor Cookery.   One class for artistic inspiration, one for physical activity, one to keep my brain on its toes, and one for comaraderie around the campfire and a good meal.   Click here to learn more about Common Ground on the Hill.
Mosaic Making
Instructor Rebecca Quattrone helps students with their mosaics.
Cooking a fish in Clay
Jess and Maylon prepare clay for cooking tilapia on the coals.


Just Off the Easel...

 This is a small portion of a furniture painting job I am currently working on for Aspiring Heights Farm.  Check out the progression of photos that show the whole table. Click here to see blogpost showing hourly progress.




July 19th Wine Glass Painting Class at Serpent Ridge Vineyards is filled: 

I'll take pictures of the class in action to show you next month.  Call today to get on the list to be informed of the next class.  This class will be Thursday, July 19 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM.Each participant will go home with two new wine glasses hand painted by you.  Learn techniques for creative painting on a glass you can use (and wash!) for years to come.  $35 Tuition includes a Serpent Ridge Vineyard glass and your choice of 5 wines for a 5 oz. pour...or sample all five wines for a 1 oz. pour each.   Cheese and crackers will also be served. Class will be limited to 8 participants, so call Serpent Ridge Vineyards soon at 410-848-6511. No experience required, but a good sense of humor is helpful.  

A set of red wine glasses painted with seasonal trees.


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Melinda Byrd

Melinda Byrd

Byrdcall Studio
Woodbine, MD


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Save the Dates!

Thursday, July 12 

Fiddlers and Fireflies: Family Picnic and Music. $10/car, bring your neighbors!

6 pm

Howard Conservancy
Woodstock, MD


Saturday, August 18
Hot August Blues Oregon Ridge Park,
Cockeysville, MD


Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
November 8 - 10
Mistletoe Mart
23 N. Court St.
Westminster, MD