Last October, I was at a fundraiser for a local organization, Stepping Out for Breast Cancer, when a reporter from the Baltimore Sun introduced himself. He mentioned that he wanted to feature me in the Spring 2019 edition of Baltimore At Home Magazine, a subscriber insert in the Baltimore Sun. They were doing a “Made in Maryland” feature. Well, the year went by and I forgot all about it… until I got an email from him to see if he could interview me and do a photo shoot that day! So, I said sure, started working on an outfit and asked to meet him at Local by Design in the Annapolis Mall. I gave the store staff about an hour to prepare. When I got there Susan (the owner) was on a ladder trying to spotlight my display for the shoot, and I ran in frantically and re-arranged the display to my liking. The photographer got there and spent about an hour with me holding various wire-wrapped Laura Moore Designs utensils. Do you know hard it is to hold five pieces of silverware up and facing out, while smiling for an hour with bright lights in your face? I do now! Of course it was worth the effort, and this past Sunday, a nice photo and write up about my artwork was featured in the paper.
In other news, as you may know my unofficial “corporate charity” is the Annapolis Maritime Museum. I love to support its mission and help out whenever possible. AMM provides a critical link between maritime heritage and Chesapeake Bay ecology education. AMM's 9th annual Oyster Roast & Sock Burning, a quirky, unique tradition that happens every year around the first day of spring, was held this past Saturday. It’s one of my favorite events of the year! There was an oyster dish contest between local restaurants, an old fashion oyster roast, bands, drinks and of course a sock burning. There were a host of distinguished guests at the event including the Governor and First Lady of Maryland. I was asked to be Mrs. Hogan's hostess for the event, which was such a pleasure. I enjoyed the afternoon tasting oysters with her and showing her around. Party pics below! Find out more about the museum at https://amaritime.org. Make sure you mark your calendars for AMM's upcoming summer concert series, and consider their wonderful summer camps and events.