Kid art that rocks


July 21, 2002|By Tori Campion | By Tori Campion,SUN STAFF

Now your kids can do something creative with the rocks in your yard. Painting on Rocks for Kids showcases 10 projects on how to turn rocks into art.

Author Lin Wellford shows how with minimal drawing skills you can make rocks look like hamburgers, dinosaurs, houses, flowers and cars. The result is brightly colored masterpieces any modern art museum would be proud to exhibit. Well, maybe not, but the rocks will look cute on your counter top.

Painting on Rocks for Kids (North Light Books, 2002, $12.99) is available at Barnes & Noble and other local bookstores, and also at

Tiebacks to suit every taste

Why settle for boring curtain holders when you can choose tiebacks that reflect the room they're in as well as your good taste? McLain Wiesand, a Baltimore-based custom furniture store, has designed mirrored tiebacks for window treatments.

The tiebacks come in four designs and range in price from $300 per pair to $330 per pair. For more information on tiebacks, visit McLain Wiesand, 1013 Cathedral St., or call 410-539-4440.

The sweet smell of a wedding

Next time you go to a wedding, there may be more than romance in the air. Crabtree & Evelyn has introduced a bridal collection that includes soap favors, votive candles and scented seashell potpourri in sheer organdy bags.

The retailer also offers consultants to help the happy couple plan the decorations and gifts for their big day.

Prices for the Bridal Collection range from 75 cents to $38. For your nearest C&E store, log on to

Summers past, now

Does summertime remind you of when you were a kid and slurped milkshakes and scooped ice cream out of heavy sundae glasses?

Well, summers past could be summers now with's milkshake glasses, sundae dishes, ice cream scoops and banana-split dishes. Ice cream accessories range in price from $6.40 to $100.

Log on to and head down memory lane to sundaes past.


* Baltimore Clayworks will exhibit the works of Bernadette Curran, the 2001-2002 Lormina Salter Fellow-ship recipient, in a show entitled "Silos, Stables and Dining Room Tables." The exhibition, which opens in the Clayworks Gallery Aug. 3 and runs through Aug. 31, includes salt and pepper shakers (right) disguised as barnyard animals. Admission is free. The gallery is located at 5707 Smith Ave. in Mount Washington and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call Baltimore Clayworks at 410-578-1919.

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