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Introducing 2 LDBA Artist Kits: Watercolor and Gold Leaf

LDBA-Brooklyn, NY

This watercolor Artist Kit has everything you need to start painting. Perfect for beginners or professional artists, we have hand crafted and selected our favorite products from around the world.
Included in kit:
-Handmade LDBA porcelain painter set (palette + water dish + paint tray)
Case For Making handmade watercolor paints (primary color set- french vermilion, ultra marine, primary yellow, burnt umber, mars black and zinc white)
-Escoda Travel Brush from Spain (!!)
-Olive oil and dead sea mud brush and hand soap
-Camel pencil from Japan with white eraser
-Brass bullet pencil sharpener from Germany
-French cold-pressed watercolor paper hand torn in 3 sizes, 6 pieces of each size
-Waxed cotton drop-cloth made by LDBA

Kits come with instructions, beautifully packaged, individual items are available for re-order.

$165

 

LDBA-Brooklyn, NY

This beautiful gold leaf kit contains everything you need to gild on your own. We’ve hand picked our favorite gilding products from around the world. Kits come in two sizes, 25 or 100 sheets of gold leaf.
Included in kit:
25 or 100 sheets Italian Gold Leaf
Escoda Gilding brush from Spain
Water-based gilding glue
Small glue application brush
Olive oil + dead sea mud soap (for brush and hands)
Bees-waxed cotton drop cloth
Instructions for use and brush maintenance

$125 for 25 sheets gold, $150 for 100 sheets gold 

LDBA Summer Camps! 2017

LDBA-Brooklyn, NY
LDBA/NYC Day Camp, July 17-20

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LDBA Farm Camp 2017, July 24-28

We threw a bundle dye baby shower!

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And it was so fun! We met the parents to be in a previous LDBA bundle dye class, taught by the beautiful and amazing Cara Marie Piazza.

For the shower, participants chose adorable white baby clothes, and got to make their mark on them with fresh and dried flowers, herbs and bark! The results are stunning, for inquiries on YOUR baby shower or Holiday Parties, contact us!

Photos from Field + Supply 2016

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Here’s a first peek at Field+Supply with photos by Karine Bontemps.
The weekend was magical and filled with good friends, food, music, and wonderful students and customers! Thank you all who taught and sold and bought and learned and helped! More photos to come.

XOXO LDBA loves you.

We created our own country for 5 days. Farm Camp 2016

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All photos by Riley Salyards. Food by Danny Newberg. Kiddos  from the best parents ever. Staff straight from heaven.

For the last 4 years, we have created our own country on the top of Mark Firth and Bettina Schwartz’ sheep pasture in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. When we arrive to set up, 4 days before camp, the pasture is rolling hills of wild thyme and lush grass. With birch and maple saplings, we construct our worlds: The tipi is raised Blackfoot style by Bryan Norvelle and Mark Kolski,  and then we set up tent world, kitchen world, dish world, magic world, art world, poop world (yep). When campers arrive, camp looks like scenes from ‘Out Of Africa’ and ‘Moonrise Kingdom’.

We awoke every day with the sun- some campers earlier than others (Daisy was the earliest riser)! We’d quietly make a fire, putting the early risers to work, cleaning camp and doing dishes, setting up for breakfast, tending to the fire, collecting eggs and water; with the reward of being first in line for breakfast.  After eating homemade granola with raw milk from Blue Hill Farm, topped with luscious berries and fruit from neighboring farms, campers would do their dishes and prepare for the day; swimsuits under LDBA t-shirts, shorts, hats, a backpack with 4 essentials (sunscreen, water, notebook, pencil).

Artist classes in the Tipi, survival school, sacred arts, medicine cards, yoga, cooking school, herb school, and lots of free time to run wild in the wild thyme… then an incredibly delicious lunch in Best Made bowls; daily herbal tea made by Jessa and the campers, dishes, and then SWIMMING (!!) in Lake Garfield every single day. We’d return to camp to play and help prep for dinner, practice whittling, draw, go check out the sheep… then long pants and long sleeve shirts and tons of bug spray as those blood sucking skeeters came out around sunset. Dinner was gobbled up by the fire, then dishes, sticks collected in anticipation of S’MORES..but first, story time, or jokes, or the Military Alphabet… Bed time happened after marshmallows as the darkness settled, campers falling blissfully asleep after being outside all day. The week seems to expand time, and then suddenly it’s over.

These photos capture the magic and beauty and FOOD (!!) of our LDBA Farm Camp, (more to come)! Thank you Riley, and thank you to everyone who co-created this world- we miss our tribe like wildfire.