Studio Tour #29 - Black Baroque

Hey there! How have you been? 

I can't believe it has been almost 4 months since the last studio tour. Thanks for your patience! Today we are off to New England by the Sea to visit Alexandra Wolf from BlackBaroque.etsy.com.

I stumbled into Black Baroque while looking for Halloween imagery. I couldn't resist  these fantastic flying skeletons.  To make them even more tempting, they are printed on a page from Dante's Inferno. (By the way, click on the captions for more info on these fun pieces).

Alexandra and her loyal assistant Poni have invited us to check out her studio as well as the retail shop they owned until recently when they moved closer to the beach. This fun boutique, Poni's Parlor -gifts with a twist, was such a cute creative space, I asked Alexandra to show us around. Now let me get out of your way, so you can get a better look.

AW: Poni, so happy waiting for customer's to come by & say hi. He was all dressed up for the Meredith Bloom Festival. Even though he is a boy he still likes pink. People loved seeing him in his pink flower collar I made for him.

AW: "Before" photo of the main room of the store.

AW: "After" photo of the main room. Our tin ceilings look like whipped cream.

AW: The awning was actually a large piece of fabric I bought. It was not scalloped but had more white coming across where you see the black pattern. I cut around the black pattern, then using a plate marking the white area and then cut so it would be scalloped as well. Then I hot glued pom pom trim to the edges. The taller desk with the black area has my computer in it. I kept a black piece of fabric to cover it when the shop is closed.

AW: Poni has his own line of all natural chemical & preservative free spa products for dogs. You can see them on the tables with the blue labels.

AW: The red bowl sets I design and manufacture. They have been featured in over 18 magazines including Cat Fancy and The NY Post.

AW: My office in our home. I just decided to take black paint and start painting the room to look like a cartoon lounge to go with My Pet Lounge Company. This is where I have fun coming up with the pieces that end up in my Black Baroque Etsy shop.
Friends Come In All Sizes print from Black Baroque
Thanks for the great tour, Alexandra  & Poni!  And thank you, readers, for stopping by and leaving a comment. Your interest is what keeps these studio tours & artist features going.

Come back Thursday (11/18) to find out more about Alexandra, Poni and the art of Black Baroque.  I'll also announce the new giveaway, with a fantastic prize donated by our generous hostess.

For more about Poni's spa products visit ShadowsBeautyPalace.com - (Shadow is Poni's secret identity). Also check out ThePetLounge.com to view Alexandra's fun pet bowl sets. 10% of the profits from these 2 shops goes to help animals in need. Click the links to read more about this.

Before you go, have you entered the current random drawing for a framed print of my "Secrets" painting? Everyone who leaves a comment on my blog before 1 a.m. (EST) on 11/18 will be entered into the drawing. Click here for details and to view that prize.


  1. What a wonderful studio tour! I love the pink, black and red color combo, very striking.

  2. Thank you so much for visiting me. It truly means so much, especially, since I have not been around much lately.

    What a fabulous before and after example. I am dying to do something new around here. It's amazing what people can do when they set their mind to something.

  3. What a wonderful shop and other lovely items. I also really liked seeing Poni in his special collar.

  4. What a Lovely and Unique Store! I Love the Fact they mix illustration and reality : D What a Great Idea! : *** Kisses to you all from Portugal

  5. Wow, what an amazing space! Thank you so much for sharing :-)

  6. Amazing place... really a great blog post, Stacey!

  7. WOW, what a wonderful place you made. How could you not be happy there? Fun, fun, fun happy place :)


    Linda Hardy
    a/k/a Mamapainter

  8. Gorgeous location. Now you have to be a true Artist to live in colour like that. SO pretty and adventurous. It made me so happy looking at it. I am sure it would be awesome to browse thru. :) T.

  9. Wow, I envy the "brave", I can barely decide to paint a beige room darker beige! I am so jealous of design moxie!! Way to go Alex! And love your prints on vintage papers!
    Thanks Stacey, for intimidating the meek mono-neutralists almong us with this awesome studio! :)