Fun at Chroma K8

It has been a whirlwind month. My Swarm is complete for Saturday’s opening, and I am dropping of my Music piece at the new Evanston Art Center tomorrow.

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May started off with a fun Pop-up at Chroma K8 Beautique. Several businesses gathered at the Salon to offer Mother’s Day gifts.

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We enjoyed getting to know each other better and learning about each other’s businesses as we spent the day perusing each other’s wares.

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My new table was fun to set up.

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Photo by Kate Jotzat

Malik of Hip Circle Studio came with her famed wheel to offer demonstrations and class sneak peeks.

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Hip Circle Studio is launching web-based classes that begin this week. You can participate by web cam, and Malik will monitor your posture and activity remotely, while you can also interact with other student in the studio. I hope some of my friends who moved away will reconnect with us this way.

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Memoir for Me  is a lovely concept where Nora Kerr interviews people and then puts photo album together with narratives as family heirlooms.

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She does this for people of all ages, from young children to retirees to grandparents.

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I picked up bath deliciousness from Bonnie-Naturally nourishing skin & body care, who offers organic skin care products.

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I chatted with Nomadic Ant and admired her lovely silver & brass jewelry.

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I also sniffed the colorful Skokiewood candles that smelled edible.

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Jenny offered Noktivo’s mini-manis for all vendors and shoppers.

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Back on Track untangled my shoulders during a relaxing chair massage.

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Little Monsters Photography took awesome photos of our event.

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Kate then asked me to leave some pieces with her for consignment, so you can peruse my pieces throughout the salon while you get your hair and nails done.

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I decided to get my hair done organically too last week.

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Chroma K8’s products are all earth friendly and healthy. The coloring products she uses have coconut oil and other hair-friendly ingredients to ensure the damage is limited.

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The shampoo and conditioner products also offer healthy solutions for earth and scalp, and the staff at ChromaK8 offers knowledgeable advice to support one’s hair, and the products don’t break the bank.

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Chroma K8 Beautique is located at 5425 N Lincoln in Chicago, and worth the visit.

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Making a Swarm

With Evanston Made kicking off June 3, I am thrilled to be part of the official Evanston Art Center Exhibit as well as a special show featuring critters near to my heart. SideTracked Studio will be hosting Swarm, a small works exhibition.

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Jason McPhillips, “Negentropy,”
Oil and Gold Leaf on Panel, 10″x10″

The word can be defined in different ways – from an act of aggression/protection to simply a group of animals – and the Coynes thought it high time to mount their own swarm via artists interpreting the theme.

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Lauren showed me her concept art, which aligned with my vision of creating a butterfly mobile, and I am excited to be included in this show with such highly talented artists.

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Works on exhibit will be: Lauren Levato Coyne, Rory Coyne, Jason McPhillips, Erin Gergen Halls, Anthony Cramer, Gail Potocki, John Walker, Erich J. Moffatt, Victoria Fuller, Renee McGinnis, Maike van Wijk, and Stephanie Inagaki.

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This exhibit will be a wonderful spectacle of highly crafted works that are mostly no larger than twelve inches, and an installation made of smaller components by the artists to make one collaborative piece, or swarm.

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The opening reception is Saturday, June 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. with beverages provided by New Holland Brewing Co. The exhibition continues through July 2, 2016.

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I had fun creating different critters, dressing them (aka making up my own species), and arranging them in various ways.

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There is no telling how Lauren and Rory will install them when they combine my pieces with the other artists’ submissions.

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Sidetracked Studio is the storefront studio of artists Lauren Levato Coyne and Rory Coyne founded with collector and advisor Michele Mahon Jahelka. Throughout the year Sidetracked Studio, located at 707 Chicago Avenue, also presents gallery exhibitions of visiting artists, workshops, and lectures. For information visit sidetrackedstudio.com or find them on social media.

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Sidetracked Studio is located near the purple line Main Street station, as well as the Main Street Metra station. Metered parking is available on Chicago Avenue, and you can find residential parking a few blocks closer to the lake. The gallery is wheelchair accessible.

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Evanston Made kicks off June 3

June is promising to be a fun month. I will be exhibiting at the Evanston Art Center as part of Evanston Made. Formerly Open Studios Evanston, Evanston Made is a month-long celebration of the arts in Evanston designed to create opportunities for artists to engage with the community (and vice versa). Art studios, galleries, museums and businesses throughout Evanston will show works by Evanston creatives June 3 through 30, 2016.

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I am looking forward to attending the opening reception of the Evanston Made exhibit at the Evanston Art Center (1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201). Numerous local artists have submitted art work and I look forward to mixing and mingling and being inspired by their work. The reception is from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, June 3. There will be shadow puppets too!

I walked the show last year and had a blast. The Evanston Made show will be up through June 30. Evanston Art Center Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm, Friday: 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm and admission is free.

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In conjunction with the exhibit, Evanston Art Center is hosting a Pop Up Gallery and Store June 3-30. The store is located in the lobby of the Evanston Art Center and you can meet the various artists (listed below) during their pop-up shifts. Evanston Made’s artist studio tour is June 4, 12-5 p.m. Maps for the studio tour will be available online and at Evanston Art Center June 3 & 4.

Evanston Made Kids! — held on June 4 from 11am to 4 p.m. at Evanston Art Center — celebrates young Evanston artists and their families with a day of FREE fun and creativity in the parking lot of 1717 Central Street. Visitors will enjoy hands-on make-and-take arts activities, how-to workshops, an eclectic exhibition of Evanston-based artists, a pop-up store of handmade goods, live performances and picnic nook featuring the fares of various food trucks.

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Participating venues will show works by Evanston creatives June 3 – 30. In addition to the Music piece you’ll find at the Evanston Art Center, I am creating a swarm installation for SideTracked Studio. That opening takes place Saturday, June 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. (more on that in my next post). You can see my pieces and other artists works at Creative Coworking, 922 Davis street. Sara Jane Abbott of See Jane Sparkle is an official participant (where I am consigned), and I met The Collage Cafe’s Lindy Stockton during the first studio tour, who is featuring Angela Williams this month.

My caffeine source Brothers K Coffeehouse features an exciting collaboration for Evanston Made. Jason Brown, Rob Larson, and Travis Clement are collaborating to create site specific wall installations. In the spirit of Evanston Made, they are hoping to stretch their coffee-sipping neighbors to creatively re-imagine the everyday. Cultivate Urban Rain Forest features works by Laura Mae Noble, terrarium designer, Mollie Miller, ceramicist, and Paul Whittaker, abstract artist and photographer.

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Next to See Jane Sparkle Perspective Group and Photography Gallery will exhibit photographs by Bob Tanner and Faigie Tanner. Stumble & Relish features assorted locally made goods that will be discounted 15% throughout June.  Other venues include:

  • The Celtic Knot Public House showing works by James Deeb
  • Space 900 features works by Ken Avick, Colleen Conley, Clark Ellithorpe, Judith Roston Freilich, Joanna Pinsky and Peggie Robinson
  • The Pot Shop has works by Dominic Mosca
  • The Saw Room features works by Dana DeAno
  • Open Studio Project showcases works by Y.O.U. Youth Artists
  • Ausrine’s Arts Room shows works by Ausrine Kerr, Rita Shimelfarb, Yvette Meltzer
  • Bookends & Beginnings showing works by Stephen Murphy
  • Boltwood with works by Dana DeAno
  • The New Studio with Mel Winer and Karen Vierneisel
  • Chiropractic 1st showing works by Stephen Lloyd
  • Mill Creek Miniatures showing works by Judith Lewin, Amy O. Woodbury
  • Midwest Clay Guild featuring Patty Kochaver, Sarah Meyer, Susan Curry, Jon Weiss, Dana Shearin, Layna Portugal,Judy Disman, Jill Birschbach & Joanna Kramer
  • DragonFly Boutique showing local artists Vanessa Filley, Kristin Bruni and Karna Erickson
  • Ayla’s Originals, featuring beaded baubles
  • Five Finger Press hosts works by Patti Montgomery
  • Gather featuring works by Kristen Neveu
  • Trash & Treasures featuring works by Carol Hammerman
  • Alley Gallery showcases works by Ross Martens and Darren Oberto
  • La Petite Gallery Lapin showcases works by Katherine Orr
  • Prairie Joe’s features works by Aydin Dincer
  • Frame Warehouse will highlight Paul Nebenzahl

Other events include artist talks at EAC on June 5, 12, 19 and 26. Find out more and tag #EvanstonMade via http://twitter.com/EvanstonMade, https://www.facebook.com/Evanston-Made and instagram @Evanston_Made.

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Hosted by the Evanston Art Center and produced by Anomaly Productions, the Pop-Up Gallery and Store is an “all -inclusive” event and artists, with locally created wares in categories from ceramics to jewelry to housewares. Participating creatives include: Amy Amoroso, Amy Gabbert, Amy Harms, Andrea Koch, Angela Williams, Ayla Pizzo, Carol Beaver, Carol Hammerman, Chris Heisinger, David Sutton, Deborah Hirshfield, Dena Vincent, Donna Bartman Masini, Doug Haight, Fay Bomberg, Heather Hancock, Jane Grover, Jane Sisco, Jason Brown, Jason Cohn, Jill Birschbach, Joanna Kramer, Julie Rivera, Karen Daughtry, Kate Williamson, Kathryn Ware, Katie Sircher, Kevin Kipp, Kristin Mariani, Lena Kim, Leon Litinsky, Lisa Nicolson, Margarita Shimelfarb, Marla Wallerstein, Micah Hanson, Pat Bernard, Patty Kochaver, Paul Segedin, Rebecca Hill, Rob Larson, Roslyn Broder, Sara Piepmeier, Sarah Meyer, Sheryl Coaxum, Theresa Pawlan, Travis Clement, Vanessa Filey and Yvette Meltzer.

This annual studio tour changed its name to Evanston Made in 2016, to alleviate confusion with the non-profit organization Open Studio Project.
Promotional Graphics courtesy Evanston Made and SideTracked studio.

Spring

I have lots to recap, but today I’ll just post some flower picture because Spring is here and it is pretty.

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Wishing you a week full of blossoming ideas and vibrant living!

Installing the DOT Show

So after all the dot-making, the time came to load everything into a car.

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Drawing Dottie assisted in packing everything up.

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The Dot Show is an exhibition of 14 FUSEDChicago members at the Chicago Arts District in Pilsen which opens May 13 with a reception in ShowPOD7, from 6 to 10 pm at 1834 S. Halsted in Chicago.

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On my way to 18th Street and Halsted I had two stowaways who wanted to make sure all dots were accounted for.

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Our window was a blank canvas.

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Our pods were opened for us and we unloaded our art work.

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For the DOT Show, 2 artists are paired in each of the 7 ShowPODs to create an installation of loveliness.

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Carol Hamilton had made giant wooden circles to fill up the space.

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She also made 3 sentinels, pillars covered in encaustic paint, to keep watch over our window.

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She had given me clues to her color scheme, and it was fun coordinating our pieces with each other.

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It got pretty hot on the 80-degree day, so our initial plan of having pieces close to the window and in the window was pared down a bit.

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But the result is marvelous.

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FUSEDChicago is an organization of Midwest artists who share an interest in encaustic, a method of making art using pigmented wax fused to a surface by heat.

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Textures can be smooth or dimensional, and art work can be bold or understated.

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Each of the 7 windows is an installation by two artists, which is joined to the other 6 windows by the medium of encaustic and the connecting form of the dot.

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I love seeing how our different styles have a dialogue with each other, and seeing how each artist pair interpreted the theme.

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showPOD1 contains art by Sue Cahill & Marian Ostrowski

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showPOD2 is Carol Hamilton & Maike van Wijk

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showPOD3 holds work by Linda Sorkin-Eisenberg & Carol L. Myers

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showPOD4 shows the collaboration of Alicia Forestall-Boehm & Amy Van Winkle

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showPOD5 includes Michele Thrane & Pat Lagger

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showPOD6 has work by Joan Moriarty & Karen Tichy

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showPOD7 showcases Kathy Blankley Roman & Jenny Learner

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The artists were curated by VA de Pintor, Elyse Martin, and Linda Sorkin-Eisenberg.

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A second event will be held June 10th, 2016, 6 to 10pm in ShowPOD7, 1834 S. Halsted in Chicago.

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showPOD is a high exposure exhibition space, compact, dynamic, unmanned, and designed to support concepts of art experimentation and installation.

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Developed by the Chicago Arts District, showPOD creates an instant art experience in the non-traditional space and format of 24/7/365 exposure to art installation.

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showPOD by design can be viewed by anyone at anytime during the life of its installation, allowing a rich public art experience that breaks down the traditional limits of gallery space or museum.

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The ShowPODs are on both sides of South Halsted between 18th Street and19th Street (close to Chocolat Uzma Sharif).

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It is worth seeing the effect each installation has from the other side of the street.

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FUSEDChicago is an organization of Midwest artists who share an interest in encaustic, a method of making art using pigmented wax fused to a surface by heat.

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Our mission is to advance public awareness of encaustic art through workshops and thematic exhibitions of member work, and to create professional opportunities for networking and learning exchanges for our members.

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Drawing Dottie is eager to greet you!

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Preparing for the DOT Show

I’ve been toggling between doilies and dots this past month.

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After my show opening at Creative Coworking I launched into dot-making for the next exhibit. The DOT Show has been in the making for about a year.

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It is an exhibition of 14 FUSEDChicago members at the Chicago Arts District in Pilsen.

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The show was installed this weekend and officially opens May 13 with a reception in ShowPOD7, from 6 to 10 pm at 1834 S. Halsted in Chicago.

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Each of the 7 windows included in this unique exhibition will have its own composition, yet, through the connecting form of the dot, they will visually link to the other 6 windows.

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I put all the rounds on my Now That’s A Jig! to play with.

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But putting the rounds up against the wall put things in perspective. It is quite a leap to go from Frosties to larger installation art.

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I used bottles as mandrels to go bigger.

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The larger pieces are hard to keep stable without a frame or substrate.

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Thankfully a brainstorm with Carol Myers had me running to Michaels to pick up wreath holders, and those offered a nice framing device for my larger pieces.

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Curated by FUSEDChicago members VA de Pintor, Elyse Martin, and Linda Sorkin-Eisenberg, this exhibition supports FUSEDChicago’s mission to educate and promote encaustic art, which is an ancient art form.

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It is the process of painting by fusing layers of pigmented wax. The flexibility of this medium affords many interesting results. Surfaces can be smooth or highly texturized. Layers of the wax can be sculpted or embedded or simply scraped away.

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In my case, encaustic medium is fused to the wire.

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Artists included in this exhibit:

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  • showPOD1  Sue Cahill & Marian Ostrowski

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  • showPOD2  Carol Hamilton & Maike van Wijk

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  • showPOD3  Linda Sorkin-Eisenberg & Carol L. Myers

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  • showPOD4  Alicia Forestall-Boehm & Amy Van Winkle

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  • showPOD5  Michele Thrane & Pat Lagger

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  • showPOD6  Joan Moriarty & Karen Tichy

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  • showPOD7  Kathy Blankley Roman & Jenny Learner

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I scoped out the venue and was glad to be paired with the prolific Carol Hamilton, who sent me the dimensions of her pieces while I was still putting together the Creative Coworking squares.

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This coming weekend I’ll learn how to solder which will hopefully inspire better ways to create these larger pieces that everyone loves.

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ShowPOD is a program of Chicago Arts District. showPOD is a high exposure exhibition space, compact, dynamic, unmanned, and designed to support concepts of art experimentation and installation.

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Developed by the Chicago Arts District, showPOD creates an instant art experience in the non-traditional space and format of 24/7/365 exposure to art installation.

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showPOD by design can be viewed by anyone at anytime during the life of its installation, allowing a rich public art experience that breaks down the traditional limits of gallery space or museum.

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FUSEDChicago is an organization of Midwest artists who share an interest in encaustic, a method of making art using pigmented wax fused to a surface by heat.

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Come out on Friday and see how this turned out!

Evanston’s Community Yarnbomb

Last year Evanston yarn bombed the Dempster-Chicago merchant area, and this year the initiative expanded to include Main Street as well.

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Intrigued by promises of finger knitting I signed up for the May 7 workshop, but then was more incentivized last month by a yarnbomb-making session at La Principal.

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Jaime gave us a tutorial on knotting, and then we all were off to the races.

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You loop 1 strand around two (or more) others to get the effect.

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She also showed a friendship-bracelet style technique.

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It was fun to see all the color combinations and listen in on conversations.

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Our drinks matched the first colors we were given.

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Tacos and margaritas made for much creativity.

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My first strand was fun.

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These get sewn together with fishing line by other volunteers.

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Number two of mine.

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The project uses only Bonnie Braid, a weather resistant and colorfast yarn.

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Donation checks for the yarn can be made payable to Stumble & Relish, they will use the funds to purchase more supplies.

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Stumble & Relish owner Jaime Leonardi offers knotting and finger knitting tutorials for the events posted around town.

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We cut longer and longer strands as we kept working.

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This one spanned the room.

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It was a productive evening.

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My friend did an interesting weaving thing.

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As we sipped one more drink we made one more strand.

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Quite a fun pile.

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I was given more yarn to play with at home.

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A few crochet tutorials later, I got the hang of doily making.

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Hip Circle Studio’s colors inspired me further.

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The last community knotting class takes place Saturday, May 7 from 2-5 pm at Evanston Stitchworks on 906 Sherman Ave. (Next to The Collage Cafe).

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The thick yarn makes for productive TV-watching.

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Yarn installation dates are May 11 from 2-5 pm at Evanston Stitchworks, 906 Sherman Ave.and Thursday, May 12, from 2-5 pm at the corner of Chicago and Greenwood.

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Some bombing was down over the weekend already, and on Wednesday.

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You can drop off home made yarn circles and strands at Stumble & Relish 1310 A Chicago Ave. until May 13.

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Feeding the meter might be fun after this.

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I’ll also be inspecting each tree closely to see if I recognize my pieces.

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It’s fun to make a contribution that adds color to our community.

Meet, Munch & Mastermind on Wednesday

Our most favorite NEW event of the year is coming early! Formerly held in October, Crain’s Small Business week has moved to May and is happening right now! We of course put on our favorite luncheon event at Shannon’s Irish Pub in Glen Ellyn, which takes place on Wednesday, May 4 from 11:30 am to 5 pm.

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Meet, Munch & Mastermind: An Agenda to Reach Your Highest Potential From Women’s Business Experts is a Dynamic Networking Luncheon followed by educational talks designed specifically for women entrepreneurs. Participants will enjoy lively, enlightening education from business experts and be provided opportunities for brainstorming personal concerns/questions related to the topics discussed. Our first two events were inspiring and engaging, so you don’t want to miss this one!

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Angel Simmons will discuss “The Launch Pad: Transitioning From Faithful Employee to Fabulous Entrepreneur.” Participants will gain a more realistic perspective of what’s really needed to make the transition from employee to entrepreneur as well as resources to help them cross over when they’re ready. Participants will leave feeling empowered to make the first step towards their dream. And, through some interactive participation, they will be affirmed by other women in the session.

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Angel Simmons is a multi-talented artist with a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago. She has worked in youth and young adult ministry, conference planning and as a mentor to youth in Chicago’s Englewood community. She believes in the healing power of the arts and is committed to helping others discover their God-given gifts. Angel is an advocate for healthy and fulfilling relationships, and promotes love and connections daily throughout her social media networks and her blog, “Love’s Great Design”. She holds professional certifications in Soul Care and Biblically-based Counseling, Love and Relationships, Stress and Trauma, Grief and Loss Coaching, and is a certified QPR Gatekeeper for suicide intervention. Angel was crowned in 2015 as the Ms. Worldwide Illinois Ambassador for the Live Out Loud Charity, with her platform being suicide intervention, depression awareness, and grief and loss support.

Ingrid Morris will take the mystery out of numbercrunching with: “Do You Know Your Numbers?” The number of female entrepreneurs are on the rise! Women own 10.6 million businesses in the United States. They employ 19.1 million workers–that’s one in every seven employees. Their businesses account for $2.5 trillion in sales. Yet, 1 of 5 businesses fail. It’s not for lack of great product or services, but one of lack of financial acumen and operational knowledge. The question becomes, ” do you know your financial vitals; sale revenue, gross profit, net margins. This interactive discussions clears the financial fog, and gives women the basic financial understanding and knowledge to speak the language of finance and position their business for growth. Learn how to create financial projections, drive profitability, and increase your customer base.

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Ingrid Morris has spent 20 years skyrocketing up the corporate ladder. Out of her love and affinity for numbers since the age of 5, she has utilized her gifts and talents to manage and grow financial portfolios that range up to $200MM in revenue. In 2014, “The Numberz Girl” opened Morr Solutions Unlimited; a revenue generation and life maximization firm for women. Most recently, she spends her time in Hollywood with celebrity clients helping them to create and sustain profitable careers through building financial projections and increasing their revenue portfolios. She is also the Founder of the ProfitFirst Academy for Women.

Delmar Johnson will share her HR Brain with  “Hire Right in the Shift, From Preneur to Employer: Don’t Let Your Guts Do All the Talking.” Like most business owners, you started your company wearing many hats and doing it all: sales, marketing, operations, product development, accounting and more!! Now that it is time to expand your business, do you know how to strategically add teammates to help accomplish your mission and goals without blowing your budget? This session will share vital tips to help business owners & leaders understand the what, how, why and when adding interns, volunteers, employees (Form W-2) and independent contractors (Form 1099) to their team is necessary and do it from an informed position.

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With over 20 years of experience working with big corporations, small business owners and new entrepreneurs, human resource guru and visionary Delmar Johnson founded HR Brain for Hire™ as a trusted and resourceful solution for first time employers in need of affordable, efficient, and top notch recruitment, training and HR services. Delmar’s personal story, which includes multiple layoffs, life challenges, and her own dive into entrepreneurship, gives her a perfect mix of formal knowledge and “real life” experience that she pours into each client and their unique needs. Business owners love Delmar because her talent and passion for HR allow them to fall in love with their business all over again by getting them the right support that they so desperately need while saving them time, money, and headaches. In offering solutions, interactive workshops, and professional development training, Delmar’s goal is twofold: 1) to offer value-added solutions to women-owned business owners, positioning them as an” employer of choice” through the establishing of HR tools, standards and systems; and 2) to equip women to design their own career path by connecting who they are authentically to what they do to serve the world.

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Our $30 luncheon includes a delicious meal, these fabulous speakers, and opportunities to make connections with other attendees. Join us Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM at Shannon’s Irish Pub, 428 N Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL.

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NEW – The Network of Entrepreneurial Women is a group of Chicagoland business women who are upgrading business networking with fun and creative events that inspire attendees to work together, refer each other and most of all cheer each other on as the membership succeeds. Events rotate around various suburbs on a semimonthly basis, usually the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Thursday of the month. RSVP for our upcoming events at Meetup, or like us on Facebook and check up on our organization here.

Mom & Pop-Up on Sunday

Can’t get your shopping on this Saturday? Well, I’ll have another trunk show on Sunday, May 1 from 12 pm to 5 pm.

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Chroma K8 Beautique is hosting Mom & Pop Up at their salon at 5425 N Lincoln in Chicago. Enjoy a mimosa and treats while shopping for mom locally, featuring jewelry, all natural skin, body care and hair care, candles, nail spa gift certificates, memory books, photography packages, massages and fitness opportunities.

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It’s time to celebrate all nurturers in our lives!

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Back on Track will be providing chair massages the day of the event.

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I see Hip Circle Studio is on the roster, so you’re bound to get some advice on how to stay limber after that massage!

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Memoir for Me offers interviewing, writing, layout and printing services to capture your life story or that of a loved one, and will help your mom preserve her life stories.

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Little Monsters Photography can expand on those stories with new family photographs.

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Nomadic Ant offers quirky and unique handmade silver and brass jewelry and leather accessories that I admire anytime I see their creations.

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Maybe we can mix and match pieces!

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Skokiewood candles will bring hand poured soy candles, locally and mama made that have delicious names.

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In the green cosmetics realm Bonnie naturally nourishing skin & body care will offer lip balms and body balm candles that I am curious about.

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My favorite Nail Salon Noktivo will offer green beauty products and offer gift certificates for nail services.

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My hands and feet love being pampered, and I may keep my manicure intact to show you Jenny’s handiwork.

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I’ve passed through Chroma K8 to get Noktivo services, and recently checked out their shampoo products.

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Owner Kate Jotzat strives to be as natural as possible, from hair color and hair care, to cleaning products and practices. You can learn more about the green initiatives on Chroma K8’s web site, which encourages me to learn more about their natural blue hair dye options.

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Opened in January 2014, Kate furnished the salon with mostly vintage and reused furniture. Like Noktivo, the beautique eliminates most disposables with cloth towels and napkin and by using reusable gloves, glass cups, ceramic mugs, plates, and silverware.

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A basket full of goodies will be raffled off with proceeds benefiting a local environmental non profit. 

There is also gift with a total purchase of $50 or more within the Pop-Up (bring receipts to front desk of Chroma K8 Beautique the day of the event)

. I hope you pick up some of my pieces!

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Wanna join us? Use #Mom&popup2016 to document your experience at our trunk show.

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Photo credits: vendor pictures are pulled from the internet and should be attributed to them individually.

Sparkly Saturday Trunk Show

Mother’s Day is coming up, which is the perfect time to give your mother some sparkle!

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On Saturday, April 30 I will have a Trunk Show at See Jane Sparkle so you can peruse my wares and accessorize them with Sara Jane’s creations.

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I’ve been adding some bling to my newer pendants to get into the sparkle theme.

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I’ll probably put on an outfit from the last trunk show I attended in this lovely space, where my jewelry inspired the color choices.

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Meet the Maker will be from 1 pm to 4 pm, but you’ll be able to peruse my pieces earlier that day, and I may pop in a little sooner too.

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I am playing with necklace layers, inspired by Sara Jane’s fashion sense.

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There will be bubbly to sip on while you can try on and accessorize vintage clothing with purses, hats, gloves, shoes, belts, scarves and jewelry.

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I love all the ring bling.

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The musically inclined can peruse my updated collection.

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Next door, Stumble & Relish is featuring LouBirdie, another local maker. This thoughtful, sweet line is made in Chicago by Crailin Hardy.

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Both shops will serve some bubbly to sip on as you browse. See Jane Sparkle is located at 1312 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.

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