Exploring Crystal Lake

On Friday I was scheduled for an evening art fair at the Immanuel Lutheran School in Crystal Lake, a suburb I had never visited before. So prior to the 4:30 pm setup time I decided to take the afternoon to explore the town. An online search produced an intriguing map of a nice walkable cluster downtown, so I figured out where to park and set the coordinates for a leisurely drive.

The weather was lovely (albeit slightly chilly), and I parked my car in a 4-hour spot. Then I oriented myself based on the map by the train station.

Since it was lunchtime I checked the list of restaurants first, and picked two that looked intriguing. While passing a bunch of enticing windows I decided on Le Petit Marche, a lovely french-inspired bistro.

I ordered a tuna salad brioche with tea, which was served quickly.

The ambiance is lovely, and I would love take part in a wine and cheese evening sometime.

I was going to leave some postcards for Affair of the Arts, but someone already had. 🙂

Fully nourished, I walked to the end of the street and fell in love with the Crystal Lake Antique Mall. This place has rooms upon rooms of vintage pieces that inspire nostalgia and tempt those with a flair for spinning stories about old pieces. I saw a lovely wooden desk secretary at a bargain price, but instead settled on a tray I actually needed. I do think I’ll visit again though, maybe I will know a place to put that piece by then (if it is still there).

Fully uplifted by this historic surprise, I strolled back outside and made my way back into modern times in an old-town setting.

I meandered 2 fabric stores, some fashion boutiques, and then stumbled onto Kaleidoscoops via a gift shop, and couldn’t resist treating myself to a cone. This is a nice after-school hangout for teens. I needed caffeine for a long evening so “The Grind” was a perfect fix with its delicious caramel and the crunch of chocolate covered espresso beans inside.

Across from the ice cream store was Evolve, a store with yummy-smelling chakra candles, lots of healing crystals, altar pieces, incense and beautiful instruments to center the soul. I could have spent hours in there but had a schedule to keep.

So I strolled in and out of a few more cute stores before being stopped by the Metra. In the future I could catch the UP-NW metro line in Mount Prospect for a mini trip to Crystal Lake.

On my way to the car I spotted this fun sign that applies to so much of life.

Five minutes later I was at the Lutheran School to unload my car in the gym.

Soon the place was transformed into a vibrant and colorful fair.

Fancy meeting Le Petit Marche here again!

It was fun getting back into the booth setup routine.

I had fun doing a quick perusal.

 Tupperware is more vibrant these days.

Now that I am sewing again, this coat by Ginspiration spoke to me.

A raffle drawing was held every 30 minutes.

I gained some new admirers and a few pieces walked away.

My angels, dragonflies and ladybugs were all petted.

A friend stopped by and snapped me in action.

My neighbors were fun to connect with.

Soon it was time to pack up again and head home. It was a good evening and I look forward to visiting here again.

On to Affair of the Arts!

Main-Dempster Mile fun

I am easing out of hibernation and it is safe (no longer too cold) to take angel out and about on my adventures.

Evanston’s Main-Dempster mile is full of fun adventures. Squeezebox has the right idea with these postcards.

I had tacos for charity on the day of the Woman’s March, and later went to La Principal again with friends.

A few weeks later Brothers K collected funds for the ACLU.

My frosty is still hanging out at Rolf’s Auto Care, where I took my car for service.

We rewarded ourselves with some Sketchbook beer after a Hip Circle workout.

Stumble & Relish’s lovely card selection, along with my stash of Curly Girl Design’s Love Delivered subscription has me writing a postcard on Sundays.

I got to sample SPARK Syrup with Prosecco on Thursday and picked up some earrings I couldn’t resist.

Vivian Visser explained the process and inspiration behind her beautiful creations during an Artist talk at Cultivate.

This wonderful show is up through the end of the month.

It is always neat to see who shadows interact with art work on the wall.

I attended a few recent The Collage Cafe workshops, and loved the glowing woman who emerged from the last Grown*UP Girls Club session.

My vision boards will be shown when they manifest.

Then I was introduced to Bullet Journaling at Hip Circle Studio.

Next weekend I hope to explore Evanston’s Black-owned Businesses during Tour de Noir.

There’s always something fun to do in Evanston.

Elmhurst Day Out

Like last year, the Holiday Fair in Elmhurst was a blast. This year, I made a weekend trip out of it and started at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art.

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This museum houses the collection of Joseph Lizzadro, who enjoyed cutting and polishing jade as a hobby, and began collecting beautiful artifacts.

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Because rough jade was not available, Joseph obtained many statues, that were sometimes re-purposed into jewelry he made.

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The entry-level floor is filled with beautiful statues and charming dioramas created entirely out of gemstones.

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The desert diorama was my favorite.

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The Castle Lizzadro is gorgeous, though its in memoriam footnote leaves a sense of sadness and mystery.

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I learned about commesso in pietre dure, which is painting with slivers of stone. There are numerous explanations throughout the museum.

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On the lower level, the displays delve into the mechanics of how stone is carved.

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It also taught me about Hunsrück Slate and what types of stones form in which layer of sediment.

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I envy the opal collection.

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I also spotted a lovely butterfly.

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Soon I had absorbed all I could and it was time to head back out into the sunshine.

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Fall was at its glorious peak.

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I had noted the You Are Beautiful signs at the Art Museum and decided to take a closer look.

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The sculptures were uplifting.

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I still had a little bit of time left so I explored the Conservatory of Wilder Park, a lovely greenhouse.

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Wilder Park is truly beautiful.

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Then it was time to unload the car and start setting up at the Wilder Mansion, which was basking in gorgeous sunlight.

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I found my spot and then moved the car.

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The three-tree setup took some planning.

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Soon I had everything the way I wanted it.

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I spun around to meet other vendors.

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Laurie Messerol is so recognizable.

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Between 4 and 9 pm numerous visitor milled about.

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Libations were flowing, and I got to sip on Prosecco.

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My frosties and angels were popular that day.

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Those who capitalized on the Cubs’ win sold out their blue, red and white wares.

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When the doors closed we wrapped our booths for their slumber party.

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The fountain was lovely at night.

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I took stock of my purchases.

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The next day we opened from 10 am to 5 pm, and more visitors milled about.

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This new vendor has lovely whimsy for sewers and knitters.

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Again, angels and frosties were adopted, and I am thrilled Elmhurst Angel stayed in Elmhurst.

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I think the trees help.

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Jewelry also found new owners.

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This is a great show for vendors to get their start in, and I enjoyed the lovely work by made by Q.

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I also met a lovely new pint-sized admirer who ordered a custom bangle.

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Dragonflies are fluttering in new homes too.

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It was a lovely weekend, and we all enjoyed our time in a beautiful setting.

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Then I packed up what remained to be divided among boutiques and upcoming shows.

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Soon the mansion was cleared, and ready for its next event. RGL Marketing for the Arts will put on an outdoor Spring Show in May.

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I buckled up my ornaments and drove home.

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Then I headed to Ayla’s to source beads for another custom bangle, which I will send off this week.

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If you want to commission a piece, contact me now since the holiday crunch is real.

The Moseltalbahn and the Rheingaulinie

I lived in Germany for 7 years, and was thrilled when my aunt and uncle took me to revisit the lovely Rheingau.

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We strolled by the river in Eltville and then visited a lovely garden at The Burg of Eltville, built in 1329.

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Roses were still in bloom.

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We passed a lovely wine press.

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I forgot how magnificent the churches are, and katholische Pfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul had a lovely blend of modern and old stained glass windows.

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This Ölberggruppe aus der Werkstatt von Peter Schro is fascinating.

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Fachwerk is everywhere. 

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We had a snack and some Riesling at the Brentanohaus, where Goethe was a regular.

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Sage advice from the wine growers:

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Beautiful grapes.

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We dined at Kloster Eberbach, known in Hollywood as the movie setting of the Name of the Rose.

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It was a lovely reintegration into Germany.

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I rode the train to Stuttgart when it was dark, so I have not much to share from that ride.

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The ICE is lovely to ride though.

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After Stuttgart and a visit to Luxembourg I got back on the train in Trier, which are future blog posts.

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From Trier’s Hauptbahnhof, I passed the St. Paulin Kirche.

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Then I was treated to a lovely Mosel valley ride via the Moseltalbahn route.

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Wineries abound along the hillsides.

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Fall was making its entrance.

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Castles dot the landscape along wineries.

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The towns along the river are so beautiful.

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Mountains and Water are a lovely combination.

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In Koblenz I switched over to the Rheingaulinie.

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I only caught a glimpse of Koblenz’s fort.

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This line travels along the Rhein valley.

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The windows were a bit dirty, so getting good shots was harder, especially after sunset.

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Oberlahnstein had an intriguing tower by its station.

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The towns are so picturesque.

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Churches abound.

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The sunset was gorgeous.

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My camera did me proud.

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I passed another castle ruin along the way.

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Scope for the imagination.

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In Kaub there is this Burg, which reminds me of the many Rhein tales. There is a song about two lovers who couldn’t swim to each other and this castle feels like the setting for it.

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Soon I arrived in Wiesbaden, in the dark.

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Wiesbaden is home to the largest Cuckoo Clock in the world.

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It was filled with cuckoo clocks, of course, and wooden Christmas decor.

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My aunt and uncle live near the Neroberg Kapelle.

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We listened to the noontime music of the Marktkirche.

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More travel pictures will follow, as this was a fun sightseeing trip.

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Gathering of Wisdom Keepers

It’s been a week of busy-ness with snippets of self-care thrown in. I got my nails done Friday evening before the Brickton Art Opening and sitting still without anything to review, write, or create was a treat.

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It’s been hard to plan for a non-business getaway this year because of the many work and social obligations popping up. So when Peaceful Parlour announced their Gathering of Wisdom Keepers, I marked my calendar right away.

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On Saturday I took a mini-getaway to Geneva to get my spirit restored. After a 90-minute drive on a gorgeous day, I walked to Third Street and started scoping out the tents.

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I was immediately asked if I wanted a massage, and got my neck and shoulders eased by Krysia Schwab of Kryssage. She offers maya abdominal massage, fertility massage, reiki at practices in St. Charles and Warrenville.

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I met Bill Schwingel of Feng Shui 24, and learned about his practice for space clearing and balancing for your surroundings. He later presented on Earth Acupuncture.

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Linda Hutcheson of Soul Flow, thai bodywork and reiki had a lovely tent where numerous people blissed out on her work.

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I had lunch at Graham’s 318 and walked around Third Street on a glorious day to absorb all the positive vibes.

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Summer doesn’t start without an ice cream cone!

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Prior to lunch I had a one-card reading with Rebecca Brown of Dreaming Girl Highway. I later sat down for a formal oracle card reading, and then learned about her blessing wheel.

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My first henna was drawn on me Thursday during the Main-Dempster Sip & Shop with See Jane Sparkle and Stumble & Relish.

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I thought of having Angel’s heart ‘tattooed’, and Leah McCloskey of Heavenly Henna by Leah was happy to do it. Her focus is on natural henna incorporating your prayer, wish, dream or intention. I love the added sparkle.

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Sandy Sabo taught about grounding with copper and showcased her lovely spiral pendants. She also makes wonderful spoon fish wind chimes.

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Susan Francis hosted several animal communication sessions for dogs and cats.

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Jen Reinhofer balanced my energy with a reiki session after which I just wanted to nap on the table.

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Hope Ross makes lovely Reiki infused gemstone jewelry and I couldn’t resist a citrine ring by her.

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Kathleen Reedy performed tuning fork chakra balancing and empathic soul work, incorporating color therapy and grid work. Vicky Feyen did Astrological chart readings while Stacy Chandler offered psychic medium readings, Akashic records, and crystal clearing.

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David Zoberis demonstrated Sumi ink painting.

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I did some shopping in the eco-friendly shop to keep the positive energy flowing at home.

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Peaceful Parlour is located at 212 South 3rd Street on the lower level in Geneva, Illinois. Their hours are Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm

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It is important to take time-outs when you can. While it is ideal to take a 48-hour window or more to unplug, sometimes an evening with friends, or an hour of getting your hands, head or body pampered will do the trick.

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I have King Spa on my list to explore, and plan on returning to White Pines before Winter as well.

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Evanston Made ArtWalk

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).

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Art studios, galleries, museums and businesses throughout Evanston are showing works by Evanston creatives June 3 through 30.

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I put on my bangles for the Opening Soiree.

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Opening night was packed at the Evanston Art Center.

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I heard 300 artists were represented in the show.

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My piece had a lovely prime spot.

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The second floor holds four thoughtful exhibits, 2 by groups and two by solo artists.

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In conjunction with the exhibit, Evanston Art Center is hosting a Pop Up Gallery and Store June 3-30.

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The store is located in the lobby of the Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, Evanston.

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You can meet the various artists during their pop-up shifts.

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It turns out one of the Brothers K baristas is an artist as well, and he did a demo at the Art Center on Opening night.

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His pillows are at the Pop-up, and you can see his art work at Brothers K Coffeehouse.

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I bumped into a few friends, one of whom snapped my photo.

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After the opening I plotted my route with the fabulous Evanston Made map.

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I started out on Florence Avenue which had changed quite a bit since my last visit there.

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Angel felt right at home at Mill Creek Miniatures.

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I wanted to get lost daydreaming about all the little vignettes.

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You can get doll houses restored or custom made here.

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The beauty of these studio tours is that you can see the tools of the trade, like Beth Adler’s.

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So much mesmerizing print work.

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Next door I could have gotten lost in Rita Shimelfarb’s stained glass portraits as well.

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I learned about a co-op called Space 900.

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I drove to the Dempster/Chicago area next, where inspirational Karna Designs was open.

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I swung by See Jane Sparkle.

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My pieces are enjoying various arrangements.

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Stumble & Relish hosts a variety of EvanstonMade products year-round

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Frame Warehouse had one of the Swarm posters up, and Paul Nebenzahl was doodling inside. A few shops have artists on display through June 30.

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After parking my car by Main Street, the rain started in earnest, but I wanted to see my friends anyway.

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At The Collage Cafe three artists are on display.

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I am looking forward to my next playtime, and enjoy seeing my pieces in such joyful and inspirational company.

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Evanston Sticthworks has beautiful quilts up by Ann Wasserman.

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She was there in person and we had a lovely conversation.

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Vanessa Filley’s dolls would fit right in at Evanston Stitchworts.

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I visited my friend at Oliver’s Toys where Angel had fun chatting up a knight in shining armor and petting a fluffy hedgehog.

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Cultivate has beautiful ceramics by Mollie Morris on display, and Laura Mae Noble’s terrariums are little vignettes you can get lost in.

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I had a snack at La Principal before heading to the Swarm opening.

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Got was in a swarmy mood throughout the day, and these pieces at Ausrine’s Art Room, The Collage Cafe and See Jane Sparkle were fun to get me into opening mood.

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Then it was time to see the swarm, and I’ll share pics of that lovely evening next week.

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No Frills Fun Factory

I’ve been preparing for the No Frills Fun Run Vendor Night that takes place on Thursday. No Frills Fun Run is an annual charitable run that was started in 2012 by two local moms in Elmhurst, Illinois. On February 28, participants will run  a half-marathon or half-half distance (6.55 miles) to benefit one family in need.

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This year the proceeds will benefit the May Family. Darryl May has battled Multiple Myeloma (bone marrow cancer) for several years. Although the stem cell transplant was a success and he is making progress in his fight, he continues to need extensive medical care. 

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In addition to the run, there is a No Frills Fun Run Vendor Fundraiser Night on Thursday, February 18 from 7 pm to 11 pm at an Elmhurst residence, with all hostess proceeds and a portion of vendor proceeds being donated directly to The No Frills Fun Run.

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The Vendor Night will be a fun night of shopping, girlfriends, beverages and snacks all to benefit the Mays Family. Vendors include: Maxine’s Handbags, Pampered Chef, Origami Owl, Beautycounter, Gold Canyon Candles and Loch Bands. You can also shop online.

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I’ve replenished my musical pieces with a piano primer and a song sheet.

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I also found some old travel guides and cut out a Paris map for two pendants.

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My new workbench has been in use and I am loving its functionality.

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Having my beads at a glance gave me numerous ideas.

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Combining paper and beads is fun as I plan pendants.

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I had to make sets, of course.

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Coiling and stringing.

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The stackability of these bangles is creating even more ideas.

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I posted an in-progress heart on Facebook that got snapped up right away. You can see it on YouTube!

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I just tagged my 599th jewelry creation!

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I hope to see you on Thursday night. Message me if you like one of these pieces and I can arrange a transaction with you, or make a set customized to your favorite beads or gemstones.

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Grown*UP Girls Club

Remember when I introduced The Collage Cafe? This Sunday I got to join the Grown*UP Girls Club for a creative session.

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This gathering is Lindy’s brainchild of creating a haven for women to leave all the day-to-day behind and spend some time playing, creating and getting to know other ladies.

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The group meets on the second Sunday of the month and includes annual members, drop-ins, and another tier of membership Lindy can tell you about.

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Some considered themselves uncreative and bravely stepped out of their comfort zone, and others had dabbled in various artistic ventures.

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After introductions we were given a blank canvas and instructed to write positive things on it, in order to set the intention for the class.

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Then we selected paint colors to cover our words with.

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After a few layers we started cutting out papers. In addition to the two sheets provided we were allowed to peruse numerous art materials in the studio, and it was lovely seeing what the participants gravitated toward.

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Washi tape became a popular embellishment, and how can it not with this amazing variety?

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We chatted while we snipped and pasted, making for a lovely afternoon of kindredness.

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There were two birthdays so we were treated to Sacher Torte in addition to other nibbles.

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We also got to try new teas that were refilled regularly.

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Some snacks looked ready for a painting.

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It was lovely to step out of my regular medium and get back to my collage roots. Some people experimented with rubber stamps and added dimensional embellishments to their pieces.

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Mine may get wire-wrapped in the future, but I am pleased with how much was completed in the session.

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I cannot distinguish between the creative and ‘non-creative’ collages, can you? Each of these is worthy of an open studios exhibit!

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Want to be part of the fun? Check out The Collage Cafe’s upcoming workshops!

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You can also visit my bangles and pendants, and peruse a plethora of lovely gift items that are bound to spark your joy.

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The Collage Cafe is located at 912 Sherman Avenue in Evanston IL 60202, near the corner of Main and Sherman.

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The SJS bazaar has closed, and Turquoise Heart Angel is ready to chill (and get some correspondence done) until St. Nick drops by. Here are the places I like to go for an oasis of calm and deliciousness.

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Brothers K Coffee often lifts my energy level in the morning, whether I take my mocha to go or to stay.

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Noktivo pampers my hands and feet after all the wire bending and art fair loading and unloading. Jenny did this sparkly fresh manicure on a friend that I am in line for next.

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Rebecca Sturgeon adjusts the rest of my body with her gentle massage at the Heartwood Center (and angels get their wings adjusted too).

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Post-massage it is lovely to browse the Evanston Public Library and take a stack home. I’m finally watching Frozen.

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I get my walking boots from Williams Shoes, the Walking Spirit on Davis Street.

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Then I walk over to Dragonfly Boutique on 1501 Chicago Avenue for clothing, home decor and jewelry inspiration. Their felted and knit ornaments are adorable!

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Further South on Chicago Avenue there is Stumble & Relish, located right next to the new See Jane Sparkle shop. It is full of quirky gifts and excellent cards to send to loved ones.

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My draw angel is adorned with one of their tiny pencils.

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See Jane Sparkle offers all kinds of brilliant jewelry and vintage fashion items.

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As you walk further down Chicago Avenue your life will brighten with a light from Little Light Bazaar.

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How gorgeous is this array of color? I need to decide on a living room chandelier.

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On Main Street east of Chicago Avenue you will find the Lucky Platter which offers delicious food morning, noon and night.

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Have some hot cocoa and check out the lovely chocolate creations of Belgian Chocolatier Piron across the street for dessert. I’ve never gone wrong with their chocolate.

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Warm up at the oasis of Cultivate where you can learn all about keeping your plants alive and get inspiration for decorating your home with greenery.

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Around the corner on Sherman, The Collage Cafe is full of creative gift items to inspire joyful days and holiday cheer.

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My pendants and bangles are enjoying a sleepover there, so if you missed the bazaar, say hi to Lindy and browse all the goodies she has in stock.

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When you’re ready for a drink you can dine at La Principal and enjoy their delicious Tacos and a beverage.

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I work it off at Hip Circle Studio with Moxie Boxing, Bellydance and African Dance. Kettlebell is on the list for January.

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Further down Chicago Avenue Sketchbook Brewery offers a variety of local brews.

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And if you keep strolling you will bump into Sidetracked Studio which is having a fabulous year-end sale of art work right now.

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If you’re more into traditional cocktails, Ward Eight on Howard street has got you covered.

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S-Paragon on Main Street offers Asian dishes and is my post-manicure outdoor hangout for Summer.

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There’s more to explore in Evanston, and you might even find Liz at the Biz, the 3-D rendition of Evanston’s Mayor Tisdahl.

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I love this town.

Maike’s Marvels in Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights friends, Maike’s Marvels is now represented near you! Moon Art Gallery is an artist’s co-op offering wall space to visual artists and shelf space to artists who make functional or multidimensional art.

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The gallery hosts monthly open houses, generally on the First Friday of the month, during which an artist is showcased with their best work. I have placed a selection of my holiday ornaments on a shelf and also brought in some earring pairs.

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The gallery is located at 15 E. Miner Street in Arlington Heights, near the Metra train station.

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Keith and Dan Mooney are at the gallery Thursdays from noon to 7pm, Fridays from noon to 5pm and Saturdays 11am to 3pm. You can call for appointments as well.

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In the new year I will add my pendants, collars and bangles to the mix. With multiple pop-ups I had trouble keeping track so this first month’s selection is a little light.

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Artists can apply for space with Moon Art Gallery. Membership is on a quarterly basis.

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I look forward to meeting the other coop members at January’s open house.

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