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Custer Fair Magic

I’m still getting my bearings from the Custer’s Last Stand whirlwind. It is still my very favorite Evanston Summer Fair, and here’s why: Stilt-walkers greet you and are great at providing directions. Clowns provide a chuckle when the rainclouds threaten. photo courtesy Jennifer Jarland Plate spinners juggle fire. Musicians abound, providing a variety of ethnic […]

Main Street Attractions at the Custer Fair

We’re setting up our booth tonight! I’m giddy with excitement and also a little trepidation, but regardless of weather, turnout, and any other scary scenarios, I know Custer’s Last Stand will be a great experience. I’ve already told you about Custer Street Fair Entertainment, but let me introduce you to my favorite Main Street businesses. […]

The Custer Fair is Saturday and Sunday

The hammer is down and I’ve made all the wire pieces I can make for Custer’s Last Stand. Here’s a sneak peek at the pieces that will be present on Saturday and Sunday. My friend and tent lender Jason McPhillips is bringing his paintings, including cowboys and Indians, like General Custer and Crazy Horse. The […]

Fun at the Neighbor-to-Neighbor fair

My first exhibits were filled with high expectations. My first big outdoor fair wasn’t what I anticipated it to be. My second fair literally washed out. As I learned with each expo/show/exhibit my expectations went down this road: “I am going to sell out and get loads of commissions.” “I am going to make double […]

Custer’s Last Stand take-away: mixed emotions

After all the anticipation and preparation, my feelings about the “success” of Custer’s Last Stand as a vendor are mixed. It was a great challenge for me, and also a fear-buster, but financially it did not live up to its expectations. Friday night set-up I quipped a few weeks ago about how reading about manning […]

My Fair Dress

On Thursday I went to Glen Ellyn for the NEW Wine Women and Wellness happy hour at the Swap Shop Resale Boutique. I set out to find a light and whimsical summer dress, and found just what I needed at a fabulous price. I noticed the “Love from Amsterdam” rack, but honed in on the […]

Fountain Square Art Fair

It is the season of art fairs, and fresh off the Custer fair we have Fountain Square’s Art Festival. This fair fell victim to really high winds two years ago that spooked artisans away in 2010, but this year the fair was well-populated again. I chatted with artists I had purchased jewelry from in prior […]

Summerfun

Between EvanstonMade and preparing for the pop up and gearing up for August’s events, my art life has been quite busy. Nonetheless, I do make sure to stop and smell the flowers, observe butterflies, and stroll in nature. I blog outdoors when I can to soak up the sun. Here are some of the snapshots of […]

Making Plant Stake Critters

I have distributed plant stakes at 3 locations this week, which means a lot of stake-making happened over the past month. Staying focused to pick up more wire was indeed a danger zone during my hardware store trip. Something compelled me to make stakes late last year, but then winter happened and ornament production kicked […]