I recently discovered my 1999 maps that helped me move across states to get to Evanston. Pre-GPS driving into the unknown was scary, but quite the road trip.
So for kicks I looked up Elmhurst and got inspired.
I am heading back to the Wilder Mansion on Friday and Saturday. The Wilder Mansion’s 6th Annual Holiday Market takes place November 4 from 4pm to 9pm and November 5 from 10 am to 4 pm.
I’ll have a booth on the first floor among numerous artisans and crafters creating unique holiday items to buy as a gift to yourself or loved ones.
Beverages will be available, and the evening provides a fun outing for shopping, browsing and conversation. The Wilder Mansion is located at 211 South Prospect Avenue in Elmhurst, IL 60126.
Artists and businesses include: Alouette Jewelry, TOK GRAPHICS, Lucy Blue Knits, The Goodfrog Candle Company, Acton Creative, Carla Bank Art, Jewels Botanica, Maike’s Marvels, Laurie Shuran Meseroll Painting, Harvest Moon Designs, Mixed Media by Donna Castellanos, Pencil Lady, made by Q, Denise Riesen Photography, Cork Art by Donna Zommer, the Merchants of Downers Grove, Drury Lane Theatre, O’Meara’s Irish House, Mazzenga Images, Laughing Frog Studio, Helen’s Daughters, Art Girl Pottery, 4 Girls Jewelry, Glass by Nancy Morris, Jewelsies, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, Fuller & Howe, Lo in London, Pura Vida Home, Lucky Skype Graphics, Julie Marie Jewelry, Jackthemanabouttown, Lisa Williams Jewelry, Desmond Brown Design, Studio Giverny, East Grove Stamp Co, The Buttons Stop Here, Jewelry by Venus, Paka Monk, Mia’s Wish Inc. Horn Photography, Loveknitz, Lost Sparrow Jewelry, James McCarthy Cole Photography, Weener Ware, Marigold Mary, Practical Girl Designs, Elegant Facets, Liam Hughes Jewelry, Brim and Dash, The High Hopes for Pets Company, Big Fat’s Hot Sauce, Amy’s Cranberry Candy, Wicked White Chocolate Popcorn , bettyplum Handmade Confections, Kilwins, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Badala, In Sheep’s Roving, A Little Book, Susan Nester Jewelry, and Lady Stainpunk Studios
I wrapped the angel on the jig.
Then I cut out her outfit.
Then I ironed on the papers after coating them with encaustic medium.
Voila, Elmhurst Angel is ready to make her debut.
I’m busy embellishing other angels for your perusal as well.
I love the felt pieces and how they work with the wax.
Based on The Collage Cafe’s alcohol inks class I am learning how the inks work with steel wire and liking the effects.
Postage stamps aren’t as easy to work with, so that requires further tweaking, but this one turned out sweetly.
You’ll see my brand-new mini-books there, as well as SWARM ornaments. I will have plenty of pendants, collar necklaces, bracelets, earrings and keychains on hand to balance out the holiday extravaganza.
Check out RGL Marketing for the Arts on Facebook for updates on the event. You’ll see the pieces that don’t sell in various boutiques and on my shop after the 6th.