Author Archives: MarvyMaike

More new ornaments

My hands are busy busy busy this month. If you see a bit of ‘soot’ on them, I promise you I washed them! Last week I added some bees to the mix. A Wilder Mansion visitor thought I should have bees since I work with beeswax. The bee stakes were too big for her, so […]

Holiday Bazaar this weekend

I have been making angels and frosties like there’s no tomorrow and am excited to pack them all up this week to go to the Woman’s Club of Evanston Holiday Bazaar. This juried gift fair features more than 50 artists and makers of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts. The Bazaar takes place this coming weekend. On Friday, November 16, 5 […]

Replenishing the Angel Stash

Amidst all the frosty making last month, I also have a variety of angel ideas percolating in my head. No matter how many times I tell myself I will start holiday production early, it always ends up being a mad rush in October. Summer is just too enjoyable outdoors and always packed with events. So […]

Making Sportsy Frosties

At Hip Circle we would call any major event like the Super Bowl and World Cup a Sportsing event, and I like the ring of it. I do follow the World Cup when the Dutch and German teams are playing, but am only marginally aware of what goes on in the sports world. Of course […]

8th Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

I am super-excited to return to Elmhurst on Friday. RGL Marketing for the Arts is hosting its 8th Annual Holiday Market presented by Brewpoint Coffee this weekend. More than 60 artisans and gourmet food vendors will be present, including frame art, jewelry, hats, scarves, pottery, ornaments, stationery, and chocolates. You can peruse last year’s experience […]

Halloween Decor

It is fun to take my daily walks right now. A lot of my neighbors are in the Halloween spirit, and have mostly fun decorations up. Skeletons don’t know how to use swings. This one’s a little bit better. I took a selfie with a witch on the way to the grocery store. These pumpkins […]

Compendium Show

My real-lifing is lagging behind in the online world. Two Fridays ago I went to the Compendium Show opening in Woodstock. It was a pleasant drive, even if a bit long, and I had fun visiting with fellow FUSEDChicago Artists. Here are some snapshots. Compendium artists include: Dan Addington, Carrie Baxter, Helen Dannelly, VA DePintor, Linda […]

Upcoming Events

I am gearing up for holiday production, and while you are busy decorating for Halloween, here are upcoming dates for you to find my ornaments and adornments. All of these are in the state of Illinois. November: The Wilder Mansion Holiday Market takes place at the Wilder Mansion, 211 Prospect Avenue in Elmhurst. The doors open […]

Bats at Sacred Art

Last week I visited Sacred Art to deliver some Halloween Stakes for Applefest. It is always such a joy to visit this store, and I got to say hi to store dog Louie as well. I admired the new works by my friend Chai Wolfman, who sews her paintings into beautiful collage tapestries. It was […]