Category Archives: Art & Culture

Evanston Made Mixer the first

It’s been a wonderfully social few weeks for me, with Evanston Made being a key theme. 1100 Florence hosted the very first Evanston Made Member mixer, which gave us an overview of membership and allowed us to network amongst ourselves. I met new-to-me artists and also interacted with those I had met at prior Evanston […]

March Sunday Handmade Market

It’s time to get back into the Art Fair groove! I am glad I have a checklist because after 2 months I need a reminder of what to bring. This Sunday, I will be popping up at the Handmade Market from 12 to 4 p.m. Handmade Market is a unique event to connect the makers […]

International Women’s Day reading

Last week was International Women’s Day. I actually celebrate that everyday, since I am an international woman. It was nice to reflect on my influencers, and I pulled from my own collection to Instagram the occasion. However, these books are a fraction of women who influenced me, both in writing and in actions. I don’t […]

Caravans of Gold

Last week I went to see Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa at the Block Museum. The Block Museum is located on the Northwestern University Campus, and its exhibits are stellar. I’ve been to a few but should be more diligent about visiting this free treasure trove of […]

Black History Exhibits

It is black history month, and there are many fabulous exhibits and showcases to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the U.S. economy and cultural landscape. Thanks to the internet many black voices are amplified and more historic figures uncovered. My recent visit to Caravans of Gold had me wondering how far back colonialists […]

DANK Haus Weihnachtsmarkt

The holiday assembly line continues as I prepare for the next and final Holiday Market. On Friday evening and Satur-day, I will be at the DANK Haus for their Weihnachtsmarkt. On Friday, December 14 from 6 pm to 10 pm, there will be an exclusive Weihnachtsmarkt Party. This ticketed event includes: Rahm Schnitzel Dinner-  Pork tenderloin medallions […]

20 years of Bucktown Holiday ArtShow

This Saturday and Sunday I will be vending at the Bucktown Holiday ArtShow. The Bucktown Holiday ArtShow brings together artists whom make one-of-a-kind works of art for sale to offer to an audience of holiday shoppers. The artists represent photography, textiles, watercolors, oils, jewelry, ceramics, greeting cards, jewelry, and a variety of other mediums. DJ […]

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 […]

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 […]