Category Archives: Art & Culture

Making A Rabbit Hole for Alice

A month ago I was asked if I wanted to participate in an Alice in Wonderland themed project. How could I possibly say no? So I set about creating a piece for the current Alice production happening on the Main-Dempster Mile. Alice is an ambulatory, multi-disciplinary theatrical experience. The audience, traveling in groups of 15, follows […]

Ravenswood ArtWalk: 17th Annual Tour of Arts & Industry

Can you believe it is September already? Suddenly it is time for one of my favorite art fairs of the year, the Ravenswood ArtWalk! This year I return to the Atrium building, formally known as Hayes Properties, and will set up my stands there. I look forward to seeing familiar artists and getting to know new […]

5th Annual Girls Nite Out

Mid-September always kicks off art fair Holiday Season for me. Yes, we’re a few months away, but these are the fairs at which people start thinking about holiday gifting. For Wednesday, I made some Elmhurst Angels that will hopefully flutter away that night. On Wednesday, September 12, I am heading back to the Wilder Mansion […]

Preparing for 3 September events

September is here and it will kick off my holiday season. I am working on some Elmhurst angels for Girls Nite out on September 12. Then I head over to the Ravenswood ArtWalk September 15 & 16. I will be back in the “Atrium Building”, also known as the Hayes Building (same as last year). Meanwhile, […]

Artist Inspiration Challenge-Pencil Prayers

For our September JigUFacturer Design team challenge, our theme was artist inspiration. Of course numerous artists inspire me, but translating an inspirational work to wire was a bit of a challenge. I thought of all the women artists I love and didn’t really have a concept. Then as I was packing for my Michigan Cottage […]

Strolling Calvary Cemetery

On my quest to find longer daily walk routes I decided to explore Calvary Cemetery in July. Just blocks from my house, I found a pedestrian entrance in a Hinman alley. Speed walking down the paths felt disrespectful, so I slowed my pace and admired the memorials. I read some of the tombstones, but soon the […]

Inspired by Diane Hawkey beads

Every year the Bead & Button Show offers a Round-robin Make and Take. I had never done one before, but this year the Fly Me To The Moon design struck me, and my friend and I played along. The make & take is $29 for materials, which we paid as we picked out our focal bead […]

JigUFacturer Certification

June was such a whirlwind. Fresh off the Hermosa ArtShow and the EvanstonMade openings I quickly refreshed my Pop Up Gallery inventory to make sure Northwestern Grads would have purple mementos. I also worked on the June 2018: #RadJewelryNTaJChallenge! for Brenda’s monthly Now That’s a Challenge! Then I headed for Milwaukee, to attend the Bead & […]

Evanston Made Sip & Shop

Clearly June is the month everyone wants to frolic and play. On Thursday, Evanston Made is hosting the Evanston Made Sip & Shop at the Evanston Art Center. This all-women event is held from 6 to 8 pm on June 28 at 1717 Central Street in Evanston. We became poster ladies from last year’s event. […]

Updating the Butterfly Wall

When my friend came over in April to her me hang my hallway art, it sparked a bit of a spring cleaning. Invariably, when my butterfly wall was completed the first time, I started getting more butterfly art. Some pieces gathered dust for two years. Then I received Lauren Levato Coyne’s gorgeous “watermelon butterfly” for […]