Category Archives: Art & Culture

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 […]

Sip & Stroll on Thursday!

On Thursday evening you will find me at the Evanston Pop Up Gallery for the Downtown Sip & Stroll. The stroll takes place June 21 from 5 pm to 8 pm in Downtown Evanston. Sip, shop and stroll your way through downtown Evanston on the fourth annual Downtown Sip & Stroll (formerly called the Wine Walk)! Stop […]

Road Trip Preparations

June is exciting and exhausting. I just recovered from the Hermosa ArtShow along with the Evanston Art Events this past weekend. I needed some auditory isolation after the onslaught of openings and non-stop music for 2 days. Now I am gearing up for Milwaukee, where I will be teaching at the Bead & Button show […]

May Art & Wine Night

This week is all about Evanston pop-ups. Thursday evening I will be at D21 for the Evanston Sauce Walk, and Friday I head over to Creative Coworking for another fun evening of libations, treats and gorgeous art. This month’s featured artists are Itala and James Merriner. I’ve admired Itala’s work before and look forward to […]

Sauce Walk! A Neighborhood Art & Dessert Crawl

Angel has photobombed the wine walk in September, and we’ve warmed up during the Warm Bevvy Walk in December. This year, the Main-Dempster Mile is adding another walk to its repertoire with the Sauce Walk!  On Thursday, May 17 I will be popping up a temporary gallery in Dietrich 21/D21 during Sauce Walk, A Neighborhood Art […]

UnCOVERed Quilt Completion

Q1 of 2018 was marked by needlework to overcome the winter doldrums. In January I sat down with 100s of women and a few men to stitch for Melissa Blount’s Black Lives Matter Witness quilt, and a few weeks later I worked on a different quilt. Photo by Jason Brown As part of the Winter […]

May is Here!

Hello May! I am preparing for three fairs this month. The Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce Mother’s Day Art Fair is on Wednesday, May 9 from 4 to 8 pm in the evening. I am super excited to return to this place, and hope that this year we won’t have a rain storm during the event. […]