Category Archives: Musings and Inspiration

Another year of joy

It’s officially birthday week and I am enjoying it all. I kicked off birthday month with my Sidewalk Sale splurges, and then just kept on celebrating. I had Andy’s Frozen Custard with a friend last weekend. We took in the lovely Evanston Art & Big Fork festival. I treated myself to Lucky Platter twice this […]

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 […]

Wellness as a lifestyle

Last year’s Harvey drama had me paying less attention to my self-care and triggered the comfort-food (and drink) habit a little too much. Waistbands and dresses got tighter, and I wasn’t happy with what I glimpsed in the mirror. While my buddy Grayson kept me from completely hibernating during the cold winter, those 20 minute […]

Staycation

Since Independence Day fell on a Wednesday, I gave myself permission to take the whole week off. As a self-employed person, work is always on the brain. However, since most regular job people would be taking some time off, I figured I should cut myself some slack after two intense months. The vacation kicked off […]

May Preparations

Like the plants shyly peeking their tips out of the soil to see if it is safe to come out yet, it feels like I am preparing a bunch of events that aren’t happening yet. May will be busy with 3 art fairs coming up. June is also starting to shape up as a busy […]

Waiting for blooms

“Always winter but never Christmas.” ~ C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Spring is teasing us this year, which is getting a bit old by now. I can see why several stories are obsessed with ice queens and white witches, because it does seem like winter will never end right now.  Lake Michigan is […]

Invisible work

It’s a week of invisible work. I have a number of blog posts in my head but real life keeps me from writing them. Valentine’s Day is looming and before I could start making I had to do some organizing. So much happened in the jewelry bench drawers and yet it seemed like I spent hours […]

Art Journaling for Relaxation

This week I am trying to create order in my studio, which is hard to do after sifting through storage units last week. I seem to have reached my organizing quota. I am looking forward to replenishing my musical pendant inventory and creating some Valentines for February when order is restored. Next week I hope […]

Easing into 2018

Weather is interesting. The deep freeze has made it more tiring to go outside. Just bundling up is an effort, and then dealing with the cold another. So I’ve limited my outdoorsyness, and also learned that I am not crazy to think this has been my frostiest winter yet. I had never seen my studio […]