Category Archives: Seasons and Holidays

Hoppy Easter!

It is Easter weekend, and The Evanston Pop Up Gallery will have an Easter Egg hunt at 11 AM throughout the store. Search for eggs and meet the artists who have their creations in the store. I’ll be there for a spell. I got a lovely gift certificate in the mail so I hopped on […]

Snowscapes

Here’s to the last hurrah of our snow fest this month. A few weeks ago Lake Michigan was splashing chilly waves all over the place. It made beautiful iciclescapes. Then came a dump of 12 inches over the weekend. Officially we got 6 on the biggest day, but it looks like more to me. Dutchies, […]

Reflecting in Ice

We’re entering another deep freeze here in Chicagoland, which is perfect for holing up. This week I am doing a writer’s retreat in my own town, since the unpredictable weather had me leery of driving up to the White Pines. I am looking forward to focusing on my September plans which were derailed by Harvey. […]

Color Changes

Fall is making its entrance, and the warm weather has people predicting that the leaves won’t stay on trees very long. Recently I basked in the glorious sunshine that cast a special vibrant glow on the trees. I love the three-toned trees this time of year. I am surprised to still see butterflies fluttering and […]

Beginnings of Spring

The weather is still in flux, but we’ve had a few spring-like days that allowed me to enjoy the sunshine. It is fun to watch flowers pop up and see how quickly they respond to the sunshine and warmth. I always forget what this blossomy tree is called, but love its gradation of budding blooms. […]

Valentine’s Week

Last week’s excuse to celebrate love was fun. I made some loving food in heart-shaped muffin forms. My Valentine came from Stumble & Relish, along with a delicious bath bomb. A friend and I strolled along Dempster where I picked up new treasures from Crowded Closet and Secret Treasures. The top will serve well for […]

A pause before entering 2017

Well here we are, it is 2017! I meant to blog a bunch of things this past week, but instead I needed to relax, spend time with friends, and reset my brain. I had a lovely Art Institute visit where I learned about the annual Creche. Versatile artist László Moholy-Nagy gained a new fan.  There was […]

Countdown to Christmas

Fair season is over for me, but shopping is still allowed in these 10 days before Christmas. I just posted the angels and frosties I have in stock on my Facebook page. You can see individual photos of the angels here. Reds and Greens: My remaining frosties have individual photos here. I also still have a […]

Bucktown ArtShow this weekend

On Saturday and Sunday I am returning to Holstein Field House for the 18th Annual Bucktown Holiday ArtShow. It is my third year there, and I think I’ll be in the same spot as last year. This show has 100 artists selling handmade, unique, one of a kind gifts and art in all media. I’ve […]

Warm Bevvy Trunk Show

Last year I had a blast at the Warm Bevvy Walk in Evanston. It is a great way to explore local shops and make new friends. The 2nd Annual Evanston Warm Bevvy Walk is on Thursday, December 8 from 5 to 8 pm with my favorite businesses participating. Enjoy an evening stroll with friends and […]