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 […]

Bats at Sacred Art

Last week I visited Sacred Art to deliver some Halloween Stakes for Applefest. It is always such a joy to visit this store, and I got to say hi to store dog Louie as well. I admired the new works by my friend Chai Wolfman, who sews her paintings into beautiful collage tapestries. It was […]

Bats at the Pop Up Gallery

Halloween is coming, and last week I delivered my stakes to two boutiques. I took the opportunity to refresh my shelf at the Evanston Pop Up Gallery. I had just finished making a fall-colored infinity stake, and think it will do well here. My bats and witch books complement the remaining collection well. I also […]

Compendium Exhibit

This month my work is on exhibit in Woodstock. The FUSEDChicago group is having a group show, along with the Illinois Clayworks Guild. I believe 40 pieces are on display, and I am excited to see what the members submitted. COMPENDIUM: a collection of information about a subject. The show takes place October 2, 2018 […]

Found Objects NTAJ! Challenge

It’s October, which means another month for another Now That’s a Jig! Challenge. For this month the JigUFacturer Design Team was asked to incorporate found objects into a NTAJ!-created wire form. Alternatively, we could use a Fall theme. On one of my daily walks I found some early Fall leaves, so I knew I could […]

Main-Dempster Wonderland

After immersing myself in Chapter 1 of Alice in Wonderland, I was eager to see the Alice ambulatory play by Upended Productions. Alice performances are from September 22 to October 21, 2018 Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 1:00pm (tours leave in 15-minute intervals).
 All tours leave from August LaCapra State Farm, 829 Chicago Avenue, which is […]

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 […]