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 […]

Berwyn Craft & Vintage Market June 16

A year or two ago a friend invited me to the Berwyn Craft & Vintage Market, and I finally applied. So once I return from Bead & Button, I will pack up my stakes and ornaments to explore this new-to-me suburb. The Craft & Vintage Market is slated for Saturday, June 16 from 10 AM to […]

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 […]

Saucey Sauce Walk!

I love the Main Dempster Mile and had a blast at the Sauce Walk. I set up at Dietrich 21, a fitness studio I pass by but had not set foot in until our Sauce Walk Pairing.  Agnes took a plethora of photos, so this is quite a well-documented pop-up. Yoga teacher Gina had fun […]

Evanston Made Anticipation

Phew, It’s been major prep time for me this past week. Fresh off the Sauce Walk I had to pick out my pieces for the Evanston Made Pop Up Shop. Then I was asked to bring some pieces to Nasty Women as well. So, in addition to the Hermosa ArtShow this weekend, I’ll be spending […]

Hermosa Art Show June 2 & 3

The first weekend of June is full of artsy events. I will be spending my afternoons at the Hermosa ArtShow. The Hermosa ArtShow is on Saturday, June 2 from 12 to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from 12 to 5 p.m. in the Auditorium at the Kelvyn Park Fieldhouse, 2nd floor at 4438 W […]

Teaching at Bead & Button in June

Next month the Bead & Button Show returns to Milwaukee. I love going bead shopping there, and this year I will also be teaching. This year, Brenda Schweder of Now That’s a Jig! Fame will offer 20 in-booth workshops. The Now That’s a Jig! Booth, number 907, will be teeming with wire designers who will […]

Fun at the Mother’s Day Gift Market

Mid-May was a whirlwind of pop up fairs. On May 9 I returned to the Ravenswood Covenant Church for their second annual Mother’s Day Gift Market and had a lovely time. This time I remembered to bring my own table! I had fun accommodating all the new stakes I had been making, and my bees got […]