A chilly Morton Arboretum Troll Hunt

I checked out a book during my Elmhurst stay that had to be returned in Elmhurst, and since I was “out West” I took a drive to the Morton Arboretum, where the Troll Hunt is on display. Of course after a perfectly sunny day, I picked the one on which a hailstorm erupted as I […]

April Handmade Market on Sunday

On Sunday, April 28 I return to the Empty Bottle to hawk my wares. This will be the last Handmade Market of the season, as the organizers go on hiatus until next October. It is fun to hang out at the Empty Bottle and observe all the people wandering through. A lot come to have […]

New Stakes at Sacred Art

Spring is in, and in preparation of the Lincoln Square Wine Stroll as well as Show of Hands I brought more garden stakes to Sacred Art last week. Co-owner Kaitlyn combines my stakes with plants, and I love how they pop against the greenery. Lincoln Square’s Spring Wine Stroll is Thursday, April 25th, 2019 from […]

Pop Up Gallery Refresh

Last week I did a Pop Up Gallery Refresh, and also moved shelves in the Downtown Evanston Gift Store. The Evanston Pop Up Gallery has changed ownership and is now Artem Pop Up Gallery. With utility work happening at Sherman Avenue, it looks like the rebranding is more dramatic than it actually is. I brought […]

Elmhurst Outdoors

While I was in Elmhurst, the temperatures were still fitful, but I did want to explore some of the outdoor attractions nearby. On my museum day in Wilder Park I popped into the Wilder Park Conservatory. The charming greenhouse was filled with the fragrance of Hyacinths. Narcissi gave me hope for Spring. The off-limits airplants had […]

Elmhurst Spring Break

I spent a week in Elmhurst recently, and had a great time exploring the town. I have driven to and from Elmhurst for the various Wilder Mansion events, and while I knew their downtown is charming, I never had a chance to just stroll and explore. So on a warm and sunny day I walked […]

Un-Hibernating

It’s been a social few weekends for me. Spring is trying to emerge, and so are friends. After the Stumble & Relish soiree I enjoyed Sketchbook with my friend, again enjoying the Brewery Witch we sampled on International Women’s Day. I had a lovely evening at Creative Coworking on March 23. Paul Minnihan had his beautiful […]

Women in Beer with the Brewseum

On International Women’s Day, Sketchbook Brewery held a Women in Beer event that was quite the revelation. The day marked the launch of Brewery Witch, a new brew made by Sketchbook in conjunction with the Pink Boot Society. The Pink Boot Society is a women’s brewing organization that holds a contest every year, and the […]

Evanston Made Mixer the first

It’s been a wonderfully social few weeks for me, with Evanston Made being a key theme. 1100 Florence hosted the very first Evanston Made Member mixer, which gave us an overview of membership and allowed us to network amongst ourselves. I met new-to-me artists and also interacted with those I had met at prior Evanston […]

March Sunday Handmade Market

It’s time to get back into the Art Fair groove! I am glad I have a checklist because after 2 months I need a reminder of what to bring. This Sunday, I will be popping up at the Handmade Market from 12 to 4 p.m. Handmade Market is a unique event to connect the makers […]