Evanston Angel Making

I am having such a blast in the studio this week!

I still have more ideas than I have hands and time to implement, but Tuesday I was able to replenish the map angels that keep on fluttering off.

For today’s pop-up soiree I will add the Evanston angels to my shelf.

I worked on a Book of Ruth commission based on my Bat Mitzvah books.

An older angel got a makeover. This worked for other recent ‘oldies’ that now have new homes.

With snow on the ground my frosties need replenishing this month, after having an abundance earlier this year.

Yesterday I planned to run errands but my first at Michaels turned into inspiration. How could I resist miniature wine bottles for my angels? I had already picked up the things I was supposed to get, so as soon as I checked out I dashed home to bend more angels and get a wine party started.


It took a bit of finessing to get the bottles in the right place, and I laughed a lot with these two.

I also needed to add another skull angel to the collection, since these are never in stock for long.

Soon several new wax and wire creations were cooling off.

A fun party of Angels came about.

After photographing these properly they’re off to the pop up party.  Wine will be served there too, but the CTA is nearby.

The Evanston Pop Up Gallery is hosting The Pop Up Gallery Friends & Family Shopping Night, Thursday, December 14th from 5 to 7 pm.

Owners Sally and Steve will offer snacks and drinks and you’ll get to mingle with a variety of artists who will be present to discuss their work.


I’ll bring in my whole shebang of ornaments and jewelry for you to peruse, beyond what is on my regular shelf at The Pop Up Gallery. Come to 1627 Sherman Avenue in Evanston and browse the lovely creations of numerous local artists and get your holiday gift shopping on.

Hope to see you there!

 

Affair of the Arts on Sunday

It’s the week before Thanksgiving, and I have been in the holiday spirit since September. On November 20 you can see the fruits of my latest studio sessions at Affair of the Arts.  The Affair of the Arts is a Fine Art & Artisan Gift Show held at The Shores of Turtle Creek, in Spring Grove, Illinois.  The spacious lodge will be filled with 10,000 square feet of original artwork and artisan crafts for one day.

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Affair of the Arts takes place Sunday, November 20, from 10:00 to 5:00 pm at 7908 Winn Road, Spring Grove, Illinois 60081. Admission to the event is free.

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You can buy art, jewelry, ceramics, paintings, glass, photography, mixed media and more. Visitors are able to purchase beverages and enjoy complimentary snacks during the event. Hors d’ oeuvres and light snacks will be available.

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The first floor of Turtle Creek accommodates about half of the participating artists, with plenty of room for browsers to mingle and shop. Downstairs you will find another full level of fine art and crafts to purchase.

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All items for sale are handcrafted. There will be something for everyone’s budget, from affordable small gifts to collector pieces. Both levels are handicapped-accessible. There is a ramp to the upper level along the west side of the building, and also a ramp sloping down to the lower level entrance.

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Ceramics artists include:

  •     Lois Hoveke
  •     Jan Johnson
  •     Elaine Kadakia
  •     Danuta Loane
  •     Regina Lombardo
  •     Pietrangelo Rustic Furnishing
  •     Josie Rochell
  •     TreeNut Studio

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Fiber & Photo Artists

  •     Katie Biedrzycka
  •     Kathie Chicoine
  •     Destiny Photographic Art
  •     Kathleen Freund
  •     Debby Henning
  •     Anthony Spittler
  •     Upsydoozy

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Jewelry

  •     Marianne A. McKoveck
  •     Paula Dammeyer
  •     Leanne Emery
  •     Jewels Botanica
  •     Kim Falat
  •     Rachel Joyce
  •     Linda Julian
  •     Karen’s Nature Art
  •     Marie Morrison
  •     Monica Sargeant
  •     Lynda Wallis
  •     Kathleen Watson

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Drawing/Painting

  •     Karen Ann Hollingsworth
  •     J + K Isacson
  •     Rachel Joyce
  •     Sara Michaels
  •     Connie Olmstead
  •     Karen Sako
  •     Elizabeth Waddington

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Other Mediums

  •     J + K Isacson
  •     Maike’s Marvels
  •     Will Slagel
  •     Maija Steele
  •     Whispering Oaks
  •     Snow White

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Check out the Facebook event and join us!