Tag Archives: Evanston IL

Small Business Saturday Consignments

It’s been a whirlwind of making enough angels and frosties for my pop-ups as well as the four spaces I am consigned to this holiday season. Just in time for Small Business Saturday, my ornaments are now in three Chicagoland retailers: The Collage Cafe and See Jane Sparkle in Evanston, and ChromaK8 Beautique and Sacred […]

Evanston Winewalk for Mudlark

Last Thursday the Main-Dempster mile was adorned with lime green aprons galore. Almost all the retailers between Chicago Avenue and Sherman on Main Street participated in the Evanston Charity Wine Walk benefiting Mudlark theater. I bought a raffle ticket, and many others tried to win the 12 gift baskets offered this evening. I’m curious which […]

Birthday Break

Monday was my birthday, and I started the celebration early with my mom’s visit on Thursday. We took a long weekend and explored Evanston, while meeting friends for food and libations among various stops. Prior to mom flying in a ceiling fan fell on my head, so we made this a walking weekend while monitoring […]

Evanston Sidewalk Sale next weekend

Next week is the Evanston Sidewalk sale. Independent retailers and national chains will set up shop with specials on the sidewalks throughout downtown. I am teaming up with Sara Jane at See Jane Sparkle to scatter more sparkle into the world. I will have a table outside with newly created sparkle sets from 10 am […]

Trunk Show Sparkles

The last day of April was marred by rain, but that did not deter shoppers from browsing See Jane Sparkle and my Trunk Show. I set up for the show in the morning, and dropped of more yarn bomb doilies next door, where drawing angel hung out for the day to support Stumble & Relish’s […]

Evanston Made kicks off June 3

June is promising to be a fun month. I will be exhibiting at the Evanston Art Center as part of Evanston Made. Formerly Open Studios Evanston, Evanston Made is a month-long celebration of the arts in Evanston designed to create opportunities for artists to engage with the community (and vice versa). Art studios, galleries, museums and […]

A lovely local pop-up

Art & Wine Night at Creative Coworking is always a fun event, but even more exciting when you’re an exhibitor. On March 18 numerous Evanstonians perused the artful mixed media collages of Melanie Deal. They also chatted under my encaustic and steel wire works on the opposite wall. I also popped up with my jewelry, […]

Hanging my 2-person Show

It’s been a fun few months preparing for Friday’s Show Opening. After creating all the substrates and bending the shapes to go on top of the pieces I had to attach the hanging hardware before fusing everything together. Then I fused the wire to the encaustic backgrounds and did the hanging test to make sure […]

Evanston Favorites

The SJS bazaar has closed, and Turquoise Heart Angel is ready to chill (and get some correspondence done) until St. Nick drops by. Here are the places I like to go for an oasis of calm and deliciousness. Brothers K Coffee often lifts my energy level in the morning, whether I take my mocha to […]

Last Weekend for the SJS pop-up Bazaar

Thursday is men’s shopping night at the See Jane Sparkle Pop-up Bazaar. We will be open from 7 pm to 9 pm at 817A Chicago Avenue in Evanston to give last-minute shoppers a chance to purchase presents for their loved ones. As a bonus, we are offering chair massages so you can unstiffen your holiday-stressed […]