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The Ice Queen visits again

January started off mild, but now we are getting the brunt of winter. A first blanket of snow appeared January 12. By mid-week the temperatures had become frostier, and the Lake had a visit from the Ice Queen. I enjoyed the stroll, although fingers get frosty by the lake when the wind is whipping. The […]

Staycation

Since Independence Day fell on a Wednesday, I gave myself permission to take the whole week off. As a self-employed person, work is always on the brain. However, since most regular job people would be taking some time off, I figured I should cut myself some slack after two intense months. The vacation kicked off […]

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 […]

Winter HeARTh: unCOVERed

Last week I attended another community stitching event. Winter HeARTh: unCOVERed took a cue from the Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt and had us making quilt squares with a different twist. Organizer Jason Brown had us question what it means to feel “covered” by community, and also what it means to feel “uncovered/exposedâ” by the […]

Stained Glass at the Halim Museum

In early January I took a staycation and stumbled on a wonderful new Evanston Museum. Founded by an avid collector of clockworks and stained glass windows, this brand-new museum is a gem! The museum houses three exhibits: Stained Glass Masters, Treasures of Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Clocks of the World. Custom-built by the Halim family, […]

Main-Dempster Mile fun

I am easing out of hibernation and it is safe (no longer too cold) to take angel out and about on my adventures. Evanston’s Main-Dempster mile is full of fun adventures. Squeezebox has the right idea with these postcards. I had tacos for charity on the day of the Woman’s March, and later went to […]

Fun at the Sidewalk Sale

I always have a bit of a hangover after a weekend fair, and this week is no different. The Sidewalk sale was lots of fun, but setting up and tearing down two tents 6 times is a workout. Construction workers had just finished pouring cement when we started setting up but they were eager to […]

Making a Swarm

With Evanston Made kicking off June 3, I am thrilled to be part of the official Evanston Art Center Exhibit as well as a special show featuring critters near to my heart. SideTracked Studio will be hosting Swarm, a small works exhibition. Jason McPhillips, “Negentropy,” Oil and Gold Leaf on Panel, 10″x10″ The word can be […]

Evanston’s Community Yarnbomb

Last year Evanston yarn bombed the Dempster-Chicago merchant area, and this year the initiative expanded to include Main Street as well. Intrigued by promises of finger knitting I signed up for the May 7 workshop, but then was more incentivized last month by a yarnbomb-making session at La Principal. Jaime gave us a tutorial on […]

Celebrating Life

Last week was quite celebratory with Pie Day kicking off the week, celebrating Irish lore on Thursday, and then opening my show on Friday. Monday started with Pie Day, and a CRAVE event offered perfect healthy pie by Pyrite Sun. We chatted about big dreams in growing our businesses at Creative Coworking and savored every […]