Tag Archives: EvanstonMade

Easter at the Pop Up Gallery

I’ve been making stakes to bring in spring, and it has lifted my mood. I tried to jig a flower on my Now That’s a Jig!, which took a few attempts. While the pegs are symmetrical, lifting the wire off the jig shifts the tension and the petals get a bit wonky. After settling for […]

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/exposed” by the […]

Saturday Handmade Market

November is my crazy month this year. On Saturday I will return to The Empty Bottle for my second stint at the Handmade Market. The show is November 11 from noon to 4 at 1035 N Western Avenue in Chicago and features a variety of handmade gifts for your holiday shopping needs. Handmade Market Chicago is […]

Evanston’s Terrain Biennial

On a recent summery Sunday I did an art scavenger hunt in Evanston. As part of the 3rd Terrain Biennial, Evanston artists have organized eight host locations on a walkable route, along Wesley and Florence between Emerson and Dempster. Eight homes are hosting the work of nine artists on the front yard, porch, or facade. Participating […]

Final Evanston Made Sip ‘n Shop

June has flown by, and this is the final week to see all the Evanston Made art on display at the Evanston Art Center. As of July 1, all this lovely art will be off to new owners or back to artists’ studios. To celebrate the success of this annual event, Evanston Made is hosting […]

Making Plant Stake Critters

I have distributed plant stakes at 3 locations this week, which means a lot of stake-making happened over the past month. Staying focused to pick up more wire was indeed a danger zone during my hardware store trip. Something compelled me to make stakes late last year, but then winter happened and ornament production kicked […]

Assemblage at The Collage cafe

I joined the Grown*UP Girls Club this year at The Collage Cafe and I am loving it. While I have my own studio where I can create, there is something about gathering around women, being in a different space, and having someone else prescribe a project that soothes the soul and takes me out of my […]

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 […]

Sparkly Sidewalk Sale tomorrow!

I’ve been sparkling up the studio this week to make more beaded pieces. Then I tagged all the newbies for the upcoming 3-day sale. Tomorrow I’ll be setting up in front of See Jane Sparkle for the Evanston Sidewalk Sale. I’ll have a table in front of 1312 Chicago Avenue from 10 am to 4 […]