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Radvent: Performance

Performance Radvent by Princess Lasertron

“When I consider my actions as performing certain ideas, it helps me reclaim my agency.” ~Katie F-S Yesterday I attended a free concert performance in Northwestern’s Alice Millar chapel. I’ve passed by this beautiful building many times and admired its external stained glass window. The internal windows are just as beautiful. You can read about […]

Radvent: Comfort and a comfortable studio tour

Radvent Comfort by Princess Lasertron

“I love geeking out on art while drinking wine.” ~ Jennifer Yang, Meetup organizer On December 2 I visited a painting and sculpting studio with a local Meetup group. I first met this lovely group at the Ravenswood Art Walk. Vitruvian Art Studio offers drawing, painting, sculpture and anatomy classes. It took me a while […]

Radvent: Challenged Authenticity

Radvent Day 1 by Princess Lasertron

“Challenge yourself, it’s fine not to be a totally finished person.”  ~ Leigh Steinberg Happy Radvent to you! I’m following Princess Lasertron’s series and will try to blog my own version as I can (not necessarily daily). Her post from yesterday asks: Reposted with permission from Princess Lasertron I declared this my year of authenticity. […]

Come into my studio…

… and have a peek (sans spiders and flies). “If you can identify the conditions that allow art to flourish, you can work toward creating equivalent conditions in your own world.” ~Ted Orland, Exhibition 36 Now that my supplies are (temporarily) organized, let me give you a studio tour. The table-as clear as it gets: […]

Inventorying some more

“The value in keeping anything is in keeping it current and instantly accessible. … Refresh often.” ~ Don Aslett, Weekend Makeover Upon my return from The Creative Connection I was inspired to organize my studio right away. I failed to do that last year and my Ruth Rae felt album project is still in a […]

TCCE Handmade Market

“You are in the right place at the right time.” ~ Jo Packham During breaks from the panel discussions and workshops we were treated to a handmade market in the hotel. I was excited to see Princess Lasertron’s wares in real life after loving all her gorgeous pictures of bouquets, pins and dresses. Her associates […]

TCCE Panel Day

Day 2 (Friday) of The Creative Connection Event was filled with panel discussions. The first panel on self-publishing gave us a variety of perspectives on how to get your words out to the public. The panel included host Nancy Soriano, who has edited and published various magazines; Terry Walters, who self-published her first cookbook and […]

BlogHer Handmade day

“Every single one of us is super-special. You have to find your talent and share it.” ~ Amy Turn-Sharp There are so many notes from the Creative Connection Event that blogging about it could take a year. It is also easy to get lost in other people’s blogs about it. But the beauty of the […]

Takeaways from the TCCE welcome dinner

“Stay strong, stay creative,  stay connected.” ~Cristina Ferrare I am condensing all my panelist learnings for you, but for now here are some key takeaways from the scrumptuous TCCE welcome dinner. As the first man to be featured in Where Women Create, Tim Holtz made a guest appearance which drew a cheer from the crowd. […]

accepting nonconformity

The past week I’ve been struggling through pricing exercises along with painting a picture of my target market. To give my brain a break I started reading The Art of Nonconformity by Chris Guillebeau. This book was recommended by Princess Lasertron, whom I look forward to meeting later this year. I love the straightforward approach of […]