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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 […]

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 […]

Angel Sessions

I just finished inspecting all my pieces for the Bucktown Holiday ArtShow. Sometimes they get battered during teardown and transport, so I make sure all the waxed paper is properly secured. As I reviewed my stock, I noticed my musical angels were running low, so I added to that stash. Now I feel more confident […]

Angel Making

It is angel making time. No matter the season, I consistently sell angels throughout the year. So after my angel count session last week I had to replenish some more. My purples and blues are popular. I also keep selling the skull angels I have in stock. After a 3D encaustic workshop my friend and […]

Bat and Bar Mitzvah mini-books

In August I was asked to create a Bat Mitzvah book. After brainstorming with a person practicing the Jewish faith, Ruth 1:16-17 was selected as the appropriate verse to use in the gift commission. I printed out the verse on paper and created the mini-books. Then I cut out the verses and coated them with […]

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 […]

Mother’s Day Gift Market

I love honoring the nurturers in my life, and I have another Mother’s Day shopping pop-up this week. On Wednesday, May 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. I will have a table at the Mother’s Day Gift Market hosted by Ravenswood Covenant Church. The Mother’s Day Gift Market features fresh flowers and plants from Patyk Farms, green beauty products, […]

Seussian Studiotime

Seussian pendant by Maike's Marvels

I’ve done a lot of uploading and tweaking wordpress for the shop, and while I have plenty of pieces in stock, I was itching to get back into the studio again. This brush needed to be taken out of its misery too! My rainbow collection garnered a custom Valentine order, which I cheerfully fulfilled. These are […]


The day before my birthday, a light fixture fell on my head. My mom was coming to town and I was preparing the futon for her to sleep on, when the ceiling fan decided to wobble out of alignment and to the floor, but since I had just pulled the futon out and was looking down, […]

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 […]