Tag Archives: wax and wire

Plant Stakes for the Trunk Show

Last summer I made a dragonfly stake on a whim and it was well-received. This year I took the production level up a notch and added ladybug stakes to the collection. I distributed them at my various boutique outlets, and they steadily fly off to new homes. A post on Facebook prompted Ayla’s Originals to […]

Morpho’s 6th Annual Encaustic Exhibition

On Friday, I will be attending Morpho Gallery’s National Call for Encaustic Entries Opening party. This annual exhibit of encaustic artists will be held  August 4 at from 6 to 9 pm at 5216 N Damen Avenue in Chicago. The 6th Annual Encaustic Exhibition includes 2D and 3D work made with the hot wax method […]

The Abstract Show

Abstract hard is a contentious topic, and I don’t quite understand it all the time. Nonetheless, I found myself submitting my Hexaptych to the Abstract 4 Show juried by Ahavani Mullen. One of my pieces, Infinity, was accepted into the show. I’ll be among familiar FUSEDChicago artists, including Carol Hamilton, Rebecca Stahr, Carol L. Meyers, […]

Making Angels

Angel is literally making new friends. When I signed up for Bead & Button workshops there was a reverse engineering option but due to lack of registration the workshop was dropped. Instead, Brenda Schweder offered to help me reverse engineer my angel ornaments remotely, and I sent one in. Soon I received an email with […]

Learning Soldering

In May I took a getaway to Racine for continuing education. Ordering new tools always fills me with anticipation. Crystal Neubauer, who introduced me to Wax and Wire in 2012, offered another wax and wire workshop with soldering and pinback-making. Since my larger DOT Show pieces could have used some stabilization, I was 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 […]

Installing the DOT Show

So after all the dot-making, the time came to load everything into a car. Drawing Dottie assisted in packing everything up. The Dot Show is an exhibition of 14 FUSEDChicago members at the Chicago Arts District in Pilsen which opens May 13 with a reception in ShowPOD7, from 6 to 10 pm at 1834 S. […]

Studio Time

Here’s a peek at the studio. I’m busy replenishing my angels and frosties inventory for Small Business Saturday. You’ll find me at Rebecca Marie Photography at 5254 N Damen Avenue in Chicago from 10 to 5 on November 28. I’m also gearing up for a pop-up at the old See Jane Sparkle Location, which will […]

Dutch vibe on King’s Day

Yesterday was Koningsdag or King’s Day in the Netherlands. After celebrating Queen Juliana’s Birthday on April 30 for 36 years, we are now honoring King Willem Alexander on his birthday. Two of my globe-trotting friends have been posting photos of Delft and its porcelain and the Keukenhof’s gorgeous tulip splendor this week so I am […]

March flowers

We keep getting more snow but it is springtime in the studio. I received a gift in this vibrant floral tissue paper and couldn’t resist making some cheerful pendants with them. A simple oval was the obvious choice, but then it was fun playing with petal shapes too. I pulled out Brenda Schweder’s Now That’s […]