Next week’s events

Evanston Made Makers Market card

It’s a week of regrouping as my muscles recover from the Ravenswood ArtWalk and I review inventory for the upcoming Makers Market here in Evanston. This week, you can visit my swarm at the Flora Fauna and Fascination Exhibit. Ice House Gallery is located at 609 South Blvd. in Evanston. Hours are Friday-Saturday 12-6pm and […]

September NTaJ! challenge: found object art

For the September Now That’s a Jig! Challenge, we were tasked with using Bob Ebendorf’s art work as inspiration. Brenda Schweder is a longtime fan of his work, but his name was new to me. So I surfed the web looking for his work, and became a bit overwhelmed. How in the world would I […]

18th Ravenswood ArtWalk this weekend

Time flies when you’re having fun! Fresh off the Flora, Fauna and Fascination opening, I am now gathering what remains of my swarm, along with new babybees, to prepare for the Ravenswood ArtWalk. This year the Ravenswood ArtWalk takes place from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 & 15. I […]

New pieces at Artem Gallery

Recently my elaborate copper necklace sold, which was a test piece to see if someone would collect it. So I worked on a collar to add to the wrapped jasper I had brought in before. I really like this look, and I think it elevates the pendants too. I also replenished the musical pendants that […]

Flora, Fauna & Fascination Opens on Saturday

You’ve seen my Swarm 2.0 in the making, as well as my new beehive in process. On Saturday, you can see them both in person! The Flora, Fauna & Fascination Opening Reception, is on Saturday, September 7, from 5 to 8 pm. Hosted by Ice House Gallery Evanston at 609 South Boulevard, Evanston, Illinois 60202. […]

Daily Walks

My hands are busy making bees and my brain is busy processing research, but I also aim to take daily walks as the weather allows. Here are some snapshots of the recent beauty in my neighborhood. I don’t get beach tokens, but sometimes I am tempted to take a day at the beach. Picnic tables […]

A Beehive for Ice House Gallery

Artists who work with encaustics are naturally bee lovers as well, and I have often toyed with the idea of a beehive. My friend Bridgette Guerzon Mills made a gorgeous hive for an outdoor art installation, which I find very inspiring. I started making bees last year and really enjoy the design I came up with. […]

Making Flora

It’s been a busy month that broke my routine a little bit, and I just realized that maybe I should promote my upcoming show! The Flora, Fauna & Fascination Opening Reception is on Saturday, September 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 609 South Boulevard, Evanston, Illinois 60202. Hosted by Ice House Gallery Evanston, Flora, […]

SwirlyWhirls Necklace NTaJ! Challenge

Every Month Brenda Schweder of Now That’s a Jig! proposes a challenge to her JigUFacturers on Facebook. For August 2019 the challenge is: Media Inspiration #mediablitzntajchallenge “Pick a visual from a magazine, book or online source (i.e. Pinterest, Insta) and create a piece that captures that look, theme, or feeling!” I went to my favorite […]

Evanston’s Toby Jug Museum

Since I’ve lived here I have passed the Toby Jug Museum numerous times. It always looks closed, but the hours are posted on the door and you can just ring the bell to be let in. The American Toby Jug Museum in Evanston houses more than 8000 Toby and Character jugs.  It is the largest […]