Tag Archives: PerficalSense Studio

Celebrating Encaustic Adventures

For every setback there are new opportunities, and so it was the weekend following Ravenswood. Art work by Cindy Hogan My friend Cindy, who helped set me on the encaustic path, held the opening of her Last Hurrah show at PerficalSense Studio. Several FUSEDChicago artists participated, and we were each given our own wall to […]

PerficalSense’s Last Hurrah Show

PerficalSense Studio  in Evanston is hosting its last exhibit through October 25, with an opening on Saturday.    Fluttering Papilio by Maike’s Marvels Owner Cindy Jevon is shifting gears and will no longer host workshops or exhibits after this month. I am glad her life is leading into new and wonderful directions, but sad to […]

Spend this weekend in Evanston for Artful Giving

I’m not quite ready for the Holidays yet, but come December 1 I will be. I like to let Thanksgiving simmer a little bit before decking the halls and selecting my wreath. My inventory is ready for the holidays though, and I just brought my pieces over to PerficalSense Studio and Salon, where they will have […]

The Salon Fête

“Young women learned the art of conversation in … literary salons, like those established by the Parisian elite. Once or twice a week the typical salonnière gave an open house, inviting authors, philosophers, dandies, and hangers-on, sometimes for dinner–but always for talk.” ~ Jessica Kerwin Jenkins, Encyclopedia of the Exquisite Cindy had a lovely turnout […]

Creating a miniature boudoir for a Salon show

This Saturday, November 3, my friend Cindy is opening her new PerficalSense Studio and Salon space. She is hosting a salon-themed show in which 35 artists are providing pieces that showcase the meaning of a salon to them. Cindy taught me my first encaustics class, and PerficalSense Studio has been in existence for 3 years […]


It is such a pleasure getting to know the artistic community in Chicagoland. On Friday evening, I walked over to Artruck. Hosted by a resident of Ashland avenue, two trucks were embellished with strings of lights, and select local artists were invited to display their work. It was a block party that spanned two U-Haul […]

Wax & Wire with Crystal Neubauer

Wire heart by Crystal Neubauer, wire shape by Maike’s Marvels I took a fabulous class with Crystal Neubauer on Saturday. PerficalSense Studio hosted “Moving Beyond the Canvas with Wax and Wire.”  I had met Crystal at the “Meditations: Looking In, Reflecting Out” exhibit, and knew I’d enjoy learning more from her. First, we were introduced […]

Encaustic and Mixed Media/Photography Workshop

“I believe that if you are creating something that is truly coming from within, that is your true vision and authentic voice, then it will speak to other people.” ~ Bridgette Guerzon Mills in The Artist Unique by Carmen Torbus  An encaustic palette at the end of the day PerficalSense Studio Workshop Space This weekend […]

Meditations: Looking In, Reflecting Out exhibit

This weekend I attended the opening of “Meditations: Looking In, Reflecting Out” at PerficalSense Studio. The show features work by encaustic artists Crystal Neubauer and Bridgette Guerzon Mills. It was lovely to meet both artists and learn more about their inspiration and techniques. Meeting Bridgette Guerzon Mills and Crystal Neubauer, who will both teach me […]

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