makin’ it happen

 |  May 17, 2011


This weekend I was invited to show a few of my encaustic paintings with Perfical Sense Studio at what looks to be a fun, artsy block party. I’ll be there Friday night and Saturday, so if you’re in the area, stop by!

Makin’ it Happen in Evanston’s West Village.
Dates and Times: Friday May 20, 5:00 – 9:00
and Saturday May 21, 10:00 – 4:00

Set in Evanston Plaza at the southwest corner of Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue, the Makin’ It Happen in the West Village festival will have a block party feel and take place both inside available retail spaces and outside in the parking lot facing Dodge. A celebration of dancing, music, art and more, the event will give people the chance to meet and greet merchants and neighbors in this vibrant community.

I think there’s even going to be fire performers! I’m looking forward to it.

I am also so happy to share that Carmen Torbus has recently had her book published, “The Artist Unique: Discovering Your Creative Signature Through Inspiration and Techniques”. I believe it was in 2009 I received an email from her asking me to contribute some work and some of my thoughts on my process to her book. I was honored to be asked and happy to contribute. Thanks Carmen!

Quiet Spirit
7×5 inches

This is one of the encaustic pieces I created for Carmen, not sure if it made it in the book or not as I sent her two paintings. I haven’t yet seen the book, but hopefully will get one in my hands soon! Oh, and I framed this little piece and I will have it hanging at the festival this weekend.


  1. by merci33 on May 17, 2011  2:18 pm Reply

    The Art Block Party sounds like a terrific concept...I predict you'll have a blast and meet many new admirers of your work.

    Kudos on the Torbus project too...I have heard that the book is actually very lovely and well done so I know you will be ever so proud to have been copy hasn't arrived yet but is on its way.

    'Quiet Spirit' is.


  2. by tangled sky studio on May 17, 2011  2:25 pm Reply

    looks like a great celebration of community and art. end of the year school stuff is going on friday & sat but may get to pop in : ) have fun and i'll keep my fingers crossed for sunshine and warm temps!

  3. by Bev on May 17, 2011  5:41 pm Reply

    oh, i so wish i lived in the area so i could stop by, sounds delicious...
    carmens book is out? very cool, i will have to check it out...

  4. by Wax Beach Artist on May 18, 2011  11:50 am Reply

    Your piece is beautiful, I wish I lived on your block! And how wonderful to contribute to a book.

  5. by Seth on May 19, 2011  10:24 pm Reply

    Congrats on both the exhibition and the publication. This year continues to be so wonderful for you!

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