Saturday, August 10, 2013

Makers Mini Conference Presented by Lillstreet, Renegade Craft Fair and Dabble

Makers Mini Conference Presented by Lillstreet, Renegade Craft Fair and Dabble!

// Info //
Sunday August 25 / 1 – 5pm / Lillstreet Loft, 4427 N Ravenswood Ave., Chicago IL
// Schedule //
1:00pm Panel Discussion
A handful of of Chicago’s inspiring, successful artisans and businesspeople will share their experiences—both the highs and lows—of starting and growing a crafts-based business in Chicago.
Panelists: Katie Mills of Lady Faye Jewelry, Marco Chavarry of Alapash Meaningful Terrariums, and Nora Renick-Rinehart of Fiberista Nora
2:00pm Networking Reception
Enjoy complimentary refreshments while exchanging ideas and stories with the panelists and other guests.
3:00pm Workshop: Handmade Paper Sculptures & Ornaments
To close the conference with a little hands-on fun, local artist and teacher Esther Ramirez (Essimar) will guide participants through a paper craft project. No experience necessary! The workshop will run from 3-5 pm and costs an additional $25. Registration is available here.

Please don't forget to sign up here for the FREE Makers Mini Conference and here for my paper sculptures workshop.

Thanks and I will see you there! e

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I made these beautiful polyhedron paper pieces for Bellwether!

 Installation at the Bellwether event!

Buy Stella Polyhedron here

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hello friends!
The folks behind Renegade Craft Fair and Vintage Bazaar have joined forces to create Bellwether, a “roving market + happening + feast” that kicks off June 8 and 9 from noon until sunset at Hideout. On the surface, it’s a good pairing: Both Renegade Craft Fair and Vintage Bazaar have built-in audiences with the events they’ve curated over the years, and Hideout is no stranger to hosting their own craft fairs and events like Soup and Bread and Veggie Bingo. Bellwether immediately becomes an alternative for people who wouldn’t attend Dose Market or Fete Chicago.
Organizers promise an array of artisanal foods, records, books, vintage wares and antiques, handmade pieces, original artworks, furniture, and homegoods, all while sipping on craft beers, Midwestern wine, specialty cocktails and food trucks. It should be a fun time. Bellwether also has an event planned for Sept. 21 and 22 at the Garfield Park Conservatory. They also have after-hours events on June 8 and Sept. 21 at Hideout and the Garfield Park Conservatory, respectively.
Vendors interested in participating at either Bellwether event should email The deadline to enter for the Hideout event is May 1.

Buy tickets here:

See you there! ~

Thursday, May 16, 2013

New piece at Crafland Gallery - Providence, RI

Group Show: Peaked -May 16 - June 15, 2013
Sublime explorations in paper forms.
Matthew Shlian / Eight Emperors; Ann Arbor, MI
Doris Häusler / Dorisse; Ingolstadt, Germany
Esther Ramirez / Essimar; Chicago, IL
Rebecca Siemering; Pawtucket, RI
Opening reception: Thursday, May 16th from 5pm - 8pm 

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Hvalfjörður, Iceland