May 2009

I just finished my second class at Lil Street Art Center – which is one of the coolest places in Chicago.  We learned how to carve and mold wax, all the steps of making a mold and were able to cast our own pieces.  The actual casting kind of scared the crap out of me because of the giant flame you are using (I am not good with fire), not to mention shooting liquid hot metal into your spinning mold.   But I’mvery glad I did it myself!  I’m so excited about the rings I made.  They are actually pieces I like and wear every day – unlike most of the stuff I made in my first class – oh well, it was my first time. 

silver rings

After a couple month hiatus from the blog due to just plain being busy, I’m looking forward to taking some time to get out around the city and take some more pictures of all the great things going on.  Have a great day!!


Just got back from a long wonderful weekend in Oak Island, NC.  Nine of us girls packed into a cute little beach house right on the ocean and couldn’t have had a better time – or better weather.  We had nothing planned, no sites to see, etc.  Just completely relaxed, hanging out on the beach enjoying some girl time.  It’s been a long time since I’ve been somewhere like that where there are no big hotels and busy streets lining the beach.  It was nice!  And very inexpensive.  At only $66 per girl for the entire weekend in the house, it couldn’t be beat.  (I wonder what the cockroaches were being charged – yeah, there were a few – oh well.) Here are a few of my favorite pics of the weekend.  How was your Memorial Day weekend?