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10 QUESTIONS WITH calligraphy artisan John-Michael Korpal

10 QUESTIONS WITH calligraphy artisan John-Michael Korpal

Calligraphy artist John Michael creates art that invites the viewer to peek through an open window into this fantastical world, which also tempts the viewer to step through this window into an opportunity to explore a world not governed by the rules of the logical…

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10 QUESTIONS with Wax Handler Jess Snively

10 QUESTIONS with Wax Handler Jess Snively

Jess Snively is the owner of Milton and Margie’s Soy Wax Candles. When she’s at craft shows, people who don’t know her generally think her name is Margie, but Milton and Margie are her cats. Milton and Margie’s Soy Wax Candles was born in a…

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SUPER DABBLER: Stained Glass Flowers and Cacti

SUPER DABBLER: Stained Glass Flowers and Cacti

Big-hearted Super Dabbler Abby Branderhorst went to a Stained Glass workshop and wanted to share her experience.  A class that allows you to create an everlasting flower from stained glass that you can kill only if you throw it against the wall. Here’s her report…

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10 QUESTIONS WITH Hand Lettering Maestro Adam Vicarel

10 QUESTIONS WITH Hand Lettering Maestro Adam Vicarel

Adam is a transplant originally from Cleveland. He is a 28-year-old Art Director, Designer and Illustrator with a passion for travel, the outdoors, and donuts. He concentrates on bringing brands to life with lettering, typography, and illustration. An avid traveler and outdoorsman, Adam’s work is…

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Super Dabbler: DIY Soy Candles Wine Bottle Cutting

Super Dabbler: DIY Soy Candles Wine Bottle Cutting

Super Dabbler Leesa Alexander was kind enough to give us a glimpse into her Dabble experience. A class that offered not only candle making but also the art of upcycling glass containers as the vessel for the candle! Here’s her report from her latest Dabble experience……

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10 Questions with Tarot Card Gripping Anne-Katrin Elliott

10 Questions with Tarot Card Gripping Anne-Katrin Elliott

Anne is a transplant from San Francisco, California. She’s lived in Chicago for about 20 years now and owns Sideshow Gallery and teaches Kindergarten. Anne love music, art, film, literature and anything weird. What’s your favorite book? George Orwell’s 1984 Favorite movie? Yojimbo Favorite TV…

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10 Questions with Radiant & Colorful Artist Chelsea Hart

10 Questions with Radiant & Colorful Artist Chelsea Hart

The need to create has been a constant throughout Chelsea’s life. Growing up in Cincinnati, she was endlessly creating art. That drive to make art was there while earning her BA in Visual Studies at Western Kentucky University, and continues now as she lives in Colorado….

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Meet Crab Cake Making, Cocktail Shaking, Craft Goddess Jenny Dey

Meet Crab Cake Making, Cocktail Shaking, Craft Goddess Jenny Dey

Jenny Dey is originally from the eastern shore of Maryland but has thrived in Chicago for eight years. Before her move to Chicago, she lived in Baltimore where she grew as an artist. She had several paintings shown in art shows and local galleries. From…

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10 QUESTIONS WITH “The Accessible Oprah” lifestyle guru Saya Hillman

10 QUESTIONS WITH “The Accessible Oprah” lifestyle guru Saya Hillman

Called “a breath of fresh air” and “the accessible Oprah”, Saya Hillman is an Evanston, IL native, Boston College graduate, and Chicago resident. After four years in the non-profit world, she decided that bosses and commutes weren’t her thing and since 2004 has been blissfully…

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10 Questions with Left-handed Calligraphy Artist Shannon DeBord

10 Questions with Left-handed Calligraphy Artist Shannon DeBord

Shannon DeBord is a left-handed, coffee-addicted musician and calligrapher.  Most days you can find her rockin’ some yoga pants in my studio and listening to the George Winston Pandora station as she knocks out the day’s to-do list.  She lives in beautiful Denver, and when…

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