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Holiday Art & Craft Show Update

Remember back in my last post where I mentioned that I will be participating in a couple of holiday craft shows? I'm here to give you the details! I'm am so incredibly excited to be able to show/sell my work at the following venues:

December 2, 2017 Honey Craft Indie Craft Market

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017
  • 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Mixin Mingle - Woodstock. 124 Cass Street Woodstock, IL, 60098 United States (map)

 

 

December 17, 2017 Revolution Craft Show

  • Sunday, December 17, 2017
  • 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
  • Revolution Tap Room 3340 North Kedzie Avenue Chicago, IL, 60618 United States (map)

I'm super excited, and truthfully, a little nervous (total introvert here!) I hope that you're able to stop by either (or both!) of the shows and say hi and pick up some excellent gifts for the holidays form me and other talented artists. I have a ton of matted photos for sale, a few photo acrylic blocks (these are so cool!) canvas tote bags, and paintings. I will also be showing off my moms fantastic handmade greeting cards.  

Hope to see you soon!

-a

If you are unable to attend, or are not local, don't worry. You can still shop my etsy store:

aprilbernphoto.etsy.com

 

 

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Snowpocalypse 2011- a review in pictures

It's been a little less than 24 hrs. since the historic blizzard of 2011 has ended. My car is finally shoveled out and the roads are fairly passable yet still kinda rough. It's been a doozy of a few days. While I wasn't brave enough to go outside in the snow and take pictures (hello! I'm only 5'2"-- i would have been in snow up to my neck!) I do want to share some images from folks around Chicagoland and how they captured the blizzard on film...


Frozen Lake Shore Drive
Frozen Lake Shore Drive via extinction blues


Chicago Blizzard 2011

via mg33_chicago




Lake Shore Drive in the Blizzard

via metroblossom


Snowmageddon - Feb 2, 2011.

via Brandon


32/365 - 2/1/2011 - Title: Snowmageddon - Location: Chicago

via Ken Bocchino


Stranded

via hedgehog3457


the cleanup begins...

via cb804



Hope you've all had a chance to shovel out and are staying warm and cozy!
-april
http://www.creativeapples.etsy.com


Weekend Wrap Up

The big highlight this weekend-- Renegade Craft Fair!

renegade craft fair, chicago

renegade craft fair, chicago

renegade craft fair, chicago

renegade craft fair, chicago

It was super awesome!!! TONS of great folks came out to sell their awesome creations, and TONS more people came out to support them and shop!!!!

Here are some of my favorite shops that we saw:

renegage favorites

1. Handcrafted curiosities by Lori Brown

2. Felt wonders and other clever crafts from abbeychristine

3. Fernworks

4. Cakespy.com

To see a list of all the other fabulous shops that attended in the Renegade Craft Fair this year, please check out this links page (warning: be prepared to browse for hours...)
Renegade Craft Fair Artists



The rest of the weekend was spent working on a LARGE stained glass door. I took it home from the theater last weeks and had plans to just clean it up a bit and re-lead the glass. Well, cleaning led to removing all of the lead which lead to a "blank canvas" sort of situation-- so I created a new pattern and painted it in. (It looks awesome! Photos to come later!) I also worked on a Japanese scroll for the upcoming show. I can't show you that-- you'll have to see the show to see it!!!!

Macro Monday- Seeing the light

Happy Monday!!! I'm back with another Macro Monday-- This week's theme is "Seeing the Light." I really like this weeks theme, as I find light to be very important when I shoot!


This is a close-up shot of the face towers that are on Michigan Ave. in downtown Chicago (right outside the art institute.) The faces are kinda creepy. They just sorta stare out at each other. But anyways, all these tiny lights make up images of these hulking towers! Close up, they don't really look like much, do they? get a little father away, and they look like this:
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photo by chartno3

kinda cool, huh?

anxiously awaiting spring...



taken at the Garfield Park Conservatory. I gotta tell you what a gem of a conservatory this is! I can't believe I only discovered it last year (I mean, I've known about it all along, but it wasn't until last year that I actually visited it!) It truly is one of my favorite conservatories/garden in the city. I think I like this one better than the Lincoln Park Convervatory (which is saying alot!!!) I can't wait to check it out when it's warmer and greener outside!