Sunday, September 20, 2009

2009 fall craft show schedule

since many of you have asked me for my fall craft show schedule, i decided to post it here with all the vital information:

september 26
CHICAGO BABY EXPO from 9-5 located at 18501 South Harlem Tinley Park, IL

october 17
BATAVIA MOTHER'S CLUB 24TH ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR from 9-3 located at Rotolo Middle School 1501 Raddant Road, Batavia, IL

november 6-7
DOWNERS GROVE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 20TH ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR from 9-8 on Friday & 9-3 on Saturday located at 929 Maple Avenue Downers Grove, IL

november 7-8
COLLEGE OF DUPAGE ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFT FAIR from 10-4 on Saturday and 11-4 on Sunday located at 425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, IL

november 14
MINOOKA CHOIR 10TH ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR from 9-3 located at 26655 West Eames (Route 6) Channahon, IL 60410

november 15
DEMDACO signing at Anna's Hallmark in Downers Grove, IL

november 21
DEMDACO signing at Terry's Gifts in Belvidere, IL

november 28-29
MARMION ACADEMY 19TH ANNUAL CRAFT SHOW from 9-4 on Saturday and 10-2 on Sunday located at 1000 Butterfield Road Aurora, IL 60502

december 5
GINGERBREAD JUNCTION 28TH ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR from 9-3 located at Hill Middle School 1836 Brookdale Road Naperville, IL 60563

i hope to see you all there!

grace & peace,

Friday, September 11, 2009

behind the scenes: psalm 139

when creating the art for psalm 139 and meditating on the passage, i would think about how God knew all the details of life while the baby was yet being formed in the womb. physical details, which made me think of every hair on the head, every tiny finger and toe. emotional details, such as how the baby already had personality. intellectual details, as to how the brain was developing. and, spiritual details, as to what the baby, child, then adult would put his or her faith in.
when my pumpkin-poos was 4 months old, we did what i refer to as "the big naked photo shoot". several of my designs have come out of this photo shoot, and psalm 139 is one of them. i decided to focus in on the precious little feet of a baby, so that it could be "anonymous" and represent any baby. the feet are tenderly being held by the loving father, representational of how God's tender love holds us.
this is one of my favorite shots that day. he loves her so much.
here she is, moving around... probably cold since it was january near chicago!
those big bright eyes!
and smoochy cheeks! more to come of the naked baby shots!

grace & peace,