Saturday, February 26, 2011

February 26, 2011

Snow again, but apparently, we're so used to it, it no longer bothers us. Or does it? We merrily painted away, but with a strong and sudden emphasis on birds. Yes, we're ready for spring!

Save the date: Marge Bolin will be having a solo show at Wishbone restaurant in March. More news next week!

Current news: Susan Alforque-Silvano is part of a group show of Filipino artists exhibiting as part of Coming Together in Skokie. The show will run through March 14 at the Skokie Public Library at 5215 Oakton Street in Skokie.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

February 19, 2011

Special thanks to guest photographer Vivian Klingensmith.

The snow is gone (yes, all 20+ inches of it!) and all that's left are the memories—and the paintings. Seems the spring-like weather has brought out the artist in everyone. Look how prolific we are! Unfortunately, nothing exciting to report on the sartorial front. We've probably lost any standing we may have had in the Fashion Blogging community. Oh well!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

February 12, 2011

As you can see above, "Everything is OK!" The sun was out, there was plenty of parking and we're in the midst of holiday season, what with Lincoln's birthday today and Valentine's Day on Monday. Even though no one wore a top hat or brought flowers, everything was okay.

And today's fashion award goes to Ken, shown here, for his trademark cat t-shirt. Today's shirt is especially noteworthy, though, in that it features his very own painting. How cool is that? Also worth mentioning is that it's a gift from Vivian. What a sister!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

February 5, 2011

Despite having to battle the aftermath of Chicago's 3rd worst blizzard, the gang was (almost) all here and happy to be painting.

If you're ready for a bit of news about spring and are awake at 6am, tune into WCIU on Tuesday morning. You'll hear our own Steve Meyer discuss Chicago's horticultural scene...and that's something we're all ready to hear more of!

And if you're battling cabin fever and are in the neighborhood of Skokie, stop by the library to see Susan Alforque-Silvano exhibiting her watercolors in a group show of Filipino artists. The show will run from February 3 to March 14 at the Skokie Public Library.

Finally, here's something you just have to see. Today's prize for best footwear goes to Pat Otto. It's true--you can be toasty warm and totally cool all at the same time!