Tag: Art

The one household item I never owned

The one household item I never owned
Is it weird that I never owned an iron? Maybe I was too dependent on the dry cleaners, or were we simply walking around wrinkled? Ironically, the reason I ended up getting one was not even to prevent creases and folds, but for an art project with my daughter. Maybe even funnier is I asked... Read more »

Redmoon Skelebration: The one Halloween must-do activity

Redmoon Skelebration: The one Halloween must-do activity
There are a lot of Halloween happenings this time year, but the one must-do Halloween activity is Redmoon’s Skelebration. This fall, Redmoon’s family event Skelebration, which debuted with great success last year, returns for its second annual installment of experiential exploration.  Redmoon invites families into its otherworldly playground inside its Pilsen home for a re-invention of the... Read more »

Turn an old desk into a brand new desk

Turn an old desk into a brand new desk
My parents bought a bedroom set for my sister more than 30 years ago.  It had a trundle bed, a dresser with mirror and a desk.  That old desk has moved houses, but stayed with my parents. My mom recently decided to redecorate my sister and my childhood rooms that more recently became my children’s... Read more »
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Too Much Paper

I am proud of my son’s drawings and love to see how much he is improving.  That said I cannot deal with all the paper accumulating. I admire the masterpiece, maybe hang it on the fridge in a rotating display.  Then I recycle it.   Am I going to regret not saving these and countless other pieces of... Read more »

A Day at The Art Institute of Chicago

If you are like most Chicagoans, you are aware of our city’s top-notch art museum.  You probably drive by it when you are on Michigan Avenue and point it out to your visiting friends.  But, how often do you actually go to The Art Institute of Chicago?   Friends, we have this gorgeous building in... Read more »