Celebrating Small Business Saturday on the Avenue of Angels

We strolled down the Avenue of Angels on Small Business Saturday, tasting, shopping and, once again gloating about the magic pull of our downtown. Anchored on one end by Lawrence University, home of a world-class music conservatory, and on the other by the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, our downtown celebrates art in every form. [...]

Showered with love (and remedial art)

Last night I nibbled on chocolate and lovely tea sandwiches. I sipped pomegranate lemonade and held an adorable baby. I mingled, chatted, snapped photos and made every attempt to avoid the task at hand. My mission? To paint an acceptable piece of pottery for a young couple who deserves only wonderful things. While I can't [...]