Ancient Egypt exhibit in Chicago: Between Heaven and Earth

Last month, I attended the opening reception for a new exhibit at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. First of all, I love the University of Chicago campus. Especially in fall, when all the leaves climbing up those old buildings are all different colors. Second, the Oriental Institute is a great resource for … Continue reading

Pilsen Open Studios 2012 Recap

I finally had a chance to check out Pilsen’s art galleries during last month’s Pilsen Open Studios. After a quick stop to fuel up at Nuevo Leon, we set out to visit the galleries along 18th street. I knew there were a lot of galleries in the area, but with more than 40 on the … Continue reading

Everything is connected?

Sometimes it seems the world just keeps pushing an idea at you. A similar theme keeps appearing in random places. Lately, for me, this has been the theme of dreaming, what happens when you dream, memories and reincarnation. As someone who has very vivid, long, dreams that are often quite disturbing, dreams have a fairly big effect on me. I keep … Continue reading

Feliz Día de los Muertos

Dia de los muertos face paint design