Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct
29

Guest Blog: Joan Corwin, Nancy Megan Corwin

Regeneration by Nancy Megan Corwin Brooch in sterling silver, copper, drusy quartz, gold leaf, pearls, fine silver, and 22k gold/sterling bi-metal. 4 x 2.5"

Today’s guest blog is by sisters: Solace in So Many Words contributor Joan Corwin and Nancy Megan Corwin who is a jewelry artist/metalsmith from the Seattle area. Each year since 2004, Facèré  Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle puts on Signs of Life, a contemporary jewelry art show and companion jewelry art catalog/literary journal. The show …

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Oct
22

Stoking my love for Chicago

View from rooftop of Testa Produce © Ellen Wade Beals, 2013

I love Chicago but I don’t love the politics, the gun violence, the segregation and probably a few other things if I thought about it some more. But this past weekend I forgot about the negatives and rediscovered my love for Chicago. That’s because it was Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago. This free city-wide …

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Oct
22

Glimpse of Solace: Kathy Buckland, Open House Chicago

Dotty © Kathleen Buckland, 2013

  Big thanks to Kathy Buckland for these glamorous shots of Chicago.  Kathy is a photographer from Glenview, IL, who goes exploring with her camera just about every weekend.

Oct
22

Slice of Solace: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish

At Assumption Church © Ellen Wade Beals, 2013

Though it was not on the Open House Chicago tour, Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Parish was near the restaurant we went to in River North so we stopped in. There was a place to pray to St. Peregrine, of the Order of the Servants of Mary, who is the Patron Saint of Cancer Patients …

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