trip report 2

We left Ithaca and we drove to Chicago for another event. 675 miles- 12 plus hours in the car… what a day. But, once I was there, I had a chance to meet up with Jan of Be*mused who has just recently landed in town. What fun that was! We planned to meet at the Bean and so I had my husband come with me to take a photo- I knew we’d one.

He asked me how long I would be with Jan and I said- I’m not sure but I have a feeling we have a LOT in common. We went and saw a show at the Chicago Cultural Center of the work of Tony Fitzpatrick. Amazing work- so inspiring. I could see applications for quilting, embroidery, collage, so much. I had never seen his work before… it has stuck in my brain.

Then we went off to have lunch… Wow- did we talk! For almost 3 hours! And, I can honestly say we hardly scratched the surface. I know I will be back to Chicago. Now I can’t wait. Hopefully Jan will find the perfect new house soon. I am looking forward to a studio visit.

Well, nothing else on the trip really lived up to that visit. I kept thinking (and talking) about all we’d discussed for days afterwards. I think my husband might have been getting a bit tired of my enthusiasm?

Anyway- some other photos.

3 thoughts on “trip report 2

  1. I’m so happy that you’ll have a reason to return to Chicago regularly so we can continue the visits, Mimi! Honestly, that afternoon was the most fun I’ve had in ages. *Kindred spirits*!!

  2. I’d love a chance to visit with you on a future Chicago trip. I am SO glad you saw the Tony Fitzpatrick show! I’ve been a fan of his for a long time, and it really knocked my socks off. Great inspiration to clean my very messy, very neglected workspace so I could get some new collage and drawing done.

  3. Hi, Mimi,
    I enjoyed the tour. How fortunate you are to find kindred spirits in your work: creative and ALIVE! I notice a family resemblance in the doll faces. Definitely legitimate! Keep up the good work! Love, DAD

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