Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Eeeee!!! What a show.

I was honored to be invited and included in this event at Navy Pier, March 20-24 2019. I had never been, and had no idea what to expect!

The show theme was Flowertales and the tablescapes and decorations were to die for!

Jack and the Beanstalk themed tablescape.

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And Relics Themed tablescape. They were amazing. The imagination of the people.
There were live chickens, cooking demonstrations. Garden knowledge out the whazoo!

I brought all my goodies and setup a booth and wished for the best!
I met amazing people, artists, and creatives.
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I sold some art, I made a bazillion new friends.

I live-painted a few items during the event. It’s always nice to use festival down-time as my “office hours”. I make and make.
I update my website.
I clean out my email.
I’m there, so I might as well.
And I make and make and make.

20190322_1745337328879825135889880.jpgIn this case, I felt so inspired by the tulips. I love dutch and flemish still lives, with the dark backgrounds and the flowers blooming, wilting, and everything in between.

I’m also a fan of the story of tulip mania, and how it still applies to the human condition and economics of today.
I walked around the show and saw flowers, and bulbs and garden-related items of all types and prices.

So, I chose the the highly sought-after Semper Augustus bulb. On a bull skull. In the style of dutch and flemish art.
SO me, right?

And I live-painted while I was there for the 5 days.

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It sold, right away.
AND I MISS IT!!!! I might need to make myself another one like it.

Thank you for having me, and inspiring me, Chicago Flower and Garden Show!

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