Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: color, creativity, lillstreet

Another great way to brighten up an otherwise dreary day is with some of the fantastic kid’s art murals hanging on the walls at Lillstreet.

So much color.
So much uninhibited creativity.
So much fun.
A great contrast to the grayness outside!

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Categories: artists, Chicago, computer, creativity

Chicago flag created by the students at Lane Tech High School using laser cutters, 3D cutters & 3D printers. Each student in the LT Makers group designed & created their own “tile” as part of the overall “flag.” Each tile representing “something-Chicago” in a topographical form to make up this really cool Chicago flag being displayed at Navy Pier!

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Categories: color, creativity

Dear Santa,
I know we’re less than a week away, but I just saw this today…
and I need to add it to my Wish List.
Remember how much I loved Lite-Brites when I was a kid?…
well this is even better!!! It’s the same thing, but oversized for bigger kids!!!

Like me!

And if one Sants’s Helpers needs to know where to get more information…
because the Elves are in a last minute crunch…
click here for more information about LiteZilla.

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Categories: creativity, inspiration, terra cotta

Okay, so every year I add another creature to The Ghouls Collection… with the “big reveal” being at ART IN THE BARN. Each character is a Limited Edition of forty. And when they’re gone, they’re gone! And just in case you’re wondering… here’s the doodle that inspired this year’s addition!

Categories: creativity, theater, YouTube

Tickets just went on sale today for the return of “Les Miserables” to Chicago!
Coming this Fall… and opening on my birthday! Go figure. Some sort of cosmic kismet, huh?
You know it’s my favorite musical… and this choir group does an amazing job singing
basically the entire show in just nine minutes!!! Amazing!

Click here for the amazing nine minute YouTube video.

Categories: artists, creativity, sculpture

The two things that made me smile the most during the ArtWalk.
One, the fun ongoing wood project that encouraged the kids to measure, cut, drill, sand, etc to build a wooden fort right there on Ravenswood. So cute.

And two, this crazy cool assemblage sculpture piece by Mathias Schergen. A whole bunch of crazy-cool parts & pieces put together to guarantee a smile! So much fun!!!

Categories: artists, creativity

A groovy new installation on the facade of The Violet Hour in Wicker Park.
Great design… but where’s the door?! Ha! Thank you for making Damen Avenue
look a lot nicer Geodesic Designs by Keith Skogstrom!

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Categories: creativity, summer camp, terra cotta

Well… look who just came out of the kiln?!
It’s my “Demo Dragon” from Chess Camp. Showing the kids how to build little sculptures for their playing pieces. Like this whimsical dragon perched on a castle tower. It sure must have been hot in that kiln... he’s still breathing fire!!!

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Categories: creativity

Well, this can’t be good… unless you’re really, REALLY thirsty!!!

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Categories: creativity, inspiration

With so much craziness going on in Washington DC these days…
what with Donald, Donald Jr., my “girlfriend” Kellyanne, and Vladimir…
this one made me laugh out loud when I saw it on my Instagram Feed!

But then I found out that my “girlfriend” is already married…
and this kinda made me laugh too!

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