Space Between the Words Art Show!


It’s coming up!

The Space Between The Words
a group art exhibit by the Art Salon for Fertile Minds

Gallery Hours and Events at the Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Second Floor Gallery

I will be showing a collection of wildly elaborate jewelry I created, based on a scene from a short story in my collection “If the World Ended, Would I Notice?”

All the art will be there from September 3rd through September 26th. See here for exact hours and dates.

I will be there to meet and greet on September 12, 6 pm to 9 pm at the grand opening.

I will also be there on September 17th, 5:30 pm to 8 pm, to demonstrate art techniques, and on September 24th, 5:30pm to 8 pm, to read from my short story collection.


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Hope to see you there!

Sirius the starling is cuddly sometimes.


A new craft fair coming up!

Come see me on

Saturday, July 25, 2015

from 1 pm to 6 pm

at the Minnehaha Free Space!

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I will have jewelry and stuff!







Took a few videos of Sirius the Starling.

Some pretty Sirius the Starling pictures


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He was looking very shiny.

Candy Sushi!

Another snack at my birthday party! Candy sushi, made from a Rice Krispie bar mixture, wrapped around Twizzlers and Swedish Fish, and covered in Fruit Roll-Ups.


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Crystal Cake!

I made myself this cake for my birthday. It has four layers, poured one on top of the next and baked together: white, yellow, light chocolate and dark chocolate. (Since it’s rock-themed, I wanted it to look a bit like geological strata.)

After baking the cakes themselves, I coated the tops with melted chocolate chips, and set the crystals!

They are sugar crystals, created by dissolving tons of sugar in a bit of water on the stove

, adding food coloring, and letting it sit in bowls for a few days, until a crust of rock candy had formed over the surfaces of the bowls. (I had been hoping to make geodes, and I’d lined the bowls with lightly greased aluminum foil, but unfortunately nothing crystallized on the insides of them.)

Candle pics by Trini Tran, who attended my birthday party on the 6th. (I use votives and base 10 math for my birthday candles. 3 candles on one cake + 4 candles on the other cake = I am 34 years old.)


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University of Chicago church windows


Every little stained glass window was different. This place is insane.


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Church at University of Chicago



The university chapel, which looks more like cathedrals in Europe.


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Chicago Uni


University of Chicago, which John is seriously considering for grad school.

Fascinating mixture of extravagant antique and bizarre modern architecture.

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