Hello from Jessica of Fly’n Gypsy Arts with a 2020 update! … More 2020 What a year!
Boy the year has really flown by! I tried unsuccessfully to make some updates earlier this year, but it has been busy. Health has been a big issue for both of my parents over the last couple years. I am glad to say that both of my folks are feeling and doing much better. I … More Into the Holiday Season
April 21, 2020 The times are challenging us in all new ways. This is a time of unprecedented virtual visiting and learning. Of safe space and social distancing. This year has already been surreal for me, for longer than Covid-19 has been front and center. My mother, Dianne Kronika, passed away in January 2020. My … More Living an Artful and Mindful Sheltering in Place
So the mellow start of Winter has become a biting cold wind and a significant bit of snow, some eight to twelve inches near Chicago, Illinois. What a year 2017 proved to be! I think I have earned my three times as many white hairs. Between turning 40 years old, the challenges of various family … More On snowy winds into the New Year, 2018!
What a year 2017 has been so far! With a whirlwind of family injury and illness from Fall 2016 through Summer 2017, I have missed updating both my website pages and this blog. With recovery and some tentatively optimistic developments, I am finally back to something like my normal routine. I am glad to be … More As the Season Turns Into Fall 2017
On the backdrop of Strange Weather, the year 2017 ambles in. A strangely warm February has seen me through another round of physical therapy. This time for a pinched nerve bundle affecting my right arm and hand. It should be no surprise this interfered with much of my art making during the later part of … More Marching into Spring
It has been a whirlwind Summer. My youngest brother got married in June. My older brother flew in from Seattle with his family, and my niece and nephew stayed for part of the summer. We went fishing and explored some artists while they were here. Floral and Abstract printed scarves and tops are now available … More Autumn Greetings from the Fly’n Gypsy
As we all look forward to Spring’s eventual arrival, after the season’s storms and surprise snow, I find myself looking forward also to things that are shaping up elsewhere. Since mid-February, I have been working with Chris Zonta as an intern on her Visiting Artist Mosaic Mural project at Ebinger School in Park Ridge, IL. … More An Update from Fly’n Gypsy Arts
Welcome to the new year! 2016 is shaping up to be a good one. In class news, I am offering a range of drawing, painting, collage and printmaking classes this Winter and Spring 2016. Since October 2015, I have been working with Grumbacher and the Downers Grove Michaels to bring you beginners options in drawing … More An Update from Fly’n Gypsy Arts