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Flashes & Strokes: a Tale of Two Mediums

The digital and traditional arts are thriving in Chicago. From newer, technology based media like photography and digital art to more traditional art, there is so much to see, explore and learn from in Chicago.  Through our Flashes and Strokes series, we’d like to celebrate artists from both worlds: traditional and digital.

Celebrating #testprinttuesday

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Have you all been to see the new Máximo dinosaur at @fieldmuseum yet?! I haven't been back since this gorgeous shoot in February!! 😍 I seriously don't know why, but I love Sue the T Rex, and I think I am going to blame it on the Land Before Time movies when I was a kid. 😂 Who wants to go visit the biggest dinosaur EVER!? And maybe do a photoshoot out on the pretty museum steps?? 👋 👋 👋 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #chicagoweddingphotographer #chicagowedding #chicagoweddings #downtownchicagowedding #downtownchicagovenue #downtownchicagoweddingphotographer #chicagoengagementphotographer #chicagoanniversaryphotography #chicagophotographer #chicagobride #chicagobrides #unionstation #bridalportraits #chicageoweddingphotography #downtownchicagoillinois #chicagoplanner #chicagoweddingplanner #chicagoweddingday #chicagoweddingphoto #chicagoanniversarysession #chicagoengagementphotography #chicagoanniversaryphotographer #chicagophotographer #chitheewed #lakeshoreinlove #caratsandcake #marthastewartweddings #midwestbride #fieldmuseum #weddingwednesday

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Ashley, the talent behind @paperloveclub, and I collaborated on this cake and invitation suite. She hand painted the cake to match her exquisite invitations and menu cards whilst I then bought her illustration to life with the sugar flowers and foliage. Swipe for pictures of the invitations and menu card plus a bonus picture of the stunning floral centrepiece by @fleurcouture which included the most flawless white Ranunculus I have ever seen. . . . . . Photographer – Alexandra Lee Photography , @alexandraleephoto Wedding Planner Events – by JVB , @eventsbyjvb Venue – Armour House , @armourhouseweddings Model(s) – Emily & Jason, @emilythelander Dress Boutique – Simply Luxe Bridal , @simplyluxebridal Dress Designer – Calla Blanche Bridal Menswear – The Wedding GPS , @theweddinggps Florist – Fleur Couture, @fleurcouture Bakery – The Quintessential Cake @thequintessentialcake Stationery – Paper Love Club @paperloveclub Calligrapher – Paper Love Club , @paperloveclub Hair – Tamara Holden Hair , @tamaraholdenhair Makeup – Tricia Clarke Makeup , @triciaclarkemakeup Videographer N/A Linens – BBJ Rentals – Halls Rentals . . . . #cake #customcake #sugarart #sugarflowers #beanpasteflower #cakesofinstagram #weddings #weddingcake #wheaton #chicago #chicagolandweddings #wheatonweddings #wheatonweddingcake #chicagoweddings #chicagoweddingcake #wheatoncakeshop

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Happy 1 year Anniversary to a very special couple! Here is a mini replica I made of their wedding cake. The accent flower is completely handmade with sugar paste. . . . Word of advice for brides: Use the top tier of the wedding cake to feed your guests on the actual wedding day and purchase a replica on your 1st anniversary. Skip the “freeze your top tier” tradition. This ensures you will have a fresh baked, delicious cake; free of any freezer burn. . . . . #rufflecake #firstanniversary #weddinganniversary #replicacake #sugarpeonies #sugarflowers #goldendomecakes #weddingcake #napervillebakery #burgundyandgold #weddingcake #anniversary #instacake #customcakes #caketime #cakedesign #cakeideas #illinoisbakery #customcakes #letthemeatcake #buttercream #rosettes #wilton #wiltoncakes #plainfieldwedding #napervillewedding #yorkvillewedding #aurorawedding #chicagowedding #stcharleswedding #genevawedding #satinice

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2 months we've been in this little house of ours that has quickly turned into a h o m e. ⠀ ⠀ Watching Kev work on new projects every night makes my heart soar (the man's built me custom closet shelves and re-finished ALL of our doors 👏🏻). I told him the other night that he looked exactly like how my Dad used to look coming home after work. He'd change into his "work clothes" throw on some tunes or a ball game, and tinker away in the garage with a giant smile on his face. Now Kev does the same thing, and I can't help but laugh because they always tell you that you marry a guy that's like your Dad, and there are so many times I catch myself thinking how lucky I am that both my Dad and my Husband are just two of the best men in the entire world. ⠀ ⠀ So 🍻 to new homes, and marrying your Dad (you know what I mean). All my married ladies, is your hubby like your Dad?⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #home #hubby #homeiswhereverimwithyou #newhome ⠀ ⠀

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  1. DARS Photography

    June 14, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Thank you for featuring us. It’s an honor!

  2. Viv’s Photography

    June 16, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Thank you for the feature!

  3. Board to Art

    July 12, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Thank you for featuring my scratchboard artwork!!! I appreciate being included with so many cool and innovative artists. Very inspiring!

  4. Shannon M Valentine

    July 27, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Thank you so much for including my painting in this inspiring collection.

  5. Cam Casey

    August 23, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Thanks so much for featuring me!

  6. Nicki Scheck

    September 7, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Thank you so much for featuring my handmade felt flower decor! So fun seeing all the other artists too 😀

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