Apr 17, 2010

Geneva Outing

My girlfriend Beth took me to Geneva, IL the other day because we have lived here now almost 3 years and I still haven't been
there. I kept hearing how cute it was and that there were great shops! The town was fantastic. It reminded me of Long Grove. Lots of home decorating stores, cool art and vintage finds. What I REALLY loved was how great it was to walk around. It made me miss Glencoe. I got the small town feel within the setting of beautiful homes, cute shops and places to get coffee/ice cream/sandwiches.

The local knit shop was fantastic! We found beautiful yarn, fantastic books and lots of fun accessories. We even found a kit to make your own pom poms.

Many of the shops are in homes from the 1800s. The architecture is awesome as is the way the stores display their items in each room. We came across a fantastic store called Cocoon. They had cards from Papaya, gift wrap from Pam Garrison and even prints and sketchbooks by Sabrina Ward Harrison. I couldn't believe it!!! I bought some of Pam Garrison's paper so I can use it in collage and my mixed media work and I had to have one of Sabrina's sketchbooks. It is sitting here as I am not quite ready to use it.

As we walked down the street, we came across this amazing sculpture. The entire thing is made out of wheels, gears and parts of bikes. I thought it was great and had to snap a picture with my phone.

Lots of family visiting this weekend, so I probably won't get to any of my art.

I definitely plan on returning to Geneva. Now . . . . if I can only figure out how to get there and back!


  1. Love your journal page! That is a strange looking sculpture. Some people can make something our of just about anything and have it look interesting.

  2. Sounds like a great time. Papaya is one of my fav shops..YUM!!!!