Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
City Centre . . . downtown Elmhurst
Since I posted a picture of our little plaza a few days ago, I thought I'd post an artists rendering of the proposed improvements being planned for this year.
There is a caveat - "some details illustrated will be different in the completed project". That seems to leave the door wide open, in my opinion.
I'll be watching - and will photograph the end result.
The plaza is in the top right picture of the Elmhurst scenes. You can kind of see some umbrellas and awnings. There is a fountain already, and - during the holidays a Christmas Tree stands there. One of our favorite restaurants, Fresco's, has al fresco dining on the plaza.
Graduated from Lake Park H S in Medinah, went to secretarial school, worked a few years, married and had 3 great kids. I have 2 grandsons, 4 grand dogs (Griffons)& 2 grand cats (Maine Coon). When my first 2 children were in grade school I was a professional volunteer, active in PTA, Elmhurst Children’s Theatre & Church stuff. I started a small business while expecting my third and have been working ever since. I'm a fibre artist combining cloth, yarn, and photography. Carolee Creations, Inc. is the corporate name - SewSweet Dolls was the first business. Portrait Pillows, Bags and more . . . is my latest venture, started in ‘98, after my husband died. My daughter and I make custom gift items incorporating photographs - purses, coasters, jewelry, ornaments, quilts, etc. I love going to work every day-my studio is full of fun things! I am in a serious relationship with Bob, a retired Psychology prof, since the beginning of the century. We are involved in activities at First Church and in Elmhurst. When we have time we like to travel. I take sewing classes when I can fit them in, recently learned to weave, and would like to draw and paint again someday.