Rachelle Wunderink

Attention, holiday shoppers! I had the privilege of photographing Rachelle and her amazing art a few months ago, and you absolutely need to check out her work. Her Etsy shop has just been stocked with prints, mugs, and t-shirts featuring her oh-so-phenomenal anatomy drawings. You'll also be able to meet her and shop in person at several artist markets this holiday season (including Show of Hands Chicago with my favorite pal Steph Balog of Bad At Math Knits!). 

Stephanie | Bad At Math Knits

I know I've been throwing a lot of blog posts at you this week, but hang in there with me because you really don't want to miss out on the relaunch of Bad At Math Knits! I've known Stephanie, the creative genius and knitting extraordinaire behind BAM, for nearly ten years. We were suitemates in college, then roommates in Eastown, and now that she's firmly established in Chicago, she graciously introduces me to all the greatest places whenever I'm visiting. She's celebrating one year of BAM with some brand new images (and great new designs!), so if anybody is in the market for Ron Swanson mittens, you're in luck. I'll take the Arrested Development pair, because as we all know, there's always money in the banana stand.

Gold Dust

Meet Stephanie, the brains, heart, and soul behind the musings of Gold Dust & Co.  The day before she headed out of town, we sprinted around Lincoln Park, snapping pictures and narrowly avoiding parking fees. To be honest, I'd love to photograph Stephanie again--without the pressure of a stopwatch ticking down, perhaps--but in the meantime, you can enjoy Steph's radiance and soak up a little Chicago sunshine.