The Glossary Co. | Event at Indigo & Violet Studio

Nothing screams daughter of the year like a handmade gift you created for your mom, amiright? Well lucky for me I happened to be photographing an incredible, handmade dreamcatcher crafting event at Indigo & Violet Studio for The Glossary on the day I went home to visit my mom for her birthday. Stars aligned for this, y'all. Not only was this event a great coincidence in terms of birthday present gifting, it was also a super fun and creative way to spend my Saturday morning - half photographing, half using my hands and crafting (something I don't do much).

I met Leigh of Indigo & Violet Studio recently when I interviewed her for the Inspired Chicago feature series - and when we were meeting for that, we realized that we have a TON of mutual friends, hangout in the same circles, and were actually both going to the Creative Women's Co. Chicago Retreat together. I always hear people talk about how small the creative community is in Chicago, but like, damn right? What a small world!

Thanks to The Glossary for letting me hangout with you and photograph your amazing event (+make a kick-ass dreamcatcher) and thanks to Leigh for being such a fun and supportive sudden friend. ;)

Nevertheless She Persisted sign at Indigo & Violet Studio for The Glossary event in Chicago
Yarn for crafting event by The Glossary held in Indigo & Violet Studio on Chicago's north side
Crafting event at Indigo & Violet Studio for The Glossary on Chicago's north side
Leigh Hardy photographed by Katharine Hannah for The Glossary crafting event at Indigo & Violet Studio
Leigh Hardy, owner of Indigo & Violet Studio helping crafting students during The Glossary event
Indigo & Violet Studio crafting event for The Glossary on Chicago's north side
Dreamcatcher crafting event held at Indigo & VIolet Studio by The Glossary
Leigh Hardy putting finishing touches on her dreamcatcher for The Glossary crafting event on Chicago's north side

Katharine Hannah

Katharine’s work has graced the walls of institutions such as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Harold Washington Library of Chicago, and local galleries such as Dreambox Gallery, Siragus Gallery and Blick Art Materials. She has also been featured on websites such as the Huffington Post, Phlearn, Fstoppers, Tigress Magazine for Girls, Bitchtopia, and Golden Boy Press.

In addition to photography, Katharine has been a mentor and educator in the arts since 2013. She has worked with students in various organizations and projects over the last two years, including Hive Chicago’s PROjectUS initiative and Digital Youth Network’s Digital Diva’s and Chicago City of Learning programs.