Barbara-Honorine Plazak

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Location: Park Ridge, Illinois

Featured Places: Park Ridge, Illinois

Art Deco style silhouette designed in the shape of a tiny bookmark souvenir of my time working for the city’s unique Public Library at the center of uptown; my modest desk on the top story had a view of a huge chestnut tree that lit up the sky with its pink spring flowers. I’ve chosen these colours to X stitch in French-made materials (Au Ver a Soie threads, Sajou linen) as a nod to my family heritage.

The time city itself is tucked into the pages of ancient geography & world history, politics, art, architecture – established through its rivers & railroads, international airport- home to Arts&Crafts-era Kalo silver; Alfonso Ianelli, Pickwick Theatre; Hillary Rodham Clinton grew up here, as did Harrison Ford. Sister city: Kinver Staffordshire.