Creatively Curated Goods, Hand Painted Art, & Custom Serving Trays
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Julie Norkus is a creative soul to the core. She is passionate about art, collecting, and re-purposing. Her happy place is in the well-appointed workshop & studio she daily occupies that is filled with power tools, sanders, paints, stains, brushes & supplies for any project.
After studying Art, Interior Design, and Business in College, Julie landed in the world of residential & commercial design, until starting a family in 2000. While a stay at home mom, Julie would sneak away to paint murals in friends’ nurseries and paint small canvas commissions here & there. Feeling the nudge to have a real business, Julie made the jump to painting murals and selling her children’s art at local Baby Shops in the Fox Valley area. 20 years later Julie has run the gamut from painting in many of the amazing homes in the Fox Valley area, doing one of a kind commissions, fabricating a line of custom serving trays, and several other casual living home décor items.
Julie's art is reproduced on Tea Towels, Pillow Covers, Stretched Canvas, Loose Reprints, and various other curated home décor.
She currently sells her art goods online, at local shops, and at artisan markets in the Western Chicago Suburbs.
Julie creates, fabricates & designs out of her studio in St. Charles, IL where she lives with her husband John, 2 daughters Paige & Lindsey, and 2 naughty dogs Reggie & Archie that are well known by her close-knit customer base. I use many different new & reclaimed materials to create unique, one of a kind pieces you can give as gifts or keep for yourself for years to come
Julie's love of all things vintage inspires her easy-going style and painting of everyday objects. She keeps her paintings fresh, on trend, and not too serious. She scours flea markets, estate sales and back roads for materials that inspire her.
"Enter through the Narrow gate. For wide is the gate that leads to destruction, and many will go through it, But small is the road that leads to life, and only a few will find it." ....Matthew 7:13-14
Featuring my Artistic Goods, Creative Finds, Inspirational Painting..........
A MIX OF SEASONAL AND YEAR ROUND DECOR/GIFTS
Wine Barrel products! Wood Slice Trays
Handcrafted One-of-a-Kind Gifts, Repurposed merchandise, Christmas decor., Hand Painted Signage, Floral,
Vintage & New Finds julienorkus.com in St. Charles Wine Barrels Signs in St. Charles Hand painted Merchandise in St. Charles
Main Street Market features over 150 vendors selling vintage & handmade goods on the grounds of a charming Living History Museum at Midway Village Museum. Shop, enjoy local food & music twice a year, May & Sept.
Vintage Market at The Grove , a lovely market full of vendors with vintage, hanmade, antiques. (The Glenview Park District) is located on the grounds of a historic landmark surrounded by lush gardens and nature preserves.