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Vivian van Blerk Self-Portrait Workshop for Kids

This past Sunday we had a delightful time in welcoming artist  Vivian van Blerk  (represented by  Jennifer Norback Fine Art Gallery  here in Chicago) to the jookie space to lead a  self-portrait workshop in mixed media .  Kids from Lincoln Square, other nearby neighborhoods like Lincoln Park, and …

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Monday April 29, 2013


Dual Open House for jookie & Mother Me | Kids in the Square

Come Celebrate with Us!  We couldn’t be more excited planning our Dual Open House right now with  Rita DiRito of Mother Me .  This May, Jill will be celebrating her 12th year as a Chicago children’s & family photographer while Rita, birth educator of over 13 years, will be celebrating her first …

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Thursday April 11, 2013


jookie to sponsor one student for Vivian Van Blerk workshop

Jookie  just announced  an exciting workshop for kids  age 9-12 that we will be hosting in April on behalf of  Jennifer Norback Fine Art Gallery .   Artist Vivian Van Blerk  will be leading a self-portrait workshop using photography, collage and coloring for each participant to end up with an …

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Saturday March 23, 2013





Recent Charmers

These first two images are of sweet babies who visited jookie recently.  This age (3-5 months) is still pretty new to the world so they still get tired out fairly easily, especially in new situations and meeting new people.  So getting smiles from this adorable age makes me especially happy! …

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Monday January 14, 2013



The Cradle’s Nursery Angel for Christmas Day

A wonderful message from  The Cradle  this morning: Good morning, Jill! On behalf of the four babies in the Nursery today, thank you so much for choosing The Cradle as the beneficiary of your Halloween photo contest! I am attaching a picture of the plaque sitting in our main foyer showcasing …

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Monday December 24, 2012



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