Tuesday, December 27, 2011

*January 11, 2012*6-7:30PM*

Join me at the Delta Township District Library for a crafty evening!
Peace Full Art---What is your dream of peace for others? How do you visualize inner peace for yourself? Instructor will briefly discuss the peace symbol and its origin. Participants will utilize recycled materials and mixed media to create their own peace sign.  Supplies provided free of charge.  Contact the library to register, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing, MI 48917 - 517.321.4014

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Holidaze To All!

Love & Kisses from Barbie!

HO HO HO!!!
Please NOOOOOOO!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Creation Station Class Coming Up!


Upcycled Holiday Gift Bags!
(no skill required)
Join me  on Tuesday evening:
Open to all creatives & wannabe’s in #LoveLansing! Join Dusty DeHaven for this fun workshop on
Tuesday, December 13 from 6-8 p.m.
Create pretty, practical gift bags in two hours with recycled paper gift or store bags using beautiful scrapbook or wrapping paper, ribbons, and stamps.
Please bring your own scissors.
If you can use a glue gun, you can complete this project!
LOCATION:  Creation Station, 200 Museum Dr., Lansing (lower level of Impression 5 Science Center, entrance is on the North side of the building); limited space available.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Crafty Classes Comin' Up!

Early 2012 brings two classes that provide you some time to explore peace and peacefulness--I am teaching at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing, 855 Grove Street, East Lansing (across the street from the East Lansing Public Library on Abbot). Church membership is not required for participation--join me and have some fun this winter! 

Saturday, Jan 21 & 28, 11:30 am-2:00pm, Social Hall
ART FULL PEACE
$20 class fee due by January 21st


SESSION 1/Imagine Peace—What does inner peace mean to you? What brings peacefulness and tranquility into your life? Participants will use collage to visualize their personal definition of inner peace. No previous art experience necessary and all supplies are provided.
SESSION 2/Peace Full Art---What is your dream of peace for others? How does peace affect your universal community? Instructor will briefly discuss the peace symbol and its origin. Participants will utilize recycled materials and mixed media to create their own peace sign.

Saturday, February 18, 2012, 10:00am-NOON, Social Hall
MAKE A MANDALA
Class fee $10 due by February 18th
A mandala can be used as a way to center meditatively, achieving focus, reflection or peacefulness. We will use simple art techniques to create our own mandalas, based upon a circular design. Circles appear in nature - planets, flowers, eyeballs, cells, snowflakes. Let us make a mandala that represents an aspect of our personal nature and/or spirit. Supplies and instruction provided.
Contact me for more information!

Friday, November 25, 2011

City Streets Exhibition Update


The Lansing Art Gallery volunteers turned the CS banners into fabulous bags, which premiered at the 34th Annual Holiday Sale on November 17th. The bags are on sale at the Gallery now. WOW!  They're smashing!  Great swag!  I LOVE my bag!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Sale Open House at Grove Gallery CoOp

 Check out the beautiful handmade arts and crafts at Grove until December 31st!
http://grovegallerycoop.com/
The Gallery is right next to "Woven Art" by the East Lansing City Parking Ramp on Grove Street.
Don't miss the Open House on Sunday, December 4th!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Knit Michigan 2012 Classes



I am teaching two sessions at the upcoming Knit Michigan 2012 event in Bloomfield Hills on FEBRUARY 4th.   Please join me for a class on knitting and crocheting with upcycled materials--the class fee in $35.00 and registration is open at www.knitmichigan.org.  This is a fun and exciting fundraising event to help support breast cancer research.  Contact me anytime with questions!

Friday, November 4, 2011

All My Friends Are Flakes

Join me for a snowflake workshop on Tuesday, November 15, 6-8PM--we will create special beaded snowflake ornaments for the holiday season! Meet at the Creation Station, 200 Museum Drive, Lansing--the ground floor entrance next to Impression 5 Museum (south of Michigan Avenue). Instruction and supplies included in the ten dollar class fee--WOW! Contact me anytime to register or just drop in for the session.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Retread Art at the Grove Gallery CoOp Holiday Art Sale!

Grove Gallery is right next to "Woven Art" by the East Lansing City Parking Ramp on Grove Street. Don't miss the Open House on Sunday, November 6th!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mandalas Exploration





I have been having loads of fun lately working on mandalas.  I call mine GlamDalas since they include lots of glitter and glamour.  On the rocky road to inner peace, we all need a bit of help...

Monday, October 24, 2011

City Streets Banners are Metamorphosising

Lansing Art Gallery is creating SWAG from LAG with the exhibition banners this summer...stay tuned viewers!

Unique Upcycling Class!

Make A Recycled Basket with greeting cards or postcards on Wednesday, November 30th,
6-9:00PM---all supplies included.
Join me at the Lansing Art Gallery, 119 North Washington Square, Lansing MI, 516.374.6400--$55.00 for non members and $50.00 for members. Learn to upcycle used cards along with a threaded needle or a crochet hook to create an unique, unusual basket---WOW!!!  Hopefully, we will finish a basket at the end of class.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Creation Station Class/October 2011

I had a fabulous time at Creation Station (Lansing) making a collage cookbook on tags--and the class was only ten dollars!! It is a memorial to my Mom and my childhood where she let us cook and experiment (a bit) in the kitchen!  I was laughing while glueing down papers since the recipes for cookies were the most well used.   Join us on November 15th to make snowflakes...

Sale at the UUCGL Church in East Lansing Coming Up!

Come visit me at the Alternative Holiday Sale on Saturday, November 12th, 9AM-4PM. There will be loads of interesting, unique handmade and fair trade items (and food) for sale.  The Alternative Holiday Sale is sponsored annually by the Peace Education Center.  See you there!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Doing Good For Donuts Today!

Join me today at the Open Market, NOON-4PM! I am selling cool stuff and donations are being collected for hats, scarves and mittens!!  Help keep local folks warm this winter...

Monday, October 3, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Creation Station Class/September 2011

I had loads of fun at our collage class at Creation Station, Lansing!  Please join us for a cookbook collage class on Ocotber 11th--it's a blast! and only $10.00...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Two Classes Coming Up This Fall

I will be teaching a session on Upcycling a Tote Bag, Wednesday, September 28th, 6-7:30PM---FREE!  Join me at the Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing MI, 517.321.4014.  Transform a reusuable grocery/tote bag into a special yet functional artistic statement.  We will "glam" our bags with fabric, buttons, thread, ribbons, yarn, glue and jewels--all supplies provided.  Beginners welcome---no previous experience required.

Learn to Make A Recycled Basket with  greeting cards or postcards on Wednesday, November 30th,
6-9:00PM---all supplies included.  Join me at the Lansing Art Gallery, 119 North Washington Square, Lansing MI, 516.374.6400--$55.00 for non members and $50.00 for members. Learn to upcycle used cards along with hole punch and a threaded needle to create an unique, unusual basket---WOW!  Hopefully, participants will take away a finished basket at the end of class.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Green Arts Market on August 13 & 14

Please check out the GREEN ARTS MARKET this weekend, held in East Lansing, Michigan, as part of the Great Lakes Folk Festival http://www.greatlakesfolkfest.net/Programs%26Activities/GreenArtsMarketplace/.  It will be a BLAST! and you'll see lots of innovative recycling and repurposing.  Also, there are Re-Skilling Workshops on Saturday and Sunday on a variety of topics---I'll be teaching "Crocheting Bags with Recycled Materials" at noon on Saturday!  See you there!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Maker Faire Detroit Rocks!!

His coat is illuminated

"The Simpsons" was projected on his coat!














I had an absolutely fabulous experience at Maker Faire Detroit over the weekend--lots and lots of creativity and imagination.  What a wonderful event!! I can hardly wait for Maker Faire Detroit 2012--see you there!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Maker Faire Detroit 2011--WOW!


Please stop by the Retread Art table when you visit Maker Faire Detroit July 30 & 31!


http://www.thehenryford.org/events/makerFaire.aspx