Saturday, February 18, 2012

Spring 2012 Calendar for Retread Art

February 1-            “Element:  Air,” 8AM-5PM, Monday-Friday
April 28                   Technology Innovation Center (Third floor)
                                325 East Grand River, East Lansing MI    
1-23                        Lease/Purchase Statewide Exhibition
                                Lansing Art Gallery
                                119 North Washington Square, Lansing MI  

 27/Tues                  “Meet the Artist,” 2:00-3:00PM
                              Ingham County Medical Care Facility
                                3860 Dobie Road, Okemos MI   
2-5/Mon-Thurs      “Colossal Color,” 9AM-Noon, Class on color theory
                               Lansing Art Gallery (fee)
                               119 North Washington Square, Lansing MI    

14/Sat                    Making Art with Recycled Materials, 1-5:00PM
                              Demonstration in lobby
                               Downtown CADL Library
                            401 South Capitol Avenue, Lansing MI   

17/Tues                 “Crafternoon,” 1-3:00PM, Come knit and crochet
                              with recycled materials
                               Haslett CADL Library
                               1590 Franklin Street, Haslett MI   

22/Sun                  Knitting with Recycled Materials, 2-4:00PM
                             Hands-on session for all
                              Downtown CADL Library
                              401 South Capitol Avenue, Lansing MI 

28/Sat                  Knitting with Recycled Materials class ($15.00 fee)
                            Keller's Plaza
            107 South Putnam, Williamston MI   

 1           Circular Loom Knitting, 6-7:30PM
    Delta Township District Library
  5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing MI

Sat & Sun     Yarn Bombing, Noon-4PM, Yarn graffiti on tree
                             Grove Gallery CoOp
                             325A Grove Street, East Lansing MI    

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mandala Class on Saturday

Join me for a satisfying way to start the new year--meet at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing--across from the East Lansing Public Library on Grove Street.   Chuch membership IS NOT required for participation.
Saturday, February 18, 2012, 10:00am-NOON, Social Hall (ground floor entrance)
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.

Please Note:  We had a great class with six creative students!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Knit Michigan 2012 was Wonderful!

Plarn tote bag

Rainbow cap (Bernat "Mosaic")

Tweed cap (wool)
HOPE hat (cotton)

HOPE hat (cotton)
I had a fabulous time at KM 2012 in Bloomfield Hills--what a great event! My small class of knitting & crocheting recyclers was lots of FUN.  I also attended the tunisian entrelac crochet class with Nancy McRay--very very interesting technique! Delightfully, I won the People's Choice award for the Chemo Cap Contest

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tao Te Ching

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.