Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy Holidaze!

All the best to you ALL this month--from Santa and my elf!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Check it out this month!

Many thanks to the Arts Council of Greater Lansing and the Chris Clark Fellowship for providing a BILLBOARD for my Zentangle-inspired art!  Six artists from the Arts Council have billboards up in the Lansing area for December.  Get inspired!  See my special billboard on I-69 close to the Perry/Owosso exit–it faces east and sits on the south side of the highway (if you are driving towards Flint, it's on the right). What fun–I love it!  Please let me know what you think and happy holidays!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Craft 911 on Sunday

Join me at SmittenDust Studio on Sunday afternoon, December 8th, 1-4PM, for "Craft 911".  It is a fun, laid back, joyful afternoon of art and craft--bring whatever you're working on and hang out with kindred creative spirits! 257 South Bridge Street, Dimondale, Michigan (corner of Bridge & Jefferson in the 1900 era building).  Saving lives one glue stick at a time!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Show & Sale at SmittenDust Studio!

Join me at SmittenDust Studio for the 2013 Holiday Craft Show! The Studio will be open during Dimondale's tour of thirteen studios and markets--Friday, Nov. 22nd (9am-7pm) and Saturday, Nov. 23rd (9am-4pm). We will have special, yummy cupcakes for sale, along with fabulous handmade gifts and items. Also, the Farmer's Market will be open on Saturday, Noon-4pm and the Christmas Tree Lighting is at 5pm--WOW!

257 South Bridge Street, at the corner of Jefferson and Bridge.  The Studio is the only 1900-era building at this corner.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Craft 911 on Sunday!

Join me at SmittenDust Studio on Sunday afternoon, November 17th, 1-4PM, for "Craft 911".  It is a fun, laid back, joyful afternoon of art and craft--bring whatever you're working on and hang out with kindred creative spirits!  I don't know yet what I'll be inspired to bring--might surprise myself...see you there!  257 South Bridge Street, Dimondale, MI (corner of Bridge & Jefferson),

First Snow!

Friday, October 25, 2013

I'm Having Fun on Sunday!

Come join me at SmittenDust Studio in Dimondale to learn about making your own journal--COOL! Smitten-Style Journal with Dusty DeHaven.  $45.00 fee includes supplies but I'm bringing my own personal favorite glue stick!  There are still spaces available--go to for information.
"My journals do not hold secrets.  They are a roadmap from the rearview mirror."  A little acrylic paint, stencils, embellishments and you’ll be ready to add adventures into this beautiful journal.  Cost includes journal and use of stencils, paint, embellishments.  Sounds like loads of fun to me!

Autumn in Delta Township

I spotted some fall colors on my street today!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Finger Knitting Fun

I taught several kids, a Mom, and a GrandMom finger knitting this afternoon--we had a grand time! Webberville Library was a wonderful host to some afternoon fun with yarn and finger knitting!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Make an Eco-Bag on October 13th!

I enjoyed a wonderful class at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts yesterday afternoon!  I taught a session on using recycled and repurposed materials to make a bag/tote/purse--what a blast!  We looked at Tarn (T-shirt yarn) and Plarn (plastic bag yarn) and numerous possibilities for using upcycled fabric and yarn too. The creative possibilities were flowing! Many thanks to LACA for inviting me to teach--they are a gracious host!
Plastic placemat transforming into a bag!

Good Colors!

Kris enjoys crocheting with fabric strips!

Two students hard at work!

Some of the students were shy!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fun Arts Friday

  1. I had a blast this afternoon at Reach Studio Art Center learning about creative journaling! I made my own book/journal! What fun--folding paper pages and then stitching together a small journal--many thanks to teacher, Mila Theroux!  A great way to use recycled/repurposed papers.

    Coming up next Friday:
    October 18: Thinking Outside the Box
    Everyone has special belongings and it is fun to store them in special containers. Learn how to construct a fun and useful box out of clay or cardboard and then decorate the box for a purpose. $15.00 fee.  
    Phone: 517-999-3643 to register.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Craft 911 on Sunday Afternoon!

October 6th from 1-4 PM !!!

Meet new friends and see what people are crafting on! Join me to work on artsy projects: quilting, crocheting, knitting, beading, stitching, altered art--whatever works for you!

 No rules, no expectations, no cost but please bring a snack/refreshment to share. Congregate at SmittenDust Studio in beautiful downtown Dimondale, Michigan--257 South Bridge Street--at the corner of Jefferson & Bridge. Contact me anytime with questions--see you soon!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Very Fun Crochet

Crafternoon in Haslett

I will be talking about knitting and crocheting with recycled materials at Haslett Library, Tuesday, September 17th, 1:00 - 3:00PM.  Stop by for inspiration and ideas on various ways to incorporate repurposed materials into your fiber work.  FREE!  1590 Franklin Street (by the Middle School) in Haslett, Michigan.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Word for Today

"I learn, by going, where I have to go."        Theodore Roethke

Thursday, September 12, 2013

I have one Tangle in this New Book

Zen Doodle: Tons of Tangles will be published in the next month and I have one tangle included in the book. I am excited and I want to see ALL the tangles in this publication! Cover_U6498.indd

Monday, September 2, 2013

Word For Today

"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."
-- Gloria Steinem, activist

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Romancing the Quilt Workshop--Part Two

I finished my quilt--with recycled fabrics and papers, along with beads. Too much fun!  A most inspiring class with Kristen Robinson at SmittenDust Studio!