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!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Craft 911 This Afternoon!

Join me at SmittenDust Studio today, 1-4PM, for CRAFT 911---257 South Bridge Street, Dimondale, Michigan.  Bring a refreshment to share and your current projects to work on--we'll hang out & have fun!  Nice work space available and friendly company for a wonderful creative afternoon.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Romancing the Quilt with Kristen Robinson

Today's workshop at SmittenDust Studio was "Romancing the Quilt" with Kristen Robinson, artist. We had a fantastic session of making mixed media quilts with paper, fabric, buttons, paint, beads and all sorts of recycled and new embellishments. The amazing results were all totally different and individual--thank you to Kristen (http://kristenrobinson.typepad.com/) for a SUPER inspiring class! Our hostess, Dusty DeHaven (smittendust.blogspot.com), is the BEST!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Secret Journey Fabric Journal Workshop

Yesterday I participated in a class with Kristen Robinson, artist, which was so MUCH FUN!  She showed us how to create a special, unique journal with layers of both new and upcycled fabrics---just wonderful.  AND she demonstrated how to make your own individual resin charms to enhance the journals.  What a great session with a great teacher!  Thank you to SmittenDust Studio for hosting an art-filled, creative weekend in Dimondale, Michigan!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Word For Today (ha ha)

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.

Steven Wright, comedian

Crafty Chica is the BEST

Monday, August 12, 2013

Word For Today

"Work lovingly done is the secret of all order and all happiness."
-- Pierre-Auguste Renoir, artist

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Summer Art Camp with 4&5 year olds

Today at Reach Studio Art Center All Kinds of Art camp finished up--what a fabulous class--I am a lucky teacher. The students did a great job of being creative, enthusiastic and imaginative! Keep up the good work young artists!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Art is Happening at Reach This Week

Today at Reach Studio Art Center there were MANY creative students! "All Kinds of Art" kids painted with colorful nail polish, creating new and unusual versions of ordinary animals. This afternoon community youth dropped in to make fabulous beaded bracelets and necklaces. Also, two young ladies received tutoring from Volunteer Kim on making beautiful braided friendship bracelets! Thanks to the volunteers too!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

"All Kinds of Art" Summer Camp

I'm at Reach Studio Art Center (Lansing, MI) this week teaching art camp with 4 and 5 year olds--what a blast.  This morning the students created their own antennae with headbands and chenille stems--the room was humming with creativity---and extreme silliness!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

I am the August Artist!

Arts Council of Greater Lansing
Many thanks to the Arts Council for a wonderful interview!

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Local Phenomenon Coming Up in November

I am presenting a Zentangle-Inspired art show November 15, 2013-January 12, 2014 at the Corridor Gallery, Riverview Church, Holt, Michigan. I will exhibit Zentangle-Inspired drawings on paper, photos and fabric banners. Please join me for the opening reception on Friday night, November 15th--6-8PM!
I will be showing community drawings on large fabric panels, in addition to my drawings and photographs. My source of imagery is unused, vacant or empty commercial buildings in the city of Lansing.

Fun Class with the Tots Today!

I taught Creative Tots this morning at Reach Studio Art Center, Lansing, and we had a fabulous time. The kids were outlined and traced onto a big piece of paper by Mom, Dad or Grandma. Then the coloring began! They used crayons, markers and stickers to depict themselves. Thanks to the helpful Reach volunteers too!