Sunday, August 31, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Life Changing Event

I was incredibly lucky to participate in a creative business retreat, led by Kathy Cano-Murillo, August 8-10, in Big Bear Lake, California. It was novel to be 7,000 feet up on a mountain--Lansing, Michigan is about 5' elevation, I think. (  ) It was sooooo beneficial and wonderful to glean Kathy's extensive professional knowledge--she is a treasure!!!!! Kathy poured out her business savvy to a group of eleven students--I was HAPPY to be one of this special class. We also greatly benefited from business and social media presentations by Jennifer Priest and Denise Cortes.
Her gracious daughter, Maya, and delightful friend, Jeshua, were our cheerful (and cute!) studio assistants. We worked on three fun art projects too; an empowerment angel sculpture, a decorated silk scarf, and a stamped metal pendant with a power word (or words). On top of all this stupendous information and creativity, we were housed at a spectacular facility, Inspirations at Big Bear Lake, operated by the hostess with the mostest, Lorraine! She is a great cook....yum yum yum......
My brain is buzzing with new ideas, creative stimulation, and personal motivation--WOW! Kathy's vital input and feedback has give me a renewed sense of clarity and direction in my artistic life--THANK YOU Kathy, The Crafty Chica!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Save This Date for FUN!

Join me at the annual Crafty Garage Sale at SmittenDust Studio!  
Saturday, September 27, 2014  /  9AM-3PM!  Local creatives are unloading extra and unneeded arts and crafts supplies--discover bargains galore!  Find an eclectic variety of "stuff" to feed your imagination!  

Join me at SmittenDust Studio, 257 South Bridge Street in beautiful downtown Dimondale, Michigan--the only 1900-era building on the corner of Bridge and Jefferson Streets.  See you there!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

I'm Off to California for the Weekend!

I am very excited about participating in this! Creative Weekend

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Fabulous Sculptures!

Check This Out!
In an ongoing series by Joana Vasconcelos, the Portuguese artist has been wrapping various animals—wasps, lizards, snakes, crabs, lobsters, frogs, bull-heads, donkey heads, horse heads, wolves and even cats—in five-needle lace, handmade cotton crochet.  Vasconcelos has appropriated the ceramic artwork of Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905), one of the most renowned Portuguese artists of the 19th century.  Each of the pieces “are ambiguously imprisoned/protected by a second-skin in crochet-work,” says Vasconcelos.