Monday, April 24, 2017

My New Web Site

I am currently moving to a web site, Retread Art !  I am excited about this transition but please be patient while I get it up and running.  MANY THANKS for your support!

Saturday, April 15, 2017


Check out the fantastic art!  Rainbow

Friday, April 14, 2017

The New & Improved Yarn Garden

I had SO MUCH FUN seeing Lindsay in her new spectacular shop yesterday! Yarn Garden is the best-est yarn shop in Charlotte--check it out at 131 South Cochran. The new store location is super fabulous and chock full of positive energy--just wonderful! I loved getting a fiber-y blast of springtime colors too! All the best to Lindsay and new Yarn Garden YG!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds

I had so much fun at the FIBER EXPO on Saturday--in Ann Arbor, MI. Loads of fiber - y fabulousness and springy colors! For the first time in my life I observed an angora bunny (a big guy) being clipped by his Mommy. He had a beautiful brother too--who had not been clipped yet. He generated a LOT of incredibly luscious fiber and was so patient! It was the first time I attended FIBER EXPO EXPO and it was wonderful!
He's wearing a sweater after getting clipped.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Words of Wisdom

I believe this quote applies to artists, "Don't give up in the face of criticism.  Learn to brush aside what people who don't know you have to say.  Having critics means what you're doing is getting people's attention.  Have courage, and continue down the path you're on."  From The Things you can see Only When you Slow Down by Haemin Sunim, 2017.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Little Drawings

Having fun with markers--about 4X6".

Monday, March 13, 2017

My Art Show was Successful

I enjoyed a wonderful exhibition at Delta Township District Library on the 10th and 11th--thank you to all the folks who stopped by and looked at ART!! Thank you to my cheerful volunteer gallery assistant, Barb, too!! The Library was a gracious host and we all had fun!! What a fantastic way to bring in spring...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Fun Filled Upcycling

This is a HILARIOUS idea and project!  Enjoy...Funny Faces

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Paper Flowers

"Red Ted Art" has a great idea for making beautiful flowers from recycled newspaper---WOW!  I bet you could utilize recycled book pages too...FLOWERS!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

But is it Art? Show Coming on April 1st!

But is it Art?
Join us for an exciting show of BAD ART!

Kitsch?  Junk?  OMG? Celebrate April Fool’s Day!

Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00AM-5:00PM – 2nd floor of Keller’s Plaza
107 South Putnam Street, Williamston MI 48895
We are showing art in support and endorsement of BAD ART as a genre, meaning art created in questionable taste and of vague cultural value.
Critics are saying, “The subject is compelling, but the art's not good.”

Extremely light refreshments served
We invite everyone to vote on their favorites too!

Join us for a workshop to create your own bad painting at NOON    
All supplies provided -- $5.00 fee
Take home your own homage to the greats of history;
Thomas Kinkade, LeRoy Neiman, Bob Ross, Emmett Kelly and Red Skelton

Sponsored by Carol Lacca & Jane Reiter of ART (artistic renegades triumph!) in cooperation with Peculiar Perspectives, The Party Shoppe, and 
Michigan Lighthouse Gallery of Keller’s Plaza
For more information see Jane Reiter, Artist or But is it Art? on Facebook
NOTE:  This exhibit is not wheelchair accessible--no elevator provided.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

ART SHOW! coming soon to Delta Township...

I am so excited about showing my mixed media collages at the Delta Township District Library (DTDL) next month!  Join me in the Elmwood Room on March 10th and 11th---complimentary handmade bookmarks available, in exchange for canned food donations to the Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB).  Some of my collages include Zentangle inspired patterns, in addition to a unique mix of art materials.

The exhibit is 1-6PM on Friday and 10-3PM on Saturday--join me for a simple book making class on Friday at 4PM.  No previous experience necessary. On Saturday at 1PM I'll show ideas for decorating your own art apron.   This event is free and open to the public.  I appreciate the sponsorship of Delta Township District Library and I look forward to seeing you at the ART SHOW!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Senior Discovery Group

I had a grand time on Wednesday morning creating Valentine's Day cards with the Senior Discovery Group! SDG meets weekly at the Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC) with presentations on current topics, along with a few crafty sessions.  We enjoyed ourselves and made lots of nifty, unique and special cards for friends, landladies, and family!