Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Take Time for Yourself

2015 has been quite the year.  Even in September I felt like I'd put in a full year's worth (or more) of "events" and life changes.

December (2014) through mid-June, we unexpectedly got an exchange student from Italy, Kati, with whom we fell in love and sadly had to return to her parents and homeland. We hope and trust she will always be part of our family, and look forward to future visits both here and there.

In January, we enjoyed dog sitting Jasper, with whom we fell in love and also had to give back. In January, Mom, the most loving and positive human alive, came to stay with us.  

In May, daughter Rose and Kati graduated from high school and that included not only Pomp and Circumstance, but parties, parents and packing.
Just in case boredom were to set in, we listed our house - which sold in a day- and created mondo stress due, in part, to moving in to mom's house to help take care of her. Mom, child of the depression, has STUFF. Mom kept calling us "Empty Nesters," somehow missing her part of the equation!

Rose returned "home" from a summer of being a camp counselor only to pack up and head out, with her dad, to the 100+ degree temperatures of Tucson for college at the University of Arizona.

And I really wanted a puppy.  

And some time to create.  

And to keep my bosses happy at my full time job in organ and tissue donation.

Now, I am going to take off a little bit of time so I can rejuvenate, rebuild, replenish. Find my joy.  

I promise the next time you hear from me, there will be some cool offerings to pique your interest.

Until then, take some time for yourself.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Jacqueline Sullivan is Back!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Acrylic Meets Fiber Workshop 
Jacqueline Sullivan

Jacqueline's classes are a favorite for many students.  She has a huge following in Michigan and you'll know why after taking one of her classes!  She teaches magic in art and this single class incorporates all sorts of it!  Check this out:

In this class Jacqueline Sullivan uses her treasure box of acrylic techniques as surface design on fabric. Students will learn to use Gesso, Molding Paste, Tissue and more on a fabric ground to build layers and textures. The texture developed with these tools will then be highlighted with metallic media. 
Finished products make great Art Quilts, Table Runners, and embellishments on other handmade items

Each student will receive a set of instructive handouts and color photos for the various techniques that are covered in this workshop.

Media: acrylics and fabric

Course Fee: $115 per student (kit fee included)

Supply List: [students are responsible to bring to workshop]
Several [at least 8] 10” x 10"(approx. size) squares of white muslin, canvas fabric, duck or similar fabric; fabric should be pre-cut and can be white or off white
Paint brush - 1" that is good for acrylics
Water Container – 16 to 32oz size
Spray bottle
Any fluid acrylics or high flow acrylics that you may want to use - many will be provided but you may want your own colors
Apron suggested
Paper Towels
Notebook + pen for taking notes

Please reserve your space early as Jacqueline's classes fill up. 

Email for registration and payment info.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Kristen Robinson in June!

It is hard, near impossible, not to fall in love with Kristen Robinson!

Her work is so…her! She is nice and kind and drama-free. I love her artistic style and quality teaching.  They are as unique and lovely and fun as Kristen is!

Kristen's classes offer something for everyone. 
(See Kristen Robinson tab above for details).

Like journals?  Take this class --> 


Is jewelry your thing? Take this class -->

How about shadowboxes?  
This is your class!

Kristen has such a way with students. No matter your skill level, you will be inspired, impressed with your skill set and well, (don’t blame me), you’ll probably fall for this artist too!

Please reserve your space early as these classes will fill up. Email for registration and payment info.

Nellie Wortman's Magic

It was so special to host Michigan-based artist, Nellie Wortman, during the first days of spring!

Her work is so moody and beautiful and her techniques are distinctive and all her own.  It felt special learning from Nellie.  She is so open and honest and willing to share much about her exceptional journey!  

Thank you Nellie!  If you get the chance to take a class for her, do it! She's magical!