Maria Shell Workshop

I participated in a Maria Shell ( )online workshop last month through the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild ( It focused on strips and stripes to create compositions. I completed constructing my study, 30X50″, although it is not backed and completed. The process is interesting, constantly experimenting and getting the most activity possible with color combinations. A wonderful class!!

Pieced cotton fabric
This is how I began

iHanna Postcard Swap

I am participating in iHanna’s second postcard swap of 2020–it is so much fun! She hosts swaps annually–you mail off ten cards that you create and then receive ten cards in return. I used recycled newspaper and acrylic paint for my collaged cards (4X6″).

UPDATE: November 7th: I have received 6 cards so far and they are WONDERFUL! Many thanks to fellow artists in our shared creative endeavors.

Exploring Foam Stamps

I participated in “Open Studio” yesterday, hosted by artist Ingrid Dijkers ( We explored using foam stamps and acrylic paints to create painted papers such as deli paper, scrapbook and sketch papers, along with rice papers. What a blast! Folks came up with wonderful designs!

Scrappy Soulbook

I have been having loads of fun lately with mixed media artist, Tiffany Goff Smith ( She hosts an online workshop, Scrappy Soulbook, which incorporates a recycled book into an art journal. My first soulbook is kinda rough around the edges but it has been an inspiring experience! I am looking forward to making more—you can use any book—it does not have to begin with a children’s book. But I love Shari Lewis…….