Be Kind to the Earth

Tom Tomasek, Artist, put up a wonderful 1-day exhibit celebrating Earth Day. His artwork is centered around the flagpole in the Curwood Castle park in Owosso, Michigan. Thanks to Linda Beeman, Artist, for showing me around!!! Thank you Tom–Fantastic!!!

“Guns in the Hands of Artists”

See this show ​April 14 to May 25 at the Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery, 33 East Adams Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226.  This exhibit is presented by Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Michigan Chapter, and supported by Mom’s Demand Action.  (MIWCA)  I have two collages in this exhibition.

The exhibit opening will take place on Saturday, April 14th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  (Swords)

Artists have a unique role to play within the global struggle for peace and the elimination of gun violence in our country.  Driven by concern with the overwhelming availability of firearms and the national crisis faced by the use of guns in our society, this show shows art that explores the impact of guns on our communities, particularly through the big business of gun sales. A percentage of the entry fees will be donated to “Mothers Demand Action” and “Mothers of Murdered Children”. Image: Members of Credo Protest NRA in Wake of Sandy Hook

Jane Davila Workshop

I enjoyed a super workshop with Jane Davila (Jane) focused on a wide variety of edging treatments for quilts/art quilts.  The session was hosted by the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild (GAAQG) and was fabulous.  Ms. Davila showed us so many ideas and possibilities–WOW!  Plus her presentation on design considerations on Saturday morning was great. I recommend her as an instructor anytime!


I have been part of Etsy’s handmade shops since 2010 (RetreadArt).  I am closing my shop today in protest of Etsy’s support of selling and marketing assault rifle accessories. In light of too many school shootings and too much gun violence in the past few years, I think this is an inexcusable and indifferent business practice.

For example,

AR-15, Speed Loader 30 Round magazine Black PVC for AR 15 gungun


You are welcome to contact me at  Thank you, Jane

Another Window Display

I was happy to put up a display at the Downtown Lansing Library today in support of March for Our Lives on March 24th!  The March is happening around the United States to protest the selling of automatic weapons to the general public.  This protest has been brought upon us by the saddening and frightening number of school shootings since Columbine in 1999.   The library is on the corner of Kalamazoo Street and Capitol Avenue.  My window display is in the exterior window at the eastern entrance–please let me know what you think.  MARCH