ARTpath Installed!

Chain of Compassion is in place on the River Trail, by the Oakland Street Bridge. It was a bit soggy and drippy getting installed but it looks great! The parking lot driveway is directly opposite of O’Leary Paints’ parking lot on Oakland.  The driveway is between Center Street and the bridge–on the north side of the bridge (right hand side).  There’s a small parking lot–when you get out you’ll see an ARTpath metal sculpture to your right.  TURN LEFT towards the bridge and you’ll see the installation close to the bridge.  ARTpath is on view until August 31st–check it out. HOORAY for Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center!

Inspiration from Paul Klee

I recently enjoyed a wonderful online workshop, “Artful Adventures with Paul Klee,” hosted by Nathalie Kalbach ( She included helpful and informative videos, along with imaginative stimulation. Super duper fun! I have not gotten too far along in my journal but it’s is cool–thanks Nathalie!

ARTpath 2020!

I am excited to be one of twenty artists participating in this summer’s ARTpath, sponsored by Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center ( Three miles of Lansing’s River Trail will host outdoor art installations June-August. My installation is “Chain of Compassion,” a garland of hearts crocheted with recycled plastic bags and colorful yarns. My installation is next to the Oakland Street bridge–the parking lot is directly across from “O’Leary Paint.” Installation is happening May 29-31–a truly exciting event for the River Trail!

Sunshine and Spring

Today it finally feels like a warm, sunny, clear, beautiful, delightful spring day! The small woods behind our house is full of may apples–so pretty. No mosquitoes yet….

Fun Project!

I just completed my homage to Phyllis Diller (1917-2012), a book created from a recycled photo album. She made an impression on my as a kid watching television — on a black and white tv. She was so bold, funny, brash and uninhibited–I had never seen anything like that before. The pages are paper laminated with plastic and stitched with colorful trims. Thanks for the memories Ms. Diller!

Delightful Stitching Project

I have had a lot of fun–off and on–over the past year stitching on my RANDOM project! Talented, creative art pal, Shirley, designed RANDOM as a way to try out different stitches, explore working spontaneously, and have fun with wonderful materials. She provided a treasure bag of fabrics, beads, threads, embellishments along with a hand dyed piece of cotton 26″ square. Many thanks to Shirley for being a Number 1 art super star!