Women’s Caucus for Art/Michigan Chapter Holiday Party

The WCA/MI chapter joined the Salt Valley Artists yesterday for a wonderful holiday party in Saline–what a BLAST!   This is the first time Michigan chapter met with the Salt Valley Artists and they are a fabulous group–friendly, talented, and FUN! The group also enjoyed making creative artist trading cards and imaginative postcards. A great time celebrating the New Year.  Hoping to converge with SVA again in 2019!

Holiday Season Coloring

I thoroughly enjoyed Coloring Club this afternoon at the Delta Township District Library, Lansing!  What a wonderful group of coloristas to hang out with!  AND there were homemade holiday cookies–AWESOME!  Deep, heartfelt thanks to all the folks who have made the past 3 years of leading Coloring Club loads of fun!!  What an interesting, dynamic, and colorful group you are!!coloringclubpic

Sewing Day on February 22nd!

Join me on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, for a Sewing Day to make cosmetic bags for Helping Women Period HWP.   Come to the Elmwood Room in Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI, just east of the Lansing Mall.  Make cosmetic bags for low income & homeless women. Create simple drawstring or zippered bags to hold sanitary products. Supplies provided. If you don’t sew, there are other ways to help out.If you wish to use a sewing machine, bring your own. Drop by for a moment or stay for a while!

Event sponsored by Barb Shipman and Jane Reiter of Lansing—contact me for more information.HWPtheBarb


Seeking a Replacement?

I am searching for a volunteer replacement to lead the Coloring Club through 2019 since I am retiring as leader.   The 4th Thursday of each month is reserved for 1:00-3:00PM in the Lissa McLean Room, Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI 48917  DTDL.  The volunteer duties are preparing the room, setting out supplies, bringing soft music and treats (optional), and cleaning up.  This club is geared to adults, 18+.  The 2019 dates are;

Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov 21 and Dec. 26.  Please contact me at if you’re willing to step forward in 2019.

Card Workshop at the Maker Studio

I thoroughly enjoyed our card making workshop this afternoon at the East Lansing Public Library, East Lansing, Michigan!  WHAT FUN!!  Youth and adults made their own special explosion cards and folded holiday trees.  Cathy Blatnik and Stef Craft of disABILITIES Ministries sponsored and hosted our fabulous afternoon–even providing cookies!  Thanks for supporting creativity and artfulness in our world!