ARTpath Repairs

This week I’m crocheting more hearts for “Chain of Compassion,” which is fun! When I checked my ARTpath installation over the weekend, I noticed several hearts were missing. So I am trying to fill in empty spots this week.

Aerial View

I stood on the Oakland Street Bridge today and looked down on my installation, “Chain of Compassion.” The hearts are still holding strong! ARTpath 2020 is sponsored by the Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center (Lansing, Michigan).

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ICAD 2020

Index Card a Day 2020 runs June-July each year and is hosted by Tammy Garcia of Daisy Yellow I am using white 3X5″ index cards. It is such a fun and stimulating project–I like to participate if possible. The goal is to enjoy yourself and try out new things. I am looking forward to ICAD 2021!!

Sari silk ribbon with machine stitching

I Won 3rd Place!

“Happy June from TheArtList! 
 “Art takes courage.” –  Henri Matisse. We are thrilled to recognize a few fantastic artists who submitted their work to our monthly art contest in May: 1st Place: Deana Markus, 2nd Place: Nathan Moon, 3rd Place: Jane Reiter, and most audience votes Viewer’s Choice: Donna Maine Smith.  We post new calls several times a week – and occasionally some of them have a very short submission window.  – Editors

Deana Markus - Artist of the Month

FIRST PLACE WINNER: Deana Markus was selected as the Artist of the Month with her painting: Winter Barns.  Deana Markus is a self-taught artist who has been seriously creating art since 2011.  She began by using colored pencil and enjoys that medium immensely.  As Deana began to develop her personal style she found that she needed additional mediums to express what her spirit wants to share, such as colored pencil, oils, acrylics, and pastels. See more of her work and at:

Nathan Moon

SECOND PLACE WINNER: Nathan Moon is a West Asian artist who lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and children. He graduated from University of California at Davis in 1995 with a B.A. of Fine Arts. He has worked with some of the most influential artists of our time, including Frank Stella, Jeff Koons and Bruce Nauman. Current works are watercolor and guache on cotton rag paper. Visit Nathan’s website to see more of his work at:

Jane Reiter

THIRD PLACE WINNER: Jane Reiter is an artist living in Delta Township, Eaton County, MI. She uses mixed media collage as her primary expression, incorporating fiber, yarn and fabric along with stitching and glueing.  Love of color, pattern, texture and a sense of humor infuses her artwork.  Visit Jane’s website to see more of her work at:

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!