Flap Book Fun!

I enjoyed a productive weekend of creativity, making flap books with upcycled papers, fabrics and buttons. What a blast! I will be selling these this fall — through Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center’s holiday exhibition and sale.

Workshop with Susan Purney Mark

I enjoyed a fabulous 2-day workshop with Susan this past weekend, “Squiggle & Dot.” The class was sponsored by the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild at Washtenaw Community College as part of Quilt University, their 3-day event. We made marks on paper and fabric with India ink, fabric paint, acrylic paint, ink pens, “Derwent” inktense pencils, Gelatos, paintbrushes, and more. It was a stupendous creative weekend–Susan is a delightful teacher ( and shared millions of ideas and possibilities with us. I highly recommend Susan as an instructor!

Class with Michelle Dobrin

July 26th I participated in a super fun workshop, “Fiber Gems” with fiber artist Michelle Dobrin ( at Washtenaw Community College. The class was hosted by the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild and their bi-annual event, Quilt University. What a blast!! We stitched colorful pieces all day, which were then turned into tiny works of art! The stitched pieces were cut into pendants–WOW! I highly recommend Michelle as a teacher–what a wonderful way to spend a Friday.

Introduction to Zentangle®

I am teaching 3 sessions at Washtenaw Community College this month ( and I love it! With an enthusiastic group of students we are delving into Zentangle┬« as a meditative drawing practice. I am so proud of these students–they inspire me! The class is doing a wonderful job–what terrific students–thank you to WCC for hosting us.

Student Kathy did a delightful tangled combination tile!

Inspired by Daisy Yellow!

I am having loads of fun with Daisy Yellow’s INDEX-CARD-A-DAY challenge–what a blast! You work with index cards and create little bits of art each day. I make my index cards in batches–not truly working on a daily basis. If you have not looked at her web site before, try it!

ICAD 2019

I am having so much fun with the Index Card a Day challenge from Daisy Yellow! We create art on index cards during June and July each year–what a blast! This year I am using 3 X 5″ cards. Thank you Tammy Garcia for your direction and sponsorship!

Driving in the Country

While driving near Bancroft, Michigan, yesterday, I spotted a small cemetery. It was peaceful and quiet so I stopped and walked around a bit. Aligning a large field and serenaded by birds, I saw several old tombstones that had fallen onto the ground in years past. It was intriguing and interesting how the stones are becoming part of the earth (again). A beautiful place at the curve in the road…..