Festival of Trees

56 trees decorated for the holiday season–WOW! Both groups and individuals offer up a fabulous array of specially designed trees for the historic Turner Dodge House in Old Town.  I am showing a Zentangle-inspired tabletop tree with tangled star paper ornaments.

Trees are displayed (and some are for sale!) until January 3, 2016.  All sales of trees benefits the House (Turner Dodge), 100 East North Street, Lansing, Michigan.    Admission is $5.00 and kids under 12 are free.  Call 517.483.4220 for more information.XMAS

Thanks to Madeleine for the Thank You!

I don’t want to offend anyone’s politics but I love Madeleine Albright’s support of wearing lots of handmade pins publicly, for years.
I was most touched that Madeleine Albright recognized my gift of two tangled pins this fall. Graciousness has been given an excellent model! She made me feel better about being an artist!

Sprout Reactions…

Viewers are saying….

“Huge color and joy!”
“This is a very lovely and inspiring exhibit! I love your Zentangle and mixed media pieces.”
“Love the colors!”
“Your exhibit is so fun! Playful, colorful and inspiring”
“Your work oozes with life and joy. Love it!!!”
“Wow–no boundaries! very joyful and expressive and exploratory. Love it!”
“Fantastic and wonderfully creative.”
“I am moved by your work. Your spirit shines in all of it.”
“Your inspiring work is truly a balm for the soul…I love how your talent makes the art seem accessible and fun, as well as dazzling.”
“You pulled out all the stops!”

PLEASE NOTE: Hannah is closed on Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th.

Senior Discovery Group on November 11th

I enjoyed meeting with the seniors at Allen Neighborhood Center ANC Wednesday morning. I presented the basics of Zentangle for a most jovial and enthusiastic group! Everyone completed a tile and we explored four Zentangle patterns. Our tangle session was a wonderful way to start the day! The group meets each Wednesday morning, 10am-noon, for various topics of discussion and discovery. I highly recommend meeting with them so contact their cheerful coordinator, Jen Strom. Thanks to the Senior Discovery Group–keep tangling!B&Wquilt


It is a wonderful experience to have my artwork showing at the Public Art Gallery in the City of East Lansing Hannah Community Center (PAG) this month! After working all year on “Sprout,” I am happy to see this body of work up on the walls. I focus on imagination, inspiration and gleeful creative growth! Please check it out this month–the exhibit is on display through December 2nd. The Gallery is on the second floor and the building is accessible, with free parking.Blossom













Check Out the November Issue!

I am extremely excited to have a handmade garland in the November issue of “Cloth Paper Scissors” magazine! Check out pages 76-77 and see my zinnia garland–what a fun project! The flowers are photographs that I printed out and then crocheted together. Please let me know what you think.CPS2015



2nd Detroit News Stitch Together

I enjoyed a fantastic afternoon with fourteen other winners and Ms. Jocelynn Brown, columnist for the “Detroit News.” She hosted the second Detroit News Stitch-Together for local knitters and crocheters on Wednesday, October 14th. Detroit News Stitch Together What a grand time…Stitching Get Together

We shared our passions, projects and patterns, as well as coffee and doughnuts. I LOVED finally meeting Jocelynn in person! She is wonderful and gracious! Bonus—we were in the Stevie Wonder meeting room–I LOVE Stevie! The participants and newspaper staff were so friendly and delightful–we got prizes and traded fun yarns–WOW!!!

Jocelynn kindly supported all of our enthusiastic sharing and showed off her fabulous crochet items too. I hope that Jocelynn does this again soon–I highly recommend it!!DetNewsJocelynn