Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Once again, I have to declare my love of teaching- the enthusiasm, energy, and creativity of my students feeds my spirit. I am so grateful for every opportunity I have to teach. Here is a lovely 3-D needle felted sculpture created by Robbie LaFleur during my recent class at the Textile Center. I am so thrilled at her results (her skill is evident as you look at the "real thing" next to the sculpture) and that she took the time to send me this image. Way to go, Robbie!
Guy the cat and Guy the sculpture by Robbie LaFleur

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Women's Art Festival 2013

It's coming, folks: the 21st annual Women's Art Festival at the Midtown YWCA. 10am-5pm next Saturday, December 14th. It's a fabulous event and you're sure to find something you love. Please stop by!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

One of the best holiday art events of the season opens on Thursday at Minnetonka Center for the Arts. Stop by for the grand opening or shop through November and December.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013 Fall Fiber Festival

You're invited! Fall Fiber Festival on Saturday in Hopkins. This is my first holiday sale of the year- shop now for best selection!

A festival of fiber arts, yarns, handmade soaps, woodwork , ceramic items and other holiday gift ideas.

Where: Eisenhower Community Center

1001 Highway 7, Hopkins MN 55305

Conference Facility

When: November 2, 2013 — 9 am - 4 pm

Classes, Door prizes, Free admission and Free parking

See venders, map and registration materials online

Wetlands cafe open from 10am — 2 pm

Beginning Spinning with Elizabeth Harrington

Classes: Bengala Dye with The O’Briens

Easy Beaded Scarf with Dianne Augustin

Basket Weaving with Ellie Lider

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Save the date for the LoLA Art Crawl.

It's just around the corner, folks. Get out there and see some art:

Upcoming class!

Here's what I'll be doing this weekend. Want to join in?

Check it out.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Something to smile about

Teaching is one of my passions, and one-on-one/small group tutoring is just the best. I get a chance to work closely with students, providing guidance and support, while watching art unfold right before my eyes. I had the pleasure of doing a recent session with two lovely sisters. I did a basic introductory lesson for one sister while guiding the other sister through the creation of a pet portrait. The portrait features the beloved, departed beagle of her close friend: once the portrait is complete, she'll sew the fabric into a bag. I am just in awe at this studen'ts progress over the course of a couple of hours. Well done, Michele!
A student's portrait in progress.

This was what she accomplished during our tutoring session. Can't wait to see the finished work!