Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Different Kind of Stitchin'

I gave my crochet hook a brief break so I could work on some sewing projects.  First, I made my own portfolio that is large enough to hold my bigger art pieces.  It wasn't that difficult.  I bought vinyl fabric and used a smaller portfolio as a guide.  I used a regular sewing machine but did use a strong needle and thread.

I also worked to finish modifying quilt blocks for artist LaShawnda Crowe-Storm. She is finishing the last of her series for the Lynch Quilts Project.  If you haven't yet, be sure to check out her website.
The Lynch Quilts Project.

I'm also participating as a vendor for the Circle Up Indy Youth Against Violence Peace Festival.  I will offer information about the benefits of knitting and crochet as well as teach how to finger and arm knit for free.

My son is part of the organizing group and I'm proud to participate!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Good News and Bad News...

The bad news is no one attended the Yarn Night on Saturday, July 19th at Michaels.

The good news is during that time that I waited, I was able to work on new fliers for the Michaels kids classes.  In addition to crocheting Michaels is now offering Weaving classes for kids.  Be sure to check the calendar to see when I'll be offering those.


Also, at the Flava Fresh XI reception at the Fishers Town Hall on Friday night, one artist expressed an interest in learning how to crochet and another asked me to make him 3 hats.

To those of you who missed it, it was a nice relaxing evening with the opportunity to meet many of the participating artists.

I have finished my "Peace" piece for the next exhibit, I'm waiting for the stretcher strips to make the canvas and mount it.
A piece of the Peace piece.
I'm making 3 new pieces for the 4th exhibit location and one of those is finished.  I have been very busy crocheting!

I need to take a short break to finish some work I'm doing with another artist. I'll be modifying some quilting work.

Be sure to click on the Flava Fresh tab above to see behind the scenes pictures of my progress for this art show.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Michaels Knit & Crochet class schedule and project pictures

I am in the process of updating my schedule for both the knit and crochet classes that I teach at the Michaels in Avon, IN.

If you click on the calendar you'll get details about the classes such as any prerequisite skills needed along with the skills that will be taught for each class.

To see pictures of the projects being taught click above on the tab - Michaels @ Avon - Class Schedule & Projects w/ Pictures.

I hope to knit and or crochet with you soon!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Thank you for stopping by!

to those of you who are new visitors to my blog 


 to those of you who have been with me from the start!

Today I installed the 2nd exhibit for Flava Fresh! XI.  It will be at the Fishers Town Hall through September 6th.

There will be a grand opening reception on Friday, July 18 from
 6-8pm.  All of the exhibits are FREE and Family Friendly.

Drop by to see some outstanding art by local artists, of which I am very proud to be a small part of :)

D. DelReverda-Jennings & Tony Radford
These are 2 of the 3 people who first told me that I am an artist.
  I am very grateful to have them in my artist circle!

                                       Flowers & Hearts

These are the 2 pieces that I created for the Fishers Town Hall location.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Save The Date(s)!

Today I received the complete Flava Fresh XI event schedule. I hope to see many of you at the upcoming receptions.  All events are free, open to the public and are family friendly!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

I Believe!

I now believe that I am an artist!  

I really felt it when an artist whom I respect and look up to introduced me as an artist.

Thank you all!

As part of Flava Fresh XI,
 I have art being displayed at the Indianapolis ArtsGarden!
Inside The Circle Center Mall
Pretty Purple -finished

This exhibit continues until July 31 at the ArtsGarden of the Circle Center Mall in Indianapolis.  It is part of an annual juried, multiple-exhibition presentation of contemporary art featuring over two dozen local and regional artists, either undiscovered, emerging or established, who practice in a variety of disciplines and styles.

Upcoming locations will include: 
Fishers Arts Council Town Hall (July 14 -September 6)
Christian Theological Seminary/Indiana Interchurch Center (August 5- August 29)
Clowes Hall (August 19-September 21)
College Avenue Library Branch (September 11-January 20, 2015)

To see behind the scenes pictures of my creative process, click on the Flava Fresh tab above.  

The next 2 pieces will be installed at the Fishers Arts Council Town Hall on July 12. I will post more on that event. ** See info poste

Also, you are ALL invited to Flava Fresh XI Opening Reception on Friday, July 18.  

Everything that I will be showing has been created just for this show.

Again, thank you to everyone who supports, motivates, encourages and has positive words to share with me.  It is all greatly appreciated!