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Hello Everyone!

We’re excited to announce the start of our 2018 Art and Craft Fair Season!

Most of our applications are still pending.  So far, we are pleased to say that we will be attending the UW Washington County Festival of Arts in West Bend, Wisconsin on April 14.  It’s always an enjoyable fair with a very friendly atmosphere.

We have done a lot of traveling since my last post—hence, the travel-themed cranes shown above.

I’ve acquired many new styles of paper and beads since last year and have started working on some colorful and different creations. If you’ve been to our booth before, you’ll see some new paper designs this year.

As usual, we look forward to seeing craft-fair friends this year and meeting new ones.


Hello Everyone,

Here is our updated show schedule for the remainder of 2017:

Saturday and Sunday July 15-16, Mt. Horeb
Saturday August 12, Paoli (Art at the Mill)
Saturday August 19, Fitchburg (Agora Art Fair)
Sunday September 3, New Glarus (Wilhelm Tell Festival)
Saturday September 9, Princeton Crane Festival
Saturday September 16, Holy Hill arts and crafts fair
Saturday December 2, Madison (Holiday Fest at Warner

We look forward to seeing familiar friends and making new ones!



Greetings Everyone!

We are currently in the process of completing our craft fair schedule for 2017. Many applications are still pending.

For now, I can let you know that we will be participating in Spring Fest Arts and Crafts Fair at Warner Park Community Recreation Center in Madison on April 1, 2017, and at the UW Washington County Festival of Arts on April 8, 2017.

In the meantime, we have been very busy traveling, working on new craft ideas, doing projects around the house, and getting ready for the spring gardening season. Yes, there is hope for spring!

This is our art and craft fair schedule for 2016. To those of you who checked my blog earlier, and did not find this year’s schedule, I apologize! It seems like life gets busy and things get away from me sometimes (maybe you can relate to that?). Anyway, here it finally is. I look forward to seeing those of you who have visited our booth before, and to making new friends if this will be your first visit. Happy summer!

Dragon Art Fair; downtown De Forest; June 4.

Taste of the Arts Fair; Sun Prairie, WI; June 11.

ArtJune, Baraboo, WI: June 18.

44 th Annual Art Fair; Mt. Horeb, WI; July 16-17.

Art at the Mill; Richfield, WI; July 23

Art in the Mill Park in Paoli; Paoli, WI; August 13.

Agora Art Fair; 5500E. Cheryl Parkway; Fitchburg, WI; August 20.

Wilhelm Tell Festival; New Glarus, WI; September 4.

Holy Hill Arts and Crafts Fair, Holy Hill Seminary, Hubertus, WI; September 17.

Whooping Crane Festival; Princeton, WI; September 10.

Wisconsin Heights Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair; Wisconsin Hts, School, Black Earth, WI; November 12.

Waunakee Public Library Craft Fair; Waunakee Middle School, Waunakee, WI; Nov 19.

Holiday Fest, Warner Park, Madison, WI; December 3.


Online sales

IMG_0502I’m often asked whether I sell my origami online. I regret to say that I do not presently sell from my website. There are several reasons. The most important of these is that I want my patrons to see exactly what they are getting—true daylight color, paper texture, quality of the work, etc. when they make a purchase. Secondly, I really enjoy talking with my customers and making the experience a personal interaction rather than just a ‘sale’. Finally, I travel frequently and would not want to disappoint people by not filling their requests promptly.

My work is available at craft shows (see 2015 schedule below) and also at the Pink Llama Gallery on Washington Avenue in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

Thank you for your patronage, and I hope to see you at a future show.

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Summer is finally here! It feels like a long time coming.


These colorful origami flowers, called Kusudama, are new for 2015.  Each of the five petals is folded from a separate piece of paper.  The petals are then glued to

each other and to the stem.





This is my show schedule for the remainder of 2015.  I look forward to seeing you!

43nd Annual Art Fair; Main Street, Mt. Horeb, WI; July 18-19.

Art in the Mill Park in Paoli; Paoli, WI; August 8.

Agora Art Fair; 5500E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg,WI; August 15.

Wilhelm Tell Festival; New Glarus, WI; August 30.

Holy Hill Arts and Crafts Fair; 1525 Carmel Road, Hubertus, WI; September 19.

Wisconsin Heights Holiday Arts and Craft Fair; Wisconsin Hts. School, Black Earth, WI; Nov. 14.

Waunakee Public Library Craft Fair; Waunakee High School, Waunakee,WI; Nov. 21.

Holiday Fest Arts & Crafts Show; Warner Park Comm. Rec. Center, Madison, WI; Dec 6