For those of you who will be in the Madison area, the Wisconsin Alliance of Arts and Craftspeople will be having an exhibit and sale at the UW Hospital during the month of February, 2014. I am proud to announce that two of my works will be on exhibit and available for purchase. Part of the proceeds from the sale go to the hospital art fund, which is used to purchase art for the hospital’s permanent collection. The public is welcome to attend and purchase artwork from a wide range of talented Wisconsin artists and craftspeople. The artwork will be exhibited primarily in the surgical waiting room.
Happy New Year to all of you! We’re looking forward to posting our schedule for 2014 as soon as we receive confirmation for upcoming shows. Have a good start to the new year!
This year I’m adding a new collection of origami cranes that incorporate beautiful yarns and tassels. All of the tassels are hand made. They look lovely hanging near a window, suspended from a car’s rear view mirror, or in any spot in your home or office that could use a bit of color and movement.
Madison Hilldale, March 2 & 3
UW Washington County, April 6
Madison Audubon Society, Warner Park, May 4
Baraboo, May 11
De Forest, WI, June 1
Hayloft, Oregon, WI, June 15-16
Mt. Horeb Annual Art Fair, Saturday and Sunday July 20 & 21
Paoli Art in the Mill Park, Saturday Aug. 10
Fitchburg (Agora Art Festival), Saturday Aug 17
Prairie du Sac, Cow Chip Festival, Saturday Aug 31
Holy Hill Arts and Crafts Fair, Saturday, September 21
Wisconsin Heights Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair (on Hwy 14 near Mazomanie), Saturday Nov. 9
Waunakee (Friends of Waunakee Library) craft fair, Nov. 23
Warner Park, Madison, Holiday Fest Arts and Crafts show, Dec. 7
Please stop by our booth and say hello. We look forward to seeing you.
We are excited to announce our schedule for 2012!
We have a busy season ahead, featuring many high quality shows. ( A few applications are still pending so please check back later in the season.) We’re exited to be introducing some new items that we hope you’ll enjoy. Please join us!
Also, please take a look at my gallery pages where you’ll find more examples of my work. I’ve added a new page this year, showing some elegant origami place card holders and other items to help you add that perfect touch to weddings, anniversaries, and other special occasions. Just click on the tab that says ‘weddings’ at the top of this page.
Hope to see you at a show this year!
Madison Audubon Society 34th Annual Art Fair; Warner Park, Madison, WI; May 5.
Syttende Mai Festival; downtown Stoughton, WI; May 19-20.
Baraboo Art and Craft Fair; downtown Baraboo, WI; May 12.
Dragon Art Fair; downtown DeForest, WI; June 2.
Plymouth Festival of Fine Arts; downtown Plymouth, WI; June 16.
Univ. of Wisconsin-Parkside Summer Arts & Crafts Festival; Kenosha, WI; June 23.
Bailey’s Harbor 4th of July celebration; Bailey’s Harbor, WI; July 4.
WI Lutheran College Art & Craft Fair; 8800 Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, WI; July 7.
40th Annual Art Fair; Main Street, downtown Mt. Horeb, WI; July 21-22.
Summer Art Classic Fine Art Festival; Courthouse Square, Baraboo, WI; August 11
Agora Art Fair; 5500E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg,WI; August 18.
Middleton Jaycees 2010 Good Neighbor Festival Arts & Crafts Show; Middleton, WI; August 25-26.
Wilhelm Tell Festival Art in the Park; Village Park, New Glarus, WI; September 2.
Holy Hill Arts and Crafts Fair; 1525 Carmel Road, Hubertus, WI; September 15.
Wisconsin Heights Holiday Arts and Craft Fair; Wisconsin Hts. School, Black Earth, WI; Nov. 10.
Waunakee Public Library Craft Fair; Waunakee High School, Waunakee,WI; Nov. 17.
We’re pleased to announce our first show of 2011. We’ll be at the Winter Arts Festival at the University of Wisconsin-Washington County on Saturday, January 29th. The show runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. In addition to the arts and crafts that will be available for sale, the festival features student art from 29 area middle and high schools, and 4 different music and dance performances. Admission is free. Food and refreshments will be available in the cafeteria. The University is located at 400 University Drive, West Bend. For more information, you can go to washington.uwc.edu. We hope to see you at our season kick-off!
I’ve added some photos of my new work. At left and below are two mobiles that incorporate wire and beads into the designs.
For those of you who love music, I’ve made some chains of origami cranes (ranging from 3 to 7 cranes of varying size) using paper with a classical music motif. The end of this chain is decorated with a treble clef made of wire and beads.
Another example of one of my single cranes made from beautiful cloth-like paper. Each of my models comes with a coordinating tag and a hand-crafted wire hook for hanging.
One of my favorite things to make is long chains (as many as 20) of miniature peace cranes. The tiny cranes are delightful to the eye, but difficult to photograph. Here’s an example of a long chain lying on a mat. They’re prettier when they’re hanging!
Below are a couple more images of some of my recent work:
I’ve also added new photos to the photo gallery. Click on the tabs at the top of the page to see the photo gallery. Thank you!