Tentative Schedule for 2019 Season

Hello everyone!  These are the shows in which we hope to participate this season.

Because it’s early in the process, many applications are still pending. We may also be adding shows which are not currently listed. More details will be added as things are finalized.





UW Washington County Festival of Arts, West Bend, Wisconsin, Saturday April 6, 2019 (see previous blog post for details).

DeForest, Dragon Art Fair, Saturday June 1.

Baraboo, Saturday June 15

Mt Horeb Art Fair, Downtown on the historic  ‘Trollway’,  Saturday and Sunday July 20-21.

Richfield Art at the Mill, in the beautiful Richfield Nature/Historical Park, 1896 Hwy 164, Saturday July 27.

Fitchburg Agora Art Fair, Saturday August 17.

New Glarus, Wilhelm Tell Festival Art in the Park, Sunday September 1.

Holy Hill Arts and Crafts Fair, Saturday September 21.


My origami is also available year-round at the Pink Llama Gallery on Washington Avenue in downtown Cedarburg, Wisconsin.  I’m proud to be a small part of this outstanding art gallery.  http://www.thepinkllama.com


Welcome back to my origami blog for 2019!

I’ve been working with some bright new floral papers and pretty beads, including crystals, which I hope you’ll enjoy.  I think we all need a touch of spring right now after such a long winter.

Our first show for 2019 will be the UW-Washington County Festival of Arts in West Bend on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It’s always an enjoyable show, with friendly people and high-quality crafts for sale.  The event also features a student artwork competition with young artists from more than 25 area middle and high schools. The student artwork will be professionally judged, with an awards ceremony at noon.  Various seminars and musical performances will take place throughout the day.  I look forward to seeing you there, or perhaps at one of our other fairs later in the summer.  The venue is at 400 S. University Drive, West Bend, Wisconsin.

I’ll publish the rest of our (tentative) 2019 schedule in another post.

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My blog is hosted by a free service called WordPress. This service says it sometimes posts ads “to help pay the bills.”

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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


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.