Hello! Happy 2019.

I hope your year is off to a great start! I have some exciting news to share…

In 2019, I have the opportunity to create more workshops and hit the road to bring creativity and connection throughout western MA.

It’s a dream, it is reality, and I couldn’t be more excited…

If you are looking to spend more time with your creativity this year and wish to experience the benefits of creativity while connecting with your local community, then let’s make it happen!


Here are a few projects I’m currently working on:

Upcycling Workshops at Your Local Library

Last year I had the pleasure of visiting libraries in Southwick, Whately, East Longmeadow, Westhampton, and Springfield, Massachusetts. We creatively reused jeans, CD/DVDs, and discarded books and upcycled them into denim dahlias, kusudama paper flowers and book page pumpkins.


This year, I’m on a mission to visit even more of the gorgeous libraries we have throughout central and western Massachusetts. If you want me to visit your library, here’s how to help make it happen!


Upcycling Gatherings at Your Home

Each time I do a library workshop, I’m asked if I do private craft parties…I’d like to give this a try, so if you want to host a creative gathering at your home for you and 9 of your friends, I’ve got some project ideas for an experience that will leave you all feeling relaxed, connected, and full of joyLet’s chat!


Creative Retreats at Your Business or Place of Employment

Does your team at work need a productive break? A shift from the mundrum to a revitalized state? Stay tuned…I’m working out the details for this, but if you can’t wait, let’s chat…


Craftworking Events for Local Business Owners

Yes! Craftworking is coming back. Learn more and get on the list…

Denim Dahlia Wall Art

Save the date! A Craftworking Denim Dahlia workshop is in the works in collaboration with Artesana in Holyoke, MA. Artesana makes beautiful woven home goods from discarded tee shirts and they train and employ women in Holyoke with limited work opportunities to weave with traditional hand-operated looms. Check them out and be sure to get on their newsletter list for an invite to our event on February 27th!

Learn more about hosting your own Craftworking event.


Craftgasms

What’s a Craftgasm you ask? You’ll need to tap here to learn more…


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2018 Photo Gallery

One of my biggest lessons last year was the importance of reflection. I learned that I am a much better person when I take time to breath and reflect on what I have done and where I am going. It turns out having clarity with what you want is a great way to stay focused!

So for the first 31 days of 2019, I did just that. And I’m so glad I did! A lot of really wonderful things happened last year that are helping me to drive forward this year…

I put together some photos and plan to expand a few of the collections into longer blog entries, so be sure to subscribe above for updates!

Speaker Sisterhood

A few highlights of the creative reuse projects I had the pleasure of creating last year for the Speaker Sisterhood.

The upcycled tiny book was my favorite piece, but I was also in my happiest of places when I got to lead monthly craft nights and the member appreciation day craft station!


Upcycled Bouquets for the Munsell Centennial Color Symposium 2018

When local color expert, Amy Woolf asked me if I would be interested in helping her create 500 upcycled flowers for a special dinner event at the Munsell Centennial Color Symposium in Boston, MA, my immediate thought was, “hell, yes!”. Sure, that sounds like a lot of work, but also a ton of fun! And it was…Amy and I designed and simplified and revised and then created with the help of some crafty friends. The event was a success and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Amy is a joy to work with, so be sure to check out awcolor.com before you pick out paint colors!


Kitchen upcycle & new bottlecap backsplash

This happened at the end of last year in the midst of a crazy busy time. It deserves it’s own blog post, so be sure to check back or follow me for updates!



Inspiration, where does it come from?

I was recently asked this by two different people in the same week, so I thought it would be a fun blog post…coming soon! Stay tuned…



Art + Life

When you reflect best in photos…another blog post coming soon and you’ll be able to enlarge the photos and read their captions…follow me below to keep in touch!

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2018 in the News