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  1. Recycle, Reuse and Save Money Creatively

    January 27, 2012 by Administrator

    For feel good bargain hunting in Lansing check out the Creation Station,  200 Museum Drive, Lansing, Michigan. The Creation Station is a non-profit volunteer group which takes donation of items from industry and individuals to be used by crafters, artists, teachers, scouts, churches and any other creative types. “A destination for people with imagination, a community outlet to reduce, reuse and recycle. ”

    Creation Station shoppers recycle and reuse as they craft. The Creation Station shopper obtains great bargains while keeping  items out of the landfill.  One will routinely find many wonderful items at the Creation Station including beads, quilting fabric, yarns, paints and painting surfaces.  Most items are priced by the bag. Selected assorted items stuffed in a standard paper grocery bag are $6.00.

    Sadly the Creation Station is only open on Thursdays and Saturdays.  It is staffed by volunteers so call ahead to double check the hours, call 517 371-2451. The Creation Station is definately worth the trip.

    Less than $10.00


    More Information

  2. This Week’s Project

    January 25, 2012 by Administrator

    This weeks project…….


  3. Brag About Your Art

    January 22, 2012 by Administrator

    Brag about your art using a dollar store brag book.  I converted these dollar store brag books into portable portfolios.

    This is a simple project – just paint the cover  of a brag book with your favorite  simple design.  Then fill the book with 4″ x 6″ pictures of your various projects.  Carry these brag books in your purse or bag of crafting/painting supplies.  Now you have a portable portfolio ready to show off your work!


  4. Painting Faces Video Clip

    January 20, 2012 by Administrator

  5. Donna Dewberry is coming to Michigan!

    January 13, 2012 by Administrator

    Dear Painting Partners:

    Time to break out the brushes! Break those winter blues and come out and join a painting class! My Winter classes are beginning soon!

    Wednesday One Stroke Painting Class beginning 1/18/12 will be at Foster Comm. Center -
    Correction from Community Guide.
    5:30 to 7:30 PM.

    Another class will begin on on Monday, 2/6/12 at Lett’s Community Center. Take your pick.

    Tell your friends!

    I plan to complete the One Stroke Certified Instructor level 2 certification in May of this year. So wish me luck!
    For those of you interested in certification in One Stroke Painting see the following info from Michelle James.

    News from Michelle James, Livonia MI ……..

    “Wow – it’s been a long time since I’ve written to you all – hope you are doing well and had a wonderful Holiday Season! I have so many things planned this year and I think I finally have it all straight. I am so excited to share with you that I will be teaching OSCI Level 2 Prep and OSCI Level 2 Certification as well as the new wOil Certifications this year! My website has been updated with the class listings for Prep and Certification Classes as well as my new Studio Classes for January through April. So much happening!

    The best news of all – Donna is coming back to Michigan! If you were able to attend the 2010 Workshop in Livonia, you know what a great time that was (wish I’d been able to be there – but that’s a long story)… well she’s coming back with all new projects and our Thursday night 2-Hour Event will be held at the State of MInd Gallery – Northville. We’ll do a beautiful project – your choice in Acrylics or new wOils!!! The 2-Day Workshop will be held at the same location as 2010, Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Livonia. Workshop dates are May 17-19, 2012.

    So – go check things out on my site – If you want to register for a class or certification – email or call me (734) 420-7944. Payment info is on my site, but if you need to work out a different payment schedule – I’m very flexible and will work with you.

    If you want to register for the May workshop – you can do it right on Donna’s web site now –

    I’m really looking forward to an exciting 2012 with all that is new for me, and hopefully for you too! Hope to hear from you soon.”

    Michelle James

    Dewberry Design Team Lead,

    Certifying Elite Instructor, High Definition, Studio Home Dimensions & Level 2 OSCI

    (734) 420-7944 (home)

    (734) 674-5487 (cell)

    One Stroke Painting Classes, Lansing, Michigan

    Instructor Celestine Hart

    517 484-2015

    Class Information 5 Sessions

    Winter class begins February 6, 2012

    Classes Mondays – Letts 5:30 – 7:30 PM

    Letts Center (517) 483-4311


    Winter class begins January 18, 2012

    Wednesdays – Foster 5:30PM – 7:30 PM,

    Foster Center (517) 483-4233

  6. From a Land Far, Far Away

    January 3, 2012 by Administrator

  7. New Year…. More Creations…..

    January 1, 2012 by Administrator

    I’m still playing around with rocks and shipping tags.  I’m enjoying the process!


  8. Oh Rocks! Now What?

    December 27, 2011 by Administrator


    I painted faces on rocks. Why??????… Why do I paint anything? Because it was there and calling out for paint!

    Now what? I’m not sure what to do next with my rock paintings.

    Do you have any suggestions?




  9. I’m Graduating- A New Entrepreneur

    December 9, 2011 by Administrator

    I enrolled in a 10-week course for entrepreneurs  offered through the local Small Business and Technology Development Center. For a reasonable cost, the course offers training in starting and running a business based on the FASTRAC – New Venture Program from the Kauffman Foundation. I found this class through my local community college.

    I have learned a great  deal. Cash  flow, financing, legal structure, social networking and many other subjects were discussed by weekly presenters from the local business community. The goal of the course is for each participant to create a business plan. Private coaching is also available.

    I have also learned a lot from my fellow participants which are all present or future entrepreneurs.  This class has been great and has helped me create a solid business plan.




  10. Finished GingerBread Friend!

    December 4, 2011 by Administrator

    Finished GingerBread Friend!