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  1. 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

  2. From a Land Far, Far Away

    January 3, 2012 by Administrator

  3. 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?




  4. 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.




  5. Angels Among Us

    November 14, 2011 by Administrator

    Painting angels for Christmas  cards and ornaments using enamel paints on frosted glass bulbs  (from Hobby Lobby).


    Angels step by step.


    Using a non-traditional color scheme is fun. I love the purple and gold combination.


  6. Creating Christmas Cards

    November 6, 2011 by Administrator

    I’m painting Christmas cards today.  Three down,

    52 to go!

  7. Signs of Halloween

    October 28, 2011 by Administrator

  8. Rose Jewelry Stand

    October 26, 2011 by Administrator

    I’m going to use this as a decorative holder for my jewelry on my night stand.  No more knocking earrings off the night stand when reaching for my glasses.


    I used the following:

    One sheet of decorative scrap book paper

    One metal candle holder (from the dollar store)

    One plastic decorative wall plate (also from the dollar Store)

    Acrylic paint

    Mod  Podge or white glue



    I painted a One-Stroke Cabbage Rose  with buds on the scrap book paper. I cut the design out to fit the wall plate. I coated the front of the wall plate with Mod Podge then I added the glitter to the rim of the plate.  I centered the scrapbook paper cutout on the plate. The wall plate came with a PVC cover which I snapped in over the design. To finish I glued the back of my plate to the top of the metal candle holder.

    I like my finished project.  I can think of a lot of uses for a small stand like this.




  9. Simple One Stroke Greeting Cards

    July 7, 2011 by Administrator

    Simple One Stroke Greeting Cards

    These simple greeting cards were painted on watercolor paper using Plaid Folk Art paints.

    The background is painted first.  I used a dampened brush to slightly wet the paper.  I added the muted stripes of bright color allowing the colors to bleed.

    The vines, ferns and leaves were painted after the background dried. The foreground plants were painted using black/licorice paint and floating medium together on the brush.

    For more information about One-Stroke painting check out:




  10. I am Busy!

    June 19, 2011 by Administrator

    I have been very busy lately.

    Face painting

    This week I face painted at a local community event. See the newspaper coverage by clicking the face painting link.

    I posted my first article with, an online newspaper. I am the new Lansing, MI, Arts and Crafts Examiner. I have included a link above.

    Next week is the big yard sale (weather permitting). I have worked hard to sort and purge the mountain of crafting supplies I own. I have much more work to complete by Saturday. I will also sell hand painted greeting cards and other artwork.

    For readers in the Lansing Michigan area:

    The Big Sale is Saturday and Sunday June 25 and 26 starting a 9:00 AM.  Send me an email for the address if you are interested.