Inspired by I Dare

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid ~Audre Lorde.

Every time I see someones art, the gift of nature’s beauty or a sense of spirit I’m grateful, I’m inspired! With some, the inspiration is so powerful I have to weave some beads and create a little piece of art myself! It’s a thrilling ride, a color festival and I don’t want to go home.

Again it’s time to share a powerful gift…I Dare!  Thoughts and visuals provided me to create another visual experience that will delight the eyes and lift the spirits!

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Inspired by The Nourished Soul

The soul becomes dyed with the colors of its thoughts ~ Marcus Aurelius

Every time I see someones art, the gift of nature’s beauty or a sense of spirit I’m grateful, I’m inspired! With some, the inspiration is so powerful I have to weave some beads and create a little piece of art myself! It’s a thrilling ride, a color festival and I don’t want to go home.

Again it’s time to share a powerful gift…The Nourished Soul! Thoughts and visuals provided me to create another visual experience that will delight the eyes and lift the spirits!

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Inspired by Freedom

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free ~ Jim Morrison.

Every time I see someones art, the gift of nature’s beauty or a sense of spirit I’m grateful, I’m inspired! With some, the inspiration is so powerful I have to weave some beads and create a little piece of art myself! It’s a thrilling ride, a color festival and I don’t want to go home.

Again it’s time to share a powerful gift…Freedom! Thoughts and visuals provided me to create another visual experience that will delight the eyes and lift the spirits!

Freedom

Incredible World

This incredible photo was taken at the North Shore Lake Superior, MN by Connie Lehr

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2017 Art Shows

60 Artists on 50th Spring Art Show

Burroughs Community School – 1601 W 50th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55431

  • Saturday April 1st, 10 am – 5 pm

Lake Minnetonka Art Studio Tour 2017

My Host Marcia Paul – 4350 Wyndhill Circle, Deephaven, MN 55391

  • Saturday May 6th, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday May 7th, 11 am – 5 pm

Art-A-Whirl at the Grain Belt Bottling House 2017

79 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

  • Friday May 19th, 5- 10 pm
  • Saturday May 20th,  Noon – 8 pm
  • Sunday May 21st, Noon – 5 pm

2017 Edina Art Fair

50th & France, Edina MN Booth 118

  • Friday June 2nd, 10 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday June 3rd,  10 am – 7 pm
  • Sunday June 4th, 10 am – 5 pm

2017 Excelsior Art on the Lake

Excelsior Commons, Excelsior, MN Booth 102

  • Saturday June 11th, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday June 12th, 10 am – 4 pm

2017 College Hill Arts Festival

University of Northern Iowa Campus, Cedar Falls, Iowa Booth 52

  • Friday June 16, noon – 8 pm
  • Saturday June 17,  10 am – 4 pm

Eagan Art Festival 2017

Eagan Community Center Festival Grounds – 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN 55123

  • Saturday June 24, 9 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday June 25, 10 am – 5 pm

44th Annual Stockholm Art Fair

Village Park, Stockholm, WI Booth 95

  • Saturday July 15th, 10 am – 5 pm

Powderhorn Art Fair 2017

Powderhorn Park 3400 15th Ave S, Midtown Minneapolis, MN Booth 171

  • Saturday August 5th, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday August 6th, 10 am – 6 pm

Fall Into the Arts Festival 2017

Centennial Lakes Park – 7499 France Avenue, Edina, MN Booth 215

  • Saturday September 9th, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday September 10th, 10 am – 5 pm

Rivertown Fall Art Festival

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN Booth 130

  • Saturday October 7, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday October 8, 11  am – 4pm

Mabel Tainter Fine Arts & Crafts Fair

Mabel Tainter Center For The Arts – 205 Main Street East, Menomonie, WI 54751 

  • Friday November 17th,  11am – 7pm
  • Saturday November 18th, 10am – 5 pm

The Island of Misfit Makers

FOOD  BUILDING 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis MN 55416

  • Saturday December 2, 11:00 am – 5 pm

Women’s Art Festival

  Colin Powell Center 2924 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

  • Saturday December 10th, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bead Weaving Classes

 

 

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I also hold classes in my home (one on one or group of three) and will travel to venues of your choice!  Please contact me with your questions on costs, supplies and setting up a bead weaving class.

 

Classes Offered

Off Loom Free Form Peyote Stitch Bead Weaving – Beaded Bracelet – Adults, Teens, 13+, Beginners and Beyond – 4 1/2 hours

In this introduction class you will learn the peyote stitch weave, mixing complimentary colors while weaving a pattern and assemble a bracelet that will fit your exact wrist size, take home instructions included.

 

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Off Loom Free Form Peyote Stitch Bead Weaving – Czech Glass Beaded Bracelet – Beginner/Intermediate – 5-6 hours

This is a beginner to intermediate bead weaving class where the knowledge of the peyote stitch would be helpful. You will learn how to incorporate colorful Czech glass beads into your design while weaving and mixing complimentary colors to assemble a bracelet that will fit your exact wrist size, take home instructions included.

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Off Loom Free Form Peyote Stitch Bead Weaving – Beaded Cabochon only  – Intermediate/Advanced – Knowledge of Peyote Stitch Helpful – 2 hours

You will learn how to bezel a cabochon to add to a bracelet or make into a necklace, take home instructions included.

 

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Off Loom Free Form Peyote Stitch Bead Weaving – Introduction Brooch – Adults, Teens 13+, Beginners and Beyond – 2 1/2 hours

In this introduction class you will learn the peyote stitch weave, mixing complimentary colors weaving a pattern and assemble a brooch, take home instructions and “pin” included.

 

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