Saturday, July 8, 2017

Wonderful Watercolor Painting in Arts and Crafts Cabin

This Monday, July 10, is a very fun evening in the Arts and Crafts Cabin.  We will be trying out many different techniques for watercolor painting.  We will create a small book with all of our samples of different ways to use water, create texture, and mix colors.  If time permits we will try a still life or landscape.

If you know a child who wants to feel like a "real" artist, this is the week to join us!

Click HERE to register and pay.  Use the pull down menu for Wonderful Watercolor.  

Class is held from 6-7 p.m. at Summit Artspace on Tusc, 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton

Email me if you have any questions.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Early Morning Creating

I pushed myself to get out of bed, make coffee, throw on my painting apron, and get busy this morning.  Why is this so hard?  Why don't I do this more?

All I know is I'm so glad I did!  Here's what I have to show for the time:

2 paintings (6x6 inches) that I plan to offer at Lakeside Plein Air next weekend.  If either or both are calling you, email me.  $45 each

36 wands got a second coat of paint.  These still need metallic paint and a clear coat finish.  They will be offered at Kent Potterfest on July 29.  If you need one before the festival, email me.  $10 each

What do you like to create?  Are you a morning person?

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Stepping Stones At Arts and Crafts Cabin

This Monday, June 26, 6 - 7 p.m. in the Arts and Crafts Cabin we will be making stepping stones!

We will use broken dishes, glass gems, rocks, shells, and other found objects to layout a design and create the work of art.  Then we will add concrete mix, and in a couple days we will have our own stepping stone to place in a garden or flower bed.  I always love the great reveal after they have set up in the molds!

This project is best suited for kids entering grades 2 - 6.  $15 includes all the materials, instruction, and a bit of extra art fun, too!  Invite friends to join you for this project!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Miniature Gardens With A Story

I'm excited to offer a few miniature gardens at my studio this evening, June 23, 5 - 8 p.m.  It's 4th Friday, and I have wanted to create this little landscapes for a while.  Each garden is very low maintenance, and it fits well on a desk or windowsill.  Buy one and continue the story I started!
$12 - $15

An Enchanted Realm:  Walking down a garden path one spies a little light flickering.  The brightness draws one in.  There is miniature lantern in the midst of the garden surrounded by small rocks, shells, and sparkling glass bits.  Who is the resident?  and why did they leave a miniature bottle of pixie dust for me?  Enjoy continuing the adventure! $15

She Sells Seashells at the Fairy Cottage:  Unique shells, a fairy cottage, and pixie dust combine with a miniature plant to inspire imagination and fantastical thoughts.  What story might it inspire in you?  $15

A simple and whimsical detail

A Garden of Hope:  Up from the smooth stones, glass bits and moss arises a living plant.  This is hope manifest!  If you want to incorporate or share hope, this miniature garden awaits you.  $12

Baa Baa Black Sheep:  In this garden small soft plants act as shade trees for the sheep figures standing among the rocks and moss.  This pastoral setting invites one to imagine summer days in the countryside with sunny days and firefly and moonlit nights.  A small bottle of pixie dust and moonbeams is attached.  $15

Prehistoric Forest:  Imagine time traveling back to the age of dinosaurs.  This green stegosaurus is dwarfed by trees of the forest as he wanders boulder strewn fields.  Peak into the past and imagine how the world was long ago.  $12

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Student Art

There are amazing kids who study art with me!  I'm so fortunate to be able to offer classes and private lessons and art parties.  Most classes are geared toward grades 2 - 6, but I work with younger and older students--even adults!  I rarely take pictures of the kids, but I take loads of photos of their art.  Here are some of what my students have been making!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Art and Crafts Cabin: Mini Garden

All kids are invited to Arts and Crafts Cabin to design and create a mini garden this Monday, June 19, 6-7 p.m.  These gardens can inspire imaginations to design a fairy garden, dinosaur forest, or other enchanted realm.  $15 covers all costs and instruction.  Payment can be made online HERE  or you can pay when you arrive.  (Please email me so that I bring enough miniature plants, containers and other supplies.)


Monday, May 22, 2017

Imagine An Hour Every Week in the Arts and Crafts Cabin

The Arts and Crafts Cabin

A creative summer class for kids who like to use their imagination and make stuff.

Instructed by Miriam Daniel

Summit Artspace on Tusc
571 W. Tuscarawas Ave, Barberton Ohio  44203

Monday evenings, 6 - 7 p.m.
June 12 - July 31

Weekly Themes:
6/12  Summer Souvenir Books 
6/19  Miniature Garden
6/26  Stepping Stones
7/3    Red, White, and Blue Tie Dye
7/10  Wonderful Watercolors
7/17  Junk Sculptures
7/24  Flip Books and Comics
7/31  Cool Collage Creations

$15 per session or 
$100 for the summer, paid by June 12

CLICK HERE to register and pay for the whole summer or individual session.

I am so excited for this!  It's best suited for kids entering 2nd - 6th grade.  We are going to have the chance to try out so many fun activities.  Please share this with anyone who might be interested!

If the time doesn't work or you are looking for a more focused summer art program, I can offer that, too, as private or semi-private art lessons.

Do you have questions? Email me:   Are you ready to sign up for the summer or specific sessions?   Email me:  Would you like to bring one of these activities to your summer camp or scout group or homeschool group?  Email me:   Would you like to bring one of these activities to your senior group, women's group or civic group?  Email me:


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Current Work in Summit Artspace Period Show

These days I have a renewed gratitude for my place in the local art scene.  I'm so delighted to be surrounded by amazing artists and amazing work.  This is an amazingly diverse and beautiful show!
This tryptic was created in February and March of 2017.  The creation of these abstract acrylic paintings was a catharsis for me.

Title:  Human is my race/ Love is my religion/ Peace is my weapon

Enjoy this work at Summit Artspace on East Market St. in Akron between now and May 20.

If you're interested in owning the 3 painting set, email me.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

No Foolin' I'm A Pop Up Artist for Akron Art Walk

I'm super excited to share my wares, meet people, and share in the creative experience that is Akron Art Walk.  I will be on the 3rd floor of Summit Artspace beginning at 5 p.m.  It's a great chance for you to see my new little Upcycled Inspiration Spring Collection.  I have new flower fairies, magic wands, and other enchanting creations.  There will be so much to see and do, so stop by!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring Collection: Upcycled Inspiration

You know I'm all about the zippy, cheery, and hopeful inspiration.  It feels to me like we all need as much of that as we can possibly get these days.  I also love to upcycle and recycle whenever possible.

Enter my spring collection of little goodies all made with my little hands:

Let's begin with Inspiration Charms. . .

A whole collection of Inspiration Charms 


Can you believe these started life as flooring samples?


no words necessary

wild at heart

the bird and the bee


and then we have Magnetized Inspiration--a piece of my photography on a tile sample with magnets added.

ready for a magnet

Wooden Whimsy and Wit--rough bits of scrap lumber painted, decoupaged and quoted

More Cards--with bits I had laying around waiting to inspire someone!

Set of 4 joy collage photo notecards $10

Set of 4 let yourself believe dreams collage photo cards $10

All of these new treasures are available tomorrow evening at 4th Friday at my art studio.
I also have a fresh assortment of Potter Wands and Flower Fairy Dolls--both are $10 each