HELLO October with all your beauty and splendor! We welcome you to grace us with beauty in exploding color, bountiful harvests,cool evenings and gentle warm days!

We love your yearly visit and wish you could stay longer, but because you cannot, you are a well anticipated friend!  You come and leave us with many gifts of beauty  that last until the next season.

Speaking of harvest, my sketch book and photo library of the summer with all of the memories  are ready to give birth to new works of art. Gathering wild grapes, walnuts, sumac, beets are a few of the natural things for dying more wool. A fall evening in the studio with a candle glowing in the corner, soft music as the kettles set the color for one of a kind pieces of dyed wool are inviting me to play once again.

Designs for new totes, art clothes and accessories will be available at Artist North in Charlevoix in the coming months. Please stop by and attend our Gallery Walk Friday October 9  from 5:00 – 8:00, meet the artist and enjoy the warm hospitality and beautiful art.

In conjunction with True North Design and Antiques in Petoskey, I will be demonstrating rug hooking with kits available for purchase. It is my favorite shop in Northern Michigan as well as great friends, something new and exciting all of the time. Go to their Face Book page and stay posted! Thank you CJ and Dan!

Share with us your gathered memories, treasures and we can help you with your new creation!

Enjoy and welcome October!

Warmly,     DeEtta






When was the last time you really felt tranquil?

Tranquility is a state of peacefulness that transcends you to your inner self. It is such an important part of who we are and what we need, not only for our health but also our creativity. Take the time to go away to a quiet place and meet with your self! Here is the gold mine of creativity. For each one of us it is a haven for whatever we are seeking to create a balance in our lives.

I took this time frequently this summer not far from home to listen and touch the beauty all around me. I discovered so much: clouds in another whole way, trickling streams n rivers, the feel of stones on my bare feet,color, new friends and trying new ways to express myself through art.

This peacefulness is a new way of really seeing what I am looking at.  Taking in what is right near me and inspiring. The creek that flows through the Jordon Valley here in Northern Michigan whispers in my memory so vivid and real that it allows me enter my creative world that I am looking to discover. Another part of who is “ME” !

This summer the dye pots revealed a new joy and also simple pieces of hooking that make me happy and creative in a new way!

Take the time to discover “YOU”  in your time away!

Share the difference in your art with us here on my blog! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

Keep being inspired and enjoy the art of Hooking!