Website Shop facebook twitter email:

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Due to illness Funamals will not be attending the DIY Christmas Cards Party tonight. It will still be going on at Minty Keen so I'm sure you will have fun anyway!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Funamals Holiday Calender

Upcoming Holiday Events 2010

Minty Keen
125 Ottawa NW Suite 170
Grand Rapids, MI

We will help you make your own Christmas Cards!

  • Funamals Holiday Pet Portrait Event Saturday Dec. 4th 10:00am-4:00pm
Minty Keen
125 Ottawa NW Suite 170
Grand Rapids, MI

Sign up for a Timeslot Here and get a pet portrait painted live right in front of you to take home for your self or as a gift for that pet lover this holiday season.

44 South Division
(Between Weston & Williams)
Grand Rapids, MI

Get into the spirit of the season with local art and music. Come shop at the artist's booths and support local businesses. Funamals products will be available for purchase.

  • Studio 203 Holiday Art Show Saturday Dec. 11th 3:00pm-9:00pm
203 Courtland Street
Rockford, MI

A holiday party combining Christmas cheer with the work of ConsciousClothing, Trailor Studio, Geniene, and Funamals.

  • FaLaLa Funamals Friends & Family Monday Dec. 13th 6:00pm-11:00pm
Minty Keen (After Hours)
125 ottawa NW Suite 170
Grand Rapids, MI

Holiday Party hosted by Funamals. FaLaLa Fun and Christmas Cheer and if you are in need of some last minute shopping, Funamals art will be available for purchase!

Friday, November 19, 2010

On the Radio and in the Studio

I was on the radio yesterday with Shelley Irwin and Danny Beckett from Spearia talking about Funamals and what it takes to be an entrepreneur! It was a blast.

I have also been busy in the studio. Check out the newest etsy listings!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm proud to show off today's etsy listing! :D

Monday, November 15, 2010

I am working on combining my textiles and watercolor even more into my upcycled mess of things. Everything has been evolving so much lately. I've had to stop and rethink my steps as the world seems to be shifting greatly in my mind.

Other than that, I did not get much done today because I had a really bad headache that ceased the majority of my day. Hopefully tomorrow will be more productive. I am in the middle of organizing things around here. It becomes a survival skill as the business grows. I appreciate any and all words of advice on getting and staying organized ;)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Accomplished a lot today. Two locations for Funamals have been added.

The Red Lotus Gallery in Muskegon, MI

Paula's Market on Ironwood in Marne, MI


Friday, November 12, 2010

I just got back from the Lake Michigan Art Walk. It was one of those weeks that was go go go trying to get ready. This week a spent a lot of time focusing on my framed paintings. They are continuing to evolve. Here is an example of my newest painting. I have added a lot more textile and some flowers made out of egg cartons.

My watercolor magnets are continuing to gain popularity along with my greeting cards. To see those and more pictures from the art walk click here.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Late Fall Summary

Well here we are it is 11/11/10 and it has been a while, but I promise to work on posting more frequently. Last week I was at the "Recycled Art Market" at City High in Grand Rapids, MI.

This weekend I will be at the Lake Michigan Art Walk.

Working hard on my etsy store. Making lots of improvements.

Today I was assisting Artgoodies in her studio.

I will be having an event on December 4th at Minty Keen in downtown Grand Rapids where you can get custom portraits of pets painted--a great gift idea for the animal lover you know. There will be more information on that soon. Until then enjoy these pictures from this weeks restock.

In January I will be doing a bedroom makeover for a little boy!

Hope all is well! Happy post halloween and pre thanksgiving :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

It has been an extremely busy month, between entering an animation into Artprize, acquiring work for retail store Minty Keen, and selling Funamals at "Art Fair 2010" at DeVos Place, it has been quite a whirlwind!

Here is a video documenting some of the fun!

Monday, August 23, 2010

For Sale at Minty Keen!

These Flowers are made from egg cartons, a tin can and bamboo sticks!

A new store in Grand Rapids, MI called Minty Keen will be selling my work! Here is a preview of what you can buy! Located at 125 Ottawa.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I have been working on something special for a good friend of mine. She wanted people to be able to write a note to her and her husband at their wedding reception to put in a scrapbook. These are some of the pieces made for that.

Friday, August 13, 2010

I'm working on designing some greeting cards. Here is a preview of one of them that I printed off my own computer at home. The back of the card shows the web address to the company site which will be up soon.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


It has been a while! I was having some issues with my blog. But now I have lots to show!

My nephew Hunter had his first birthday recently so I made him a cloth book all about fans. Hunter loves fans. He points to them whenever he sees them. We always joke that it will be his first word.

I had an "art sale" up at my cottage. It was a fun weekend. We hung paintings along the ropes using clothes pins. I really like the look of it. Here are some photos of it.

The gator is for sale on etsy: as well as the upcycled coasters. They are made from tin cans, plastic and repurposed fabric. They are hand sewn.

The "Lifemouse" photo is the image I am working on to promote my artprize piece. It is a stop motion animation.

This fish is on a laptop sleeve that I made, also on sale

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I made the treasury!


Welcome to my Funamals blog! I would like to invite you to check out my etsy store.