Dec 8 2014

Tiny Expo 2014



Tiny Expo is nearly here!  Come to the AADL this Saturday, December 13th from 11-5:30pm and see me along with other local artists and crafters selling their wares.  It will be located at the Downtown Ann Arbor District Libary, 343 S.Fifth Ave, at the corner of Fifth and William.  While you’re there, you can pick up some winter reading/playing/awesomeness from the library, listen to the popular Classical Bells concert (from 1-2pm) and shop til you’re hearts content.  I hope to see you there!

For more info on Tiny, vendor previews, and to spread the word, check out their Facebook event 

Dec 8 2014

Thank you Handmade Toledo!!!


A big thank you to Handmade Toledo for a fantastic show, and for all of the awesome shoppers who came out to support us independent artists!  Keep an eye on their website for upcoming events, or check out their new space (and shop!) at 1717 Adams Street in Toledo, OH.

If you weren’t able to make it to the show, you’ll have another opportunity to shop with me on Saturday, December 13th at the Tiny Expo in Ann Arbor.  TIny will run from 11-5:30 at the Ann Arbor District Library  Thanks to the awesome AADL, and hope to see you there!


Jul 28 2014

Thank you Detroit Maker Faire!


It was an awesome weekend, with so many wonderful customers smiling and sharing their stories with me.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to stop by my booth, to everyone who shared their memories, or told me where my bots are already occupying their homes and offices.  I cannot express how much joy it brings me to know that out there people look at something I created and smile every day.  Kudos once again to DIYpsi for organizing the craft tent, and the Henry Ford for putting on this amazing event for 5 years and counting.





I do not have any more shows scheduled at this time, but will keep you updated as the holiday season approaches and my show schedule is defined.  In the meantime, you can find my bots in Ann Arbor, MI at Found in Kerrytown Market and  826 Michigan, and in Rochester Hills, MI at Pine Creek Center for the Arts.  Commissioned work, special requests, or simply wishing to save yourself a trip, I’m always open to selling to you directly as well.  Find my work on etsy, or simply shoot me an email at  deets[at]  to let me know what you’re looking for.

If you liked what you saw under the DIYpsi tent this weekend, make sure to check out their upcoming show August 23-24 at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti.  While yours truly will not be vending that weekend, I may see some of you there in my volunteering capacity, and regardless, it is not to be missed!  Tons of amazing craft vendors, and food, and just awesomeness everywhere, all complimented with a Corner Brewery’s kick ass beer menu.



Oct 1 2013

Kerrytown Kids Art Market

rocket's booth

The Kerrytown Artisan Market happens every Sunday 11-4pm, from early April through mid December.  This past weekend was special though.  In conjunction with the regular market, there was a Kids’ Art Market, giving local kids a chance to see what it’s like to not only make art, but display and sell it!  The photo above shows my daughter at her booth, where she sold her original character drawings on canvas, and as magnets and bookmarks.


Here she is, so proud of her very first sale!!!  I want to thank this amazing Ann Arbor community for their encouragement and support.  Watching my daughter’s confidence grow with each interaction, and with each customer that took the time to stop and compliment her hard work, or even buy a piece – we are so fortunate to live in this town.  It was not an easy day for a 3rd grader.  Between setup, the show times, and cleanup, it was a nearly 7 hour workday, yet she was able to keep a smile on her face for her customers, and was already planning for future shows and learning from all of the other artists and booths around her.

Keep an eye out for Art by Rocket in the future, with such a perfect first show under her belt, she has big plans for many more to come!


Jul 20 2012

Maker Faire Detroit 2012

The third Maker Faire Detroit is nearly upon us!  I’ll be there all weekend selling my wares in the Handmade Detroit area and hopefully sneaking out here and there to see all the awesomeness I can.

Mar 6 2012

Yellow Door Art Market

In case you haven’t heard yet, Deets can now be found at the Yellow Door Art Market in Berkley, Michigan.  I set up shop on February 1st, and one month in, many many bots have already found new homes.  In addition to the bots I have had in the past, there are more large pieces and affordably priced original canvases and drawings as well.

This week I am the Yellow Door’s featured artist, and if you “like” the yellow door on facebook you can enter to win a one of a kind bot action figure by yours truly.  Check him out!

The market is gearing up for spring, and this Saturday, March 10th my work at the Yellow Door (along with most items in the shop) will be 15% off, and I will be there along with many other of the artists to chat and answer questions.  Store hours are 10-6.

Jul 18 2011

Robot Art Fair at 826

The 52nd Ann Arbor Art Fairs are set to begin this Wednesday, July 20th and continue through Saturday, the 23rd. Now, if you weren’t already planning to come, you should change your mind after hearing this…  the Second Annual Robot Art Fair within Art Fair at 826 runs the whole time too!

By Deets’ bugs, bots, and octopi will be there for sale, with 20% of each purchase going to support this fantastic organization.  In addition to the local robot art offerings, there will be robot art projects for kids, and an industrial robot who is set to appear in Spiderman 4.  Can you think of a better way to escape the heat for just a bit?

Jun 15 2011

Craft Faire 2

It’s with a very happy geeky heart that I’d like to announce that I’ll be a vendor at Craft Faire 2011, part of Maker Faire Detroit at the Henry Ford July 30/31st.  Last year’s event was beyond awesome, and I expect this year to be every bit as wonderful and more.

I will be there all weekend with my army of bots, octopi and bugs as well as some new work.  It’s only 44 days away, and that means there is lot of making in the near future…. *geeky squeal of delight*

Jun 3 2011

I LOVE trades

One of my favorite parts of being an artist is the appreciation and respect the community shows to one another.  We know the work that goes into something, and like to support one another whenever we can.  It often leads to me spending much of my earnings before going home for the day… and sometimes I get lucky and the artist wants what I make and I want what they make, and we trade.

The Rust Belt Market has been a fabulous place to buy and sell, and luckily, trade a little too.  For the price of a couple of bots I was able to get two new necklaces, one from the Earthenwood Studio and another from Illumination Jewelry.

The Earthenwood Studio is a combination of handcrafted ceramic beads and pendants, and unique artisan and usa-made jewelry supplies.  Melanie Brooks is the artist behind the studio, and her work is fabulous!  I fell in love with her porcelain “gear” pendants, and with the addition of two adorable gear findings it makes a wonderfully unique necklace.

Another artist at the Rust Belt is Stacy Dumas, known as Illumination Jewelry. Her work is varied, from feathers, birch pendants and bracelets, leather rings and cuffs, paintings, and vintage finds – a fascination with clowns.  Her booth at the market is an ever changing display that pulls you in, and lets you find a new treasure each time you explore.

This weekend you’ll be able to find all three of us at the Rust Belt Market again, along with 60 some odd other vendors you don’t want to miss.  The Rust Belt will be open Friday 6-10 (to coincide with a ton of awesome Pride events in dowtown Ferndale, including a march that comes right through the market itself), and both Saturday and Sunday, 11-7. Word is there’s a coffee roaster right next to me this weekend.. what service! :)

May 17 2011

Art in the Park

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Rust Belt Market this past weekend!  Up next, Art in the Park – an event to support the Ypsilanti Senior Community Center.

My new octopi and framed bots were a hit, and there will be more coming out of my studio for Saturday.  Rain or shine, come out to show your support and shop from fantastic local artisans!