open for business

an up-cycled art/fiber studio and occasional store



Friday, January 13, 2017

dancing goat studio began in a room above my garage in 1998. "making something out of nothing" (edward hopper), has been a long time favorite quote of mine.  a quote, originally gleaned as an art/design college student at the university of minnesota, twin cities. fabulous professors taught me the value of art; while wonderful role models; such as my mother, older sister and grandmother, taught me the joy of making. i have been creating using a variety of mediums from a very young age.  
i was a book artists as a pre-schooler when i would draw extra characters in my sisters picture books, as an elementary school student i would sell handmade stuffed critters with googly eyes to kids on the school bus and in high school i was often caught crocheting teddy bears during journalism class.  

i was a born maker.  it was only natural that i found myself in college learning about fine art and visual design.  later, as a young mother, i realized the importance of mother earth and understood my responsibility to  my children and future generations.  i began creating earth friendly art and teaching paper-making in the community and area schools.  my commitment to creating all things recycled continues at dancing goat studio.        kim wendlandt

up-cycled wool sweater flowers
original altered book purse


velvet curtain tie backs become cuff bracelets

re-purposed book pages become wallet/envelopes

altered scrabble board purse
clutch altered book purse

altered book purse with re-styled belt handle



Tuesday, December 20, 2016

happy holidays!!! dancing goat has been jingle and jangling it's way through the season and we are getting ready for an exiting new year in 2017!!!

open again during select weekends, we will  be working hard to breathe new life into humble and often neglected objects from yesteryear, as well as create one of a kind altered book purses for gifting and keeping. 

new to our shop is vintage wedding rental! stay tuned for a catalog of items available for rent for your special day along with design services if needed. see us at upcoming wedding fairs or drop us an email if you would like to arrange a meeting.

dancing goat studio can also be found on facebook, insta-gram and etsy!!

our upcoming/written in stone schedule is as follows; but remember we often are open many  weekends and days  by chance.

january 12, 13, 14
february 9, 10, 11
march 9, 10, 11
april 13, 14, 15
may 11, 12, 13
summer
every monday and
june 15 - 17
june 29 - 30 july 1
july 13 - 15
july 20 - 22
august 10 - 12
august 17 - 19
september 6, 7, 8
october 12, 13, 14
november 9, 10, 11
december 14, 15, 16

Thursday, November 26, 2015

dancing goat (dwell and design) studio
open the second thursday-saturday of every month and many days by chance

Thursday, December 25, 2014

dancing goat studio is a 2nd weekend occasional store and a working art studio! our upcoming schedule for the new year 2015 is as follows:

january 8,9,10
february 12,13,14
march 12,13,14
april 9,10,11
may 14,15,16

summer hours are yet to be posted but will be expanded due to heavy summer tourist traffic and special city celebrations.
we have been playing with being open for business every tuesday as a scheduled work day.  any changes to this schedule will be posted on dancing goat studio on facebook.





Sunday, June 22, 2014

summer 2014 schedule

open for business
june 12-14
june 19-21
july 1-3 and july 5
july 10-13
july 17-19
august 14-16
august 21-23
dancing goat is also open many days by chance
check posts on dancing goat studio on facebook page


Sunday, June 16, 2013

june 2013 summer fun!!

dancing goat studio has expanded its retail floor space and revamped displays to prime up for a busy summer decorating season.  we've expanded summer hours to include the 2nd and 4th thursday-saturday weekend AND has added every wednesday to it's open door schedule.
 
mid-century retro takes center stage for june with kitschy linen calendar pillows and a funky daisy tea service. earth toned cups remind us coffee at grandpa's morning table and colored glassware take us back to supper in aunties parlor. 
 
arful jewelry adorn our in-house dressform beside an assprtment of our signature altered book purses.  as always our book purse design center is available for you to select the perfect book to be up-cycled into a book purse you design yourself. 
 
 
dancing goat has quirky up-north d├ęcor to freshen up a summer cabin and update the three season porch.  perhaps a woolrich wool pillow will fit the bill or an old school lunch pail for a creative tv remote catch-all. with a now larger floor space it is hard to name everything for sale at dancing goat, so pick a day, and stop in to say hello.  perhaps a summer treasure will find it's way home with you. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

studio re-design

dancing goat studio has been going through a re-model over these past few months.  we've expanded our space by some 90 square feet and re-designed the altered book purse design center.  here are some photo's of the finished space, complete with a re-cycled door and shutter wall.