After a much more productive Thursday, DaVinci is done! I spent much of the morning finishing up his fur and then pinned him to the design wall to figure out what to do with those ghostly eyes. When I went back tonight, Theresa Rhodus and I talked about the eyes. We both agreed they needed… Continue reading Ta-Da… Vinci
I am working on a donation piece for the Humane Society's Black Tie and Tails Auction. I decided that it needed to be an animal - and should be a "generic" animal to get the most attention. I've always loved the style of colorists, instead of using the natural given color of an object, choosing… Continue reading DaVinci in Progress
OMAHA, Neb. (February 26, 2014) – Village Pointe® Shopping Center and Omaha Creative Institute have collaborated with local textile artist Dori Settles to create a dramatic transformation to the shopping center’s public art sculpture, which sits in the middle of its Main Street roundabout. Settles and her team installed textile treatments to the shopping center’s… Continue reading Aquarium at the Pointe Installed!
The Bug thread paintings are framed and hanging in the Hot Shops. On the day of show opening, Bug attended in person. Complete strangers said "Hey, we just saw you in the gallery!" - What an awesome compliment, these folks recognized the dog from the thread paintings! After finishing Bug's portraits, I thought heavily about… Continue reading Hold on sweetie how much will it cost?
A day of beadmaking produces interesting results. I decided to try my hand at a few new ideas, including making bails for some of the beads, using Fine (.999) Silver. The bails turned out pretty well, so I ordered Silk ribbon to create necklaces. Those should arrive before next week is over!
Today's kick-start piece is a trade. The idea was to use fibers in a quiltie (6" mini-quilt). I started a couple weeks ago with a colorful Maple leaf, painted it with acrylic medium and hung it to dry. This helps keep the leaf pliable for sewing. I did a mini strip quilt, couched various fibers… Continue reading Fiber Quiltie
Another trade theme I joined in on, is Sea Creatures. I love Manatees! So I found some good pictures and sketched this one out. Then I had to really dig to find some fabric for him - not even sure what you'd call the fabric, feels like a loose courdoroy, anyway - recycled from a… Continue reading More Pizzazzled Creativity
Last night I spent my "tv time" with the sewing machine and history channel. These creations all came out of trades with one of the fiber art groups I belong to. The first is my interpretation of an Oriental Fan. I sketched it out, knowing that they frequently have wood (or plastic) frames. When I… Continue reading Pizzazzled Creativity!
2X8 may not be the most creative title, but it is one of my finest pieces, in a 1:4 ratio. This piece is pieced together from recycled silk and organza ribbon, with free-motion quilting and hand painted embellishments. 2X8 is framed, and available for viewing at Hot Shops Studio 314. Symbols of Life uses the… Continue reading 2X8 and Symbols of Life