“If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in Water.” – Loren Eiseley I started last week looking through my photos from a trip to Lauritzen Gardens a couple years ago. I came across this photo of a quiet, meditative spot along the main path. I decided that I'd try my hand at… Continue reading Waterfall Magic
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!
Kelli Sweet and I teamed up to bring a new show to Smiling Turtle Art Spot, BoHo Mixed Media. I have five brand new pieces in the show - hey so does Kelli! Here's a teaser to get you to come out and see the show... All five pieces are 5" x 20", mounted on… Continue reading BoHo Mixed Media
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?
We made it through our grand opening show and reception on September 7th. Funky Erin and Dude were in charge of cashiering, while Funky Jim manned the food and drink tables. An overwhelming crowd of 100+ artists and patrons came out to Smiling Turtle! I've been sneaking in some creative time. I finished the second… Continue reading She’s Got A Way
There are times when I'm driving that I wish it was easier to catch a great photo. Like the other day, I saw a crane departing one of the nearby lakes. Of course, there were other cars on the road, so dead stopping to grab my camera wasn't a choice. Once in awhile, I get… Continue reading When the Skies Open Up
hides in the oil lamp. I had two full days with zero for plans other than CREATE. But I guess my Genie (muse, guide) decided otherwise. Instead, I worked on the Gallery 92 West website and a bit for the Library. I made a run to the store for some supplies for Purselettes, and hit… Continue reading Sometimes the Creative Genie…
Last night I kept talking about Africa, "She needs more..." "Are Her ears ok" "She's Done". Jim asked how I know it's a girl elephant. Duh! A mother always knows her child! Africa is one of my largest pieces. She didn't start out that way in my head, but when I started cutting and laying… Continue reading Yes, it’s another Girl : Africa
In February, I will be the Featured Loft Artist in the 92 West Gallery in Fremont. I've decided rather than take random art, I am going to put up a mini-show featuring Elephants. 92 West Gallery is located off 6th and Main in downtown Fremont. They are open Tuesday through Sunday 1-4pm.
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!