In hopes of seeing a Vermont sunrise, I set my alarm early... only to be greeted by grey skies and mist. But, since we had a big day ahead of us heading North and West, getting an early start wasn't so bad. We headed up the Connecticut River Byway toward St. Johnsbury. I took a… Continue reading Northeast Kingdom, Ben & Jerry’s and Church Street
Our first morning out was a bit damp and cool, but it didn't stop us from making our trek. We set out for Woodstock, and the nearby Sugarbush Farm. Along the way we spotted our first Covered Bridge. Vermont is home to over 100 covered bridges. While covered bridges weren't necessarily on our checklist, they… Continue reading Woodstock, Brattleboro & Bennington
"You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul" ~ George Bernard Shaw The quote seems so appropriate for the picture (taken at the HDZ Aquarium. Love those little Tangs!) I didn't realize how long it had been since I posted on the blog. I had… Continue reading Mirrors
You're amazed and surprised right? Dori, painting? It's not what you think. I self-distracted again, but it was necessary, it's been needed since January. I've been contemplating colors. Julie from Feng Shui Omaha suggested a very light terracotta to warm up the studio. I entertained that color for awhile, then, one day when I was… Continue reading Painting!
When I started on this project, I had immediately asked other fiber artists if they wanted to help. I was very lucky to have Missy and Diane jump in. Diane provided a lot of moral support and whipped up fish and sharks lickity-split. Missy and I spent hours working on placement, sewing and Missy did… Continue reading All about the Install
Annual eye exam time! Nothing says fun like going to the eye doctor, having your eyes dilated, and wearing "grandma" sunglasses. JD sported them like a real dood! In case you're wondering, Funky Dori hasn't been creating a lot these days. The Smiling Turtle is really coming along, we're planning to OPEN August 15th and… Continue reading One COOL Dood
What a phenomenal show - over 101 pieces of art entered, and the location is the perfect place to display each and every one of them. The Designers Furniture Gallery is located at 12123 Emmet St, Omaha, open 9-6 Mon through Fri and 10-2 on Saturdays. The show will be running through June 2nd. I… Continue reading Omaha Artists Inc Show at The Designers
I belong to several internet trading groups for fiber artists. I hadn't signed up for many swaps in awhile, so decided to jump back into the game. Today I worked on a color swap, Turquoise and Orange, an open swap (create whatever you want), and a Coral Reef-Fish postcard swap. Below are the results of… Continue reading Finding the Mojo!
I'm taking an online class with the very talented, Lisa Call. Although this class is primarily technique, Lisa shares quite a bit of art and design information. The Queen of Purple is a direct result of this class - playing with both technique and design. "Queen of Purple" 6" x 6" Cotton, Glass