It dawned on me today that I hadn't sat down with the photos from the last day of our trip to create the final installment of trip blog. Sorry about that - hope you weren't on the edge of your seat waiting. Since we had an early evening flight out, we didn't have a full… Continue reading Last Day in Vermont – Manchester
Upredictable. Fabrics, yarns, glass beads. 10x7 $350 After creating a significant pile of dyed, stenciled, screen-printed and painted fabrics, I cut them into strips and bound them together to create a quilted background for my latest fiber piece, Unpredictable. The long fiber beads (I'm not sure what else to call them) I created using rope,… Continue reading Unpredictable
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
In October, the American Craft Council held PresentTense at the Kaneko here in Omaha. Nothing could be more exciting than attending a big art & craft conference in your own backyard. Not literally of course, because I don't live downtown. But you know - transportation and accomodation-free. I had never attended an ACC conference so… Continue reading Finding Inspiration
About a month ago I decided that Jim and I needed to get away and scope out what Vermont has to offer. I went through Vermont as a teenager on the way from Boston to Montreal, and have fond memories of the drive. Plus, my friend Gary Dulabaum hails from Vermont, and he's pretty cool,… Continue reading Vermont or Bust!
We experience day and night as part of a 24 hour cycle. Dawn and Dusk explores the yin and yang of our day – light and dark, warm and cold, soft and hard. Dawn and Dusk is a collaborative piece between Elaine Jones and Dori Settles. Jones created two like semi-circles art quilts out of… Continue reading Dusk and Dawn
Making some great progress on DaVinci Doggie. Today I pinned the batting and started in on his schnoz... Thanks to my friend Shea Wilkinson, my free-motion "quilting" skills allow me to thread paint pieces like DaVinci. A few years back she held a class and gave us the basics - but it is really all… Continue reading DaVinci, in stitches
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
Hello World! This is my first post in 2 whole months. Happy Labor Day! So what's been going on this summer? A lot of gallery work and not as much Funky Dori work as I'd have wished. Although the creative team has come together on a few occasions to work on the next Village Pointe… Continue reading Been a Busy Summer!