Although the mosquito is not an endangered species, this piece is based on the following quote, "If you think you're too small to make a difference, try going to bed with a mosquito." - Anita Roddick or Dalai Lama (unknown who said it first) I believe each and every one of us can make a… Continue reading Mosquito
This piece is one that has been looming in my mind for awhile, and really started to come through to me after the Santa Fe School shooting in Texas. Until recently, children may not have been aware of the threats. But with school shootings on the rise, and active shooter drills, even schools aren’t safe.… Continue reading Innocence II: Their Fate is in Our Hands
Ever since the school shootings this year, I’ve been haunted by the fact that one of the most endangered species on the planet is the human child. I wanted to take this anger, sadness and anxiety and put it out there for everyone. Throughout my paintings this year, there’s something about working on the first… Continue reading Before We’re Gone: Innocence II
The excitement is getting real, it's not just anxiety anymore! The paintings are at the framer's. Glass projects are mounted. The book has gone to the publisher. Just 2 weeks and the show will be hanging. I look forward to sharing my passion and having the conversation with you. Remember, if you think you're too… Continue reading Before We’re Gone – On the Way!
A lot of patrons and other artists ask me how I make the glass quilts. As I explain that glass quilt is cast from a real fabric quilt piece, I start to see the wheels turning and receive questions like, "So you mean you put the glass on the quilt and put it into the… Continue reading Cast Glass Quilts – The Process
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
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
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
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!