"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
It's been about 2 weeks since I started on the Waterfall. I wish I had taken a photo before I painted so you could see what it looked like with just the fabric pieced in place. Pretty boring and abstract. In fact, it was a little hard to tackle until I decided to paint. I'm… Continue reading Waterfall I
“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
This morning's task was to clean up all the beads and buttons from yesterday. It took about an hour, and if you've ever held onto a Dremel for an hour, you'll understand why my hand was numb. There are lots of spacers, several large hole beads (like Pandora only made right here in America by… Continue reading Numb Hand Syndrome
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
Well it's certainly been awhile since I've posted, July 19th. Since then, Smiling Turtle Art Spot has opened, the first show, Turtles! as Totems is hung, and the opening reception is just around the corner - Sept 7th. Managing Smiling Turtle has left me with very little Funky Dori time while I work to get… Continue reading Time Flies!
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