Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Open Studio

I will be conducting an "Open Studio" during February, Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon til 4pm. The Open Studio is located in the vacant storefront in the Page Brothers Building, 177 N. State Street. Presented by the Public Art Program of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Open Studio Program invites selected artists to work in the space in a series of month-long residencies.

I will introduce some new "Dream Keepers", several new wall hangings, and a cast of other pieces. I will also create a new work during my stay that will focus on the downtown area and if you are in that vicinity stop by and see me.

Approximately 50 artists have occupied the studio since the program began in April 2003, including painter Lowell Thompson, ceramicist Fred Wilson, installation collaborators Lucy Slivinski and Michael Thompson and chainsaw artist Benjamin Schlitz. The artists have demonstrated a wide variety of media, including painting, fashion, ceramics, photography, site-specific installations and the creation of a Tibetan healing sand mandala.

In Celebration of Black History Month, The West Towns Chapter of The Links, Inc. & The Oak Park Area Arts Council invite you to attend the Art Exhibit Reception Presentation of Little Pieces of Art Cloth Art Dolls by Vivian Colette Fiber Artist, Doll maker and Teacher. Friday, February 2, 2007 5:30 pm til 7:30 pm Community Room Oak Park Village Hall, Lombard and Madison Street, Oak Park, IL. Jo Fisher Murray, Links President, Valerie Reed, Arts Chairperson, John Luckhart, Council President and Camille Wilson White, Council Director.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Stitching Salon

Well last night was the reception for the artists that are participating in the city of Chicago's Winter Delights event "Stitching Salon" at the tourism center at 72 E. Randolph downtown Chicago. I went and it was great. Nice crowd, nice wine and I had a nice time.

I have no dolls on display, but I do have 15 of my quilts (wall hangings) and I think a couple are sold. The show is up until the end of February so if you are in Chicago during that time please go and see the show.

Knitting, quilting, crochet and jewelry - making. Not just for grandmothers anymore. Artist featured, Mike Andrews, Dave Avery, Lori Coan, Pate Conaway, Dan Crowley, Diana Guerrero-Macia, ImPerfect Articles, Maike Andrews and Noah Singer, Maggie Joyce, DanaKanovits,

Danny Mansmith,
Riotgeer: Eric Geer Wilcox, Catherine Schwalbe-Bouzide, Scrappy Nation: Sarah Steedman, Shawn Smith and Jennifer Brody, Double Stitch: Erika and Monika Simmons & Urban Spectacles of Wood: Scott Urban

Friday, January 26, 2007


Greetings All,
This is my entry into the world of blogs. I've put this off for a while thinking that this is not something that I need to add to my life. Yes I do!
I'm a fiber artist/quilter and also I make cloth dolls and was trying to figure out how could I let others know when I've created a new doll with out sending out email notices and I had just finished my daily reading of other blogs and the thought came why not create you own blog that would only focus would be your dolls?

My new series of dolls are called "Dream Keepers". They are angels and their duties are to collect our bad/negative dreams and only allow the good ones into our lives. They are handmade and colorfully dress. They may have some of the artist hand dyed fabrics incorporated into their clothing and they are one of a kind. They are alphabetically named and there will be 26 in this series.

Aurora is number 1 and she is dressed in pinks/blues.

Bliss is next and she is wearing yellows/greens. I hope/pray that you enjoy them.