Sunday, January 17, 2010

Wings and Imagination

Wings is the the theme this week at Mixed Media Monday,  and a couple of weeks ago, I made my
garden angel. so this week for the challenge I made my butterfly angels--




 The butterflies are Dover images and I used my favorite garden book for the background again--




And when I was making this, I knew that I wanted to add text or a quote.  I don't really have a way with words, so I just went to Google and found this quote:



"Imagination will take you everywhere" 
The actual quote is "Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere."

I found it here:



Now, I'm really proud of this.  I was never able to figure out how to get the actual utube video up on my post--I'm still in computer grade school.  So with a little help from my son, Nick, via email, I did it.  My son is a college professor, you know (Dr. Salter), and he's been teaching me computer skills since I started my blog, but he'll only tell me how to start things  and then let me figure out the rest by myself.  Look Nick, I did it!

This video has really great quotes in it, that I know alot of artists like to use in their art, and also there are some amazing butterfly photos in it, or if you just want to be a little motivated, it's nice to watch.  Okay, if anything, at least put it in your favorites (after all this trouble I went through  to figure it out). There really are some wonderful quotes on here.  And I want to give credit to the utube artist Elaine Gilbert for putting this together.

Isn't the internet wonderful?  It has become such a useful tool for artists.  I can't even count all the techniques I've learned, and look, I'm taking a class that I've always wanted to take.  I really don't think there's a local Goddess and Poet class in my town. I think one of the best parts about it, is just interacting with other artists all over the world.  If I have a question or need help, I always know where I can go.  What was it like for artists when there was no internet I wonder? 

And in December, I bought myself a laptop for an early Christmas present.  The main reason was, so that I could have it up in my art room, because I knew that I was going to take a class, and it would be much more convenient for me.  But it's really become one of my art supplies that I can't do without--for instance when I wanted to find a quote.  She's become like my little art assistant. I call it a she, because there are days when she's a bit moody, and there are days when she can be a downright  ITCH with a B, but most of the time we get along very well and I've become very dependent on my little Dell.  And after reading what I just wrote, I  think that I'm spending WAY, WAY  too much time in this house and I think I need to get out more : )

52 comments:

Kelly said...

beautiful!

Cindy said...

Oh Diane, that's beautiful!! It was so wonderful to see everything and I love your style--it's precious!! Hugs, Cindy Adkins

pammyjo said...

I just love this piece. Beautiful. I'm still in computer grade school too. I agree with your post about no groups in my area and the computer is my artful life. I'm so glad I found it and all the special, friendly, talented people out there ... like you. Love your style.

mystele said...

this is a great piece, diane!!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

That is beautiful, Diane. I am proud of you for figuring that out. I am not computer savvy at all and if it weren't for Lindsey doing the technical stuff, I wouldn't even have a blog. Have a great week! Twyla

Diane said...

Diane your art piece is absolutely devine! I loved the video - so inspriational. Where would be be without our children to guide us through all of this technology? Diane (from MMM).

PBsArtStudio said...

hi Diane, came to see what you've been up to... your Angels are beautiful! :D Patti

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is so beautiful...!!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous!

Amy said...

Your work is amazing!!! I'm adding your blog to my sweet blog list!

sharon said...

Gorgeous piece Diane...your work is stunning!

Sharon said...

OK, for real I need to be in bed but you and Dell are making me laugh. And your piece is very lovely.

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is really beautiful.
Fantastic work. Love them.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am totally in love with your wings. I'm also very impressed that you have graduated from computer grade school. Kudos for your son and his teaching skills.

johanna said...

absolutely fantastic!!!

WrightStuff said...

Diane, this is just gorgeous. I so agree with your post - it's the internet that opened up my creativity again and being a part of this wonderful community is so inspiring. What I love about your painting today is that they have no faces. It just works so well and is something I would never have thought of trying. By the way... it took me a while to figure out how to post those youtube links - suddenly I spotted that html tab and realisation dawned!!

Rein said...

Beautiful!

Astrid Maclean said...

A stunning piece Diane, I LOVE your style!!!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Your garden angels are so wonderful.
Love this artwork!!

Silvia said...

Fantastic, love all the butterfly wings.

Marilyn Rock said...

Stunning art and thank you for sharing the butterfly quote video! Amazing! xxoo

Jeanne Nelson said...

Diane, your garden angel piece is beautiful; very soft and "delicate" in a nice way. Thanks for sharing the video; awesome inspiration . . . that I'm saving to refer to when I need inspiring words! Love your blog . . . and sharing the online class with you, too! "See" you soon! Yes, the internet is a wonderful artful tool that I'm thrilled to have access to, also. Hugs ~~ Jeanne

Alberta said...

What a wonderful post, just the thing to strat my week with inspiration. I really like your style, Diane, and these butterfly angels really touch my heart because, next to painting, I love gardening best. The garden book page background is just wonderful.

Hugs, Kathy

Martha Lever said...

What a wonderful video! Thanks so much for posting it. Art journals are so fun once you get over the fear to start one! I still have that fear everytime I start a new page but I just stick something down usually some magazine clippings and it starts to evolve. I think we have to trust our instincts step by step. It's hard sometimes!!! Thanks for your comment today!

joanna said...

Diane, your piece is beautiful! I'm grade school too with the computer. My friends helped me put up my blog :)

Martina2801 said...

Fantastic and beautiful artwork, Diane! BRAVO!

Buffy said...

This is so Beautiful Diance,I love how they don't have faces and also love the text in the background. I can't believe you figured out how to upload a video and to think you thought that blogging would be hard. Well at least I know who to go to for blogging help!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Yes, the internet is wonderful It has changed my life just by the fact that I do not have to keep big phone books in my tiny condo!! TEE HEE . Good Girl on embedding the video I always get all puffed up when I learn a new computer thing!!!

Cuchy said...

Just beautiful.
Love your style.

Heather Robinson said...

Your garden angels are gorgeous. They have such a sense of serenity and earthiness about them. Brilliant work.

Faye said...

Your angels are beautiful, Diane. The colors and the quote are just perfect. And I'm so impressed with your ability to get the video on the blog.

Deb Harvey said...

I love this piece! I really enjoy your style.

You had a chance to visit Seaside...it's beautiful and a lot of fun! Our youngest daughter danced at the State Competition held in Seaside for several years. We always had a great time there.

joyfulploys said...

The angel art is lovely...you should take Suzi's angel class. My daughter and a friend went to Branson and visited the Butterfly Palace there and they were able to get some awesome photos.
Cheers.
Mary

Darlene said...

Beautiful angels and wonderful composition!!! I'm in the early grades of computer school too.

Rosie Rowe said...

Diane, you're such fun to visit! Firstly, I love your butterfly angels - beautiful composition. I enjoy reading about your exploration of the WWW and the ITCH with a B that is your PC!! The author of that quote, just in case she doesn't say, is Albert Einstein. He just said the most interesting things!

Petra Tillmann said...

Beautiful work Diane!

LiveArt said...

I was sooo excited to see your entry, and I was not dissapointed!! Your piece is just awesome!! I LOVE your work, you have a great style and you are soooo creative!! Truely inspirational!!

Linda

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Beautiful work, Diane! xo

Janet said...

Another beautiful piece of art! And aren't you the lucky one to have a son to help you with the computer! I'm pretty much still in computer grade school, too!

Marlynn said...

I love your piece so much, Diane. It is very moving and I love the Butterfly girls and of course, your garden journal! Yes, Mr. Bob and Oliver would become great friends if they were able to meet and live close by.... Oliver's mother told me today she went and read up on Bob and now had decided that Oliver needs his license also! Ohhhhh, what you have started. A car for Oliver? LOL....

Tammy said...

lol...Loved reading this post. I just found Ophelia after reading her comment on my blog and now I found you through her blog. Lovely blog you have here. I love your art work! It is gorgeous and inspiring.
Stop by and say hello some time.
I am your newest follower.
Can't wait to see what's next. ;D
Tammy

Celestial Charms said...

So beautiful! My whole maternal side of my family has a thing for butterflies, so I was drawn to your creation from the start. Congrats on your new laptop. What a wonderful item to have handy.
Maureen

Trisha said...

I love this piece Diane, it is beautiful!

Rhonda said...

Your piece is absolutely fabulous!! Great art piece - cheers!

Michelle said...

Amazing piece. Such a lovely drawing.

Diana Evans said...

Thank you for popping by...I need more time to look around your blog...what a wonderful place this is...I am following you too....I have to see what you will be creating in future posts!!!

Hugs
Diana

NANCY LEFKO said...

Oooooh....very, very nice !!

Janny said...

Fabulous!

Yvonne said...

very gorgeous piece of art.

Barbara Hagerty said...

Your collage is beautiful! A lovely preview of spring!

gg said...

Your "Imagination will take you everywhere" lovely, really caught my eye! gg

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