Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ready To Go & Another Award & I've Been TAGGED!

I have a few more pieces that I've finished and ready to take with me for my show when I leave tommorrow--
This is on a 12 x 22 pine board.  I get these pine plank boards at Lowes for $8.00, and then I just cut them to the size I want.  They're about an inch thick, and the sides are rough, unfinished, which I like, because it adds to the shabbiness of  the piece.  This  really is a mixed media piece. I collaged book pages and scrapbook paper on it, and  I attached  a cupboard door handle  that I found in my vast array of old hardware:




And still love using my Golden's crackle paste--



And  I have one more piece of furniture that I finished.  I had a before shot of this, but somehow it got deleted. It's a really neat vintage piece--kind of a chair, desk, table combo.  I can see this in a ladies bedroom.



Also I must thank Jackie for this award--

This is such a compliment for me.  I found her blog, before she found mine, and I was so inspired by  her art.  You have to go visit  Me Down To A Fine Art!  Thank you Jackie!

And also, something new for me--I've been  tagged  by Tracey at Glitterbug Studios.  This sounds like fun, but I know that I'm not going to have time right now, because I'm getting ready to leave tomorrow morning.  I'm going to try next week, though.  I want to say thank you to Tracey (do you know how talented this lady is?!!--go check her out)  for tagging me.  You  all know how encouraging  it  is  to be recognized by other artists.  I will always appreciate this!!   And thanks you two for making my week!

So I'm leaving tomorrow, and will be gone until Sunday, BUT I am taking my Dell with me.  This is the first time I can do this, because I just bought this laptop a few months ago.  I think that I would go through some serious internet withdrawal problems if I didn't take it.  I'm hoping that the motel that we're staying in has free internet service.  As much as I would like being one of those cool people at Starbuck's sipping on my latte with my laptop, I'd rather be in my motel room with it. So I'll be checking in on everyone this weekend--hope everyone has a great warm weekend!

26 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Great piece diane! I love the chair, desk, table combo. Looks awesome. Have fun! :)Congrats on the award too.

Christa Irell said...

Love the tulips piece- having Dutch heritage makes me partial to tulips, and being a Suzi fan makes me partial to shabby... You are SO talented!

I also love the chair/desk and wish I could buy it and put it somewhere... oh, to dream!

Have a great time- I will keep my fingers crossed that the Wi-Fi is indeed free at your hotel, you are right, it is much more fun to be able to surf the web in your comfies!

Thanks also for the award! Since it is a snow day, I will have time to spread it around today!

Marilyn Rock said...

There isn't anything you cannot do. Beautiful art Diane. Your chair/desk is amazing! Congrats on the award, too. Good luck with the show! xxoo

nostalgia*gal said...

LOVE your painting on the old telephone table! Amazing work like always!
Cheers,
cindykay

Star said...

Gosh, I asked and you obliged! Love the pine board, it came together really nice!
LOVE the desk and chair and of course I have questions! I believe you painted the flowers on the back of the chair? But did you paint the hydrangeas (I think they are)on the desk or is it decoupage papers or tissue, fabric.....what?
It makes me want to shove DH out the door so I can just have the whole house....set up a different project to work on in every room! So many things to do and no place to do them! A project in each room and then I could wander from room to room as each thing needs drying time or such! LOL!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, I thought I left a message earlier, but I must have gone to "Glitterbug Studio" and gotten distracted by all that shiny stuff.

I love the tulip piece you showed, as well as the desk/chair combo. I had one of those years ago, but it didn't look like that. You have really put your stamp on it. As always, your art is so inspirational.

Be safe, have fun, meet lots of people, and by all means, have a "fattening Friday!"

Tracey@glitterbugstudios said...

Hey Diane! Thanks for being such a good sport about being tagged! I can't wait to see what you post when you get back. Good luck at your show & the new pieces are just beautiful! I love rescuing old furniture too...I would paint everything wood in my house if the hubby would let me! xoxo Tracey

Star said...

Thanks for your answer about painting! Your painting is exquisite!
Good luck on your show! Hope you sell out!

Jonny said...

Diane Your desk is freakin amazing gorgeous!!! I love your new piece. I hope you have a lot of fun this weekend--- relax and enjoy all the work you have done, everything you made is great!!!I am excited for you -I forgot to ask if you made business cards with your blog address to give out. Congrats on your awards ! Have a great time, Jonny

Buffy said...

That Beautiful piece of furniture you painted is called a phone table. Great find! Love the way you painted it.Good luck at your show! I'm sure you'll do great and have fun. congrats on all your awards too.

Monica said...

Nice piece, and the crackle looks great.

LOVE that furniture combo. I would buy it from you if I lived in your area. And you've done a great job on it too.

Terri Kahrs said...

The tulip piece is diving, and I ADORE the furniture!!! Have a wonderful show and enjoy your new laptop! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Dianne said...

Love both pieces! I have a crackle glaze that I use, but I'm going to have to try that paste!

Rina said...

Beautiful work!!! my favorite the table/chair combo...so pretty!!! I have some of that golden crackle paint and tried it once on wood and did not get any crackling...maybe I had mine too thin...would love any tips you have for that!lol...enjoy your trip!!

Janet Ghio said...

Have a great show this weekend!! Love your piece with the tulips! and congratulations on your"tags"! I'm for Crystal, aaron or Big Mike on Idol. Special edition of Survivor tonight. What's up with that? Must be Basketball tomorrow night.

Andrea said...

Beautiful pieces Diane!

Martha Lever said...

This is a wonderful piece. Love it!!! And I just watched American Idol and I agree that she needed to go. Can't remember her name. She really did have a good voice, she just couldn't get it together. Simon is really mean.

joyfulploys said...

I love the tulips and the telephone table you painted...sooo pretty!!! Your girls in the post below are amazing!!! Have a productive show...later,
Mary

Kathy said...

It's been a little while since I left you a comment, Diane. I've visited, but in a bit of a hurry. You have definitely perfected the art of painting faces. The ones below are gorgeous. The different shades in their hair and their features are exquisite. I also love today's mixed media piece, especially the effective incorporation of metal with these pretty colors. The painted desk too is lovely. You certainly are a multi-talented lady! Have a wonderful time at your show.

Love,
Kathy

Say It In Color said...

Oh, I was secretly hoping your show was here in Round Top!....ha...a long way away....but possible!! I love these tulips and your furniture!...Hope you have a prosperous show!!! They better buy it all up, it is all a one of a kind!!!

Deb Harvey said...

Love both pieces...they are gorgeous!

Have a wonderful time!!! I can't wait to hear all about it! :-)

Julie said...

These pieces are beautiful Diane! Enjoy yor trip! : ) xx

TonyaA said...

Beautiful work!
And congratulations on the award!!!
Blessings and love,
Tonya

Uniquely Myself said...

Hello Diane! This is so nice. I love texture - especially crackle. You did a nice job on the desk! Sandra

Joella said...

Oh La La!!! I just happened to stumble across your blog and love what I see. I too work in mixed media design and find your blog to be very inspiring:) I'm your newest follower!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What great pieces! It must give you such satisfaction seeing it turned out so well!

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