Friday, May 21, 2010

Look What I Made!

When I go to the art festivals, I always like to take whatever I'm working on with me.  I do this for a couple of reasons.  One of them being, is that there are alot of down times at shows.  It would be nice to be busy with people all day, but that's usually not the case. There's only so much people watching  or eating I can do--I would go crazy just sitting there for 2 days with no art to work on.

And another reason is that it helps people from asking me   "Did you do all this?"  Yeah, I hear that alot.  So when I'm sitting there making art, they don't ask.  Alot of them like to watch and ask questions.  And if you haven't noticed by now,  I LOVE talking about not just my art, but all art, so if they're interested--I'll talk  their heads off!

And now that I'm a blogger, (and I know that all of you can relate to this) I'm never without my camera, because you never know when you'll find that perfect shot for your blog.  So I decided to show you my work in progress during the show.  I started with an 8 x 8 gallery wrapped canvas and collaged  papers on it from an old sewing book--

After that, I put down a watery acrylic wash--


I brought with me a  scrapbook paper pad which I used  to  put my picture together.  This was a little tricky, because on Saturday it was a bit breezy to say the least--


And then when I was back on Monday, I finished it with details and buttons (the buttons were an obvious choice--to go with the sewing pages)



BUT ALSO (are you still with me?), I had brought 2 more canvases with me, and I made another one--



So what did I make?  I made a diptych!




Actually, I was going to make a triptych, but the other canvas was like a half inch larger than the other two, so I just made another piece of art to add to my button town!



So, needless to say, I was very content at the show, just playing and talking to people, plus the fact, that I have to step it up.  I have another show in 2 weeks!

54 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Wonderful Diane! I love your little button town.:) Hope your art show went well.

sanda reynolds Mullingar,Ireland said...

Diane, these canvases are totaly GORGEOUS!!! Too cute! Love them ALL!:) Thanks for sharing!
Lots of love, Sanda xoxo

Susan HP said...

WOW! LOVE these and love that you walked us through it. Too fabulous!!!

joanna said...

These are so cute Diane! love the buttons! hope you had a great show!!
xoxo

rachel awes said...

love it!
love all the layers
& yumminess within them.
my 11 yr. old son
calls his stuffed animals
"happy world"
& somehow now
i've linked that up
with your dear button town.
i'm so glad
you added a third
as it is my fav!
delightfullllllllll!x

Janie Husband said...

this is beautiful....love all the steps you walked us through...your work is always so happy and colorful.. ;)

Carin said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! Lovely seeing the process too.

Buffy said...

Gorgeous Diane,it amazes me how you make the houses and everything else.Thanks for sharing on how you do it.

Healing Woman said...

Yes, the show circuit with one show after the other is so ongoing! I remember it well. 30 shows a year! Whew. I also know what you mean about people constantly asking, "Do you make these."

Your collages are great. I love the whimsy the buttons add.

Jeanne Nelson said...

Such a creative and beautiful collage town! Your art never ceases to amaze and inspire me, Diane. Thank you for sharing yourself, and your art, with us here, ;). xoxo

Janine said...

I love these!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I know what you mean about waiting- I usually bring stuff to do too! You made some terrific collages. I love the colors and all the details. Patsy from
HeARTworks

Martha Lever said...

I love these two pieces. I always love everything you create---everything!!!!

Sherry said...

I love these - as usual.
I've looked on your blog but don't see - do you sell online?

Terri Kahrs said...

Diane, your new house pieces are awesome! Thanks for showing your process. Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Micki said...

You do work hard lady!!
I love your creations, so great to see the layers too!!

Micki x

Tina said...

Your work is so relational. meaning I get it. Thanks it always makes me smile
Blessings
T

claire barone art said...

love love them!! they look so great love the detail bet they look great together on the wall good luck with your next show

Janet Ghio said...

These houses are cute! You need to have an ETSY shop--then those of us who can't come to your art fairs could shop on line!! Of course,that would mean you would have to be painting 24/7!!

pammyjo said...

Just awesome. You are so creative and come up with the most special things. :)

daisydolls said...

I love it "Button Town", that's so creative. They came out beautifully! I'm the same way, I would go nuts sitting somewhere for a long period of time without bringing my art with me. As long as I have my art, I don't mind how long things take.

Saschi said...

why laaaawd! you flat showed out didnt you diane! lawd all mighty! what was your drink of the day? Red Bull? Rock Star?

really nice work! you seem to be on a creative roll!

Biljana said...

Wow, it looks fantastic!!!!

Dorthe said...

Diane, -so lovely, I love your small town houses, and ofcourse also the heart woman, they are all so sweet, and with your wonderfull color mix.
Happy to hear you had a wonderfull show, I hope your next one will be great ,too--and that we will hear from you inbetween!!!

Hugs from the other side of the pond.
xxx Dorthe

Ophelia said...

Thanks so much for showing the in progress...I really love how it turned out...you are so very talented!!

kareen said...

Super cute!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

To say these are cute doesn't do them justice. What's a word for super super cute? :) I love 'em! Thanks for sharing and best wishes for the next art show.
♥Jenny

Odd Chick said...

These blew me away and you made it sound so effortless. You made my heart surge with that wonderful spark of inspiration that says: you should try some of that!

Michelle Palmer said...

We didn't make it to the Lilac Festival last weekend... our children were both in a Band Competition... one in middle school, one in high school... each in regular band and jazz band! Hope to see you in Fairport! :)
Your new design is gorgeous!

Fair Rosamund said...

These are lovely! It always fascinates me to see artists' work-in-progress photos, so thanks for showing that! :) ~Lauren

Marlynn said...

WOW - Bat Girl - great job, you had me hooked from the first color wash. I loved the progression! Beautiful.

Heather said...

wow, how fun to see your process! and you got good work done at your show! I think at my next show I may do this. I always get a bit shy, and I dont want people to think I'm staring at them while they look over my art ;) shows are so fun, and so exhausting! you might as well get some work in, right?

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Wow - this is simply gorgeous. I love all the buttons and those sweet little birds. Beautiful work!!! :) Theresa

Barbara said...

Hi,
Your work is lovely and so very interesting to me ~ all the layers are amazing. Beautiful pieces!
I am very glad I found your site.
Barbara

sharon said...

You amaze me!! This is really beautiful! And thanks for sharing your process Diane!

Happy weekend!

Debby said...

Hi Diane, they are amazing, love all the beautiful detail.
Hugs,
Debby

Lainey Parker said...

I love this! Your canvases are beautiful and it was great seeing the step by step. I really enjoy reading your blog posts.

Ellie said...

Wow, so much detail Diane, it is
really amazing! I mean you glance and then look again and see another
surprise! Hope the show went well!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

You're not only creative but you're brilliant! Love these!

Joyce♥Mrs.Sew+So said...

Oh, I love those pages with the houses ! Great backgrounds !
Thanks for the compliments on my works Diane, they are very much appreciated !♥

Ansota said...

This is just beautiful Diane! Love the houses!

Funky Art Queen said...

Love it! Love how you use your down time too. Smart!

Lynn said...

These are delightful. I even enjoyed reading the sewing instructions on your background!
Fun. I hope you sold a lot at the show! And good luck at the next one.

Janny said...

Wonderful work!!

Zinnia said...

Hi Diane! Delighted to have found you as well! Oh, how fun to spend a day creating and having passers-by watch as you create your magic. I loved reading your blog entry! Very fun and beautiful works. I will be visiting often! oxoxo Zinnia

Nelda Ream said...

You are so industrious, Diane! It was interesting to see what a difference the glazing and black lines made in your pieces; and of course the buttons.

Joella said...

oh Diane...these are precious!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Diane! I love to come and browse your blog. It's always so inspirational to me!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Had to come look at your houses again, I love 'em! Makes me feel like pullin out the art supplies. :)

♥Jenny

Christianne Teixeira said...

What a wonderful button town!!! Love it!

Linda said...

Hi Diane....yet again you enthrall and inspire me! I love visiting your wonderful blog.....
xx

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Fabulous!

A Dancing Mango said...

This is so cool! The town is a quaint little town and full of love, life and color..!
Brilliant!
Hugs, Darlene
Thank you for all of your visits, I added myself to your followers list.. Hugs my friend.. Darlenexo

CaraMiaBella said...

Love, love, love your art and collage! Thank you for the inspirational art as well as the encouragement. I am just starting collage for my children's baby books and immediately fell in love with your whimsical collages. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing!

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