Monday, May 10, 2010

My Weekend

I hope everyone  enjoyed  their Mother's Day weekend.  Last year on Mother's Day, I was in the Lilac Festival, but this year , for some reason,  (and I'm thanking God for this one) they're starting it a week later. On Saturday, both here and Rochester, there was a high wind warning and later rain, of course. And yesterday morning in Rochester (I checked their weather--this is the time of year when I go into my weather obsession mode-- when I start doing outdoor shows) it was in the lower 30's with light snow. So, needless to say, I'm glad that they changed the weekend. 

I just basically stayed home and went into "production" mode for next weekend.  This happens all the time --I know I have a show coming up, but I still take my time, you know,  just enjoying the process of art making, but now I have to start "working"--but don't get me wrong,  I love my "job"!!!

So this is what I did this weekend, I did this mirror (boy, it's hard trying to get a good photo of a mirror)--



I've been finding these jewelry embellishments at Michael's for the last couple of months that are on clearance. Everytime I go there, I'll pick up a few. They still have a good amount left. I just added color to these with alcohol inks to match the piece.

Metal washers make really good flower centers!

And I finished my box--

Inside and out.

And I started this--

I'll post this again later when I finish it.

So as you can see, I had to "work" this weekend, and I was as happy as a clam!  My daughter and son-in-law did treat us on Saturday to  lunch at a local family restaurant with great food.   And I figured as long as I was out that I would hit some garage sales even though the weather was horrid--and I'm glad I did--look what I picked up--

Three cupboard doors for a grand total of 50 cents! 

47 comments:

We are ZNE on etsy! said...

Always a delight to stop by your blog and see what you are up to! Gorgeous work!

sharon said...

You are creating some fabulous things Diane.....just gorgeous with the jewelry accents! I had a productive weekend too, so it was a happy mother's day!

Janny said...

I love what you are doing, the box is also looking fabulous!

Mary said...

Diane, such wonderful work!
I love that you use so many different items to do your magic on!!

Can't wait to see the table!!!

Createology said...

Wonderful art you made for your upcoming show. Best sales to you...

Janet said...

I'm sure those cabinet doors will be transformed into beautiful pieces of art before too long. I love the mirror and the table with the lilacs.

We had chilly, windy weather out here for Mother's Day. But it was still good.

Terri Kahrs said...

The jewelry accents really make your pieces so special, Diane! Can't believe you said the 'snow' word!!! We had high winds too, and each of the neighbors on both sides of us lost trees. We stayed in - safe and snug! Good luck with the show this coming weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Janine said...

Diane your mirror and box and lilac table are wonderful!

Manon Doyle said...

Love all the pieces and your mirror rocks!!

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Wow these are alll great great pieces! How did you take that photo of the mirror anyway?

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Your box is so lovely, love the touch of music inside

Pilgrim of the moon said...

Wonderful!!!!

Janet Ghio said...

The box turned out really pretty. I just love to see what you are up to!! Hope your weather is good this coming weekend!!

Star said...

Oh gosh, you have been busy!
I absolutely love the box and that table for sure!! You make my head swim with more ideas!

Dorthe said...

Dear Diane,
your finished box, is so beautifull, and the piece you started on looks fantastic ,too.Your art pieces are so wonderfull,all.
I hope you will have a great show, dear.
Hugs, Dorthe

Marilyn Rock said...

Happy Mother's Day Diane! You are creating gorgeous things for your show. I understand the weather for next weekend is going to cooperate; I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. I am in love with that box! xxoo

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Everything is so beautiful, Diane! You've done a fabulous job. :) Sorry you actually had snow yesterday - my husband tells me that sometimes it even snows in upstate NY around Memorial Day! As it was, we had frost warnings here in CT last night. I just need a little constant warmth! Theresa

Micki said...

That box is truly stunning!!

Saschi and Squee said...

Diane,
i'm sorry i'm not getting to really read up on your beautiful site. I've not been well. Plus Squee and i both work for U.P.S. and its been really a very hard couple of weeks. We dont post our work place on our jobs, and we never will. i'm an old ups'er. i cant find your email..... again. but i've been involved in 2 auto accidents (both rear ends) and then the flood and now my eye. oh jeez.
anyway if i dont get to tell you how truly beautiful your stuff is then know that i am down here loving you and your sweet art.
connie
Saschi

Linda said...

Fabulous art....you're amazing Diane!

Bobbi Lewin said...

That mirror is spectacular! And I love the lilacs on the table. I can't wait to see what transform those cupboard doors into!

Dianne said...

Your box turned out beautiful... I like how you did the inside of it too. I've been struggling with what to do on the inside. Your mirror is quite lovely and I love how you are finishing the magazine table.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You had me at metal washers. Then the 50 cent doors are simply the best find of the week, I'm sure. Great canvases. In my head, I can see an original Diane on those doors.

Glad you had a nice lunch. It's cold and nasty here today. Good thing the art show was over the weekend, because I am snug in my floor length nightgown today. I'm not even going to dress, I'm too warm. I have nothing but sleeveless tops and shorts in my wash until today! What a change. Hope the Lilac Festival is warmer this weekend.

Debby said...

Hi Diane, I am so excited to see all your beautiful work, gosh you are talented. I love everything and wish I could attend your show.
Hugs,
Debby

Betzie said...

Love your mirror and box...wow, what a find on the cupboard doors too!

NatashaMay said...

All of this looks fantastic!

Kathy said...

I guess you WERE as happy as a clam. Everything you created is wonderful, and how about those doors? I'm so glad you had a good Mother;s Day weekend!

Buffy said...

You always find some great deals when you go garage saling! Love your mirror and your box came out gorgeous.Your pieces always amaze me.Sounds like you had a great weekend.I was busy cooking again for the family but I had a nice mothers day with everybody coming over.

Martha Lever said...

I just love seeing your wonderful productions of fabulous art. I love this mirror and WOW the cabinet doors for 50 cents!!!!!! Now that's the way to snag a bargain!!!! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

Ansota said...

Wow Diane! Your work is stunning! I am in love with that box! It is sooo beautiful!
Ansota

Beth said...

Hi Dianne..thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I love your artwork. This week I am in Colorado and am seeing lilacs. Having spent my life in the south and never being in the right place at the right time, I have never seen lilacs blooming in the spring. What a treat, like your piece.

Tina said...

The box and the mirror turned out amazing. Really gorgeous!!!
You are so talented.
T

Emelie said...

A lot accomplished, such a great mirror, great additions to the inside of the box, a surprise for the person who opens it to find other things. And Wow those doors a great bargain and just want you like best to start a nice piece of art work.

I remember trying to secon guess the buyers at a show, remembering the show before people wanted farm scenes and watery looking paintings
So I would do some of those, but the next show people wanted bright sunny florals. I think just doing what one does best and feels like doing is the best.

Have you used the inks on dominos?the new domios that are glossy white. The ink loves them.

Pamela Holderman said...

You are so prolific and inspiring. Hope your show goes well - wish I was nearby and could just pop in. I also love the way you do lilacs - tutorial please?

Heavens2Betsy said...

Wow Diane, you have been creating things of beauty for sure. Penny x

Annette Q said...

Wow! Diane what beautiful pieces...I LOVE the mirror. You are one talented lady! :-)

Andrea said...

As always, beautiful work!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Thanks for stopping by Diane! I'm so excited for my trip! I'm loving all the beautiful projects you've made! You've been busy sister. I love all the color on your blog. Hope you had a very Happy Tuesday.
♥Jenny

Jeanne Nelson said...

More stunning artwork, Diane! Love the jewelry embellies and washers! I received my copy of "Collage with Color" yesterday and cannot wait to dig into it and try some of the awesome techniques within it; TY for the recommendation, hun! When is your show? Best wishes with it; I can only imagine your art will be very well received by those attending the show. I could spend all day admiring your work. Big hugs ~~ Jeanne

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I love the mirror- the colors and all the little details really make a difference! I've never tried that color combination before. And the box turned out really pretty as I knew it would! I'm sure those doors are going to be fantastic too! I love looking at what you're making! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Deirdra Doan said...

Hi Diane, My husband has family in De Ryter Lake...www.johndoan.com
Sometimes we come.

Biljana said...

What a beautifull works, it looks fantastic:)
I m new, and I m certain, that i will often visit your blog.
Greetings from Europe ( Croatia)

simplydelicious said...

What a productive weekend you had! LOVE your mirror!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

~Karen
JacksonSquare Etc.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Goodness, I like your "job" too!!! hee hee You are really talented! The transformations are gorgeous! Thanks for the lovely visit! Blessings and gifts,
Amy

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Happy mothers day! So pleased you managed to stay home safely while the bad weather hit.
Your art, every piece is so stunning. How you change furniture also.
Here's to a great time with your sales!

Love and hugs!

Julie

PocketsOfInspiration said...

WOW! That box is beautiful. It's all beautiful. How long did it take you to paint the box?

Thanks for stopping by today. Melanie

Anonymous said...

Hi, I was at the lilac festival, in rochester, on saturday afternoon... Stopped into your booth and loved what I saw!!! I had my eye on the teal box with the brown hair girl on it! I was hoping you didn't sell it, and/or could make another!! I would love to purchase it! Please let me know!!! Thanks so much! -Jenna

jadriaan87@yahoo.com

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