Sunday, June 13, 2010

Guess What ??!!

Okay, before I start this post, I want to say again, because I haven't said this is in a while.  THANK YOU for all of your visits and comments.  I love coming to my little blog house and seeing what's happening here, and I always welcome visitors.  There was one comment that just made me smile, and it was this:
"There is something about your work... it's like the smell of freshly baked cookies"
That comment made me smile, and that's exactyl how I want  people to feel when they look at my work, so Thank You Cori from Sacred Arts blog for visiting and your very cool comment!  This is really special coming from her, because I admire her art and her talent very much--go check out her blog, if you haven't already.

And now for the guess what part.  You know all these giveaways that everyone has?  Well, I'm the type, if there were  2 names in the hat, the other name would be chosen--seriously--I NEVER win.  Well, I guess you know what I'm going to say next--yep, that's right--I WON a giveaway!!

I won this Golden Fleur plaque from Melanie at Pockets of Inspirations

It's on wood and the fleur is textured with gold paint--it's great for my art room.  Isn't this so fun  to be able to have another part of a blogger in your studio with you.  But wait a minute, I won another one--oh yeah, I did!

This giveaway was from Lorraine at Creative Daily.  First let me show you what it came in--

The giveaway was in this cloth pouch that she made , and see the card (handmade, of course) with a thank you  from Lorraine (no.........thank YOU Lorraine!), and underneath was her unique handmade envelope that everything came in. (BTW, if you click on the close up of this, you'll see that the card has my initial on the upper corner--Lorraine left nothing undone!)  And this is what I actually won--

A textile collage--beautiful fibers and  other collage elements layered just perfectly. And the text on it  "Flowers are the poetry of nature"--love it!   Thank you Lorraine!   But that wasn't all that was in there--she  "threw in some goodies, hoping that I could use them"

Hand-dyed fabrics, lace and doilies--are you kidding me?--I would have been  happy with  this  if  it  was the giveaway.

Aren't these great?  Wait a minute, where you going?!  You didn't think that was all, did you?  Of course not,

I won her from Micki from The Secret Hermit,  This art piece was meant to be mine--for when I get fustrated with myself--I just have to look at  it and read it--"Believe in Yourself"!    I met Micki even before I had a blog.  I met her in my first ever online  class in Mystele's Gut Art class.  We sat next to each other in the classroom and talked alot.   Sometimes we weren' paying attention and it would have annoyed any other teacher, but not Mystele--she's one of those teachers that you wish you had in high school--you would have actually learned something.  I learned alot from this class--to  this day, one of my favorite classes.  And it wasn't just all of the many techniques she showed us--it was more of  learning about ourselves and why we create. 

But  I'm they are in their permanent home--

keeping me company in my art room

I'm so happy that I won all of these....but wait...hold the phone...oh yeah....I won another one : )  It hasn't come yet, so I'll wait to show you.  Now mind you, all of these winnings happened in a 2 week period.  So what do you think?--a fluke of nature (remember I never win anything)--maybe, but at least I can say that I've won now.  Hold on there....I just got another email on Friday informing me that I've won yet another giveaway!!!   You'll have to wait for this one too, but  trust  me,  it's a good one!

Now to change the subject.  Just as I'm  getting over my withdrawal symptoms from American Idol and Survivor,  along comes another reality show--Work of Art--The Next Great Artist--same format as the others--someone  gets eliminated every week after competing, but this time, it's with artists--makes for great reality with the added bonus of seeing them in their process of making art.  I miss talking to my blogger buddies about the reality shows--so come on guys--start watching so we can discuss.  It's on the Bravo channel, but if you don't get that channel, you can watch it on



Anonymous said...

Baautiful Diane!
kisses from Croatia

Lynda said...

Wow, you really scored! :) That is so cool. Congrats on all of your winnings. As for the show, I plan on watching it on hulu so that I can stay 'in the know'. Have a good day!

Peggy / Blissfactory said...

Oh Diane, is it Christmas already ??? I'm happy you won all these !
I dream of a TV show like work of art here in France .... I'm goining to try

Dorthe said...

Hi Diane dear,-never say never again!
You truly won wonderfull things, --such a lucky lady,you are.
Congratulations, and happy sundau.

Susan HP said...

Your winnings are spectacular & go on & on! I can't wait to see the rest! Congrats & lucky, lucky you!
I guess this gives me hope. LOL!!

Micki said...

I think you must have been a very good girl lately to have won all of those prizes ;)

So happy to see my painting on your wall, I just know she'll be well looked after by you :)
And I have to say I loved the way you described meeting me, fantastic!!

Hugs for you

Micki x

Kelly Berkey said...

Wow, I'm like you, never win anything. I've given up even throwing my name in most baskets...going to have to change my way of thinking!

I had so much fun painting my newest girl, incorporating all the little treasures you sent me. Thanks so much dear friend!

loves and hugs,

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Yay Diane! I'm happy for you to have been gifted with so many treasures. I know just how you feel, I recently won my very first giveaway and I was so thrilled!
Best wishes to you and I look forward to seeing the others goodies coming your way.


Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

ps: I just heart about that work of art show, I'm gonna check it out!

Marlynn said...

Good grief, girlfriend, you hit the jackpot over there in your little corner of the world! I'm impressed - and it couldn't happen to a sweeter artist !! hugs,

Leila Gervais said...

Wow, you really scored a jackpot! Can't wait to see the next batch of winnings, but all those cool gifts, I bet it was like Christmas waiting for those gifts in the mail. So cool! Congrats!!

Thanks for the tip on the upcoming show, must add to DVR line up!

Mar said...

congratulations on all you great pieces!...and thank you for finding and following my blog
that is so nice!
and i see are a nice bubbly kind of person!
great blog
i joined that bloghop thing on norahs post...but you figured out how to put it up on your post
clever you!

Janet Ghio said...

I'm watching that show. We can "discuss" it!! And your stars and planets must be in perfect alignment--I'm not sure how to forward the blog hop post.

Annette Q said...

Oh you lucky girl! Congratulations!

Debbie said...

Awesome Diane! I can't wait to see what else you won! Thanks for sharing about the art show too. Have a great week!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Congratulations! What AMAZING goodies you've won, Diane. :) I've heard things about the show Work of Art, and I now have it set to record. How many episodes have I missed??? Hopefully, not that many! My geeky summer pleasure, the Next Food Network Star, has started. I really love that show. :) Hope you had a great weekend. Theresa

Debby said...

Congrats Diane!!! See you can never say never. All of your wins are beautiful. Clap, clap!!!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Holy Cow! What a beautiful array of treasures!!! I've been lucky to win one of Lorraine's giveways, so I've been blessed to have experienced her generosity and kindness first hand. Enjoy your goodies!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Martha Lever said...

Oh goodie!! A new reality show to watch! I will see when it comes on and watch it. Sounds like a good one. I sure wanted to add my link but I wasn't sure how to send it on??? Oh and congrats on all your winnings lately!!

sharon said...

I am so happy for you that you finally won, and enough times to make up for the times you didn't!! They are all gorgeous, can't wait to see what you make with that fabric!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's always a treat to come to your blog, and it looks like you won a HAUL. Congratulations. Don't know where you find all these giveaways, but you sure are lucky. So, what's your secret? These are all perfect additions to your art room. Love how you have them all displayed. And I would KILL for all that lace and doilies.

NatashaMay said...

You know I had the same luck. Never won anything until lately 3 giveaway came my way. Isn't it exciting? :) Congrats on winning.

I saw these bloghop links and added mine but I can't seem to make it work on my blog. How/what do you copy?

daisydolls said...

Diane, Congratulations! You are an amazing woman you know. This whole post is incredible, I love the luck you have had(O: It's also always so nice to find ways to connect with other artists. I am SO going to start taping and watching that new reality show. Sounds perfect, I was an American Idol junky and I too are having withdrawals!! There is nothing on in the evening to unwind to in the summer...... there is now(O: Thanks for the info!!
Also, thanks for stopping by to see Stella, my Mom said the same thing..... she announced she had a new granddog on fb. I love it!!

Jeanne Nelson said...

Congratulations, Diane! You scored some great art and item, and I'm so happy that you finally won something, ;). Thanks for the info on the Bravo reality show; I will check it out as I, too, am having withdrawals from AI and Survivor. Glad to hear art has now been included in the reality world of TV! And, lastly, thank you for allowing us to be included in your Blog Hop ~~ how cool! Happy creating!

Buffy said...

I can't believe how many times you won. Thats great! You won lots of great stuff. Oh and that show sounds good,got to find out when its on and I would add my link but well you know me and computers!

Emelie said...

Is that not funny to win like that?
I hope you got a lottery ticket also. beautiful things you won.
It is always amazing to me how things do go in streaks.

So I visions of you working in your studio getting things ready for the next show and feeling so blessed with new art that your inspiration is flowing in all directions.

Raining here or nearly raining, so a painting of rain may be my inspiration, I have done paintings pleaing for rain. This is an example of streaks none hardly for two years and now too much.

A lovely day to you

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

I am so glad you were able to put the artist blog hop on your blog. Looking forward to connecting with you. Congrats on all your lovely goodies you received.

Anonymous said...

oh i just love the piece hanging in your art room....that's so inspirational....

surrounding yourself with other peoples art....that's bliss right there! hehe...

i'm on the linky thing too...#106!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Marilyn Rock said...

Kudos to YOU! Marvelous and what wonderful winnings. I'm so happy for you! Thanks for sharing! xxoo

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Thank you for this very kind post Diane. Am so happy you like all your goodies! I LOVE the way you've framed the collage - looks fabulous.... You are one lucky gal with all your wins - lovely addition to your studio.

layers said...

hello. I am glad you stopped by my blog-- you have a fun blog here with lots to offer-- congrats on all the giveaway winnings-- they look wonderful

joanna said...

Hi Diane! congrats on your prizes! lucky girl!! love the blog hop! I added my blog but not sure how to foward it.

DJ said...

Just found your blog and I'm glad I much lusciousness in one place.
I love the depth of your artwork and will be back to enjoy more...


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