Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I Love Garage Sales


I really do--you never know what you'll find--it's always different every week.  And you ALWAYS walk away with the best bargains.  And if the price is a little too "high", you can always get it to the price that you want to pay for it.  You can't do that in any store!  So a couple of weeks ago, I found this mirror.


It's not really an old mirror, but it has that shabby feel to it--you know the intentional peeling paint (it looks like time has worn it off, but we know better)--but it still looks good this way. So I knew that I could do something with it.
It's a nice size too-about 20 x 14".  But I didn't want to keep it as a mirror, so I just collaged  papers onto the mirror, and made my design on that.



And I drew her face on a piece of sheet music, and I knew that I wanted the music to still be seen.  So it was very  hard  for  me  to just  accentuate her face with not much color.


But I did! --and I'm very happy with the way she turned out.  I love mixed media--anything goes!!

OH, and remember I won another giveaway?--well I wanted to show you.  Alot of you are familiar with Wyanne, I'm sure.  First of all, she has a you tube channel and she has thee coolest videos of her art making process.  And you can't help but love her style.  She definitely has a way with resin--as a matter of fact, she's going to be offering a resin workshop.  And every week she'e been having these weekly giveaways of her art prints, and I was so lucky to win one--


"Meet Me in the Garden"--how much do you love this?!   And here she is in her new home, right underneath of  "Micki"
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(kind of blurry---sorry)

And speaking of giveaways, Kelly is having one on her blog.  Remember the charms that she made me?--you can see them here.  Well she'll do the same for you if you win her giveaway--just hop on over there--take it from me--these are very cool!!

Plus, in my last post, I mentioned that I'm taking a mini vacation.  We're leaving on Sunday, and we'll be back on the following Thursday, so that will give us 5 days to visit our son who just happens to live in New York City right  in  Manhattan!  Okay--do I have to say anymore?!   I am so excited!!

41 comments:

NatashaMay said...

She is absolutely fantastic! I LOVE the mirror. I'll have to check our local flea market this Sunday. :)

Janine said...

I love what you did with the mirror! Your art is wonderful framed with that mirror! It is wonderful without it!

Dianne said...

This collage is amazing! I love the face over the music and you've embellished it so that it looks so dreamy...

Healing Woman said...

I am wondering if the mirror shines through the papers you placed on top? That would be pretty neat if a sparkle came through here and there. I never thought of actually covering a mirror. I probably would have gone to all the trouble to remove it and add canvas or something else but I do love the way yours turned out!

Thanks for commenting on my trip to the UK. I'm very excited and leaving on Friday. Your upcoming trip sounds fun too. Nothing like a shot of inspiration from NYC!!
Have fun.

Cheryl

Cary Cameron said...

Diane, Your mirror project is just wonderful! I absolutely love how you shaded her face but left the music visible. It's just gorgeous!
Have a great time with your son and a safe trip!

La Dolce Vita said...

adorable mirror.. I love garage sales!! your piece turned out well and you did a great job allowing the music to come through!

Carrie Joy Byrnes said...

Oh Diane I love what you did with that mirror - so cool!

Isabel said...

I Love that!! Love how you transformed the mirror into a frame gorgeous!!:O) Have a great day thanx for sharing:O)

Biljana said...

The mirror and your painting are absolutely wonderful:))))

Ophelia said...

This is so fabulous!!! I too love the flea market, but you have really made majic with what you have found!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh my goodness! This piece is just AMAZING. I love that you let the music notes show through. It adds so much character. :) And congratulations on your giveaway win - the painting is so cute. Theresa

Micki said...

I love what you did with that mirror, it's wonderful.

I've not heard of Wyanne before, i'm off to check her out, her art looks lovely!!

Hope you have tons of fun in New York.

Micki x

MosaicMagpie said...

Great yard sale find! What you did with that find is even better. How smart to cover over the mirror! This is a great idea that I am going to try.
Debbie

Terri Kahrs said...

You've transformed that lucky find with a bit of magic, Diane! Sooooo beautiful! Enjoy your mini-vacation and pack for hot weather in NYC. It's been very hot and steamy. We're off to Maine tomorrow for a getaway too. Can't wait! Have a wonderful trip! Be safe! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Emelie said...

YOu have such a beautiful border on the inside of the mirror around the face and it compliments the music, Did you do a stain on the music. FAce is lovely and just right and one holds their breath, but you did the face and then put it on the mirror.

Wishing you a great vacation and all that you will see and do.

Bev said...

love the mirror and your painting is stunning, absolutely stunning...

tammy said...

beautiful job on the collage. i love the sheet music peeking through. the frame of the mirror is perfect with this piece.

Lynda said...

I love wyanne! Her art is fantastic. Congrats on winning her print :) Speaking of art, your mirror is beautiful! I really really love it. Have fun times in the big apple!

joyfulploys said...

I love your mirror frame and the girl collage is superb! You have been busy, busy. Love your art space too! Have a fun trip to NYC!
Mary

ShabbyChicShaz said...

I love what you've done to the mirror, the collaged girl is just perfect. What a fabulous find at a garage sale :)

daisydolls said...

This is unbelievable!! I absolutely love it. Do you think you will ever have a cute block print of this beautiful painting? I would be all over it, it's gorgeous!!(O:
Oh and about the give away, I've never done one, how does that work? I'd love to do one.

Rina said...

OH Diane I love the painting you created on theat mirror find....GORGEOUS.....you lucky girl...still winning some blog giveaways...Kind of addicting isn't it...lol.....I won three times now and keep trying for more...lol

Janny said...

Gorgeous your lady on music and congrats with the great give away!

Tina said...

Oh my goodness. She is wonderful and that frame is soooo great. What a find. I'm loving your giveaway win as well. such personality.
T

Heather said...

Wow, what a great idea for that mirror! A whole new life has been given to it. Have a great trip, you'll have so much fun!~

Marilyn Rock said...

I ADORE your mixed media piece with the mirror! WOWSA! Enjoy your upcoming trip! xxoo

sharon said...

You always work wonders Diane...that mirror is gorgeous, and then to do the face within is really beautiful!!

Have a great time on your trip!

Deb said...

I just spent the past 30 minutes looking through your blog. I love your art! Thanks for giving some few tips & techniques through your posts. I can't wait to try some of them. Your painted papers look like sooo much fun!

Susan HP said...

Your work is just beautiful. The faces just melt my heart!
Have fun on your vacation!!!

Cris said...

I love what you did to the mirror! Very cool! The sheet music really sets it off! You are lucky to have won that nice print--I like Micki's work too!

Kelly Berkey said...

diane, I LOVE this painting.Ok, I love everything you do...still loving my little painting. The dragonfly speaks to me:-)

Thanks for the mention...I can't wait to see who wins and how their necklace will turn out!! So much fun to share our talents.

I would never have thought to do this to a mirror and it really turned out beautifully. Her face is angelic!
Hugs and loves,
Kelly

Barbara said...

I love what you have done ! ... and the sheet music peeking through is so wonderful. And I love garage sales ~ one will never know what one can find ~ each one is like a treasure hunt.
Best Wishes,
Barbara

Buffy said...

Okay this is girl is my favorite so far. Between the frame and how you drew her on the music and the jewerly,she's just gorgeous!Have a great time in new york and spending time with your son!

mystele said...

this is amazing!!!

Joji said...

The mirror was a cleaver idea and your work so beautiful. Don't you just love those garage sales.

Joni James said...

what an exciting vacation you're embarking on!! Wish I could see Manhattan. Come back and show us all your new found inspiration!

Serena said...

She turned out beautifully and the 'mirror' frame is perfect! Great job, Diane! Thanks for the link.

Enjoy your holiday away visiting your son...what fun you will have ~ :)

pammyjo said...

Very nice piece. The mirror to art is fabulous. What is your diet like? Do you eat anything special to be so creative. You're like the energizer bunny only with a paint brush instead of a drum. Giggle.LOL You are amazing!

susie said...

You really make me want to get paper & pencils out! Awesome find and I love your art! I will be back again soon...I love repurposed art so much.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I love what you did with the mirror Diane! And your recent winnings makes you queen of the blog giveaways! WOW! Lucky, lucky girl!

Juliette Crane said...

just beautiful! what a wonderful find! and what a lovely creation! makes me want to go to the market tomorrow and see if i can happen upon any fabulous vintage lockets.

have a terrific weekend!
juliette

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