Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Old Skool Somerset (plus a couple of Giveaways that I want to tell you about)

Okay  another  magazine  that  I   took  with  me  on my  little  trip  was  an  old  Somerset  magazine  from  2003!  I  think  I bought  it last  year  or  the  year  before  when  they  have  their  annual   back  issue  sale.  I   think  it  might  be  going  on  right  now  over  at  Stampington.com--you  can  find  some  great  buys.  Well  anyway,  I  found  another   project  that  was  calling  my  name.

Assemblage boxes!

And   usually  when  I  do  these,  I  start  out  with  a  prompt, and  it  will  usually   lead  the  way.  This  time  it  was  these--


These  great  children's  blocks  that  I  had--nicely  aged  and  dirtied  up--like  they  should  be.  And  here's  where  they  led  me--




This one  pretty  much  put  itself  together--I  love  that  when  it  happens.

And   I'm  sure  alot  of   you  know  Rebecca   from  Daisy  Dolls,  and  if  you  don't,  then  you  are definitely  in  for  a  treat--you  have  to   check  out  her  blog.  Well,  she  had  showed  you  on  her  blog  a  gift  that  I  had  given  to  her........and  NOW--I  want  to  show  you  what  she  gave  me  in  return!

This  is  a print  from a painting  that  she  had  done  when  she  returned  from  India  last  year.  Is  this  not  gorgeous!!  And  look  at  the  bead embellishments  that she  added on--all  covered  in resin.  And  how  about that  very  cool  elephant?!  Rebecca,  I'd  say  that  you  captured  the atmosphere  of  India very well--thank  you  so  much!!  It's now  happily  living  with  all of  it's  other  new  friends  in  my  art  room.



And  speaking  of  Rebecca--her  daughter,  Emma Grace  has  a  blog  too, and  she  is  having  her  very  first  giveaway!   Emma  Grace,  you  inspire  me  with  your  enthusiasm  and  creative  spirit!!--don't  ever  loose it!!  So  if  you  haven't  gone  over  and  signed  up  yet--what  are  you  waiting  for?!.........GO!!.......NOW!!

But  before  you  do,  there's   one  more  giveaway  that  I  want  to  mention  to  all of  you  face  addicts--


Jodi Ohl  is  starting  this  new  workshop  at  the  Creative  Workshops  ning  site,  and  she  is  giving  away  a  free one  on  her  blog.  It  starts  in  September,  and  it's  really  tempting  me--let  me tell you.  So  you  can  go  here  to  sign  up  for  it.  Good  luck  on  both  of  these  giveaways!!
 

41 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Woow beautiful works Diane!
Kisses from Croatia.
Zondra Art

Sunny Lee said...

Diane you and the art shadow boxes~!!!!
These are gorgeous as always~!!!!!!

Jeanne Nelson said...

OMGoodness, your assemblage boxes are gorgeous! What a beautiful piece of art. Rebecca's gift is stunning also ~~ love her work.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Diane; wow these are amazing boxes! You have done a great job with the blocks! I saw that gorgeous painting you gave Rebecca! The one she gave you is also gorgeous! I had no idea she went to India. I love your blog Diane. You are very inspirational!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh your box is delightful! You should have shown close ups of every angle! And I love your art wall too! So invigorating! Patsy from
HeARTworks

JBeaudetStudios said...

Gorgeous work Diane! The print you received looks great hanging on your wall. Jennifer:)

Tami said...

Fantastic artwork again!
I love reading your blog and seeing what you'll come up with next!

Terri Kahrs said...

Lots of news today, Diane! First, your shadow boxes are amazing!!! Yours could be featured in any one of the Somerset magazines!!!

I ADORE Rebecca's work. Lucky YOU to have a print that you can proudly display and enjoy. And, yes, Emma Grace is a very talented little girl. I actually look forward to her posts. She reminds me to keep in touch with the child within. Hugs, Terri xoxox

Bobbi Lewin said...

Love the assemblage box! Why oh why did I get rid of my children's blocks? I keep seeing all kinds of projects I'd like to use them for.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was in the process of writing you a message when my internet just quit. I couldn't get back on the internet, so called my provider to find out the problem. After speaking with a couple of people whose first language was not English, I finally got back.

Here I am, and still admiring this box. When I first saw the blocks, then the shadowbox open, I thought you were making it from the old blocks. I was glad to see that was not the case. Your piece is far better than anything I saw in that article. Lovely, as usual.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was in the process of writing you a message when my internet just quit. I couldn't get back on the internet, so called my provider to find out the problem. After speaking with a couple of people whose first language was not English, I finally got back.

Here I am, and still admiring this box. When I first saw the blocks, then the shadowbox open, I thought you were making it from the old blocks. I was glad to see that was not the case. Your piece is far better than anything I saw in that article. Lovely, as usual.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

And now my internet is so happy I'm back, it is double posting a comment.

Nelda Ream said...

Love your assemblage. Rebecca's painting looks beautiful hanging with your other art pieces.

Heather said...

wow, what amazing creations! you really outdid yourself :) and I love Somerset. It really inspired me to get on the art path I am on now. Such lovely magazines....

Biljana said...

Hi Diane!
I love your art works, are so gorgeous:)))
Hugs, Biljana

Dorthe said...

Oh Diane, your asemblage box is byond words beautifull, can`t find enough words, to tell you, how fantastic it is, a real adventure, and a jewel,to look at.JUST GORGEUS,dear.
Hugs, Dorthe

Cyndi L said...

I just love going back through old (especially *really* old) magazines. New ideas and color trends can be merged with old styles in the most delightful ways! I love your boxes :-)

Dianne said...

Beautiful work...

Rebecca Anthony said...

Diane your Assemblage boxes are so intricate and beautiful! Thank you so much for your kind words!!

Nancy said...

You are one creative gal...Beautiful work.....

Manon Doyle said...

Love all the work you are doing!! It's great coming by and checking everything out!!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Wonderful work, as always, Diane! Thank you for sharing the information about the online class - looks really fun and interesting. :) Theresa

joyfulploys said...

I like what you did with the blocks...the assemblages are stunning!! That new class sounds intriguing!
Mary

Holly Loves Art said...

Wow... you have such incredible talent! G o r g e o u s work!! I say send them into Stampington! They will love them!

I am going to take a long weekend and will be visiting Philly and the little town of Kennett Square, PA in Oct. Is there anything that is a must see? I have been to both once before and just loved it. I LOVED South Street so I definitely want to go there again.

Hope you're having a great week.
Holly

NatashaMay said...

I don't know how you manage to put together such an awesome piece. :) I don't think it would assamble itself for me that nicely. :)

Monica said...

wonderful! my fave bits are the children's blocks which are aged brilliantly. then the text and the stamped letters, oh and the roses surround. lovely.

Buffy said...

Your box is Gorgeous!! And that picture that Rebecca gave you is gorgeous too,love all the beads,it does remind me of india. And now I'm tempted about Jodi's class.

Isabel said...

Love your boxes!!You are soo inspiring:O)

Theresa said...

Really stunning works by you and Rebecca! Fun to watch your inspirations come to life! Thanks for the "heads up" on the giveaways too Diane. Happy Wednesday!

Tina said...

Again, a beautiful creation. I'm off to check out some of these links
T

BETH ROMMEL said...

I am so intrigued by how your mind works...love this project..

Lynn said...

Love what you do with the blocks and box! Awesome! I too used an old Cloth Paper Scissors mag article to get me going on an artistic project which I just finished and posted today and yesterday! Fun what!?

Kelly Berkey said...

Diane, I just love how you pull all things together so well, so beautifully!
oh, now I have another blog to follow and possible another online class to take! It sounds marvelous!
Thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

It's all very cool and pretty. Thanks for the give away tips. I just now clicked on your Faces tab and I gota tell ya. I love those faces you do! You should do more.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Absolutly amazing box with many lovely details, I'm excited as ever!
Hugs Anja

Lisa said...

Summer has been busy! Today is my computer day : ) I stopped by to say hi : ) I really enjoyed ready you past posts : )

I was just thinking of making something with these small boxes...you always have such great ideas!

Lisa

Josh Healy said...

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julie Haymaker thompson said...

So much to look at on this post I love the art work hanging in a collection on the wall Th sad thin about our new home is it has very little space for art work And I have so many pieces from so many wonderful artist .I guess have to rotate which means tons of hole in the walls

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Diane! Love your assemblage box! You did a beautiful job! I always enjoy visiting your blog. Your spirit and artwork are filled with creative sweetness. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Emma Grace said...

OMG!!! That is the coolist peace of art I have ever seen. Your art is so awesome! I love!!!

Jonny J Petros said...

Hi Diane love your shadow box, they look like alot of fun .I love how your looks vintage with the writing.Rebeccas painting is beautiful love it.have a great day! Sincerely,Jonny

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