Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Love That Steampunk Part II--and.....I Won Another Giveaway!!

Between  the  Graphic  45  papers  and  all  of  my  finds  from  the  Highway  127  sale,  I've  gone  Steampunk  crazy!!   Like  for  instance,  this  was  a  drawer  from  a  sewing  machine  table  that  I  had  found  there,  but  not  anymore--


And  then  another  find  from  Tennessee--an  old  bottle  that  I  altered--


So  when  you  put  them  together--you  have  an  art  piece  to  hang  on  your  wall!!



I  can't  stop--I  keep  finding  things  that  I  want  to  Steampunk!!



I  really  enjoy  making  art  this  way--taking  the  old  and  discarded  (and  possibly  into  the  trash)  and  re-purposing  it.    The  best  part  is  no  matter  how  old  or  young   all  of  these  items  are--they  all have  a  history  to  them--I  like  that----except  for  these--

These  are  new--

Tim  Holtz  Idea-ology  line--Love!!
But  these  are  old--


These  are  auto  bulbs--how  fun!  I  found  them  at  a  garage  sale  for  5  cents  each,  and  after  pricing  them  on  Etsy,  I  found  out  that  this  was  an   EXCELLENT  buy!!


But  I  really  must  stop!!  My  next  fair  is  in  less  than  2  weeks--Old  Fashioned  Christmas  in  the  Woods,  and  as  the  name  suggests,  it's  geared  toward  Christmas,  so  I  really  think  that  I should  be  making  some  Christmas  items,  which  I've  already  started  actually.   I  have  to  say  that  as  much  as  I  love  making  art,  I'm  wishing  I  could  have  a  little  free time  to  play  with  my  art--right  now  I  feel  more  like  I'm  producing  art  as  opposed  to  creating  it (don't  mind  me--I  go  through  this  every  year  at  this  time,  and  in  a  few  months,  I  miss it :)

So  what  did  I  win?   I  won  this!

--from  Patti  at  PBs  Art Studio---don't   you  love  it?!  And  this  isn't  a  print  either.  As  good  as  all  of  these  art  pieces  look  on  everyone's  blog,  the  photos,  no  matter  how  good,  just  can't  do  them  justice--the  acrylic  painting  mixed  with  collage.  The  wagon  and the  clothes  are  collaged  with  paper--just  adds  to  this  piece  so  much  more.  If  you  want  to  see  more  of  Patti's  art  go  here--another  very  talented  artist!

Oh,  and  one  more  thing--Tim  Holtz's  latest  book--A Compendium of Curiosities--LOVE!!  And  if  you  order  directly  from  him,  he'll  autograph  it  for  you--but  this  a  whole  other  post!

40 comments:

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I think your steampunk items are FABULOUS! It seems everything you touch turns to art of GOLD! :) Awesome Diane!

Congrats on winning another giveaway! I need to enter more, I'm turning green seeing all the lucky winners. haha

Martha Lever said...

WOW, I LOVE your new items!!! I can just see these types of things geared toward Christmas and you should do really well!!! I DO want that Tim Holtz book. I have had my eye on it. Maybe I will use my 40% coupon at Hobby Lobby.

sharon said...

Love your steampunk style Diane! I love old things, those bulbs are great!

Celestial Charms said...

Diane, your steampunk creations are so beautiful. I can understand why you wouldn't want to stop creating more. ;) Lovely, indeed.
Maureen

Janet Ghio said...

I love, love, love the piece with the large tricycle in it!! It is fabulous!! How about making steampunk Christmas????

Janine said...

Diane, love your art! Congratulations on the win!

Lisa said...

This stuff is great Diane!
I too love taking the old and giving them a second life.

: )

Tina said...

Love what you are doing with this steampunk fascination. I'm enjoying your creations. Thanks for sharing. congrats on the win. It's adorable.
T

Joni James said...

Amazing! Your versatility amazes and inspires me!

Biljana said...

Hi Diane!!
I love your creations, looks amazing, bravo:))
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love those steampunk pieces. It's too bad you can't make things like that with a Christmas slant/genre. Victorian Christmases are so popular and these would be so very well received, I'm sure.

Congrats on your win. Did you win the TH book? I saw it, but for some reason, wasn't impressed. Didn't get to study it, though.

I love the bicycle assemblage. And those old bulbs are adorable. I saw them right off. Sure didn't know they were expensive, though. I may have to dig around in my garage.

Janet said...

I am lovin' your steampunk creations!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the colors of these pieces...and all of the interesting elements...old and new! I love the boxes with the lids best! You are so talented! ♥

Dorthe said...

Diane, THEY ARE GORGEUS,
WOW how wonderfull,-I`m in love with all the pieces you show here-but maybe most the box,with angel on bottle---well you know-something with me and angels,lol--
And congratulations, with the wonderfull piece you wonn, it is darling.
Hugs,Dorthe

Jensters said...

Wow such wonderful things you have altered and i love everyone...but please could you tell me what steampunk is please?

jennifer said...

Wow, fantastic, your style is so cool! And you are really making me drool over the steampunk debutante papers! xxx

Sunny Lee said...

I love those steampunk pieces as always. I bet people will love these items at art fairs.

rachel awes said...

congrats! how lovely! xo

Dianne said...

Congrats on the win! Love the new pieces!

Nelda Ream said...

You're on a Steampunk roll. Your pieces look great. You were so lucky to win such a wonderful painting.

Michele from Pipi La La said...

I am loving your steampunk too! You have such wonderful ideas! ♥

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Loving this steampunk direction of your work, it looks like a lot of fun :)

PBsArtStudio said...

Thanks so much for the mention Diane.... I'm so happy you're enjoying the piece! LOOOOve the steampunk art you're creating! Especially the bicycle!!!keep making it, its fabulous, just add some glitter and tinsel for holidays, I say! LOL! hugs...Patti

Buffy said...

You are on a steampunk roll.LOL. I love all of them. The bottle looks so nice in the drawer. Also love that bike. And congrats on your winning another give away. I think you must have a nice collection of art!Cant wait to see what you create for your christmas show!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

That is a wonderful collage! I love your steampunk items- so original! Patsy from
HeARTworks

wanda miller said...

i don't just love seeing your creations...ya' put a smile on my face EVERY time i come here, too!!! xo and thank you more than once!!!

Connie said...

I'm just loving your Steampunk stuff. It's really cool.

Marilyn Rock said...

Great steampunk items to share with us - thank you! Kudos on your giveaway win - it's wonderful! xxoo

Gloria said...

I have never heard of steampunk. I think it's a great idea utilizing old things. You have quite a bit of talent. Nice work and I love that sewing drawer and what you did with it. Thank you for posting a link, very nice of you. I do appreciate it, it's almost over. Tee Hee. Take care.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your steampunk creations are fabulous, Diane! I really like where your muse is leading you. And congrats on your giveaway win. I am a fan of Patti's work. :) Theresa

NatashaMay said...

I just love what you do with all these finds! :) And congrats on winning a giveaway. :) About Paint free class, I love it so far. We only began so we're still just messing around. :)

Emelie said...

Sometimes I wonder as I view blogs how the artists can sell what they have created and don't you have a feeling of wanting the work for yourself? However I know the point is to have things for festivals and fairs and making some money. then I think of thie things you have put into the work and wonder if your thinking I will never find those things again for a different piece. I think it takes courage to part with the unique. I just love those little bulbs for instance and wondered about ever finding them again. I was also thinking of how the old flash bulbs looked and I remember thinking them even pretty after they had been used.

Anyway you can see my mind has just been meandering around as I enjoy your beautiful creations.

judie said...

You just make the most amazing mixed media art!

Artist Terri Smith said...

So very nice to meet you Diane. Thanks for the sweet uplifting comment left at my place..and Joining as a Follower before leaving was icing on the cake.

I love your site! So many Gorgeous creations..I could stay here for hours.

And hey..congratulations on the Win! I agree..even good photos never capture the true beauty of something until it's held in the hand.

I too will join you as Follower before leaving. So happy to have found another wonderful site to visit. Hugs of sunshine, Terri

Theresa said...

Awesome creations D and congrats on winning that sweet canvas!

rebeca trevino said...

hi diane! thanks for visiting my blog. i, too, stop by your blog often for a little inspiration.

i really like this new piece! tell me did your find the sewing machine drawer and bottle already embellished or plain! or did you do the embellishment?

what is steam punk, anyway . . . ?
thanks

Cathy Bueti said...

Hi Diane,

Don't know how I missed this post! THese are great! Love all the old fashioned stuff!

Congrats on the giveaway! What a cute piece!

Thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog! :)

Creative Carmelina said...

wow...you are on a mission here!

great flow of creative energy! well done..and I soooo love those little old bulbs too!

and congratulations...it's so great to win another artist's creations.....

ciao bella

CREATIVE CARMELINA

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i just love those new steampunk pieces you've made, specially the one with the tricycle. the Tim Holtz elements are great, aren't they?

Marlynn said...

Your steampunk rocks as always!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails