Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Art To Share

I  really  haven't  had  much  time  for  art  lately,  and what  little  time  that  I  do  have  has  been  going  to  a  project  that  I'm  working  on.   But  I  don't  really  want  to  talk  about  it  until  all  is  said  and  done.

However,  I  still  wanted  to  share  some  art  with  you--other  people's.    I've  actually  won  a  couple  more  giveaways  a  while  back,  but  I  haven't  had  time  to  do  anything  with  them  yet......till now.   And  I  feel  that  they  need  a  little  air  time  along  with  their  creators.

This  first  one  I  won  from  Mandy  from  Bijou's  Whimsy.  This  is  an  original,  and  it's  so  wonderful  in  person,   and  fits  in  so  well  in  my  art  room.

I  love  the  detail  in  this  piece.  Mandy  is  so  talented--make  sure  you  visit  her  blog  to  see  more!

And  the  next  one  is  so  fun.  It's  from  Gloria  from  Viva  La  Vida.  This  summer  she  challenged  herself  to  create  a  face  a  day  for  40  days  straight.  Women  of  the  Unibrow  (love  it!)  She's  a  big  Frida  fan.  Each  lady  had  a  story  and  she  related  each  of  their  story  in  first  person.   There  were  times  when  she  was  struggling  a  bit  with  this  challenge,  but  she  pushed  on,  and  finished  it (6 days early actually!   And  now  she  has  this  wonderful  and  colorful  collection  of  lovely  ladies,  each  with  their  own  personality,  but  with  one  thing  in  common--their  unibrow!   So  when  she  was  finished,  she  gave  away  8 (I  believe)  prints  of  them,  and  the  winners  had  their  choice.  I  chose  Tween--I  love  her  and   her  attitude!

So  of  course,  you  must  go  over  and  visit  Gloria's  blog,  and  see  the  rest  of  the  ladies--just  one  thing----Gloria  where  are your  ladies?!  The  other  day  when  I  was  there,  they  were  in  a  slide  show  on  your  sidebar,  but  now  I  can't  find  them  : (     BTW,  not  only  is  she  a  talented  artist,  she  also  has  a  way  with  food--I  know  this  by  just  the  way  she  talks  about  her  cooking.   I  want  her  to  cook  for  me!

So  now,  these  neglected  pieces  are  finally  in  their  home  just  hanging  out  with   the  rest  of  the  art  world  that  happens  to  be  in  my  studio--


Look  at  how  my  wall  of  art  is  growing!!

Okay,  now  I  have  to  talk  about  Zinnia  again  who  started   Roses  On  My  Table.  I  talked  about  this  ning  group  before--I  can't  recommend  it  enough,  and  the  R.A.I.L.  group  there  is  excellent!   Well  Zinnia  also  has  a  you  tube  channel,  where  she  is  very  generous  in  sharing  her  art  techniques.   The  one  she  put  up  last  week  was  all  about  sketching  a  face.  But  the  way  she  breaks  it  down  is  so  good.  This  is  so  perfect  for  the  beginner  or  anyone  for  that  matter.  She  starts  out  by  saying  that  the  human  face  is  just  a  bunch  of  circles--it's  magical  how  she  transforms  these  circles!  And  check  out  how  she  shades  with  the  paper  stump  and highlights  with  the  kneaded  eraser--I  love  it.
Thank  you  Zinnia  for  this  video!!
Enjoy--
P.S.  There's  also  a  Part 2  to  this  video--go  check  it out.
P.S.  P.S.  Oh  yeah,   and  there's  an  added  bonus--very  cool  music!

31 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful works!!!
Kisses and regards, Zondra Art

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

I LOVE your art wall! That first one was gorgeous too!

kluless said...

Oh wow, I'm excited to check out all those links, especially the You Tube! Have to tell you I LOVE your art wall. It looks like a gallery and how fun to have that inspiration right in your art room! Thank you for sharing!

Michele from Pipi La La said...

LOVE your art wall! I see one of Micki's in there - she is so super clever!

That video is really helpful too!

Gloria said...

Diane, how very nice of you. Your comments are very much appreciated and thanks a lot for having Tween on your wall. Awesome!! I shall remember your kindness. I visited the You Tube link and loved the way she worked her magic with that eraser. I'll visit the other links very soon, I'm baking cookies right now and oh, that slide of Just Faces/Unibrowed is still on my blog. Thanks again dear, Happy Holidays!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

What a wonderful display of your collected art pieces Diane! I got an error when I watched the video but have seen many of hers and will try go find this one again!
can't wait to see what you're working on :) It's always beautiful!

Bren said...

Appreciate your sharing the artwork of others and passing along one great resource after another.

Terri said...

These are wonderful! After your giveaway, I can say from experience is so nice to win!

I wanted to let you know your beautiful box arrived safely and to once again thank you.

I did post my appreciation and pictures on my art blog at http://facetsofthehive.blogspot.com/

blessings,
Terri : )

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Congrats to you! Both wonderful pieces of art - I am especially drawn to that bird. And they look so at home on your beautiful wall of art! Theresa :)

Manon Doyle said...

Wow!! Love your wall and all the work of other artists you have!!

Tina said...

Really gorgeous work. So great to appreciate other peoples work
T

Cathy Bueti said...

Diane, I love your wall of art! And I also won gloria's giveaway and have the same print!! That is a great one!

That video was amazing to watch! Thanks for sharing it! I love how she sketched with circles!

Glad you like the eyelashes! ;)

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Loving the art wall, you're a lucky lady Diane. :) I just finished watching the video...fabulous!
♥Jenny

Isabel said...

awesome video!!! I will be practicing:O) Thanks for sharing and cannot wait to hear ur news:O)

rachel awes said...

i adore your wall of art
& how ABUNDANT it is!!!
soooooo delicious to see
some of these pieces.
you are rich, dear! xox

Buffy said...

Love your new art you won,and your art wall is gorgeous. Such inspiration hanging there.

MB Shaw said...

Your art wall is gorgeous! And now I need to head on over to YouTube to check out that video.

sharon said...

What a wonderful collection from beautiful artists Diane!

MB Shaw said...

Hey Diane, thanks so much for entering my contest and putting my button on your blog :)
When attempting to approve your comment (while also having my hair highlighted) I accidentally hit 'delete' instead of 'publish' but I have entered you manually. Just didn't want you to worry if you don't see your comment. And duh, I should stop trying to multi task, huh!??!

Dorthe said...

Diane, wow what a fantastic wall of art you has, so many different pieces, but all looking as they belongs together on your wall,-
You have been a lucky lady winning those two wonderfull art-pieces.
Hugs,Dorthe

Sadie Inspired said...

I loved watching the video by Zinnia. Thank you for sharing it Diane! Great wall too!! :)

Patti said...

For someone who hasn't had a lot of time for art, you are absolutely creatively amazing! I have spent quite some time perusing your pages - I love the boxes you make!
Thanks for the tutorials you've provided, I appreciate being able to read them.
Take care!

Heather said...

You have quite a collection!!! I love them all. How do you win so many blog prices? You are a lucky lady!!!

Holly Loves Art said...

I love your art collection Diane. Each piece is so special and unique. I am feeling inspired to create an art wall! Hummmm...
Happy holidays to you!
Hugs,
Holly

Ophelia said...

Your art wall is so inspiring!!! I too love Roses on my Table....I don't get a chance to check in very often, but it is such a fun group!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Your art wall is fabulous! Thanks for sharing so much with us! xxoo

Kelly Berkey said...

Yay, your first etsy sale was a collaboration of the two of us!! So cool! Thanks for the mention on your listing too, it made me smile super big! xo

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Oh wow Diane, what a suprise, thanks so so so much for showing my lino cut, I am soooo glad you love it. And what a complete treat to see it on your wall of art, wow, I am honoured & you've totally made my day...my week...my month even, ha ha. I am so glad someone who loves the lino so much won it, yayyyyy:D Hope your well & having a wonderful day creating more of your lovely work. XO Mandy.

Emakesart said...

Wow! What an amazing Wall O' Art! So inspiring to have in your studio.

xoE

Kristin said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing that video! I loved watching it and agree that the blending is amazing! AND your wall of art looks FAB! I LOVE it, xoxo

wanda miller said...

Ahh geeze, thank you for that special comment diane! You warmed my heart!
thanks for sharing so much...all the time, really.
your wall is somethin' special i say now with others' art work...they just speak out don't they! wonderful wonderful!! xo

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