Saturday, December 11, 2010

More Sharing--Art and a Giveaway--And A New Etsy Listing

So  still  no  new  art  but  I do  have  more  art  that  I  can  share  with  you,  just  not  my  own .  To  start,  I  collect  Santas,  and  every  year  I'll  acquire  a  new  one,  and  this  year  I  found  one  from  one  of  my   favorite  bloggers--Heather  from  Audrey  Eclectic--

Don't  you  just  love  him?!   I've  been  trying  to  get  out  my  other  Santas  for  the  Holiday  season,  and  at  the  rate  I'm  going,  I'll  be  finished  decorating  sometime  in  January--maybe  even  February.   I'll   start  decorating  the  house,  and  then  I'll  get  side-tracked,  but  I'm  working  on  it.  Back  to  Heather's  Santa---he  most  definitely  belongs  here,  and  when  he  meets  the  other  Santas,  he'll   feel  right  at  home.  Make  sure  to   go  visit  Heather--if  you've  never  been  to  her  blog,  then  you're  in  for  a  treat.

And   I   treated  myself   to  a  Christmas  present  with  Sharon's  print  from  her  Etsy  shop--



LOVE!!

I've  already  framed  it  and  this  piece  titled  "Circus  Day"  is  ready  to  be  hung  in  my  studio.  I  can't  get  over  the  talent  and  creativity  that  Sharon  has!  You  can  see  more  of  her  very  unique  artwork  at  All  Norah's  Art  and  also  her  Etsy  shop,  where  she  also  offers  digital  collage  sheets  that  she's  made--pure  eye  candy.

And  in  my  last  post  I  showed  you  Mandy's  piece  that  I  won--the  beautiful  bird,  which  is  a  lino cut.   Well,  she's  having  another  giveaway  this  month  of  one  of  her  prints,  and  yes  I'm  entering  again--her  work  is  amazing--just  take  a  look  at  her  Etsy  shop!  And  you  can  go  here  for  her  giveaway.

Plus,  I've  added  a  new  item  to  my  Etsy  shop.  Last  week  I  had  my  first  sale  (thanks  Debby!)   It  was  my  Hippie  necklace,  so  I'm  putting  a  new  one  in  my  store.  This  one's  a  bit  different  than  the  last  one--

It's  on  a  linked  glass  bead  necklace  that  attaches  in   the  front  with  a  toggle  clasp.   This  little  Hippie  girl  and  her  friend  on  the  reverse  side   sure  are  getting  around.   I  can't  wait  until  everything  calms  down  so  I  can  explore  the  jewelry -making  world  more.   And  remember--everything  in  my  Etsy  shop  is  15%  off--the  code  word  is  CHRISTMAS.

And  one  more  thing.....Thank  You  Ansota  for  this....

I  like  this--I'm  a  Stylish  Blogger--Cool!!

So  I  better  get  back  to  my decorating  and  wrapping  presents,  and  hopefully  a  little  art  time  too!

32 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful!!!
Have a nice weekend.

Gloria said...

That is a beautiful necklace and the Santa is very lovable.Congrats on your first sale. Did you have to charge taxes?, if you don't mind my asking. Thanks for sharing.:)

Tammie said...

Diane, you have shared so much beautiful art that is full of whimsy in this post. Congratulations on your Santa and your win! It is fun to see your passion growing for making jewelry. Wishing you a lovely week.

Heather said...

aw, thanks for featuring me and my little santa here! I know he has such a great home with you! I'm sure he's delighted to meet all your santas :) have a great holiday!~

Emakesart said...

What a fun goodies you treated yourself to! Good for you (and the happy artists you supported!)! Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

xoEsther

heehee..my word verification is "skidog" ! Perfect for this season!

Emakesart said...

oops! why did I put "what a fun goodies"?! I need sleep ; )

xoE

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your first Etsy sale. I bet it feels good. I can totally understand why you aren't making much art, and the art you are working on is still under wraps. I think you did so much to prepare for those shows, you are now in need of a real break. And it was good that you treated yourself to the lovely Santa and painting. You collect Santas like I collect trees. Like you, I try to get at least one new one each year.

Bren said...

Ah distracted I understand! Sounds like you create a winter wonderland in your home for the holidays. Love seeing your santa and beautiful jewellery and artwork

Buffy said...

LOL about the decorating,it seems like the month of december justs flys by and theres just not enough time. Love your santa,he's so cute. Congrats on your sale,love thhe new necklace you added.

Debby said...

I love your early Christmas gift. I can hardly wait for my hippie girl to get here. Do not open..lol..stocking is waiting..
Happy Sunday!

Manon said...

It is good to concentrate on other things once in a while. you deserve it, so enjoy decorating your house.
I collect little birds for in my christmas tree. Lol I only have 5..guess my tree will be empty for a few years to come. If I have time I will make some.
Well done on your first sale Diane, hope you get many more sales!
ManonX

Sharon said...

What a wonderful little santa to add to your collection. I'm hoping when you get them all out we get to see more santas.
Thank you so much for sharing and showing my print. I'm so happy that you treated your self. I just love doing the "to me from me" presents too.

PaperPumpkin said...

Fun! I collect gingerbread Men and Matryoshkas. I like your Santa.♥ (That Hippie Necklace is gorgeous!)

kluless said...

I'm glad you are enjoying your break and holiday decorating. Love that necklace and congratulations on your first Etsy sale!

KarenKayArtWorks said...

Love, love, love your hippie necklace!

Joni James said...

Love your new shop!! I definitely be back! I'm a little broke at the moment. ;-D

Cathy Bueti said...

Hi Diane! Wow! I love this necklace!! Beautiful!! And I love Sharon's art too! Thats great you treated yourself! I will be sure to check out that giveaway.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

PS . . .Thanks for your comment on my blog post today! It really helps to hear others feel the same!

:)

Marilyn Rock said...

What a beautiful necklace. Congrats on your first sale! xxoo

Heather said...

I love that Santa!!! So cute! And that print you got from Sharon. How cute is that. I am going to have to check out her etsy shop. The necklace is adorable also. You are like me. I went shopping yesterday and I did not buy one chirstimas gift. It was all for me. I am bad!!!

Tracey@glitterbugstudios said...

Adorable santa diane! Good day to decorate as I know you were hit by the same weather as me. The necklace is lovely too...my daughter would love it, she is a 12 yr old hippie! Have a great evening!

Holly Loves Art said...

I could tell right away that your Santa was an art doll by Heather! I have been a huge fan of her work for years. Yay for you and your lovely new Santa addition. What a fun thing to do every year. Thanks for sharing all the pictures.
Holly

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I own one of Heather's Santas, too. Couldn't resist - I love how vintage they look. :) Thanks for the heads-up on the giveaway - I went on over and took a look. :) And entered, as well. LOL Congrats on that sale - keep up the good work!!!! Theresa

Artzy Heart said...

I just visited your blog and art feature peice and think your work is incredible! I love the whimsy and colors that you use. You are truly an inspiration...now I can hardly wait to try some of the ideas that have been floating around in my head for a while. Thank you for sharing your beuatiful talents with us.

rachel awes said...

i just looove your
piles of beauties
you are sharing w/us!
xox

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Beautiful, love both those artists!
Thanks for the kindness Diane, I just love you♥
~jenny

sharon said...

Love that santa Diane...he is just perfect!
Congrat's on the jewelry sale, and looking forward to seeing more!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

gorgeous! love the print! and your jewel creation!

thanks for sharing!
ciao bella!

Creative Carmelina

smArtee said...

Hi There...wonderful santa..I remember form last year that you collected them...didnt you have them on your mantle...or a shelf..I remember how great they looked..!

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Michele from Pipi La La said...

Oooh lovely post - I love it all! Congrats on your sale of the hippy necklace! ♥

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

You acquired some more lovely work I see, good for you and so awesome of you to support fellow artists and handmade, yayyyy Diane:D

Thanks for the giveaway mention.

I LOVE that print you bought, the circus one...I am off to browse her shop now.

Have a great and wonderful day sweet blogland friend:D

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your beautiful Santas...and the necklace you made is wonderful! Enjoy your week! ♥

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