Well, it's finally here. I am so excited to be a part of this world-wide gathering that Lisa is hosting. This is the final year for this event, and I'm so happy that I have a chance to be a part of it. This is such a great way to meet other artists that you may never have found otherwise. So, it goes without saying--Thank You Lisa!!!
So for those of you who have never been here before, let me introduce myself. I'm Diane Salter from the state of Pennsylvania in the US. I'm a mixed media artist, which means that I like to have fun with anything! I'm always up for something new with anything that involves color. Some of my favorite mediums are acrylics, graphite, crayons, papers, more papers (I LOVE paper!) etc., etc., etc.......
Right now at the moment, I've been painting papers to use for my artwork. As a matter of fact, I've been posting alot of my papers on my blog, and quite frankly I want to use them now. I'd say that this party is the most opportune way to start cutting, tearing and collaging with them.
I've decided to have a gift for 3 people who leave a comment here on my blog--
I'm very attracted to mosaics. And I really like the look I achieve when I collage my papers like this to which I've added these very cool K & Co. borders. I like to layer them to add more interest, and when I finish, I apply a gloss varnish which really makes the color pop.
Each of these pieces represent something that is special to everyone--in all aspects of our life.
Everyone loves flowers, and I know in this part of the world, especially in my part of the country, we miss them terribly. But they also represent a new beginning in growth, and eventually the buds turn into beautiful blossoms. This is what we all strive for. And you always want to continue to grow--it's what makes life an exciting adventure!
Aahh--the beautiful butterfly--another version of growth and beauty. Isn't it amazing how these little jewels of nature start out. And when they finally reach their potential with all of their color, they have wings to fly into the world--to soar and explore. I love butterflies!!
And finally the heart. This is what it's all about--One World One Heart. We want to spread the love, and the heart is the universal symbol for the whole world--love of our families, friends and life! So why the timepiece? Well time is the one supply that I can't buy, so I cherish my time each and everyday, and am so thankful that I have time everyday to do what I love most.
I'm so thankful for all of you who have visited my blog today, and all you need to do for a chance to have one of these is to be an active blogger and leave a comment on this post with your contact information. The names will be chosen on February 17.
And remember to go here to visit all of the other numerous bloggers that are participating in this event--it's a BIG party.
PLUS....if you haven't already, and you want to be a participant.....you still can!! You can go here , and this is where Lisa describes the detailed rules. You have until February 12 (my birthday : )
And now I'm going to start my journey and visit everyone in the One World One Heart open house!