Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Etsy--A Giveaway--New Classes

Okay,  first  on  the  list--new  Etsy  listings.  I  inspired  myself  to  make  another  piece  like  the  ones  that  I  made  for  OWOH, but  instead  of  using  my  painted  papers,  I had  this  scrapbook  pack  from  Cosmo  Cricket  that  I wanted  to  use.   I  really  like  the  vintage  feel  of  them  with  the  patterns  and  most  definitely,  the  colors--


This  time  I  made  it  on  a  6 x 6  very  deep  wrapped  canvas  (almost  like  a  box).  I  really  love  using  these,  and  I  can  only  find  them  at  Dick  Blick.

Love these flower embellishments!    Thanks  once  again  to  K & Co.!

And  I  went  on  to  my  other  favorite  "canvas"

I  never  never  know  where  these  are  going  to  take  me,  but  I  had  this  old  cloth  tape  measure,  and  the  buttons   just  naturally  followed--

Very  fun!
I  go  into  more  detail  with  these  over  at  my  Etsy  shop,  if  you  want  to  know  more  : )

Okay, next  on  the  list--a  giveaway  over  at  Tara's (Aquamarine Art)


Aren't  these  great?!  These  are  cards  of  her  artwork--Love  her  work!!   So  just  go  on  over to her blog  and  leave  a  comment  for  her--that's  all  you  have  to  do,  and  also  wish  her  a  Happy  Birthday,  which  was  on  the  day  that  she  posted   this.  I  hope  you  had  a  fun  birthday  Tara  : )

And  last  of  all,  yes  I've  signed  up  for  2  new  class---I  just  couldn't  resist.  When  I  was  at  Jen's blog,  Sadie Inspired,  she  was  talking  about  Christy  Tomlinson's  new  class  She Art  that  starts  Feb. 28,  which  I  never  heard  about.  So  I  went  to  take  a  peek--

How could  I  possibly  turn  this  one  down!!   And  the  price is  right  too!!

And  after  seeing  all  of  you  different  bloggers  talk  about  Alisa  Burke's  Sketchbook Delight  combined  with  my  recent  obsession  with  sketching--how  could  I  resist?   I'm  very  excited  about  this  one!!

49 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

Thanks for all the links-I'll check them out. I like those canvases with the big edges. Love Alissa Burkes sketchbooks-they are so wonderful.

Diane Writes said...

The box is super beautiful! How I wish I have it. I can already imagine what special things I would like to place in there. And based on your narration, I am convinced that it's really an art from the heart. Great art work, thanks for sharing.

PaperPumpkin said...

Beautiful art box! Such an extension of you...it flows...

Healing Woman said...

Love the new box. I get my cradled boxes from Dick Blick too. Good prices and you are right, I haven't seen anyone else carry them.

Did you get a chance to see Moriah Butterfly's video of the crackling technique yet. She really does a good job of showing her technique.

I checked out the class you spoke of and it does look interesting.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

such wonderful pieces! thanks for the links. off to go check them out.

Ophelia said...

How great!!!! I also hope to join you in Alisa's class as well!!! Can't wait to see what you create...and I will check out the other links you have posted as well. Thanks for sharing!

Isabel said...

I Love those chunky canvases and the art you create on them:O) I will have to check out these links thanxs for sharing:O) Have a great week:O)

Anesha said...

Wow, love your creations they are amazing. :)

Sonja said...

Great, we'll be classmates at She Art :)
Love the new box.

Lynn said...

You are a busy lady! I love the box with the measuring tape and buttons best. I wish I had more surface space on which to put things like this. I can see it filled with buttons!
Have fun at those classes!

Holly said...

Your new collage piece is beautiful. I love the colors and the reminder that spring is nearly upon us.

I am taking the Sketchbook Delight class and am glad you decided to join in on all of the fun there.

The She Art workshop look FABULOUS and I definitely will be signing up. Thanks for pointing me there :)

Cameron said...

I just love the bold whimsy of your pieces! So much depth...so many wonderful ways for the eyes to dance around as they view!

Can't wait to see what you do for the classes! I'm still searching for one that calls out to me....I do love Alisa's style....maybe, just maybe....I'll be a student, too :)

rebeca trevino said...

diane - you ARE the source for all things good.

thanks for all the links, ideas and tips. i just took a tour of your etsy shop - you HAVE been busy!

cheers!
keep creating!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

This is a gorgeous piece. I LOVE the color theme you went with here and, well it's just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your inspirational art with us.
Those classes seem awesome, I will have to check on them.
Big hugs and many blessings

Christina said...

These are all so beautiful!!!

Kay said...

wonderful stuff! Thanks for the links!

Moriah Betterly said...

Hi Diane! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and saying hello so I could find yours too! FABULOUS mixed media! You're quite the artist yourself chickie!

Buffy said...

Love,Love,Love your new pieces. As usual I had to look closely at all the gorgeous details. Then I got side tracked with the links you shared for about an hour. Fun. I think I might sign up for that she art class. Thanks for sharing all the links. Glad you signed up for alissas class. Hope you like it..

WrightStuff said...

The Chrissie class looks fab. I almost signed up for it (you know what a class addict I am), but I am trying to be a bit more controlled. I'm still taking one course and need to make th emost of that one!!

Msartist said...

Love your art box! I am smitten with scrap book papers and just used some in a 6x6. Thanks for sharing the links. Sounds like your going to be busy with classes! What great fun! Hoping to take some new classes soon too! ~Theresa

Cathy Bueti said...

Thanks for sharing all these links! The classes look great! I almost took alisa's sketchbook class but just signed up for one with jodi ohl and still have Traci's class going! Oh so tempting!!

Beautiful piece for etsy! Your art is always great!

Thanks for your recent comments on my blog! Glad you are enjoying the photo art! :)

Tara @ Aquamarine Art said...

Thanks so much for featuring my giveaway Diane :)

Emelie said...

Well of course, I come for just a minute t o see what you have been doing and suddenly 30 minutes have passed because you leave a lot of roads to investigate. Roads that always make me think...I want to do that, and I am sort of doing some of it only in a different looking way which is fine. Anyway it feels good to get the creative energy flowing and feel excited like I do when I come to visit.

Your work is you but you know how to make it a tiny bit different each time. I always love how vibrant your work looks.

Nancy said...

These two pieces are fantastic....love the colors you used and the tape measure and buttons just make the box......You are one busy talented lady....

Hugs

sharon said...

Your boxes are always AMAZING!! Love everything you do!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I love the new pieces! So pretty. Here I am reading my favorite blogs on my road trip to Oregon... and I see my little ol' name mentioned. Thank you! Looking forward to class starting Monday. I am sure we'll get tons of inspiration. Have a fabulous rest of the week. :) Jen

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

your new piece is beautiful and yes, vintagy looking... I love it! That box is too cute!

wanda miller said...

GORGEOUS work, you loverly!!!
i signed up for alisa's class too. i love her work so much and want to be able to sketch and draw more, got the bug!
and i think that i have a new addiction, on line classes...can't seem to get enough, especially when i know i'll be retiring soon and then the extra money will be NO MAS, :0)! i've missed blog hopping, esp. to my favorite peeps, YOU'S! xo

Aimee Jeffries said...

I received my "Grow" canvas, thank you so much I love it! Great chunky little canvas, I love the support behind. It will have a happy home in my studio :)

Lesley said...

Ooo I LOVE that little canvas - sublime!
Lesley x

Deb Harvey said...

I love both pieces!!! Gorgeous color! Thank you for the links...I will check them out!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi Diane! Thanks for fueling my art class obsession! LOL I may sign up for one - or even both. Who knows? I'm always looking for new and exciting things to try. Thanks for introducing us to Tara - her work IS fabulous. :) And speaking of work - your new pieces are SOOOO gorgeous! I love your colorful whimsical style. :) Take care!!!! Theresa

Holly Loves Art said...

Yes, thank you for all the links. This is such a newsy post! Love your new work - just gorgeous! The class looks like a lot of fun too.

Diana said...

Very cool new box. Looking forward to your new pieces from class.

Juls said...

such gorgeous creations...Love the colours and dimension of these projects!!!!...p.s I have just finished my first art journaling page, If you had any time I really would appreciate any constructive critisim or tips you may have!

Thank you for all your inspiration!!!
Hugs Juls

Jacqueline said...

That box is amazing!

Marilyn Rock said...

What an absolute happy post and very inspiring. Love your new Etsy offerings. The classes sound yummy - enjoy! xxoo

Artist Terri Smith said...

Oh My Goodness! Your Newest Design Is Gorgeous! Just Beautiful! You Are Over-The-Moon Talented! And Thank You For All The Great Links! Have A Glorious Weekend! Hugs, Terri

Marilyn Rock said...

PS - Diane; well - thanks for spending my money - lol!! :)

I just had to sign up for Christy's She Art class - too much fun! I so look forward to it! xxoo..Marilyn

soraya nulliah said...

I wrote a looooong comment here yesterday but then it just went poof!...into blog blackhole!! So wanted to try again today. I really love what you have done with thia canvas...how you make such an amazing assemblage with it...it looks like an altar to me. very special and very sacred. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
I also looked into the she art workshop-sounds very interesting and have to keep it in mind for later. Am taking a class with Decor8 right now.
Oh yeah...Tara just loves her rainboots...she will wear them to bed if I let her:)

Theresa said...

d - love your newest pieces! Got to check out all the other good stuff you posted about! Happy Saturday:)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Stunning work :-) The fabric tape measure is fantastic
Anne xx

Theresa said...

D - I hope you don't mind if I feature one of your etsy listings on my blog post tomorrow...?

Gloria said...

That is a beautiful box. I love it. I just got some cigar boxes and am debating on whether to do something with them or leave them as is because they are so beautiful already. Haven't decided but you sure did great. I love it! Sorry I'm late in commenting but I'm trying to catch up. Take care and have a great Sunday.

alison said...

the box is so pretty! just love the colours. i've taken one of alisa burke's class and learned quite a bit and it was fun!

Pam McKnight said...

These are great! I love the look of the deep canvas. Thanks! Pam

Dorthe said...

Diane,
a fantastic box- love it- I can see on your creations, how much you enjoy ,doing them, dear.
Wishging you a cosy sunday.
Dorthe

Rusted Wings said...

so nice to meet you...via tammie's blog, with acquaintance through my sis lori as well!
ahhh how this blog family enriches our lives & keeps us all circling in such beautiful ponds~
your work is lovely, and thanks for all the links & interesting info...i shall return!!
warm hugs from Montana!
abigail

Tammie Lee said...

a wonderful piece Diane!
and so many wonderful links, thank you for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful she art class.

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