Thursday, February 10, 2011

More Journaling, an Early Birthday Present and HEY--Let's All Go To These Fun Places

Yes,  I've  been   playing  around  in  my  journal  again.  It's  so  nice  to  do  anything  that  you  want  and  not  have  to  worry  about  the  outcome,  because  it's  your  journal  and  that's  what  it's  here  for.  Plus,  I  find  that I  discover  something  new  that  I  like  that  I  probably  wouldn't  even  have  tried.  I  love  these  pages--


I  did  alot  of  layering  with  paints,  collage,  sketching  and  doodling--

This  was  fun  to  do---knowing  that  alot  of  it  was  going  to  be  covered  up,  and  deciding  on  what  I  was  going  to use,  and  also  being  willing  to  cover  up  things  that  I  really  liked--















And  what  fun  it  is  to  layer  the  Caran d'Ache watercolor  crayons  with  acrylics--layer  after  layer--

Love  this!!

Already,  I  am  enjoying  looking  through  my  journal,  and  anxious  to  see  what's  next!

And  yes,  Saturday  is  my  birthday,  and  I  was  very  happy  to  receive  an  early  present  from  Zasra.  She  is  an  Esty  seller  and  she  included  me  in  her  treasury  that  you  can  see  HERE!   And  while  you're  at  it,  check  out  her  shop--very  funky  Bohemian  clothing  and  original  jewelry,  and  also  eco-friendly  too--thank  you  Zasra!!

Okay,  so  where  are  we  going??   First  of  all  here--

Isn't  this  a  fun  badge?  If  you  haven't  heard  about  it  then  get  on  over.  It's  free  to  join   and   it's  filled  with  inspiration,  tutorial  videos,  advice,  and  most  important--support  from  Meliss  and  Emme--completely  free!   Just  click  on  the  logo  to  take  you  there.

And  then  after  that,  how  about  an  art  retreat? 



A  virtual  art  retreat/festival   put  together  by  Zinnia  and  Gail   with  workshops,  a  marketplace, discussion  groups  and  just  a  place  for  all  of  us  to  get  together  and  have  fun.  You  can  go  HERE  to  get  all  of  the  info,  and  while  you're  there,  check  out  the  video  that  shows  you  all  of  the  excellent  and  diverse  instructors  that  will  be  teaching  workshops  there  for  any  type  of  artist.   Plus,  you  can  pre-register  for  only  $5.00--can't  beat  that!

So  I  hope  to  see  all  of  you  there  this  summer--and  spread  the  word!!

43 comments:

Luthien said...

Diane :)
love your journal pages!! your art is so you ... i think i can recognize it anywhere!! xoxoxo

Erin Butson said...

Love to see your journal pages. I'm still unsure of how to use the watercolor crayons... guess i just need to play a little more. happy birthday!

Rosie said...

I know exactly what you mean - the freedom is just opening your journal and doing anything you like is amazing isn't it? Love what you've done here and all the layers.

Lynn said...

Truly lovely journal pages and thanks for the link to more interesting places....

Janet Ghio said...

Have a wonderful birthday on Saturday Diane!!!

Cameron said...

Those pages are simply gorgeous! Though I paint and create from a need within, I rarely keep anything I do...it's all for everyone else...

What a special thing to do to celebrate the artist and woman you are....to share, but more importantly, to keep......a documentation of your thoughts, feelings and talent :)
Lovely!

....and, of course, have a very Happy Birthday!

Theresa said...

Hey D! Your journal pages are looking mahvelous! An early HappY BirthdaY to you! It's also my husbands birthday on Saturday:) Congrats on your Etsy treasure feature - so cooL! and am going to check out all the other goodies you so kindly posted!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Happy Birthday on Saturday!! Love the multi-layers of your journal pages..

Kristin said...

WOW! What a nice surprise to see the House of Art button here! HOW COOL is that?! THANK YOU for your help in spreading the word. The girls have worked SO HARD in putting this site together and I know it's really going to do well - and they get nothing out of it but the feeling of doing something really positive for our community.

Thank you for your support and for your sweet comment on my Grapes of Wrath piece - your journal pages are stunning and like you, I really really love to see the step-by-step processes.

Happy Day, xoxo

Gloria said...

Have a great birthday this Saturday Diane.

ArtfulLee Designed said...

I too love the freedom that art journaling brings and the joy of discovering new ways of doing things. I just love these pages, they are amongst my favourite of yours.
Happy Birthday for Saturday
Lee:)

Marilyn Rock said...

Well; I am wishing you a very Happy Birthday for Saturday! I hope your celebration will be fun and joyous with loved ones. Your journal pages are beyond amazing and I can see how much you are enjoying the process!

Best to you always - Marilyn xxoo

Hanni said...

How beautiful, your art is inspiring! Thank you.

Cathy Bueti said...

Diane your designs and color palettes are always so lovely! You have a great style! Love these pages!

Happy Birthday!! :)

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! these are just AMAZING!!!!! I am always so inspired by your art, you are such an incredibly talented lady!!! Hugs Juls

Bren said...

Great post, lots to look at, lots to check out. Love seeing how your journal pages progress and the end result is so rich. Love em

Msartist said...

Hi Diane, lovely journal pages. Just had to tell you before I journey on to other posts and links you have shared. Have a Happy Birthday!!
May you have a wonderful day and year ahead.~Theresa

Tina said...

How fun, I'm enjoying looking at your journal pages. Inspiring
T

Tina said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday my dear
T

Terri Kahrs said...

Happy Early Birthday, Diane!!!! May your day be filled with smiles and friends!!! LOVE your new pages --- Girl, you've found another wonderful creative outlet!!! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

Janine said...

Diane, I love these journal pages! I am in such a lull right now. I need to get inspired! I feel like I am in limbo or in hibernation! I wish I could see you on video doing your artwork!

Emme said...

Hello Diane,

This is Emme, Thanks so much for your shout out! Hearing people are loving our community is the best feeling! This was so sweet for you to do and I so appreciate it!

With much love,
Emme

wanda miller said...

SCRUMPTIOUS SCRUMPTIOUS colors and work...oh so beautiful and love that expression on the face! xo

Uniquely Myself said...

What a creation! So very interesting - I love them!

Isabel said...

Gorgeous journal pages:O)Happy Birthday!!!!:O)hmmm will have to try watercolor crayons I have them just dont quite know how to use them:O)

NatashaMay said...

I love your journal pages! they are always so much fun and I love the layering you do. I have to loosen up myself and start layering. :) Thanks for sharing the links. I'll have to check it out.

Buffy said...

Happy Birthday! And what a great present,congrats! Love your journal pages. Going to check out the links now.

rachel awes said...

happy birthday
& much celebration
to the song
that YOU sing!!
xox

Emelie said...

I really enjoyed seeing the process, I like it in all stages, yet I know when one has something good going it is hard to stop, and your beginnings are so inspirational, then to see the colors start and grow into the richness you always achieve gives me a vision of you working in a speedy way.

Jensters said...

beautiful, beautiful work.

roc said...

lovin your journal pages!

Dorthe said...

Dear Diane,
They are gorgeus, your journal pages,-the colors- BEAUTIFULL- I love the layers af them-and your wonderfull drawings.
xoxo and happy week-end.
Dorthe

Janny said...

They are getting more beautiful every time;o)Happy Birthday, I hope it will be a great day for you! xox

Zondra Art said...

Have a great birthday Diane!
beautiful journal pages, I lake it!
Kisses.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Happy early birthday, Diane! What fabulous journal pages. You are creating something really special with this. :) I am a new of House of Art - I know Meliss, and she has done a terrific thing for us there. Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT birthday and Valentine's Day!!!! Theresa

Janine said...

Happy birthday Diane! Mine is next week!

Lesley said...

Beautiful artwork Diane.
Happy Birthday.
Lesley x

Butterfly Works said...

Happy birthday.....I hope today is full of blessings for you are a very special and talented gal......

Love love the journal pages....c

Ophelia said...

Gorgeous pages!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Happy Birthday Diane! xxoo

Tammie Lee said...

ah today is your Birthday!!

Diane
I wish you a lovely year
may it overflow
with days that feel wonderful to you!
wishing you dreams come true
smiles, love and health.

so happy to be getting to know you.

Tammie

Linda said...

I'm a bit late...but I hope you had a wonderful birthday!
Great pages Diane - and thanks for the links.
X

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Your pages are gorgeous, wonderful dreamy and full of romantic. Thanks for sharing and inspirations.
Belated Happy Birthday!

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