Friday, May 13, 2011

Yay! Blogger's Back....But My Post That I Made is Gone....

So  I'm  going  to  have  to  do  it  all  over  again.   Like  I  really  have  time  to  do  this!!   My  original  post  was  about  me  complaining  that  I  didn't  have  time  to  blog  or  pretty  much  do  anything  on  the  internet---but  I  didn't  mean  that  literally.   So  I'm  going  to  make  this  short  and  simple.   I'm  very  busy  getting  ready  for  my  upcoming  show  season.   As  usual  I  wait  until  the  last  second  and  realize  that  I  have  to  get  busy!

So  I've  been  making  my  popular  sellers--boxes--








Bringing  back  my  ladies  from  last  year.   My  printer  isn't  good  enough  to  make  professional-like  art  prints,  but  it's  perfect  for  using  it  this  way.   It's  a  great  way  of  offering  my  art  prints  in  a  different  way--so  that  they're  still  one  of  a  kind.

These  boxes  start  out  as  plain  wood  craft  boxes--but  these  "blank  canvases"  never  scare  me  like  a  real  blank  canvas.   I  really  enjoy  making  them,  and  I  never  run  out  of  ideas. 




I've  actually  posted  more  on  my  Facebook  Page  (and  probably  more  to  come).

And  before  I  leave  I  want  to  tell  you  about  Cameron's  giveaway  at  Paint  Myself  Pretty.  It's  her  100th  post  giveaway,  and it's  a  good  one.  The  giveaway  is  customized  to  your  taste  and  she's  offering  more  than  one  of  her  creations---she's  a  multi-talented  artist--so  go  on  over  and  enter  your  name  HERE.

I'm  going  now--crossing  my  fingers  that  Blogger  has no  more  problems.   I  want  to  take  some  time  to  enjoy  our  finally  warm  weather  that  we're  having--even  though  I  can  hear  thunder  in  the  distance--I  don't  care--it's  warm  out  and  the  windows  are  open!
: )

55 comments:

Luthien said...

i actually didn't know blogger was in trouble and was happily posting an hour ago ... then i started reading other blogs only to discover i came back (after a 2 week break) just at the right time!!

i remember those boxes from your last show :) that was when i started following you i think! gorgeous as always!! you should make more cos i remember you saying they fly out in seconds!! :)

Lynn said...

I lost my post and had to do a redo too! Oh well...we love it here so we do it...wonder what they fixed, what was broken?

Your boxes are fan ta tic!
the prints look like you painted them directly on the boxes and the added paint and embellishments are super dooper good! Love them and know they will all go to happy homes. Have fun selling.

Lynn said...

Oops. FANTAS TIC!!!

Gloria said...

I lost my post and had to re-do my PPF post, that's okay though. Those are fantastic boxes. I'm getting ready to work on some of my cigar boxes. Very nice work and great ideas. Have a great weekend.

Isabel said...

Aweome!!! Love these and all the pretty findings you add:O) Enjoy the weather:O)

Cameron said...

Those boxes are just beautiful, Diane! So much love and pretty details in each one!

Thank you also for mentioning my little giveaway here....I'm so happy to have you celebrating along with me :D

Best wishes on the show!!!
Cam

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your boxes! They are amazing! Enjoy your weekend! ♥

Becca said...

Wow! Those boxes are amazing Diane! I just love all your creations. Enjoy the weekend and your warm weather. I love the sound of distant thunder. :-)

Janine said...

Wow, Diane these are beautiful! I have to try and make some more boxes. Great job!

marsa said...

ciao, sei un'artista molto stravagante, inusuale e ricca di creatività,seguo con interesse il tuo blog, anch'io spesso sperimento tecniche e nuovi modi, ma tu sei un vulcano di idee. Complimenti.
Ciao a presto.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I lost one post and the comments from another one. I knew blogger was down, but didn't bother checking to see why. Your boxes are always fun. You have a very unique style that I would recognize ANYWHERE. I'm glad to see these are here and ready to be sold. Have a great weekend, too.

Bren said...

I lost stuff to the blogger goblins too, but thankful they didn't ditch it all!
Beautiful boxes, and here's to a very good show season :-)

kluless said...

Your boxes are beautiful, as always and it's easy to see why they are so popular! Yes, that whole Blogger outage was really annoying. I didn't have your bad luck to be posting when it happened but it changed my plans when I wanted to post and couldn't post. I sure hope they have it fixed and that is behind us now!

Janet Ghio said...

I love the black, white and red box!! I am going over and ask to be your friend on facebook. I don't go to face book very often-for some reason I can't get my blog to link to facebook--it says it is linked, but then nothing ever appears!!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Diane,
Always great to see what you're up to, coming up with new and exciting, colourful designs.
Love these boxes, I'm sure they'll walk out the door at your show!
Happy creating,
Hugs,
Anna

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi Diane! Your boxes are beautiful - I really and truly love them. Hope they all sell for you. :) I had the Blogger Blues, too. I ended up following myself and then copying and pasting my post from Google Reader. LOL Don't ask!!! Then my original post came back, but all the comments were gone. Anyhow, I hope you have a really great weekend!!! Theresa

Terri Kahrs said...

My latest post DID come back, but I lost all of my lovely followers comments! Bummer!!! They had to have had a catastrophic failure - they were down for over 24 hours! Let's keep our fingers crossed that everything is back to normal!!!

Your boxes are so beautiful, Diane! I hope you have a sell out show!!! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

Rebecca Anthony said...

I always love your boxes Diane! The one with the red hearts is my fave!!

Pamela Holderman said...

Oh blogger ate my post too... We are all getting way too dependent on machines right? Go enjoy your sun for me as mine has left for rain I do believe. Love the boxes!

Serena said...

Beautiful boxes, Diane! I think my fave would be the red and black one...simply stunning!

Btw, Blogger staff say they will gradually restore all the lost posts...not sure about comments though. I hadn't posted for a while and the one day I went to do a new post, Blogger was down....just my luck! lol

wanda miller said...

GORGEOUS boxes, diane. i guess i left too at the right time for blogger to mess up. you still made me chuckle though reading your post. i wish you the VERY VERY BEST "really good shew" EVER! xoxo

Dawn said...

These are beautiful. No wonder they sell.

Love Dawn xx

Silke said...

These are beautiful! I love the dreamy feel of these boxes... Yes, blogger was very irksome for a few days and I hope that it's all fixed! Enjoy the warm weather!! Hugs, Silke

Marilyn Rock said...

Yes; blogger was driving me nuts recently. I had double posts then they wiped out another. It seems to be back okay now.

Love your boxes and I know your selling season will be met with much success. I wish you the best always! xxoo

Joyfulploys said...

Hi Diane...glad Blogger got staightened out...I've noticed other Bloggers lamenting about it being down and losing their posts. Your boxes are wonderful and the girl in the post below is so lovely!
Mary

Buffy said...

Hey girl,love your boxes,I can't pick a favorite. I know what you mean about blank canvases,every time I do a canvas it never comes out but if I just work on a piece of paper or wood it usually comes out. I think its in my head.

sharon said...

My post miraculously came back!
Your boxes are nothing short of gorgeous, pretty, and blingy goodness!

Dorthe said...

Diane, they are gorgeus- I love how they are allike,and then totally different ,all- and I love the added bling :)
Hugs,Dorthe

Emakesart said...

Love the boxes, such a great idea for art prints. You always have the best ideas! My fav is the 3rd one..black and red... it' s very striking. Don't go too crazy getting ready for your shows.

xoE

ha.. word verification is urest. Is it talking to me or you? how about we rest!

Lorraine said...

wow these are fantastic

Debbie said...

Good luck with your show! Your boxes are beautiful and unique!

Pam McKnight said...

Love your boxes! and Ditto on the blogger problems. I was so busy all week and then finally sat down to blog and couldn't for 2 days! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)Pam

Diana said...

Just lovely. I see why they're so popular. I miss thunder and lighting in the warm air. Love that.

Heather said...

Ahhh Diane your boxes are lovely! I am going to do my very first art show in June. I am really excited. I don't know what I am doing but I will be ok. I love thunder storms too. I keep the windows open and just like to listen. Crazy I know. Have a great week!

Lesley said...

Hi Diane, I just love these boxes and I'm sure they will fly out really quickly.

Blogger has been a problem - hope it's all sorted now.
x

suzeeez said...

I love your altered boxes,just beautiful. I can picture them full of treasures. :o) Sue

Jessie said...

They're lovely and your paintings work so well on them.xx

Tammie said...

You truly are busy, my goodness, so much gorgeousness in these!

Dianne Poinski said...

I found your blog over at Beth Rommel's blog and fell in love with your boxes!

Your mention of blogger caught my attention - my blog was resent on Friday and all previous comments were deleted. Something was going on........

Your mention of blogger may have brought me here, but your art will keep me coming back. Thanks!

Maggie R said...

Hi Diane,
I absolutely LOVE boxes and yours are WONDERFUL!
There is something about a box that draws me to it. I have been doing some myself and if I could get my darned computer to behave I could show some pictures...sigh!!
Good luck..
I am going to put you on my blog roll as I find your blog such a fun place to be.
Thanks for your inspiration
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Theresa said...

I can't wait for your shows to start and see all your lovelies finding new homes!

Oxana said...

Gorgeous boxes, Diane!

Whimsical Folk Art Blog said...

Love you boxes :)

rebeca trevino said...

diane
the boxes are georgeous! everyone of them. i bet you buy the blank boxes new, right? i was wondering how you got them all the same size... they could be cigar boxes, i suppose. anyway they are wonderful. and the feet! make them MORE fabulous! do you teach workshops?

Amanda Trought said...

These are beautiful pieces of work, will check out your facebook to see the others. Will definitely be back for another visit. Stay blessed Amanda

NatashaMay said...

I just love these boxes! They are fabulous and so uniquely you. :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Diane, these are breathtakingly gorgeous!!! You are a TRUE artiste!!!
XO
Cindy

joanna said...

Lots of trouble with blogger lately :( Your boxes are pretty Diane! hope you have a great show season!! xoxox

Artist Terri Smith said...

Thanks So Much Diane For Popping By After Seeing My Newest Creation On FB! Your Sweet Comment Offers Such Encouragement! Girl..I Had No Idea I'd Fall So In Love With Jane's Textural Process. I Once Was Strickly An Oil And Gesso Kind Of Painter..But WOW..Finding Jane And Her Textural Series Has Given Me New Insight. And Energy. Hey..Love These New Boxes! Truly, I Love All Your Work! Hugs, Terri

Healing Woman said...

I think these boxes are a sure sell. I'll be anxious to hear how sales are at the upcoming shows. The economy, as far as art sales go, seems to be improving here..sort of up and down though. I too, was always show motivated-best work came just before I left for my shows. Good luck!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Diane,

LOVE your boxes!!

So glad I found you through the miz kate dot com Artist blog hop!
I am your newest blog follower. :)
Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

Best,
Mary C. Nasser
http://www.marycnasser.com/blog.html

Lovey said...

You make the most beautiful boxes. You are so very gifted Diane! I love to see your work!

Emakesart said...

Back again! Yes, I wish I could've taken one of Laurie Mika's classes too, but it was so nice to meet her and see what she was making in Trish's class ...so inspiring!!!

xoE

Wini said...

I love your boxes!! They are gorgeous and I'm sure they will be a huge hit...!!! Wini xo

Juls said...

theses are just beautiful and magical, such works of art!! Hugs Juls

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