Monday, June 27, 2011

Think Pink

Before  I  start this  post--holy  cow!!   Thank  you  all  for  your  overwhelming  response  on  my  last  post--just  icing  on  the  cake.   I  love  blogland!!   Someone  had  made  a  comment  that  it  was  full  circle  for  me,  which  is  so  true.  I  was  coming  off  of  a  very  sad  week,  and  this  lifted  my  spirits  so  much!

...so...on  to  the  post....

Okay,  so  the  color  is  pink  at  Kristin's  Summer  of  Color,  and  it  couldn't  have  come  at  a  better  time.  When  I  saw  last  Monday  that  the  color  for  this  week  was  pink,  I  was  working  on  another  piece  that  just  wasn't  looking  very  good  to  me,  and  I  thought...hmmmm...how  about  some  pink?   So  this  piece  isn't  completely  pink,  but  pink  is  what  dominates  it.   I  started  first  by  adding  the  pink  touches--

I  love  this  lady---I  use  here  a  lot!



And  then  after  that,  came  the  embellishments--




...with  these  very  cool  Tim  Holtz  embellies....






So  you're  probably  wondering  what  the  completed  piece  actually  is--it's  a  mirror!


....and  I'm  so  happy  with  the  way  it  turned  out.   It's  going  with  me  to  my  art  fair  which  is  in  less  than  2  weeks...no  make that  3  weeks. (I'm  glad  that  I  just  discovered  that  I  have  an  extra  week!)   These  mirrors  have  proven  to  be  very  popular  when  I  take  them  with  me.   So  thank  you  Kristin!!   This  was  the  perfect  prompt  for  me.

And  make  sure  to  see  all  of  the  Summer  of  Color  entries  over  at  Kristin's  place.    And  remember...you  can  join  in  too!

60 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Love this mirror! It has a lovely soft vintage feel to it. :)

Carolyn Phillips said...

That is really pretty, can see why they sell well.

Mandy said...

This is reallybeautiful...so feminine...so delicate...and the images and elements you gave added are perfect....thanks so much for sharing...xxx

Netty said...

Oh wow that is a stunning mirror. Annette x

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh wouawwwwww...so nice, so fantastic work...I adore it!!! I would like to have a mirror like that one...wouawww again...!!! see you next week, xxx

joanna said...

Beautiful Diane!! love the vintage look!

Maite - vitoma said...

¡Bellísimo!!

Clare said...

i love the hearts and the hidden faces, creates a warm vintage feel

WrightStuff said...

Wahey - you can look in the mirror and be pretty in pink :)

Gracie said...

Congratulations on being published, great and well deserved news! You turn ordinary, unassuming things into these amazingly beautiful treasures. I'm sure the art fair will be a big success, may you keep your sanity while preparing for and during it!

Buffy said...

Beautiful mirror,so soft looking. Love the pink. 3 weeks to go you better get busy!

Georgie Horn said...

Cool mirror!

Sherry Smyth said...

pink is such an uplifting colour -- and it also softens...so a perfect choice to have around a mirror!! Brava!

Janet Ghio said...

Pretty, pretty ppink!!

Sandi said...

Your mirror is quite wonderful! Adore the details..it will be a hit absolutely!

Isabel said...

Love all the pink!!And Love creating on mirrors too:O) have a great day Diane:O)

tina kirk said...

Diane, I look your art! Your style is beautiful!

JessiVille said...

Oh WOW! Took my breath away when I saw it was a mirror. Gorgeous!
Jessi xox

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Your mirror is delightful,it would be a treat using it everyday :)

Lynn said...

deliciously nummy piece of art here! pink works, lady is lovely, all comes together...the arties at the art show will gobble it up!
And again, more kudos for your published works!

Julie said...

Hi Diane! Thank you for your sweet visit. :) I love this piece...as always it is just gorgeous! And, CONGRATS on your publication! That is soooo exciting and well deserved! :)

Melisa said...

It looks fantastic! Good luck at the art fair!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Oh Diane I really love this mirror! Well done. I love the embellishments and the vintage look to it. Hugs
Kelly

Jane Davies said...

I love this idea of working on a color theme. Great job!

linda said...

Such a stunning mirror, I am not surprise that people buy them.

Julia Christie said...

So very soft and pretty! And I love your secret garden piece!!! That is just gorgeous! Congrats on getting your work published in Sommerset too! What a great achievement and you deserve it!

Smiles
xo

Holly Loves Art said...

I love everything you create but this is definitely a favorite of mine! So gorgeous!!

Joanna said...

Great collaged frame to this mirror - it looks wonderful. I love its new pink tone.

Kristin said...

Oh, it was meant to be! I LOVE all the detail and texture that you bring to your work - and that you share so many wonderful detail shots. This is just beautiful - I especially love that little picture in the rusted embellishment and your crackle - so very special, xo

Manon Doyle said...

It's so pretty, Diane!! I love the whole look and feel!!

Dorthe said...

And it is beautiful, Diane-- I love all the different tecnics you used and the pink :)
Hugs,Dorthe

Maggie Ruley said...

It is a wonderful fully developed piece, and congrats on the article, you should be very proud.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

WOW..Beautifully shabby and pink..loving all the embellies you have used..What a treat to look in this mirror each day ! :)
Jan x

Terrie said...

What a great mirror - how big is it? Some serendipity was clearly working with the suggestion of pink - love the direction it went....

Gloria said...

Very nice Diana. I'm not surprised though. Everything you do has A-1 quality. Great mirror. Have a great week, take care.

Donna said...

I love your work! Beautiful and I would love to see it for real I am in PA for the summer could you tell me where your next art fair is going to be? And when, I would love to come.
Thanks Donna

Terri Kahrs said...

No wonder your mirrors sell like hotcakes!!! This one is GORGEOUS!!! So pretty in pink, and small enough to hang anywhere to make a space special! Hugs, Terri xoxox

PS Thank you, Sweet Friend, for your lovely comment and congrats! You made my heart dance when I read your sweet words. Enjoy that "high"! You DESERVE it!!! xoxoxo

Ella said...

This is stunning, a real looker! I can see why these sell fast~ It is beautiful, love all the details you used! Beautiful~

Janelle said...

This mirror collage turned out really great. It is so pretty and ladylike. I like all the layers it has.

Kelly Berkey said...

so glad you are feeling more uplifted. it has been quite a roller coaster for you.
i love your mirrors, they are always so gorgeous! xo

creatingme said...

This is absolutely stunning!

Sandra Foster said...

What a creation! Just beautiful with all the textured layers. Sandra

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Pretty in pink, love it! I love all the pictures you take too, fun to really see all the details. :)
Much Love,
Jenny

Rosie said...

It's gorgeous, I can see why you're so pleased with how it turned out!

rachel awes said...

oh yes, to have a
gypsy love song
reflected back..
i'd show up
for that mirror!
xox

Dawn said...

What a beautiful mirror ;0)

Heather said...

so pretty! I love pink, although I dont seem to use it much? Its so girly and sweet :) these are beautiful!~

Melinda said...

This is very pretty I love all the layering.

Conni vom Atelier Tante Trulla said...

Hi, Diane, I`m glad you found my brand new blog. Did you know, that we are together in the "portraits and paper class". I would like to follow your blog, too, because I like your art and posts but it doesn`t work for me at the moment. I`ll try it tomorrow again. xo Conni

Marilyn Rock said...

Oh; this is so beautiful! It's romantic and elegant! xxoo

Artist Terri Smith said...

Diane..WoW..Love The Mirror! No Wonder They're So Popular. And I'm So Glad To Hear You're Doing Better! Sending You A Hug This Evening, Terri

Robin said...

Love this.... and I wouldnt have guessed it was a mirror...great idea..I bet they really do go over well...the images you used re fantastic..!

Lorraine said...

excellent artwork love the colours

Pam Tucker said...

So beautiful! Love all the attention to detail that you put into this.

Heather Henry said...

Beautiful work, as always. It reminds me of the art of the victorian era. I love it. I can see why these would be so popular at art & craft fairs. Wonderful!

Lullaby said...

I just fall in love with this. It is so beutiful

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Another gorgeous piece! I love all the metal embellishments,especially the little clock...Gotta love that Tim Holz. :) Looking forward to seeing your yellow creation of course. xo

Juls said...

such an amazing work of art!!! Hugs Juls

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh wow - the mirror is stunning. It has such a Victorian feel to it. :) Just beautiful, Diane. :)

Elis. ;o) said...

Oh, this is stunning! Really wonderful. I love it! :-)

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