Thursday, September 8, 2011

Angels, a New Workshop, and EXCITING News!

It's  never too  early  to  start  thinking  about  Christmas  angels,  especially  when  it  comes  to  art  and  craft  shows.   The  shoppers  that  come  to  these  shows  are  usually  always  Christmas  shopping  no  matter  what  the  time  of  year is,  and  apparently  all  of  the  craft  stores  know  this  too.   Geez,  Summer  isn't  even  over  with  yet,  but  when  I  walk  into  Michaels---it's  beginning  to  look  a  lot  like  Christmas....

So  when  I  decided  to  make  some  angels  I  knew  that  I  wanted  to  make  them  in  She-Art  style--


....and  then  I  made  another  one....


.....and  then--what  the  heck--I  made  another one...

So  I  guess you  could  say--I  made  a  triptych....


This  time  I added  some different  collage  elements--


with  the  lace  and  pearls--I'm  really  liking  how  these  dresses  ended  up.

Okay  and  a  workshop  to  tell  you  about.   Even  though  the  next  few  months  are  my  busiest  of   the  year,  I  had  no  choice  but  to  sign  up  for  this  workshop--

If  you  have  every  art  supply  out  there  and  don't  really  know  how  to  use  them,  then  this  is  your  workshop  offered by  Jane  Davenport.  She's   going  to  teach  us  how  to  get  the  best  results  with  different  art  mediums  emphasizing  on  the  face  and  also  the  body,  which  is  even  better.   So  this  workshop  was  not  an  option  for  me--I  had  to  sign  up  for  it.   And  you  can  still sign  up  too--all  of  the  details  are  HERE.

Okay,  so  what's  the  exciting  news??   Well,  a  couple  of  days  ago  my  son  told  my  husband  and  I  that  FINALLY,  FINALLY  we  are  going  to  be  grandparents!!   Not  only  are  we  excited  to  have  our  very  first  grandchild,  but  my  other  kids  are  VERY  excited  that  they  are  going  to  be  Aunts  and  Uncles  too!   This certainly  has  been  a  year  of  unexpected  happenings  for  us,  and  with  the  exception  of  losing  Leo,  all  ending  up  to  be   good  things!

50 comments:

Shelly said...

Congratulations!!! Such happy news! :)

And your artwork is just so, so lovely too!

Sharon Tomlinson said...

Congratulations! Nothing like being a GP. Your angles are beautiful. I so enjoy seeing what you do for the shows.

NatashaMay said...

Angels are freaking awesome! :) And yay for the future grandparents. :))

Sherry Smyth said...

Wonderful happy news from your son...a grandbaby!! How joyous!!

Your angels are no surprise in their beauty and delicacy Diane...the addition of lace and pearls makes them stand out special.

Bren said...

Congratulations on becoming a Grandparent soon! You're going to loose your heart and mind to that little one :-)
Love these new angels and noticed the touches of lace and beading right off, really gives them an elegance. Love them.

Dianne said...

Great news! I know... I've been a D-Ma for 5 years now Sept. 12! Your angels are absolutely gorgeous! I've never done people art (except art dolls, which weren't really human) because I'm so bad at painting faces... I love the skirt treatment and that their faces are left up to the imagination! Even I could do these! Though not nearly as lovely as yours...

Theresa Plas said...

Oh Big Congrats D! Definitely EXCITING! Exquisite angels and will check out the workshop:)

Art Expression said...

Congratulation ....beautiful news and beautiful Angels....= )

Clare said...

First up congratulations - what exciting news. I love how the angels take on a whole new feel when displayed together. Stunning!

Art Expression said...

Congratulation ! Beautiful news and beautiful Angels !

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful angels in your own "She Art" style! I adore them! xxoo

Heather said...

You're right! Its never too early to start thinking christmas :) and these angels are lovely!
Many congrats on becoming grandparents. You will love it!

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Your angels are gorgeous, I love the She Art style and works perfect for angels too.
And big congratulations on becoming grandparents, wonderful news. Wishing the new mamma/pappa to be lots of health and a pleasant pregnancy ;-)

Tammy Olson said...

Congratulations! That is exciting news. Your angels are beautiful, the lace and pearls are a wonderful touch.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Congratulations, Diane! I am very happy for you! Have a beautiful day! Twyla

Janet Ghio said...

Congratulations! Love your angels!

Manonpopjes said...

Congratulations Diane what lovely news!!!
Thanks for the artworkshop I am going right over to have a look and maybe sign up.
The SheArt angels are great I bet they will be a winner for you at the art show.
ManonX

Zondra Art said...

Congratulations dear Diane, great news!
Angels look amazing, I love it!

Nice weekend, kisses:)

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love your angels sooo much! I love the colors and the embellishments and the stamping, heck I love it all! I know they will sell at the craft show...who could pass these up! Thanks for passing along the news about the workshop, but it is you that should be teaching a workshop! An online one so I could join in on the fun. CONGRATULATIONS Grandma!

Conni vom Atelier Tante Trulla said...

Congratulations to the grandbaby and to you angels. They look so beautiful all together.

MLBetterly said...

Congratulations! I think the angels are absolutely beautiful!

scrapwordsmom said...

Your She Art Inspired angels are LOVELY. Truly!! Did you see that there will be She Art 2 class in November??!!

Congrats on your son's big news!

Lesley said...

OOO Diane what wonderful news!!! You'll love being a Grandma it's so wonderful and much better than being a mum haha!!!! I'm off to Jack's 4th birthday tea in a minute!!!
Congratulations to everyone!!

I am loving your She Angels. Really beautiful. The course looks interesting. Have you seen that Christy is doing She Art 2!!! I haven't done 1 yet!

Happy days.
x

roc said...

that is really great news!! nothing like grandbabies to make you smile! congratulations!

Say It In Color said...

I LOVE the angels!!! Great work....love the three next to one another!!! Congratulations on a grand baby....they are a delight for us!!!!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Congratulations!!!! That is SO exciting. There is NOTHING like a new baby joining the family...and a first grandchild - I am so happy for you. :)
The angels are fantastic! I love the way you created the skirts/dresses & that two are in profile. LOVE! Jane's class looks wonderful. I bet she is a wonderful teacher.

Dorthe said...

Diane, how beautiful, they are.
I so love the use of lace and pearls, with the paper, and your wonderfil painting.
Hugs,Dorthe

Dorthe said...

Oh dear, I missed giving my warm congratulations- and you have to hear it from me also .... you are going to LOVE it- :)
OXO -Dorthe

WrightStuff said...

Wahey Grandma!! Congratulations :)

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Diane,
Congratulations to you & your son.

That workshop sounds like fun and I don't believe you don't know what to do with all your art stuff. LOL

Lurrrvvve the angels with lace and pearls.
Creative hugs,
Anna

~Rasz~ said...

First, I LOVE the angels. Now you are inspiring me to try to create an angel. Yours are triply beautiful! I love the added touches of lace and pearls.

And your going to be a grandma!!!! Yay!!!! Congratulations to you & your entire family. What a wonderful surprise.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are right. This is turning into a great year for you. Yay to the soon to be grands!

Those angels are simply adorable. You always take these things to a new and beautiful level. I know your shows are going to be a big success.

Heather said...

Congratulations!!!! How exciting!!! It is the best being a grandparent!! I have 2 grandsons. Its the best!
I love your girls. I love all the textures. Just Lovely!

Kathy said...

Congratulations!! One of the best parts is watching your kids "parent" and seeing how their own upbringing influenced them when it comes time to do it themselves. All those years I was determined to watch Little House on the Prarie for the values it portrayed and then what did my son do but buy the episodes on DVD for his daughter. He got it!! Except for the part when his daughter became convinced they were going to become farmers - LOL!

claire barone art said...

Hi Dianne such lovely news !!!!!!! what a lovely thing to look forward too x the angels are fantastic such detail great style love Claire have a happy day xx

Buffy said...

Hooray,woo hoo!!! Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you. Your angels are just so beautiful,love the lace and pearls.

Cathy Bueti said...

Oh Diane!!! So happy for you!! congrats to you and your family!!

And I absolutely love these she art angels!

xo

Jenny Blair said...

Oh wow...blessing all round :) Such exciting and wonderful news Granny! :)
LOVE your beautiful angels too xx

Becca said...

Oh Diane, your angels are lovely! I love the lace and pearl embellishments you added.
What wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your family. :-)

Odd Chick said...

I'm so excited for you DIANE! My grandchildren have helped me to see the world all new and fresh. I love your angels to the maXXX. i love them. they are outstanding.

Cindi aka Ericksoc said...

These angels are absolutely gorgeous! Visiting you from Jane's class - see you around!

Artygirl said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news. I have visited from Jane's. Your angels are wonderful.

Emelie said...

You may be at a show right now, I hope fabulous weather.

Lovely angels and I like your work on the dresses also, clever.

You have really worked hard to get ready for these weekends.

Marilyn Rock said...

Diane; I don't think I congratulated you and yours on becoming grandparents! Oh; you'll love it! It's rocked my world in such a wonderful way! Please keep us posted! Congrats to all! xxoo

Faerie Moon Creations said...

OMG!!!! How gorgeous these angels are!!!! The She Art style works wonderfully well. They look OUTSTANDING in a triptych. Congrats on the grandparenting. I know you'll be a wonderful grandma. Thanks for the update on the art class. And guess what??? Work of Art is coming back!!!! Starts October 12th...yippee!

Elisabeth R said...

Oooh, WOW...! I am sorry, but I am really at loss of words. Your angels are just so lovely,...and actually all your art is just stunning to me. I absolutely love what you are doing! :-))
Congratulations on the happy news also! How sweet is that! :-))

Hybrid J said...

Great collage work! Glad to have you at "Supplies Me" class ... cheers.

Heather Henry said...

So beautiful! I love your whimsical, flowing style. Congrats to you! :) Have a happy and beautiful week.

Terri Kahrs said...

Diane!!!! You saved the very BEST news for last!!! Whoo-Hoo and Congratulations!!! Nothing like happy news.

Love your angel triptych! And what can I say about your vintage 'box' that hasn't already been said here! It's beyond fabulous!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Dapoppins said...

Angles and blessings! Art and babies~~!

Such happiness! Congratulations!

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