Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Journal Page!....and New Etsy Pieces in My Shop!

Yes, a  real   journal  page.  Last  year, I  got  myself  a  smaller  version  of  the  Strathmore Visual Journal--it's  a  5 x 8  size--so  a little more manageable  size.   I  have  the  mixed media one--I love the paper in this--you can do anything you  want  to  it.  And  I   decided  to  use  all  of  these  art  supplies  that  I  have,  but  have  been  afraid  to touch,  because  I  don't  know  how  to  use  them.   I've  said  this  before....I  always  love  when  I'm  making  art  for  myself....I  always  like  it  (most  of  the  time).


watercolors,  Prismacolor  NuPastels (these  are  awesome  to  work  with!),  and  Prisma  colored  pencils....the  best  part--mixing  all  of  these  mediums  together.    And....this  is  actually  the  second  journal  girl  that  I've  done  in  this  book--you  can  see  the  first  one  HERE .

Plus,  I  have  2  new  art  pieces  for  my  Etsy  shop.    I'm  still  going  with  the  black,  red,  and  cream  theme  with  the  help  of  my  painted  papers,  and  some  ephemera  that  I  found  when  I  was  cleaning.


I  used  my  sketch  of  this  profile  that  I  did  last  year  again.   I  love  her  face,  so  I  copied  it  on  a  dictionary  text  page.    Don't  you  love  today's  world--what  you  can  do  with  computers,  digital  cameras,  and  printers!!   I  would  not  have  had  a  clue  how  to  use  my  art  like  this  15  years  ago.   And  on  the  subject  of  dictionary  pages---my  Favorite  collage  background--they're  very  thin,  and  the  older  ones  have  images  throughout  the  book.    I've  been  using  this  extra  large  one  that  I  think  I  paid  a  dollar  for--pages  and  pages  of  it,  and  it  doesn't  even  look  like  I've  used  it  at  all.   My  favorite  part  are  the  random  words  that  you  find  AFTER  the  artwork  is  finished.   You'll   see  the  name  Amelia  is  on  her  cheek..so  I  guess  that  must  be  her  name--right??


Okay..I'm  rambling  again....I'll  just  show  you  the  rest  of  these  art  pieces...




....on  these  very  deep  6  x 6  canvases  from  Dick  Blick

......mixing  my  painted  papers  with  stamps  and  ephemera......

.....and   I've  added  some  3D  embellishments...



So  here  are  my  2  finished  pieces  that  are  in  my  shop.   I've  had  a  very  nice  welcome  back  from   customers,  and  I  just  wanted  to  add  a  couple  of  more  items.  

So  my  "clean" art  room  is  back  to  being  a  mess  again,  but  in  a  good  way.   I'm  making  art  to  sell,  but  I'm  also  attending  my  online  art  classes, which  means  that  I   have  different  projects  all  going  on  at  the  same  time.   My  once  large  art  room  is  now  becoming  very  small...but  that's  okay.....that's  what  an  art  room  should  be  like!

37 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Love, love, love your journal page! Those colors and she's so beautiful! Your new Etsy shop items will sell quickly if they haven't already. xxoo

Janet Ghio said...

I love your journal page--the flowers are really wonderful and the color of her hair. Also-very cool items for your etsy shop!

Denise Riches said...

Hi Diane...love the journal page, simply beautiful! Awesome colors!

PaperPumpkin said...

Oh, I love your black, red, and cream theme! Wonderful. Amelia is beautiful! K

Christa Irell said...

Diane, all of this is GORGEOUS! I just love the journal page- I tend to use one product and forget that I can mix and match and use them together... thanks for the reminder! Your black, cream, & red pieces are sublime- a wonderful palette that you have made the most of! I love seeing what you are learning!

Tammie said...

Diane, you are wonderfully creative! Love the side portrait of that lady, i can see why you like using her over and over. And your journal page... it looks a bit like a self portrait, so beautiful~

Sher... said...

One of my favorite things is working with Canvas....yours are so gorgeous! I love the black, red and white Steampunk theme with all the charms and embellishments...and the journal page is so cool! Beautiful colors. I love your style.

Happy Sunday! xo

Janie Husband said...

awesome pieces, diane..... i love the prismacolor nu pastels also....i use them alot.... you sure have been busy.... ;-)

Dorthe said...

Diane, your shop items are FABOLOUS- wow, I love them ,they are so wonderful filled with all kind of wonderful art- you are so clever dear- I admire all the pieces in your shop.
And your journal page is wonderful, too.
Hugs, Dorthe

Juls said...

so many gorgeous creations ... Love the 2nd one with the girl on the dictionary page. Hugs Juls

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love your journal girl, her eyes move me! Your canvases are fantastic with so much to see. I am just loving all of the things we can do with our art in the computer age. I was slow to get on the boat but baby I AM on the boat! Lol, well... it's a slow boat.

joanna said...

Happy New Year, Diane!! may it be the most creative year for you! beautiful journal pages. I love the dictionary piece.
xoxo

Serena Lewis said...

I love your journal girl, Diane! Your finished ETSY pieces will be snapped for sure. Gorgeous and full of interest! :)

WrightStuff said...

There's something very magical about your work Diane... I'm not sure quite what it is... but it's there....

Sherry Smyth said...

Always love looking at your work and the materials that you use. The dictionary pages are incredible to work with -- and the fact that this woman's name is "Amelia" -- you can't argue with that...lovely how that worked out!

Emelie said...

I have to say there is so much to be thankful for when one has so many interests and creates beautifully. Amazing it really is, and I know amazing was said to be the most over used word but it is strong enough for another year.
Love the journal, the pleasure in the doing shows in the beauty.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your journal page is so lovely, Diane. I love the color palette you chose - very soft and pretty. And your new art pieces are so bold and bright! Hope they go to new homes very soon!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your journal art, too! I actually bought a new journal today at Michael's and I'm anxious to get started! Love your art! I just looked in your Etsy shop...I'm still drooling! Hugs! ♥

sharon said...

Your journal page is gorgeous....WOW Diane!

Love your new etsy pieces too, with the face and postage text....fantastic!

Lynn said...

I so love all of your art and glad to hear you enjoying the making of same so very much!!!!

Julie said...

Oh Diane....so beautiful! The red and black piece is exquisite!!

Kathy said...

Beautiful work and I'm glad you are making some art just for yourself. I love that freedom! Next to junking, it one of my favorite and most relaxing things to do.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just got online for the first time in several weeks (other than some scheduled posts). I'm hoping my computer woes are over and I can visit more often. Thanks for visiting while I was offline. It means a lot to me.

Your latest pieces are gorgeous. You come up with the best embellishments! Love these, and your journal page is so colorful and well done, too.

Cameron said...

Love your journal page! I have so much trouble making art just for me....I never keep anything I make.....she is just so lovely!

Your Etsy pieces are incredible, as usual! You put eveything together in such a way, that there is so much yumminess to look at and absorb....they really are one of a kind wonders!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW, your 2 art pieces are fantastic and great art as ever!But also I love the colorful page in front, love that amazing face and the flowers around.
I wish you a healthy, creativity happy new year,
hugs Anja

Healing Woman said...

I loved this post Diane...all the way from the gorgeous face you painted in prismacolor to the dictionary idea. Somehow I never thought of purchasing a dictionary and copying my work onto it. And..how serendipitious? (my new word?) it was to find her name on her cheek! She is lovely as is all your work.

Connie said...

Your work is always so very cool. Love the faces that you do.

NatashaMay said...

She is fabulous! I have the same journal but haven't used it yet. Great new stuff in Etsy as well. :)

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Diane,
You are such a creative, inspirational lady!
I love visiting and seeing your latest work of arts.
Thank you for sharing.
Creative hugs,
Anna

~Rasz~ said...

I love your journal page(s)...and was shocked to read that you have art supplies you do not know how to use! I guess we are always learning and that makes me feel better :)

Love your new pieces too. I have several old books that I have thought of using as backgrounds. I think it looks so vintage and interesting what words show up.

Now if you had said that you were making new items for your shop, attending online art classes and your art room was still clean I would know you were no longer sleeping:) Have a great week!

Rosie said...

LOVE those canvases ... I'm a bit of a steampunk queen on the quiet, but never seem to make it myself any more. The colours are particularly FAB!

David Haas said...

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I have a question about your blog. Please email me!
Thanks,
David

Lorraine said...

beautiful elegant face

Heather Henry said...

You are amazing! Love everything you make. It is sooo fantastic. The faces are so beautiful and dreamy. And your papers have so much cool detail. I'm in awe!
I'm doing the strathmore class too, although I've yet to actually complete the first lesson. :l Your art is inspiring.

Buffy said...

Love your journal page and all of the black red and cream art pieces. Just beautiful. I love how you got her name. I love when that happens,like it was meant to be.

Dawn said...

Di - you rock!!! what ever you do is just PERFECT, LOVE these pages,xxx

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Everything is just so awesome and I love those very deep canvas's you are using. really looks good with your art. how funny that you picked out page 2012!!

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