Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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This  year,  the  only  real  resolution  that  I  made  to  myself  was---starting  in  January  I  am  going  to  start  making  art  for  my  shows.   When  you  don't  have  an  art  show  until  the  middle  of  summer,  it's  hard  to  get  motivated.    But  after  last  year  (I  was  so  overwhelmed),  I  decided  that   I  had  to  do  this.    And  when  you  make  art  to  sell--of  course  you  have  to  think  more  of  what  is  popular  and  sometimes  not  what  you  really  feel  like  making.   But  in  this  case,  the   items  that are  the  favorites....happen  to  be  mine  too.


......my  latest  mirror,   and  my  favorite  so  far,  mainly  because  I  have  time  to  add  little  details  and  use  my  my  own  painted  papers.....



And  using  images  from  my  layered  piece---my  newest  boxes.....


.....these  make  me  happy  : )

.....so  I  guess  in  the  end,   if  I  never  enjoyed  the  process  of  making  these,   I  never  would  have  started  in  the  beginning,  and  they  never  would  have  been  favorites  of  shoppers---it  would  have  been  something  else  that  I  enjoyed  creating---that's  why  I  just  Love  what  I  do!!!

36 comments:

rachel awes said...

i love all the beauty you place around the mirror to reflect back + reinforce that we are made of GOOD STUFF. xox

roc said...

your mirror and the boxes are wonderful!

Bren said...

I think you're being a wise woman getting an early start on what is a wildly busy time for you. Interesting that the things that are the most popular have a 'practical' use to them. The furniture you painted went quickly too as I recall. Beautiful pieces as always.

Kim Mailhot said...

Such pretty pieces !!!
Here's to loving what we do ! It makes this Life all the sweeter !

Light & love !

rebeca trevino said...

these are great Diane! I can see why your customers love them!

you and i must be on the same wave link, i have been on a mirror making trend myself. i love making them and i love looking at them.

have an fun filled Tuesday!

Janine said...

Your frame is beautiful! I love those boxes, they make me smile too!

Cathy Bueti said...

These are lovely! And I applaud you for getting a jump start on creating for your shows! I am such a procrastinator, that would never be me! lol

You are putting out there what you love, and in turn others love it too!

xo

Emelie said...

When you love what you do success in the work just comes naturally, tose boxes are so good, the blue and design just lovely and your workmansip is alway top notch. Love the mirror. These items would be hard to part with I think.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your art is so well defined. I am in awe of all the details you put into these pieces. Starting early IS the key. That way, you will have even more to share with your loyal customers this summer.

sharon said...

Each piece you make has so much detail and work in it, and so much character, and is really a reflection of your joyous personality!
These are amazing and beautiful!

Janelle said...

Your pieces are always very beautiful and so detailed. I love your work.

Becca said...

Hi Diane! Love the mirror...the girl with the hat looks so cute! The boxes are always a favorite of mine, I especially love when you do the sun faces. Enjoy your day!

Debbie said...

I love your mirror with the awesome depth and textures, and your boxes are so pretty!

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Lovely mirror! I too am getting a head start on items to fill my booth this summer... Wishing you continued inspiration, and happy creating :)

Isabel said...

Love Love the mirrors:O) Love the colors, you are sooo inspiring:O)

Dorthe said...

Love the pinkish mirror of yours,love your face,and the bird is fantastic dear Diane.
I wish I could also really start with the dolls, but for now I "play" a bit with collages.
Your boxes alwayes makes the sun shine :)
Hugs,Dorthe

wanda miller said...

sounds like it couldn't be any better. funny how we figure it out, that you were there all along. and these pieces are SCRUMPTIOUS! XOXO

Kathy said...

I am glad you are giving yourself the extra time to enjoy the process!!

Michele said...

I love that mirror! Love it!
And, thak you so much for your lovely comment on my blog! It means a lot to me.

Connie said...

LOVE the BIRD Box!

Marilyn Rock said...

Your art always makes me happy! Beautiful! xxoo

Cameron said...

....and you are so fantastic at it!!
Enjoy every minute of creating these....and reap the HUGE sales this Summer...heehee!!

Healing Woman said...

All three real beauties. I am not sure but I don't think I've seen you work in a rose color theme before. That, of course, is another consideration for customers..It's hard for me creating colors that I don't care for but once I try them, I find it helps me to discover new way of creating that I never thought of. Those mirrors must be fantastic sellers and rightly so.

Betzie said...

Oh my I just LOVE that mirror Diane!!! It is gorgeous!!!
Fun and such a blessing to be able to do what we love in life and have others appreciate it as well.

Jennifer Richardson said...

those boxes make my heart grin
sooooo wide!
thanks for the beautiful share,
Jennifer

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Beautiful Diane... just beautiful!

NatashaMay said...

Gorgeous, Diane! Love the mirror. So French. :) Gorgeous boxes as well. Love the happy fun colors. :)

Lorraine said...

excellent love your use of colour

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

The love shows through in your work, so beautiful!!!
♥jenny

Tammie Lee said...

Wonderful each piece! I think you love of what you do shines in your pieces, you have to enjoy them for others to want to have them in their homes.

Kristin said...

Diane! You always amaze me with your pieces! I LOVE the painted papers added to your mirror and your boxes are so full of detail and beauty. LOVE, xoxo

verdigrisrose said...

Hi Diane,
Thanks for your lovely comment to me, it's so nice that you took the time, as you are so busy getting ready for your exhibition!...It must be nice knowing you have something to work towards, at the moment that is my problem with my art.
I love the mirror, the detail is wonderful!!!!....x..julia

Patience said...

What pretty little treasures! No wonder they are so popular with the shoppers -- unique and one-of-a-kind...! :-)

Buffy said...

I love that mirror,so beautiful.

Artist Terri Smith said...

Smart To Get An Early Start! I Know All Too Well That Feeling Of Overwhelm That Seeps In When Staring At A Schedule Date. You're Off To A Glorious Start ~ The Mirror Is Awesome And Your Boxes Are Some Of My Favorites.

Diane, I Want To Thank You For Recognizing The New Path I'm Taking In My Art..And The Reasons For It. I've Been Reaching Deep ~ Trying To Elevate Myself Above The Sadness That Naturally Follows Grief. And Every Day I Feel A Lit'l Stronger. Sending You Some Love & Sunshine, Terri

joanna said...

Beautiful work Diane as always! Your pieces surely reflect your love for creating!! xoxo

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