Monday, June 25, 2012

Baseball Nut..... (and Somerset has made me happy again--they published me again!)

Okay--Baseball Nut--that's  the  color  this  week  at  Kristin's  Summer  of  Color.   So  for  those  of  you  who  don't  know  what  kind  this  is  (like  me)--it's  Baskin  Robbins'  vanilla  ice  cream  with  raspberry  swirls  and  lots  of  cashews--sounds  good  to  me!

So  I  started  gathering  up  supplies  from  my  art  room--


.....some  scrapbook  papers,  and  paint,  and  some  of  my  sketched  faces  printed  out  on  sheet  music....and  more  gathering.....


Actually  when  I  took  this  photo,  I  was  half-way  finished  with  my  pieces,  and  I  had  a  plan  in  mind.   I  have  to  admit--I  have  a  problem  with  supplies--I  need  everything  that  I  see  out  there--I  can't  help  myself--but  on  the  other  hand   I  never  have  a  problem  when  it  comes  to  looking  for  those  special  touches--because  I  have  everything--so  I  guess  that's  a  good  thing....right??

All  of  these  prompts  helped  me  make  these  2  pieces  on  6 x6  canvases--





My  Baseball  Nut  sundaes  complete  with  the  "cherries"  on  top...


....not  as  delicious  as  the  actual  ice  cream--but  a  lot  less  fattening!

And  make  sure  to  head  on  over  to  Kristin's  blog  to  see  more  yummy  art.

And  yes!   I  was  published  again!   This  time  in  Somerset  Studio's  latest  issue  due  out  in  July.


Big  smile  on  my  face--this  will  NEVER  get  old!!

57 comments:

BJ said...

beautiful work and so detailed. BJ

rachel awes said...

you seem to know just how to put all the pieces together xox

Giggles said...

Your work, every last bit of it is always so beautiful!! These ladies are no exception!! Wow, just wow!! Love them!!

Hugs Giggles

sharon said...

Congrat's on being published again Diane...you are so deserving of that honor, your pieces are the bomb!! I adore that yellow bird looking up, and your drawn faces are always so beautiful!

Virginia said...

Absolutely gorgeous - love these pieces entirely - no surprised at all to find your work being published! Hope you're having a great day!

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

OMG!!!! I am so much in love with 'em!!! Both the pieces are AWESOME!!!! love those ladies...the cage is so very cute...the details are really fab! I think I lack the proper adjectives to describe my feeling:)

Congrats on getting published:)

Not wasting any time in Following you:)

helena said...

fabulous pieces and the cherries made me smile

Janie Husband said...

so pretty, diane......and congratulations....... ;-)

Bren said...

Congrats on the publication!
More beautiful pieces, so soft and pretty

WrightStuff said...

Congratulations Diane!! So pleased for you.

I always love your artworks so these are no exception.

NatashaMay said...

Congrats on being published again! :)) Love those canvases and especially the door knobs you put on them. :)

Pointy Pix said...

your work is just so beautiful - this is way more delicious than any flavour of ice cream! I just love both pieces!
Congratulations on being published - yet to happen to me but I'm sure it would never get old for me either!

bonita bon bons said...

really nice work! this is really an amazing example of what people can do with collage at the top end of the scale! I love them both, they look fab together but they both look great individually too.. im now following!
bonitabonbons.blogspot.com

krisatlarge said...

Wow - you are my hero! My goal is to get published in one of the Somerset mags- some day. I love your art and now have another reason to find the new mag at Barnes and noble here! Thanks for your inspiration - I've been having a hard time with my Baseball nut entry - maybe need to start again! Kristin (one of the OTHER ones)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Congrats on being published! Fantastic mixed media creation ~ love your art style ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

roc said...

congratulations! that is wonderful news. i will look for that magazine next time i go out. your work is totally deserving to make print!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a really really lovely way to celebrate Baseball Nut. You had less trouble with the colors than I. Guess it's because you always have so many supplies you can use to add that very special touch. These are so well done. I like how you added the cherries on top (grin). So, so creative.

Congratulations AGAIN on being published. And you do it so well, too!

Rebeca Trevino said...

congrats Diane!
being published again! that's terrific.

i love your new pieces on canvas, these turned out great. yours is the second blog post i read this morning about "Baseball Nut" . . .

Caz said...

Oh they are amazing!! so very pretty!!

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh...these are amazing Diane..LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!...you did a fantastic job with this weeks colours!! Congrats on getting published too :)
Jan x

J. Beaudet said...

These pieces are so beautiful! Congratulations on the feature!

Shahrul Niza said...

Congrats for appearing on Somerset! What a gorgeous artwork!. LOVE the cherry on top thingy and the whole composition!. YUM!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Congrats on being published again. I saw it in Somerset last night when I went to Barnes. I was SO happy to see your beautiful work in there. Yay!! Ohhh, and these girls - GOR-geous. I adore all the texture and layers. :)

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Diana this is breathtaking. I like them so much. What a creative and beautiful work. The ladies are so special and marvelous.
Lovely greet
Marja

krisatlarge said...

IM very excited - just realized the show you do in July is close to my adopted home this year in Cleveland - I can come see you in person! I'll see you in Willoughby! Kristin (still the other one!)

Netty said...

congratulations on getting published Diane. Loving your wonderful Summer of Color canvases, beautiful. Happy SOC, Annette x

craftattack said...

Beautiful work! Valerie

Kathy said...

Congratulations!! And BTW, I like your artwork BETTER than ice cream!

Kristin said...

xo!

Gina Sismilich said...

Beautiful paintings - congrats on being published!

missy k said...

First congratulations on being published again :) Great work.

I love your pieces for SOC.... they are totally gorgeously. I am in love with those little cute knobs.

See you next time

Karen

Deb Harvey said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you! I really love your ladies!!!

Carolyn Dube said...

Congratulations on being published!!! Your 2 pieces this week are inspirational!!

Sharon said...

Wow just stunning!!!! Perfect for the Summer of Colour!!

Mandy said...

Congrats ...and your work is absolutely stunning...i am in awe ...xxx

Beverley Baird said...

Both are gorgeous! Love the colours especially!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh how beautiful these pieces are! The faces are just divine. :) And a BIG congrats to you on being published again - can't wait to see it! :)

PaulaJ said...

these are stunning

tina kirk said...

Beautiful art! Can not wait to see your published work in person!

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful - all of it Diane. Congrats on the well-deserved publication! xxoo

Jenny said...

Stunning canvases Diane... your girls are so incredibly gorgeous... and BIG congrats on being published again... my Somerset Studio is in the mail... so can't wait to see your work in print...

Hugs
Jenny x

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Wow Diane, I'm always so amazed with your creativity. Beautiful job on that challenge. I love to have lots of art supplies, too. Congratulations on being published again! That is a big deal! :)

Lesley said...

OMGoodness,these are incredible. I love love your work.
You certainly deserve to be published. Do you teach online courses at all? I love how you put all these elements together.
Congratulations to you.
Lesley ♥

Linda said...

Congrats on getting published again. But it's not surprising as your work is wonderful. Like the two pieces for this weeks Summer of color. Awesome!

Ritu Dua said...

This is superb :)Love all the minute details and all the embellishments too !

You deserve all such recognition my friend!

Dorthe said...

Congartulations again dear Diane,I know we will see you often in those great mags. as your art is so beautiful, and lovely to publish :-)
I love the knobs on top of your canvases, and your sweet girls .
Hugs,Dorthe

Elisabeth R said...

I am just as stunned as always by your wonderful work! I looove it!! :)

Sandi said...

Your pieces are ..well I just adore them! Congratulations on being published again..:) I do love it when I see a name I recognize!

Joanna said...

Your Baseball Nut girls are wonderful, I love all the different elements you've used.

Many congratulations on getting published in Somerset Studio!

See you next week at SOC!

Chris said...

Hi Diane, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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Tammie Lee said...

two wonderful pieces
your cherry on top makes me smile

i am so happy for you being publishes!!

linda (dots n doodles) said...

I just love your work and these are so beautiful. Congratulations on being published again, you deserve it.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Wonderful- I love all the details you've used and the addition of those knobs is the perfect finishing touch- LOVE it!

Just me said...

These are gorgeous pieces! The details are incredible and I love the cherry's on top!

sandee said...

be still my heart, somehow I missed this! Gorgeous, just gorgeous work! And yep, being published never does get old, it's so fun to see your work and your name in a magazine!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Cameron said...

Congrats!! I'm sure no matter how many times you get published, it is as exciting as the first time!
I'm thrilled for you :)

Those canvases certainly are delicious....absolutely beautiful pieces :)

Joyce's Journey said...

Congrats! So happy for you being published again! The other person on that page is a blogger also, though she hasn't blogged for awhile that I know of. Must say, I truly love the faces you do. The girls just always look so pretty and sweet. You are so talented and I love to see the things you make. Good job, Diane!

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