Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
This is my first postcard for the SUNDAY POSTCARD CHALLENGE. Your right Roc....they are fun. The size is great, now I am interested to see how they look after they go through the mail. Life is short......eat ice cream. Diane
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
You haven't seen the last of my lily's yet.....They are grand this year.. so many blossoms. Maybe they liked that shade the smoke created or something. The white one has a big bud on it that I check every morning before I go to work. I can't wait for it to open. I hope it isn't windy. When taking this pink one, I had to hold the top bud so it wouldn't move in the wind. Pretty tricky, to hold it and shoot at the same time. Wasn't sure what I would get. I really cropped out a lot of background, mostly the peeling paint of my 100 year old house. Beauty is all around us, look for the little things. Diane
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Talk about a big hat....did anyone really wear something like this??? At least for anything other than a photo shoot? Still I love this photo, she doesn't really have her nose in the air....it is the only way she could support the weight of this hat...teehee. This is another 4 x 4 Chunky book page for my swap "Got Bling" Enjoy your day...think in color..........Diane
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Fall is in the air.......Some how you just know. By the feel in the air and the slight drop in the evening temperatures. School starting. The days are getting a little shorter. I love the four seasons, some a little more than others. We had a very short summer because of the smoke filled sky's. No sunshine. Our little valley just held that smoke in, like valleys do. It is so nice now, to see the mountains and the blue sky. Yesterday the fluffy clouds filled the sky. Things are getting back to normal around here. Seek Joy.........Diane
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
As I go off to work I just wanted to wish everyone a beautiful MONDAY!! The forest fire is 100% contained...The smoke is still here from the fire over the hill that is still going. A very small storm passed by yesterday and dropped a little rain with it so that helped. I never thought rain would sound so good...Diane
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Today my blog hit 80........It has been so much fun and I have worked to keep it Art Focused and still somewhat intimate. I have made a lot of new friends and have been touched by their openness, overwhelmed by their artistic ability and charmed by their kindness.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Oh..........these are fun. Here is my Bling Bride. The photo was in my Grandmother's photo album. I think she was a niece. What a wonderful gown and the bouquet is beautiful. Full length vail....so elegant. I know these were not wealthy people but nothing was too much for their daughter. It would cost a fortune now days for a gown and vail like this. Coffeelatte http://flickr.com/photos/telltaleheart/ is the newest member to this swap and we are excited to have her...Anyone else out there wanna join there are still several spots open...Art-On. Diane .........WhooHoo.....just found out that Cathy has signed up too....http://flickr.com/photos/22815284@N02/ Thanks Cathy glad to have your art here.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Here is another 4x4 chunky book page for my swap...I hope there is no confusion as to where to sign up...On flicker I started a group site where you can up load your work for this swap, so if you are a member of flickr you can join there.http://flickr.com/groups/793762@N25/ If you blog only you can sign up here on the newest post or the original post. We still have lots of room and the due date is not until OCT 15th. so there is lots of time. Hopefully I didn't make it too far in advance. We are getting some really great artist for this so.... sign up. We have Amyfaire from AFA who does amazing 4x4's .
Have a Art Full weekend. Diane
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I have been wanting to share the framed collection of ACEO'S that I have from one of my favorite artist.....Cassandra. I framed all three of her cards together and added alittle BLING. I wanted to enjoy them and share them with others and still keep them safe and dust free. This was also my first photography/lighting project. My husband brought me some Shop lights, and I clipped one on the shelf next to my project and the other one I hand held. My camera being on a tripod. I was very happy how it turned out and the photograph without any glare on the glass.
The yellow Sunflowers are just for happy......Cassandrahttp://flickr.com/photos/jupiterdesigns/ has joined my GOT BLING? swap
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Ok....Here goes. I am hosting my first ever SWAP. GOT BLING? 4 x 4 Chunky Book pages, trade your 6 pages for 6 pages in return. I have been a participant in many, many swaps and finally decided to host my own. If you like vintage jewelry, you will love this theme. Here are three examples of what I want. Your style can lead you. Here are the rules,
Must use one or more of the following: Old jewelry pieces
Lace and ribbon
or all of the above..........
This swap is open to 15 people.
Posting will be on my flicker site.http://flickr.com/photos/artdglass/
You can sign up here or there just be sure to leave a link so I can contact you.
DUE AT MY HOUSE NO LATER THAN OCT. 15 th.
Always your best work of course. Your screen name and your real name artsy on the back.
Because some pages are chunkier than others I will supply the return envelopes. Just enclose the amount of stamps that it takes to mail your package with a label with your address.
If I have forgotten anything feel free to let me know. I am excited to do this challenge. Everyone will receive a special little gift from me. Lets just have some fun with this and use up some of that pretty stuff that we have been gathering for a while. Sprinkle alittle JOY today.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Well, I am not sure if this is a WIP or finished...This is 7 x 13 inches, I feel like it needs more STUFF but for now this is as done as it is gonna get..Sometimes it is better to move on, maybe come back to it later or maybe not. Still....it was fun and I enjoyed working on it. Isn't that what it is all about?? ART-ON.