Friday, October 31, 2008
Never having watched "The Drew Carie Show" I really didn't know who Carol was dressed as. But it was a funny lady all padded up to look very round, with a ton of makeup. I thought she was a clown and a great clown at that.. Then at the grade school parade one of the eighth graders was dressed as Drew Carie(they told me) so I snapped this picture of the two of them. Heidi now has two children of her own and has turned into a lovely young woman and a good momma. And Carol..........well she missed turning 60 by a year but she made her mark here, spreading laughter and joy....she will be missed. Call an old friend today................Hugs, Diane
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Just wanted to show some Fall colors this morning.....We planted this tree a few years ago. I had wanted the Red Red colors that we had in our old house before we moved. The first few years I was really disappointed because it turned yellow and some orange but not that Red that I wanted. As it has gotten a few years older it is starting to get better color. Still not that Red but quite beautiful now....Art in Nature..................Diane
Thursday, October 23, 2008
This postcard was fun.....It was made for a swap on Amusing Muses on Flickr. However I may have to withdraw two of them. I will see, I need to make a few more in the winter theme and see what I come up with. Hummmmmmm.........................................Diane
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Well, the top picture is all the loose pages organized by maker. They were swapped out last night until about 11:30. I ran out of bubble wrap so I will have to bring some home from work tonight and the others will be in the mail tomorrow....It was a bigger project than I thought it would be but very fun. I have to admire those who host multiple swaps and the really big swaps with more than 20 people....But I knew what I was getting into after being a player in many swaps over the last couple of years. I will host another one as soon as I think of a good theme and after the holidays when everyone has a little more time. Stay tuned...................Diane
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
This little guy was made for a PAT challange over a The Mail Artist http://www.mailartworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=401
It is a Chunky book page 4 X 4 Everyone picks their own photo/subject and then every member makes a page with that subject.....I will recieve 5 pages from a great group of artist all using this dog. I made a page for myself too. Diane
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Admit it........you are hooked on ART and this rather new form. In our world of excess, bigger is not necessarily better....These small 4" X 4" little works of art are fun to create and don't take up much room to collect. Even if the amount of STUFF you need to collect in order to make these little beauties..can fill a whole room.
The "Got Bling?" swap is getting down to the wire. Ireland has mailed their returns. That is the furthest place these little art works are coming from. Just about 1/2 of the pages are here, punched and set with eyelets. I have the rings, so each player will receive a completed book. They can add more pages if they want, I know I made extra for my book. I will fill everyone in on the progress as I go along and I plan to take a picture of my swap table when they get here.
I also have a surprise for the 1st player to send in their pages, and a special little something for the 2nd. arrival. PEACE...................Diane
Monday, October 6, 2008
This is my dog Tilly with her beanie baby. She was so little. I am getting puppy fever again so I thought I would share this picture of her when she was a baby....Seven years ago....
She is such a good little dog. Every Halloween she has a new costume and I just got hers. How does a pretty princess in PINK....sound? We have a parade with the grade school kids and they walk through town with their costumes. Everybody lines the street to watch them and it is always fun to hear them yelling and pointing to Tilly.....Also that way I don't have to dress up..Sorry Carol :)
Tilly is now 10 pounds, of spoiled rotten, overly loved puppy dog. A big part of our family the one that makes us laugh daily with her antics. Start the week with a Hug.......Diane
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Oh I have kept a few surprises for you..................I had fun making this lovely. Her face is bling enough and then she wore the pearls.
Sandy posted her pages over at flickrhttp://flickr.com/photos/artsygemini/2912764289/in/pool-793762@N25 They are all fantastic but this one holds a special place in my heart....She has been making these Jesters for quite awhile and they are so uniquely SANDY. I have been wanting one and lo and behold she made one as a Hostess gift for me....how lucky can I get. I haven't gotten it in my grubby little hand yet but can't wait for it to get up the mountain to me.....
There are still some people who signed up who are MIA but I am always hopeful and for my very first swap I am overjoyed at the turn out, overwhelmed by the art work and I am sure to be stressed in a good way before it is mailed back to the players..
I couldn't say earlier but it is because of the loss of my friend Carol that I started this swap. I realised how precious time is and thought JUST DO IT.....Love to all my art friends. Diane
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Halloween is starting to show up on so many of the sites that I frequent.....I have never been very in to Halloween, never really liked dressing up. Looking back I don't think my family was very into it, tho I have found a couple of pictures of me in costume, two to be exact. One with my brother when I was two years old and the other when I was about eleven or so.
Things were different about 12 years ago thanks to a friend named Carol....she loved the holiday and was so into it, she actually pulled me in. She had me dressing up in all sorts of crazy outfits. Just because she had such fun, and was such a fun person. I think she had half the town dressing up on the 31st. they went to work that way and went a little further then they would have, except for knowing her. This went on for several years, each one of us trying to surprise her with our creativity. Then Carol moved to Idaho. We talked on the phone a lot those first few years and then as time went on, not so much.
Carol passed away a couple of months ago. Very sudden and unexpected. I can finally talk about it without breaking down. But this Halloween will be sorta sad. I am glad I called her those last few days, I didn't know what to say. You want to give hope when you know they have given her maybe 3 weeks to a month....Still it was good to hear her voice.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
This little 4 x 4 was made for a PAT swap over at MAIL ART WORLD. http://www.mailartworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=401 I like these little groups. You can sign up for as many as you want and there are only six people per group and you pick your own picture and five people do some art with it...I always like to make one for myself so I end up with six pages all with the same picture yet all completely unique. FUN FUN FUN.
Two more people are ready to send their GOT BLING SWAP pages to me....How exciting. The first pages I have gotten have been so great. Looks like the art work on this is gonna be fantastic...I am already planning my second swap....JOY......Diane
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
The first day of October. Where does the time go? I hate to say it but "next thing you know it will be Christmas" ok I said it.........Anyway here are some ATC's that I did in watercolor. Makes me want to do some pumpkins........Have a BLESSED DAY........Diane