Friday, July 31, 2009

Good bye July

Fast as could be. The month flys by. July.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Hooray.......I am the lucky winner of a Journal page print from one of my very favorite Artist the Rock Star herself.............Roc. You can view my page by visiting here
Thank you for holding this contest Roc and making my day....Now I am off to work with a smile on my face. HUGS, DIANE

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I just wanted to share with you an altered matchbox that I received in a swap. The artist Robin Sanchez gave me permission to take some pictures and share with you what a wonderful little matchbox I was lucky to receive. Robin and I first traded art in Oct. 08, when she signed up for a swap I was hosting at flicker "Got Bling". Her work just charms me, the colors she uses and the professional quality of her work really stands out. She taught me that the back of these 4 x 4 chunky book pages should be as interesting and beautiful as the front. A sticker with your name on it just isn't enough, she really raised the bar for me.
I made up a little story about my matchbox........It's a LOVE STORY about a man and a woman. He said he would love her til the end of the earth. He gave her a promise and the key to his heart. Then she found all these other pictures of beautiful women in his wallet....THE END......DIANE

You can see more of LtlBlonde at flicker and a little sample of her Got Bling Page here

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cleaning Up

I love when I finish a group of art. It seems when I am in the middle of a large project I drag out everything related to that group that I am creating. My work space ends up quite small and the amount of stuff that I have collected really gets used up and gone through. This time before I put everything back in place I thought I would make some nice little packets to sell on my I am also listing some crystal chandler bobs that are fun to use in different art projects. I have three more necklaces to share and a lovely altered matchbox that I received in a swap that the artist said I could show you, so as soon as I photograph it I will post it here. Thanks for dropping by and have a creative day....DIANE

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My Yard Cave

You can just barely see our sitting area and deck and I call it our cave. It is nice and cool and very relaxing after work or on the weekend. I made some yummy lemonade and just sat. I have been trying to slow down on my art some and getting a few of the neglected things on my list done. The first one on my list was my husband. We work together so I haven't felt bad about spending time in my studio, but I realized we needed some time together to just relax and enjoy our beautiful yard and just hang out together. A very rewarding idea. Then little by little I have been working in the yard, pruning roses, clipping bushes and picking up here and there. The summer is going fast. The only way you can slow it down some is to do something different. Change your pattern. Tackle a big project. Go somewhere special, even if it is your own backyard. ENJOY AND RENEW.....DIANE

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Eyes Have It

This one was fun....The glasses were given to me in a grab bag swap. They were little Zero's from some alphabet set. I just clipped off the little pegs that were on the back. I used Diamond glaze to seal everything the chain is really cool with these gold color links that came off some vintage jewelry, two vintage dice and her "hat" was some found object with some watch parts.
Have a blessed Sunday.........................DIANE

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Art Gives Me Wings

Ahh yes.....Crowns and Wings and Artsy Things. A very big influence in the world of altered art. It seems as though everything has sprouted wings these days. You will find them on puppy's and kittens and kids. And crowns aren't just for royalty anymore, vintage women are my favorite to crown. And don't forget the crowing glory of the pointed hat and you can Zetti just about anything. I am loving the Journal pages that I am seeing out and about. They are fun and colorful and just full of imagination.
I have four more necklaces to share and then on with something else. I know it may seem early for some of you but I am already thinking about what to make and give for Christmas. I have an idea for two small scrapbooks and one altered book. I guess that's a start, just to think about it.
Art On..........Diane

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Celebrate Freedom

Celebrate Freedom. Here is another Steampunk style necklace. I can't tell you how much fun I have been having. The back of this is a very heavy and nice key chain stamped "Nine West". Something I picked up at a Thrift Store and on the front I glued a watch face with epoxy. On the top I put on an old lock with jewels and the key and a little brass wing with a tiny red dice. On the chain I added two large old dice and a small red poker chip from some game. The chain is made up of several different chains one with little beads. It is nice and long 34 inches.
Enjoy the 4th. of July weekend. Cook Out, eat watermelon, go for a swim.......E N J O Y, DIANE