Thursday, August 27, 2009

Caught in a Road Block

On the way to visit our Grandson's last weekend, there was a road block for the construction along our road to town. We caught it just right and only had to wait about ten minutes. I put my window down and saw this face on the side of the hill. Of course I had my Nikon Coolpix S60 handy so I quickly took a picture of it. I wasn't sure if it would show up or not and the traffic started moving. Later that day I pulled it up on the screen and there he was. The Indian Chief.

We all need to slow down a little on the highway of life and take some memories. This week is our County Fair. I am looking forward to being off work on Saturday and taking some time to just sit and visit with friends, watch the Quilt Auction and eat some junk food....................Have a fun weekend. DIANE

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Random Thoughts

I have recently joined a group of artist in a broad effort to STOP ART PIRACY Please stop by this site and add your support. Support in numbers not money...we are raising awareness to the problem of people stealing art and posting it as their own. How low can you go. Our aim in the art world is to inspire, teach, learn and share techniques. Maybe along the way get some art published and always to meet friends with the same interest.

I found a few other places to check the rules of copyright. Respect the rules. Dig deep into your creative imagination and be original. You will find your own style and more than likely people will distinguish you and your style. I know a lot of us in groups are doing the same theme of art, and it is fun to see how many ways you can cut it, but always stick to your own style. DIANE

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stargazer and White Delight

I couldn't resist showing you my white lily and another shot of the Stargazer now that three blooms were open. It was a little tricky because the wind has been coming up everyday, just when the lighting is just right. Anyway it doesn't take a lot of talent to photograph something so beautiful...I mean how can you go wrong. And since a picture is worth a thousand words.........Have a beautiful day........................DIANE

Sunday, August 9, 2009


My first lily to open is always the most exciting. This one was so large this year I couldn't believe it. It was bigger then a saucer plate.. The day I took these was a little windy so it was a challenge. It is on a stem four feet tall. Can get to swaying. But the lighting was wonderful so I didn't want to miss the moment. Also the pollen changes after it has been open for very long.
Have a beautiful Sunday..................

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I Lied........

Well it wasn't exactly a lie....more like an oversight I guess. I was straightening up my studio and I found these four little goodies in a box with some supplies I had photographed to put on Etsy.

Now these are really the last in this series. That is if I don't go on another kick. The lady's are made on poker chips, and sealed with diamond glaze.

This little jewel is a very delicate watch part and the wings are a lacy gold tone charm.

I am not sure what this was in a former life. It is a found piece, maybe a belt buckle. I attached charms and watch gears. Sorta funky, sorta fun. Anyway these really are the last for a while. Be creative, try something different. There are many things you can do and most do not require a lot of new tools. However I did buy a soldering iron....haven't used it yet but I thought it would be good on some of jewelry......................Diane

Sunday, August 2, 2009


This is the last of my Victorian Steampunk Jewelry. I can't tell you how much fun it was to create the funky jewelry. I had been saving chain for quite awhile, picking it up at thrift stores here and there. Had not a clue what I would use it for but loved the different sizes that I found.

The dice and game pieces I started collecting when I started on my ALTERED ART journey. Being a collector, the fun was finding the stuff whenever my husband and I would go on a little trip somewhere. I even enlisted him in the quest. And he would always come back with a scrabble game or something I could add to my stash. It was fun. Things that were not already on the list were fun to find. Altered art is all about thinking outside the box. Some of the things I gathered I still haven't thought of a use for, but I will come up with something . Have a creative day............................DIANE