Monday, June 28, 2010

Art Comes in All Sizes

Working on the smallest size has never been easy for me.  These are 2.5" x 3.5".  I finally got around to buying some clip art from "iTkUpiLLi"  I have  been following her work for over a year and just love what she does.  I would like to learn how to use the Adobe program or one of those photo pro. I have been playing a little with Adobe but it frustrates me and seems difficult.  I got to be pretty good with Windows Picture It, but it wouldn't work with my new Windows 7 PC.  I will keep trying until I get it, she has a tutorial here She uses Paint Shop Pro.

Anyway I bought a sheet with backgrounds, a sheet with fish and a sheet with lady's and butterfly wings. I added some rubber-stamping and some gel pens and carefully cut her elements to add to my design.  I have two more on my table that I will share soon. Meanwhile have an artful week...........DIANE

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Where is Marsha?

It is time to catch up with friends....Funny how in this busy world of ours we can reconnect with friends in just a CLICK..I haven't been writing in my blog as much as usual.  I haven't had much time for art lately. The yard and spring cleaning has been taking up most of my time.   Today I went on strike...and spent my whole day in my studio.  I bought some new clip art.   The fish on her head is one of the things I bought. I had to cut the tail off to make a hat out of it. My friend Marsha has sorta disappeared lately.  I know she has taken on alot of new ventures and is making a big splash in the art world. is wonderfully talented and I am sure she will be quite famous soon.  She has a magical style all her own and has gone into selling some of her stuff to the rest of us so we can make some magicial, fun things too. She inspired this 4" x 6" little work of Art that I did today.  Hope you are having fun Marsha,    Love and Hugs, DIANE
P.S. I will tell you about my other cool artist that I found and bought down-loads from in my next post.  Stay tuned.  HINT she did the fish that I used for the Hat.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Bohemian Lifestyle

Well, my little book of the decadent times in Paris in the 1890's is finished.  The theme is Moulin Rouge. I used Wikipedia to get some information on the life and times of this wild and rowdy place.  The artist Toulouse-Lautrec was a prominent figure around the club.  I love his art and the art of his friend VanGogh.  I never knew he was only five feet tall due to health problems as a child.
I am off to have a great week.   Hugs, Diane