July is almost over. We got away for 4th. of July to visit our two Grandson's and their gracious parents. We had a spectacular time and it is going down as my best fourth ever...We were gone about a week. We spent one nite at Bandon, Oregon. Beautiful Beach.
This is the book that I made for my Niece's oldest daughter. It was really fun and she liked it. My sister-in-law said all 4 kids pack them around in their little bag to share. Mailed them all down to San Diego.
Put away all my bead stuff. I made 10 pair to sell in our local Tea and Flower Shop. Started some canvas work. I am on my third.
I hope to show them to you soon.
Oh ya, about this book.....I bought a board book at a Thrift Store for 25 cents. It was a Big Bird Book. Nice heavy pages perfect for a photo project. I made a bunch of tags with fancy yarn and ribbon and made a pocket to hold them so she can personalize them. I think she will have fun filling them with thoughts and sayings. Anyway..........Have a glorious week............Hugs, Diane
Well this little beauty should receive her little fat book in a bag any day now. The blank book was purchased and blinged up.. The bag was machine appliqued. I am new to sewing and this is my new machine that I got for Christmas. I am sure it does more things than I will use but it is fun to try different stitches. I did make a small quilt but the tension was not right. In fact I had the bobbin in wrong so it missed a few stitches. I was having so much fun that I wasn't very precise matching my corners..Oh well I have no where to go but up. Hope you enjoy my latest creation. I have one more to post then I am back to making Jewelry. Have a blessed week, everyday is a new beginning. Hugs, DIANE
Well I finally re-sized my photos for this post but I am running out of time and might be late for work.This is my latest book. The blank book was purchased but I had to cut out all the background paper. Ugg...but it turned out really cute and I think my niece will love it..It was really fun and I sewed a bag to keep it in with my great nephew's first initial on it and a gold braided tassel drawstring.
Have a great weekend and Art On.....................DIANE
Yes, I am still around...I have been keeping up on my Blog Hopping but haven't up dated my blog in awhile. Reason being...I haven't had anything to say or up load. My interest have been on a roller coaster of late. I started in on my Genealogy and spend most of my computer time researching the past. Been sick for the last week, and of course the puppy is still demanding most of my time. I have made a couple chunky books and now I am trying to find pictures to go in them. Having a hard time finding just the right ones. Anyway I ran across this picture that I took awhile ago and it inspired me to share it.
I still love and miss all my blogger artist's and want you to know that I am seeing what you are doing and am always inspired by your creative ability. I hope you are having fun with whatever you are creating. KEEP ART ALIVE.......Love and Hugs,Diane
Sorry it has been so long between posts. Many thing going on here, so many things I want to do. My friend Chatty Ranie and I made this book. She bought the ZUTTER cutter for heavy cardboard. We cut out the blank stock. She also has the cute little pink BIND-IT-ALL. While she was visiting we made the blank book and later I decorated it with the pretty paper background and then printed all the pictures and added some scrapbook fun things and used my CRICUT to cut some hats and numbers. A touch of ribbon and off in the mail to my niece for her youngest who turned Two.. How can you go wrong with a cute little face like that...
I have signed up with ANCESTORY.COM and adding to our family genealogy. I worked on it several years ago and wanted to get further back. Still some family I haven't found. It means more time on the pc and less time in the art room. So there you have it..I will still check on the blog list. Love to see what everyone else is doing. Hugs, DIANE
Finally I got my pictures to my pc. My first download crashed, and I lost all my photos from the camera. Luckily I had them on my laptop. But I had to get them from the laptop to the pc. Laptop doesn't burn CD's and I have a detachable burner. Burner on pc OUT OF ORDER....Anyway it was a process. radarada.... This is not finished yet but I wanted to share it. Still have more detail to add. It is a Coffee Mate plastic bottle. Hope you like her, I will show the other one a red head later. Have an artful weekend....Hugs,DIANE
This page might be a repeat for some of you but it was all I had to share today and I just wanted to change my Valentine page. Tomorrow is my BIRTHDAY....so I thought I would start celebrating tonight with a HOT FUDGE SUNDAY.......yummmmmmm. It was a very small sunday, but just right after a steak dinner with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh veggies. I love going to Applebees. Their food is always fresh and yummy. Anyway my biggest BIRTHDAY TREAT would be to see how many of you would leave a note for me. One would be a true friend, two would be a blessing and three or more would be the frosting on the cake....Hugs..........................DIANE
Hope you all have a SWEET DAY. These are some ATC's that I did back in 2009. I am running late today and need to go and dry my hair or I will have a bad hair day...don't know why I bother it is raining today. We have had an unusually warm Feb. so I guess I won't complain, we really need the rain.
If you are staying home with your SWEETHEART don't forget to tell them how special they are on this special day ... Hugs....................DIANE
My friend Ranie over at Chatty Wacky Whims came over to play and make messes with me. We had so much fun and laughed and giggled a lot. I saved four Coffee Mate jugs and we covered them in paper mache. Then we painted them with a coat of Gesso. We haven't finished painting them yet but I will share them when we finish them. Have a wonderful weekend.......................Hugs, Diane http://www.flickr.com/photos/artist_ranie__chatty/ http://chattywackywhims.blogspot.com/ Be sure to stop over and see her work.
Well here are the pictures of the puppy Roxy that I promised. The top one she is the youngest and smallest. Really the size of a Beanie Baby. The other two are from yesterday. She we had a nice sunny day in the backyard. She is very fun but a lot of work too. She loves to get a kleenex and shred it to bits on my carpet.
I haven't been taking pictures of any of my work lately. Not even our new puppy has had her picture taken except with my phone...I packed my Nikon on our little three day get away and never took it out of the case..
I am in the process of re-doing my studio. It seems I have so much STUFF that I am in the need for more shelves. I also am going to add another table. I got a Circut the ultimate paper cutter. Hopefully I can get organized and keep my tables cleared off for work space.
Puppy's take up a lot of your time.. I guess I forgot how much attention they need. I take her to work so when we are home I feel I have to give her some play time and some training. Yesterday the weather was nice so I worked with her on a leash for the first time. She did really good. Of course she is so little, about 2 pounds now, you barely feel her on the end of the leash....
Hope my blog friends missed me a little...I promise I will get some pictures of the puppy that is taking all my art time away from me, and hopefully I can keep up with my blog friendships this the sweetest month..Hugs and blessings.......................................DIANE GLASS
I just had to change my blog today...and I didn't have any new photos. I have been making jewelry like a mad woman every chance I get. It has been cloudy and dark so I haven't felt like taking any pictures, here are some older pieces. Maybe you have seen them and some probably not.
It is raining hard here today, so glad I don't have to go out. Today is my Art Day. So I am off to play and create something magical. Love and Hugs........................DIANE
Nothing like new snow to start the New Year. New, fresh, revitalized. With the promise of a new spring and all the broken promises....I never make resolutions anymore, learned a long time ago that promises were made to be broken. If you never expect to much from someone, you will never be disappointed. Time is rushing at us at break-neck-speed. The only way to slow it down some is to have no regrets at the end of the day. Do what you like and like what you do. Surround yourself with people who "get you". Let the others go their own way, find their own path. Live everyday with gusto, laugh a lot, sing in the shower. Don't have that second piece of cake but savor the first bite. In other words jump into 2011 with both feet, leave no stone unturned, step out of the box and do something you have always wanted to do. It really is a wonderful life. Even if we can only let our troubles go for a little while....life is good.DIANE