Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge #51 - Home Inspiration



Hi Everyone...

What a fun challenge....This week on the Arty Girlz Challenge Blog you take inspiration from something in your Home and create something new....I just finished watercoloring my 2 special Mona Lisas....

I created these inspired by the wonderful hand stitched art my Grandmother gave me at my Bridal Shower over 9 years ago...It hangs in our home and inspires me daily....

Here is my take on the theme...you know I had to add some cupcakes to the mix...lol

One of the original mini paintings is available framed in my etsy shop. This would be great on a desk...

I also added a digital version I created last week...
Hope you enjoy them and the inspiration photo....

Have a wonderful day and pop by often!
Hugs

Diana












My Inspiration for these pieces....



33 comments:

soulbrush said...

magnificent.wow. magic. wow.

Lisa said...

these are the cutest paintings ever. nice work Diana

Candace Trew Camling said...

Nice job on the mona lisa(s)!! I really enjoyed looking at the wedding pictures too...who doesn't love a wedding?!

Diane said...

Beautiful job, Diana. You just never disappoint! Love all your work so much!

Linda Elbourne said...

These are fabulous Diana - really stunning work!

Rosie said...

Diana - these are lovely pieces! Your home looks so beautiful... and tidy and shiny! I never manage that - says she blaming the parrot, 2 dogs, a cat and a teenager! (My messy art habit is by the by!!) ;-]

Mark said...

I actually want one or my desk. the coolest Mona ever.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

So excellent...beautifully created!

Fantastic Figments said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Yes, the award from Fannie was unexpected and such an amazing surprise. I took a stop by your protfoli and I must say your illistrations POP... they are wonderful and you have such a firm grasp on color! I really lovey them. Oh and the new mona lisa piece is really great. Stay in touch.

Thanks Again,
Smooches
Steph

marianne said...

Oh Diana, they are lovely!
Love the one with the green dress! Love it that she holds a cupcake! So funny, so you!
love >M<

Dawn said...

Great works of art!

Fannie said...

Beautiful! and Yummy! Clever to add a cupcake in her hand.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi diana!
oh how fun and wonderful! i love them!
xo
melissa

Alicia said...

all masterpieces Diana. the cupcake made me laugh. nice touch!

Debbie Egizio said...

I think the cupcakes make your Mona Lisa's just a little happier than the original. What a fun idea! These are fabulous!!!

crissi said...

They are beautiful Diana as is your grandmothers piece. what a lovely item to take inspiration from.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

ilonka -kreativgeschwafel- said...

really wonderful!

Kath said...

gorgeous creations Diana - truly works of art...oops excuse the pin
Love
kath
xxxxx

Heather Robinson said...

Oh Diana, this is brilliant! I so enjoyed seeing your interpretation of the original needlepoint and it is particularly special that you used something so lovingly made.

Kate said...

Ha! That looks so cute framed!

Emily said...

too cute Diana!
The watercolor is my favorite!
the wedding looks amazing!I'll send some fairy bunnies to sprinkle good fortune on the happy couple!

cheers!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Love the handpainted piece. What a great (and tasty) tribute. Fun, lighthearted pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

beautiful wedding pics and i love the mini mona lisa(s)!!

Barbara Hagerty said...

Your Monas are so fun and wonderful! You know, I always crave sweets when I leave your blog...LOL! You have the best looking cup cakes on the planet!!

Zebee said...

Diana,
I realy like your addition to Mona. (yum!)
She has been an inspiration to me ever since I saw her in the Louve another lifetime ago.

Joy aka Zebee, or is it the other way around?

Jess said...

Hi Diana!
What a lovely keep-sake. I can see why it's inspired you. Your versions are so pretty!

NANCY LEFKO said...

mona lisa never looked better....maybe that was the reason for the subtle smile...she was wantin' a cupcake !!!

Honor Bowden said...

Very sweet Diana, she looks so chocolatey (that should be a word!) in the digital version. :-)

Random York said...

Diana! You always manage to put great-looking food into your pics! Great work again!

Chriss Rollins said...

fantastic and just lovin the cupcake.
chriss x

Julie said...

Once again I am amazed by your talent Diana!!

Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz once again

Julie xx

danemi1 said...

GREAT WORK AND REALLY LIKE THE CUPCAKE

DANEMI1

Edo draaijer said...

Really love the original. Been to the louvre many times and still takes my breath away. Like your interpretation of lisa great job.

 
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