Monday, November 10, 2008

Get inspired - My Artist friends....and my sweet sweet Husband Brad

Hi Everyone...I am so grateful for so many wonderful things in my life...Family and friends make everyday wonderful and I wanted to post today about some of the sweet people I am blessed to know.....

Firstly, I would like to say thank you to my Dearest Husband Brad...who makes my life a dream come true...he is the reason I can live my dream to create art each and every day...and he came home last night with some flowers for me....(for no reason other then he is happy to have me in his life) ....Bless his heart....
He always blows me away with his kindness and loving nature....


and now I will introduce you to some wonderful and talented artists I have met through blogging...I am grateful for their friendships and love that we can network and share our lives no matter where we live....


Marianne is from the Netherlands...but she travels the world each and every week it seems...Her blog is on my daily list as she has the most wonderful posts with her art, her loves, and her travels...

She is as sweet as they come....and sent me this Mandala she painted...She had it on her blog and asked that we all take a moment to try and name it....I titled it..."Lunar Eclipse" and she sent it to me!!! how sweet of her....she was in South Africa when she created this piece and sent it to me...

I was also lucky enough to meet the talented BJ Lantz....

You have all probably seen some eye catching art in shops all over...and more then likely the amazing artwork was the work of BJ....she has so much insight into the world of licensing your art that I am blown away...not to mention that she is one of the sweetest and most sharing souls out there...she send me e-mails with all kinds of wonderful information and I love her work...she is truly an inspiration...you have to pop by her blog and introduce yourselves to her...just say I sent you! She sent me all kinds of colourful goodies...I love her art!!!



and last but not least my dearest Kathleen, who is one of the most amazing illustrators out there....her work and style are warm and comforting. She has so many books on the go and you have to pop by her blog to check out her artwork...Whenever I feel down I just head over there and right away I am awakened to a new look on everything around me....

We keep in touch with e-mails but I sure wish we lived closer so we could sketch and drink lattes together.... She sent me the cutest note card with one of her wonderful illustrations and a cute mini card....I love it!

All this art will be framed and in my studio where I can be inspired each and every day....

Make sure you pop by their blogs and say hello...you won't be disappointed! if anything you might make a new friend that will inspire you!

Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugs
Diana



12 comments:

Lisa M Griffin said...

Lovely post Diana and so thoughtful of you to take time to recognize the truly wonderful people who have touched your life. Thanks for sharing.

Dot said...

that's so sweet of you for sharing inspirations!

PotatoMamma said...

oooo, i agree, very inspiring! thanks for sharing diana.

and thanks for stopping by at my blog, appreciate your comment!

hug back
astrid

BJ Lantz said...

Thanks, Diana ~ I am flattered, but I sure don't have all the answers!

Honor Bowden said...

You do the sweetest posts - thanks for sharing your friends with us (I love Kate's work too, she's so talented!) x

Cindy DiBlasi said...

You know, you are as sweet as they come as well! Thank you for sharing, I will be sure to visit their blogs.
And I have to say that flowers for no reason are the best ever! What a thoughtful hubby you have. :-)

Julie said...

Hi Diana

You inspired me this week

Check out my Scrapping Away blog ;)

Julie xx

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi diana
what a wonderful post. your love and appreciation for everything around you is beautiful and inspiring.
i always love coming to visit you.
xo
melissa

Diane said...

Hi Diana, Your posts are always so wonderful. I have to say, I think any good fortune that comes your way is so deserved. You are, without a doubt, one of the nicest bloggers I've had the pleasure of meeting & with the cutest little munchkin on the face of this earth! xoxo Diane

marianne said...

Thanks Diana for speaking so positively about me! You make me blush!
You sure are one of the sweetest bloggers I know and the appreciation is mutual!
Loved Kathleen´s blog and work!
But unfortunately I could not open BJ Lantz´link.......
Glad that I could make you a little happy!
Big hug >M<

Ps you have been tagged

soulbrush said...

yes thanks for sharing this with us, i know that you and i don't often 'visit' each other, but when we do, it's special, so thanks always for your comments, and i never miss your IF posts! hugs.

Kate said...

How sweet! And funny - I actually as reading this post the otehr day but I got sidetracked at Marianne's blog and never made it back! LOL! I did not even notice you had posted about me and my cards! Thanks Diana!

 
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