Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge this week....Theme "Red"



Hi Everyone...

The theme this week on the Arty Girlz Challenge blog is "RED" and I immediately thought of a red head and autumn leaves...

This is a mixed media piece...pen and ink, then scanned and coloured digitally...

Hope you have a RED HOT day!

Hugs

Diana

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Harmony....My favorite way to entertain...

Hi Everyone...


I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend!


This week's theme on Mixed Media Monday is "Harmony"....


and I started to do an ink sketch....of what makes me feel harmonious....and this just came to me....I love hosting huge weekend breakfasts with family and friends....it is such a nice way to start the day....


I love cooking all kinds of breakfast goodies and sitting and relaxing over some great laughs and wonderful stories...now that is "Harmony"


This is my "Breakfast Gal" she has a bacon body, fresh squeezed orange arms, a nice sunny side egg for a hat....what fun....

I also added my latest breakfast gadgets...these sunny side up egg cookers...they are perfect for a smile...hehehehe

Hope you have a wonderful day!


Hugs

Diana

Friday, September 26, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Packed"



Hi Everyone....

I took a break to do a quick illo for this week's prompt...

Nothing like fresh mermaids PACKED in salt water....

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs

Diana

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Plums are in full season!

Hi Everyone...


My Mom popped in to visit us and she brought with her a huge basket of the most amazing blue plums...my favorite.....


I immediately started to bake my new recipe for plum tarts topped with my recipe for creme brulle....


They are divine...


Not to mention my Mom was hard at work making one of my favorite childhood recipes....when we were young she made us these plum dumplings....you boil them first then sautee them in butter....add a little sugar and magic!!! they don't look as good as they taste....










yummmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!
you gotta love childhood memories....
and funny how certain dishes can bring you back to the good old days!!!
Hugs
Diana



Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More "Neck Art" Pendants !!!

Hi Everyone...

I added some new Neck Art pendants to my Etsy Shop!!! Hope you enjoy these new ones!! I am having so much fun creating these...soon to be live in some very cute boutiques....
thanks for popping by!
Hugs
Diana


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge Blog - Theme "Autumn"



Hi Everyone....

The theme this week on the Arty Girlz Challenge Blog is "Autumn" and I don't know about you...but when I think of Autumn ...I think of cool nights , leaves falling and that wonderful Holiday...Hallowe'en!

This is one of my Published works....titled "All Hallows"

Hope you enjoy it!

Boo!

Diana

Another one of my favorites....listen and enjoy!

Hi Everyone....When we got married over 9 years ago...I found this song and had a woman learn it for our ceremony....it was sung during our signing....It is a song I listen to all the time and it still makes me cry...a happy cry that is....I dedicated this song most recently during my speech at my Brother's Wedding....everyone listened to the words and we all cried....I also dedicated this to our parents who shared in a joyous celebration over the weekend...their 40th Anniversary....

I wanted to share it with all of you too....may you enjoy it and may it become one of your favorites too....

Hugs

Diana

Monday, September 22, 2008

What I love to do....Launching my new Neck Art Pendant line!


Hi Everyone...
On Mixed Media Monday...they ask us to show what we love to do...so here is my submission....

It took a while but I am finally launching my latest Neck Art Line today! I love creating new things using my artwork. These are so much fun to make...especially the details with the wood burning...just the smell alone makes me so relaxed....
I have been testing and creating these over the last month and finally created the final pieces that I am very pleased with.

I just launched with 6 of these pendants in my Etsy Shop! More fun creations coming soon!

Hope you enjoy them...
Hugs
Diana




Sunday, September 21, 2008

Happy 40th Anniversay Mom & Dad!

Hi Everyone...

40 years ago today, our parents got Married and started a wonderful journey together....they still look amazing...so they must be good for eachother....

I feel like the luckiest daughter in the world to have them in our lives and to share so many wonderful times together....

They are our parents but most of all our Best Friends in the WORLD!

We love you Mom & Dad!!

Hugs & Kisses!!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Illustration Friday "Clique"

Hi Everyone....


The Latte Clique....
To be a part of this clique all you need to love is lattes and Sex and the City reruns....

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Hugs
Diana

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Card Commission for my Parents....hehehehe

Hi Everyone ...

I guess I should tell you the story behind this card...lol...

A few weeks back when my brother was getting married...my parents wanted to have some yummy BBQ pork for the midnight buffet...the only issue was the place that makes it would not deliver an hour and a half away...

So to the rescue comes my Dad's cousin.....he picked it up and brought it to the Wedding....So to thank him they wanted me to make a special card....and this is what I came up with....I figure he will laugh when he sees it!


I made the piggy and wheels 3D with pop dots on the finished card and added some sparkle...hehehe


Have a wonderful day...

Hugs

Diana

Monday, September 15, 2008

My Mini Jewelry Boxes....

Hi Everyone...
Happy Birthday Arty Girlz Challenge Blog! what better way to celebrate then with a cuppie....hehehehe

I started working on so many new projects this week....

I started making these mini jewelry boxes with a sweet twist...

My signature cupcakes are created with a wood burning tool....These are not finished yet...I am debating on how to finish them....so stayed tuned this week....

I have some other fun projects on the go so please pop back to check them out too.......

Thank you for popping by!

Hugs
Diana

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Island"

Hi Everyone...
This was the first thing that came to mind when I thought of "Island"...and it was fun to illustrate today as it is raining here...and I needed some sunshine....
Aloha! and Have a wonderful weekend!
Diana

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....



Monday, September 8, 2008

Sharing some Wedding Photos....


What a magical Day for my Dearest Brother and my New Sister-in-Law....they had the most amazing Wedding....a day I will remember always....

our munchkin Cole...he was such a good boy all day and all night!


Our sweet niece Alessia!!! she was so adorable and so cute in her pink dress with brown shash....

the sitting pretties in the entrance....
I am so lucky to have Monika as my sister!!!



And some more wonderful shots.....












































































































































the cake cutting
















video

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Today is the Day!



Hi Everyone...

Today is the day my brother gets married to the most amazing woman ever!

Here are the sitting pretties I made for them...they will be at the entrance for some fun!

Congratulations Ignatius & Monika!!!

We Love you both dearly...

well I am off to get all spiffed up!

Hugs

Diana

Friday, September 5, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Clutter"

Hi Everyone...

There's nothing like cleaning out a "Clutter" filled closet...

Have a wonderful weekend...

Hugs
Diana

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Fruits of our Labor....yumm!

Hi Everyone...
I am in the middle of working on some Wedding Stuff for my Brother...so I haven't had any time to work on art...well only Wedding art that is...lol...so I thought I would post some yummy shots of the fruits of our labor...our vegetables....Cole even helps me in the garden each day...he loves to pick tomatoes and peppers....he is the cutest ....
We are enjoying these yummy treats each and every day....
have a wonderful day...
Today I will be creating some "sitting pretties" for my brother and sister-in-law to be...they will be all spiffed out in Wedding attire....
Claudine Hellmuth featured these on the Martha Stewart Show last year....I figure these will be a riot .....


I will post these once I have them done!
Hugs and thanks for popping by!
Diana























Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Memories" First Kiss

Hi Everyone...

I just got back from a six day extended long weekend up at the cottage....I was totally disconnected from the world and it was perfect! I will post some cool photos this week....

When I got in I had to see what the theme was and the first thing that came to my mind was this....

Sorry for the quick sketch this week....

"His favorite memory of all memories was his first kiss"



 
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