Monday, August 10, 2009

Last minute mini-vacation...some inspiration from the vacation...illustration Friday &mixed media monday and some cute animals I met this weekend....

Hi Everyone....we are back from a mini-vacation at our family cottage in Huntsville.....I am submitting this surface design sample to IF & Mixed Media Monday this week for IF the theme is Impatience and I eat my ice cream very fast...no patience to take it slow and I hate melted ice cream.....and for MMM the theme is Green & Blue and that is why I chose these colours for this piece.......I always draw even when I am on vacation and this weekend I was inspired by our traditional stop at the Kawartha Dairy in Huntsville...They have the best ice cream we have ever eaten and it is our family tradition to get a cone when we come to town and also on the way home...this is my cone on the way up to the cottage....chocolate peanut butter with creme brulee in the middle...it was one of the best combos I have ever tried...very tasty!!! I also wanted to post this shot so you can see...inspiration is all around us....this surface design can be anything from wrapping paper to greeting cards to plates to you name it....all for the ice cream lover in all of us.....

INSPIRATION IS EVERYWHERE!
I also wanted to show you another wildlife photo....these past few weeks I have been running into so many cute animals...what a blessing.....this family was so so cute...they had a few more that needed to join up with them...so they waited and watched me as they came together again...once they were all together...about 5 of them...they were gone like lightning....I am glad I captured a bunch of great shots in the meantime....


Well it is great to be back and I have to catch up and visit you all....

Happy Monday!!!

Hugs

Diana

30 comments:

Silke said...

Diana - what a post! Full of wonderful images... I love the ice cream cones you created for IF. I am the same with ice cream - must eat it very fast. The same with sandwiches that might fall apart...

That ice cream cone (the real one) looks amazing - and once again you've made me hungry! ;)

Thank you for the picture of the fawn and its mother - if that isn't the cutest thing ever!

Hugs, Silke

Manon Doyle said...

Your work always brings a smile to my face Diana!

Now.... that is an ice cream cone girlfriend!

Diana Evans said...

that was one huge cone...it ended up being my dinner Friday!!! and it was worth it!!!!

mixedmediamonday said...

Diana, as always your drawing is wonderful! Ooooh, now I'm craving ice cream. And how gorgeous are those deers! Diane

Beth said...

Your photo of the deer is wonderful, and your ice cream artwork is lovely. I really like the sherbet colors you used.

Nicola said...

I love your icecream art and to see the inspiration made my stomach rumble, I'm not surprised it became your dinner heheheh. Lovely photos too!!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

this is fabulous inspiration!!!! What fun and I really dig the colors you used. they really pop off the page. I really like this a bunch. your work is always so amazing!!! great work.

Renee said...

Your painting looks like it would make fantastic wrapping paper.

Love Renee xoxo

Lynn Stevens said...

Ice cream ice cream I scream for ice cream, how cute is this!!! O.k now I need to go fix a bowl!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Inspiration also comes from you, Diana! Such a beautiful artist with yet another gorgeous art piece. Excellent!

Amy said...

an ice-cream dream is awesome!

Paula said...

Fab imagery. I feel rather hungry now mind!

Annette Q said...

What a great post full of yumminess!! The colours in your design sample are so beautiful and bright. And the photograph of that ice cream made my mouth water!! yum!

Limar said...

Wow! This is sweet squared! :)

BINO said...

I am very inspired by the Ice cream too!!!!

Caroline said...

What a lovely post, Diana. I like your IF submission - and the photos are great! That's some icecream - you'd definitely have to eat one that size super-fast before it melted!

Rosie said...

What fun Diana - I always enjoy seeing your wonderful illustrations! Aren't the deer beautiful? And that's a whopper of an ice cream cone! =0)

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Oh Diana! Two of my favorite things! Chocolate ice cream and deer! Especially fawns!

You've started my week out just wonderfully! Thanks for sharing!
Darla♥

Kris Dickinson said...

Wonderful!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my goodness!
what a fabulous design and vacation! this would make yummy fabric!
xoxoxo
m

hastingshall2 said...

Love your ice cream theme. And the real stuff looks wonderful. The deer pic is so sharp. I can't ever get that close to ours to get such a wonderful shot.
Faye

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diana,

I love your icecream drawing and it would make a fabulous design fabric or wrapping paper.
Your Friday's dinner looks ever so yummy.

the photo of the Deer and fawn is so precious.

Have a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

Michelle said...

Hi Diana, Your blog and artwork is a treat for the eyes!

How are your able to be camera ready and get such great animal photos? I can never get my camera out in time! :) Thanks for sharing.

Marie S said...

Yummmmmmm! Darling paper too!!
I love the Deer!
Happy monday.

lil kim said...

oohhhh, YUM! You've made me hungry!

BJ Lantz said...

Very cute pattern!

Dot said...

yummy!

marianne said...

Oh Diana what a lovely find!
We saw one deer in Sweden crossing the road but just as you say they are gone like lightning. I didn't make a picture.
This is stunning!

The icecream looks so yummy!!!
And yes you are right! There is innnnspiration everywhere, as long as you have your eyes and heart open!

Hug
>M<

Shirley said...

Beautiful illustration! And such amazing inspiration all around you...love the photos and the happiness that is in your blog, Diana!

Barbara Hagerty said...

Diana, your ice cream cones are wonderful! And the three scoops in the car have definitely made me hungry! Yummy post this week!!

 
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