Monday, July 26, 2010

A few of my favorite things.....some quick Sunday sketches turned into this....

my favorite things 2 copy


I was so excited when I read the theme this week over at Mixed Media Monday....A few of my favorite things....I first started to sing that song from "The Sound of Music" and then I sat down and just did some fun sketches of some of my favorite things...

so here is my list....

First and foremost...my favorite thing in the world is being a Mom...it is one of the greatest gifts in the world and I feel so blessed and grateful to be a Mom....

My art and my published picture books are also some of my favorite things...the fact that I can use my God given talents to create art each and every day makes my soul happy and I love that my books and art will be here long after I am gone...I want to leave a foot print in the world...and my art allows that....

I have some more favorite things....

Bees and Bee keepers...
Gardening and enjoying the fruits of our labor...
Baking and cupcakes...
everything about Paris...
Fashion and shoes...
and writing books and blogs....

now these are just a few of my favorite things....

what are some of yours?

Happy Monday!!!

Hugs
Diana

25 comments:

josh pincus is crying said...

I've always been partial to raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with strings...

oh, and cemeteries.

(Your illustration is wonderful, as usual.)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Diana!!!
This is unreal!! I love it!! I'd make a blog button and put it on your blog because it's so cute so everyone can always see it!!!! Sending smiles your way!!!
HUGS,
Cindy
xoxox

Cindy Adkins said...

P.S. I knew that Cole was going to be on your list!!!!!
At the top!!!

Zuzu's Blog said...

your illustrations are gorgeous as ever diane... I love this... and I can see a few of my favourite things lurking in there too. It is a joyful piece. full of colour and smiles.... (as well as talented)

Sophia said...

Hi Diana,
I love them and how everything fell right into place. :) Happy Sunday and may you have a wonderful week!

Hugs!

Nan said...

Your illustration is so cheerful. You are just an amazing artist! I see a few of my favorites there as well. I like all things bees too and I am obsessed with cupcakes right now. Not just eating them but all the cupcake decorating shows on TV have me hooked! The list goes on. I hope to have something cohesive on paper tonight..lol! Wish me luck!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is wonderful, Diana. What a great way to summarize the things you love. Excellent. Hugs, Gayle

Kristin said...

The shoes!!! Oh, how I love this piece! I love how all of your favorites are being juggled in the air - the mark of a mother and artist!
Thank you too for your sweet message - hopefully we will both be posting baby pictures in the near future! Now that Cole is 4, I bet he wants one? Kendra (almost 5) asks for a baby every day!
Much luck for all of us, Kristin xoxo

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diana,

What a lot of lovely things, that make up your list.
I like a lot of the things you love too.

Have a happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Silvia said...

Fantastic take on this theme, your painting looks beautiful.

Rosie said...

Such a wonderful piece of art Diana! I love your blog post too - it's so refreshing to read such positivity - bravo!

Kathy said...

I agree with Cindy. You shouyd absolutely do more children's books because you are an endlessly talented artist. Your blog is one of my favorite things!

Heather said...

So FUN! You look so happy surrounded by all of your favorite things. and Yes, we are lucky to be moms!
xxoo
heather

Tammie said...

this piece over flows with love and joy for life, quite fun and lovely.
You have some wonderful favorite things. I love hugs, trees, beeswax, cashmere and oh so much more.

Faye said...

Diana, your drawing is fabulous! I love the way the young woman is juggling all those things. That was certainly the way it was when I was raising my 2 kids. There is a lot of wisdom, as well as beauty, in this gorgeous art work.

audrey said...

Hi Diana! What would we do without our favorite things? This is a very positive, uplifting post and your illustration is wonderful!!!! I think if I were you, I would blow it up in size and hang it in your studio to look at every day.
Have a wonderful week filled with all your favorite things!
♥ audrey

Terri Kahrs said...

Your illustrations are bright and beautiful, Diana! I'm wearing a big smile because of your art today! Hugs, Terri xoxo

WrightStuff said...

I love the look of that happy lady right in the middle there!

joanna said...

What a happy illustration Diana! I love how you're juggling everything!! and of course Cole's picture,,so cute!
xoxo

marianne said...

What a lovely image of all your favs!
What are mine?
Animals
Mandalas
Art
food
my kids!!!!!

These are just a few!
I have a long list, but I am sure you have too!

Deborah said...

Diana, your art is pure JoY ♥♥♥
**happy smiles** Deb

Alice Walters said...

Beautiful pictures!

Cheryl said...

You are really talented. Super cute work!

Hermine said...

Wonderful

Diane said...

What a wonderful piece to show us so many of your favourite things! Diane

 
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