Happy Sunday all. I just pinned all of my favorite DIY beauty recipes to my Pinterest DIY Spa board. I haven't tried all of them yet and you can see my notes on the pins. I just finished using the Coconut Oil Sugar scrub and it's fantastic. Here's to a spa day :) xo - Diana
PS: This journal page is from Pattern Crazy, my class at the upcoming CREATE, NJ. Pattern Crazy, the studio version was this past weekend. We had a blast. I'll post more about it this week.
A slight cold - nothing too terrible but thank you for your get wells. A long walk yesterday, I went out for a quick walk but the sun felt so wonderful that I kept thinking "just one more block." I saw a robin and some crocuses bursting out of their shells.
Things: I'm participating in a panel on Sunday in connection with the Mt Airy Art Garage's Quilt Show (NW Philadelphia) and International Women's Day. The title of the panel is "Ain't I An Artist." See Soujourner Truth's "Ain't I A Woman" here. My discussion will be on the artistry of Boro cloth and will spotlight Jude Hill's modern day interpretation of that cloth.
It would be fun to have you there.
Sunday at 3 pm, at 11 West Mt. Airy Ave, Philadelphia ($10 at the door)
Splashing with colors marching right across the palette and the page with an overlay of juicy brush pen. A bit of stamping with handcarved and washi tape. Why not?
Some Pitt Pen. A loose arm. Not being careful but careless, without a care in the world. In my watercolor Moleskine. I like that book. Go ahead and paint some flowers. No need to overthink. They don't.
Art Journal Meet Up yesterday. You should check to see if there are any in your area. There's a dyanmic, fun group of women is forming. I found this old drawing and just colored it in with Pitt Pens. So much fun. Just a little more to do on the mountains.
I tripped over this drawing from almost 6 years ago of my son' on his 17th Bday. Loose and loopy drawing; an unconcerned pen traveling over the paper catching this and that. Then some drawings for watercolor
and a bit of paint
We have a new baby in the family. Amelia Marie, 8.14 (wow). Happy-making.
I'm beginning a new series of small flower paintings. You may have seen some of the inspiration over on Facebook.
We have been setting up a photo and video studio area in the classroom side of my studio and I found a few paintings done about a year ago along with a bunch of small blank canvases. I've been combing through old journals for inspiration and sharing these on Facebook and Flickr so that I have all of the inspiration in one place.
Today I begin. I'm really excited! I'm also working on a special surprise class for you that will open next week just in time for Valentine's Day crafting and another surprise. More to come.
Happy Monday everyone. I hope you had a fab weekend.
It's been almighty cold in most of the US lately. I wake up in the morning warm and snuggly and just want to stay under the cozy blankets. Put your hand up if you can relate :) I'm fighting that bummed out feeling with flowers. Lots of them.
This little bunch was done on Yupo paper which is a slick plastic paper; not something that usually attracts me but the way the colors run and the ease of lifting color from the surface is pretty nifty.
If you have tried to draw flowers from nature you see it is complex. Yet the shapes are simple if you take them apart apart and practice. Move on to color and pattern. Most important look at the grace, elegance and movement. Flowers need to breathe. That is more important than slavishly copying them.
I am sharing flowers everyday on my facebook page. Here is yesterday's FB post using pen and pitt pens.
Have yourselves a grand weekend. If you are in the Philadelphia area pop by tonight (5-7:30 pm) to see what the Phila Dumpster Divers did with the "trash" created by the National Archives recent system overhaul. See you there! The gallery entrance is on Chestnut St between 9th and 10th. Look for the balloons!