Friday, November 23, 2012

a little bit of everything!

It's been one of those very long months that we all have when everything is hitting you at once.
my "net-book" stopped working needing an expensive repair, health problems, money problems, dealing with a major disappointment.... sigh.
But not all was a negative...
my friend Kim Collister was featured in
I own some of her fabulous creations & was so
 inspired reading about her method for creating such artsy, encouraging tags 
that i thought i'd try my hand at them. 

Creating art is good therapy! 
 

I  mailed these out as a surprise gift for some 
very special customers as a little
 "thank you for your business".

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Here are some new pieces I've done with 
the palette knife!
 i discovered that 
i love painting with the knives
and can't wait to do more!!

Blueberry Barrens
Abstract in Blue & Brown

Abstract Knife Painting

Dreaming of Spring
and
for something completely different...
....
the IA team had a "Mandalas" challenge 
a few weeks ago
that i couldn't post due to the pc trouble
so here are my belated & most feeble attempts


Oh!! I almost forgot to tell you,
though you probably have guessed,
i have a new laptop thanks to my hubby
it's my early Christmas and birthday gift!

Hopefully i will catch up with the IA challenges
and show you what i've been doing in my journal
but that will have to wait till later.

take care!

5 comments:

  1. Diane, your mandalas are lovely. I painted one from my friends mandala coloring book. Good fun!

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  2. You have certainly been busy. Those tags look great. You are very good with the palette knife art too - hope you sell lots of them.

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  3. Great paintings - love the expressive application of paint. I like the oranges in the first and the flickering light in the third and all that colour contrast in the last!

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  4. Nice works done with painting knives, Diane. I found you on the Blogland site. Have you seen my ideas for art teachers? On Mixed Media Manic.blogspot.com.

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  5. Diane,
    I am so honored you mentioned me and your tags are just AMAZING! I love your paintings, painting with knives is something I have not tried yet. Yours however, are very impressive along with your mandalas which I totally can not seem to do. I love looking at them and I am completely inspired by them, but when it comes to trying to do one, I suddenly find other things I need to get done! LOL
    Always great to hear from you!!!
    XOXO
    Kim

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