Saturday, February 26, 2011

New collage & PSE picture

Good morning! I hope you all had a great week & some fun plans for the weekend! I am looking forward to the Independent Spirit awards tonight & the Oscars tomorrow.
My first pic this morning is from my faux encaustic class with Jodi Ohl. I did 4 canvases with 3 of them finished now. It is 8x8 & has MANY layers of paper & colorwashes. I was really liking the whole process til we got to the end.....then came tar gel! UGH!! Did NOT like the way that looked at all! Mixed tar gel with a bit of titan buff paint  &spread across the top at the end. Well...I am posting this pic prior to the tar gel application. I believe I may have put too much on. I really liked this class a lot but I veered off path somewhat. Jodi does a lot of doodling & drawing...Diane doesn't! I chose not to draw what I call "stick flowers" on my canvas. Instead I used more text & did some image transferring instead. The female shown was an image transfer to tissue paper using Sheer Heaven. I am starting a new canvas today so we'll see where that leads.
The 2nd PSE image was done using one of my canvas backgrounds with a free vintage picture overlayed.
I was quite pleased with that one. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Dog Day Monday

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I have wrapped up all my OWOH obligations & my gifts went out last Friday. I was actually fortunate enough to win two items also. I will show those off once I receive them.
This morning I have a PSE pic on top & for the life of me....I can't remember who the artist was...UGH!
I used one of my backgrounds which is a tye dyed balloon. I overlayed the image & adjusted the opacity.
I like the colors. The 2nd picture is a 12x12 image transfer done with Sheer Heaven (my FAVORITE) transfer material. This is Patches & this was done for a birthday gift for my sister's best friend, Kathy.  Is this sweet guy drop dead gorgeous or what??  Hope you all have a great week!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dexter helps select the OWOH winners! .

Good morning! My Bengal boy, Dexter, is helping me announce the winners this morning....& we can't thank you all enough for joining in this year. I ended up with 195 comments & 10 new followers. I had quite a bowl of little papers to draw from this morning. Actually the bowl was too small & I had to dump them all in a box. Now....the winners are:

Sharon at
Siziqu at
Doreen at
Saskia at
Nancy at

A big CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!

Monday, February 14, 2011

PSE pics & last week for OWOH

Good Monday morning! This is the last week to enter the OWOH drawing. The winners will be drawn Thursday, February 17th. I've had approximatly 165 comments & picked up 9 new followers at this point so I am pretty happy with that response. I am only sad that this is the last year.
Two pics today were free images combined with some free texture backgrounds. I am quite pleased with the ballet couple....just something about the ballet that grabs me every time!
Have a wonderful, creative week everyone!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Latest PSE photo & one week left for OWOH

Good morning everyone!'s been over a week since my last post. We still have one week left on the One World One Heart giveaway.  Just leave your comment under that post (directly below) for a chance to win!  The event ends on February 17th. You also still have a few days left to jump in & participate. I am posting a PSE pic this morning & preparing for a couple of classes. One is  Fun with Faux Encaustics - Jodi Ohl  at & the other is mini digital collage workshop with Kathyanne White at Hopefully I will create some lovely pieces as a result of these classes. Happy Wednesday!