Wednesday, September 28, 2011


These are from the  graphic 45 Le Cirque paper. I'm still into tags, I don't think I'll ever quit.  These are larger sized tags...I love this clown

 ...........I think this is the ringmaster.  I'm not sure, he's quite a character, isn't he?
And these are a few ATCs.
When I was 6 years old I was taken to Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, The Greatest Show on Earth.  This takes me back to that time. 
I love the beautiful papers and colors but I have trouble with the animals (sorry).  It's important to me that I follow my heart and I abhor animal misuse, I know, I know - that's the circus.  Anyway.  I think I'm going to use the rest of the paper and make some children's books, maybe for the hospital.  Diane

Sunday, September 11, 2011


As you can see I've been going through some of my sketches and drawings.  This one I sketched about 18 years ago when we were on our way somewhere.  Muffie sat in the middle on the console and took her job of being the co-pilot very seriously. 
And this one is from 26 years ago when my name was different.
Back then I thought that art was drawing and painting and sculptures.  Now I
know there are so many different ways to do art that it's hard to focus on one or two. 
Focus is the word.                    Diane

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Would You Like A Cup of Tea?

As you know, in art sometimes you go many different ways with creating.  It's almost a restless spirit.  First you try one thing, then you move on to something else.  This was a little pair of mice I created back in 1995.  I was thinking maybe of illustrating a children's book and I always love little mice (not especially the real ones).  They've sat in a folder for years and tonight they came out to see you.              Diane

Friday, September 2, 2011


This was fun.  I usually work within a 8" x 10 1/2" page but it's fun to make them different shapes within that size.  When the pages are all together the different sized pages make it interesting and fun to look through.  The paper was torn around the edges and then I worked a loose border with different pieces of ephemera and water colors.  Then I wrote on the inside. Hope you are all having fun creating.  Thanks for reading my blog.                    Blessings,  Diane