WOW! August is a rush for me! It seems like the summer has just flown right on by and it’s almost time to go back to work. I have made the most of the summer creativity wise though I do believe. I challenged myself with the last few paintings that I’ve done to really step outside of my box. The aforementioned box being full of big eyed girls and playful skulls and the new pieces lean more towards an abstract chaotic feel… which is weird because I somehow find absolute peace when I’m painting them. There’s somthing very soothing about the repetion of the brush strokes and the squares. Today I’m having a weird urge to do an alcohol droplet based background and cage them all in. We’ll just have to see where that takes us won’t we?
Hi everyone! Well, Artwalk is over now and I have had a night to sleep on it and I believe that I am going to backtrack just a bit and do more of what I really enjoy which is Day of the Dead/El Dia de los Muertos themed art. It is what I enjoy the most and it seems to be what people like to see from me the most. I took a good look at my booth this weekend and I didn’t feel that it was as cohesive as I would have liked it to be or as it had been in the past. Usually you could be walking by and just say “Hey, I know who’s work that is..” ; but, this year I branched out in too many directions and lost focus. Does anyone else ever have this happen to you? It’s almost like I have this HUGE rush of ideas that come to me and I feel like I need to get each and every one out. The end result is a gigantic mess though. We’ll see where the next road takes me. On the upside I did get to do an interview about Arts In Bloom and why I love it so much. I think I must have been 50 shades of RED when they were talking to me. It felt good to be asked to do it and I appreciate the McKinney Mainstreet folks for letting us do this every year. My next show is a month away and I can’t wait. I’ll post more about it when we get closer to the event. Thanks for following and goodnight. XOXOXO Diana
I’m so ready for Artwalk! I really enjoy this event more than anything. It gives me a chance to connect with my family and friends that would not be able to drive out and hang out and view my art otherwise. I’ll be in front of Swanky Boutique in Downtown McKinney from 10-6 on Saturday 4/13/13. I hope to see you there!
It’s been a challenging year and I’m almost glad to see it go! 13 is my lucky number; so, I’m thinking this next year has great things in store for me! I am hoping to reach out to more of my peoples via conventions and my webpage and make new fans and friends along the way. I love suggestions and constructive criticism. If you would like to share your thoughts please feel free to do so! Cheers and here’s to a happy and healthy NEW YEAR!!!
My daughter and I are getting ready for our first trip to New Orleans in the second week of August! I don’t think I’ve been this excited about anything in a very long time. I think New Orleans has always held some mystical agenda in my mind and I can’t wait to see if it lives up to the dream. We are going to be staying at The Hotel Monteleone and we’re hoping for the 14th floor (since that would definitely add to the experience). If you have suggestions of places to stop by or very interesting ideas while we’re there please comment and let me know. I know for sure that we want to take a Cemetery/Vampire tour with Lord Chaz…I know, I know…It sounds cheesy; but, I have to have the full on vampire experience right?? I am looking forward to seeing Marie Laveau’s tomb immensely and also standing in front of a NOLAlive camera and waving at my Dad. He and I used to spend quite a bit of time in front of the computer watching the French Quarter bustle. Well, enough for now and remember…suggestions!!!!