Thursday, July 22, 2010

“Art and Artists”

I have been so inspired by the artists I’ve met on the blogs I love! (an inspiring view of the sky today!)


I have a whole list in my favorites…just for artists! And I am blessed to have many artists in my family! My sister is amazing…and all four of my sons are gifted. I would like to do a whole post on my sons and their art soon. 

 My grand kids are all interested in art, too and my grand daughter gave me an art lesson when they were here, teaching me some techniques she is learning in the art lessons she is taking. (we worked on trees…mine is a little sparse!)


I would like to give a special thank you to Carmelina at Creative Carmelina for giving me advice on buying drawing pens. She told me exactly what she uses and where she buys them….and I took my coupon to Michaels and got a great deal on them.


They are so smooth and easy to use that they glide over the page.


I know I need practice but I am going to try to spend the summer enjoying my art!


Thanks to ALL of you talented and creative ladies that inspire me every day with your wonderful blogs! What a difference you make in my life! Wish I could give you all a HUG! 

Do you have any special creative projects you are working on this summer?



Anonymous said...

Oh this is bliss! I'm so thrilled to have inspired first of all....but that my advice is well received, bliss, bliss I tell ya!

the pens are terrific, I can never do without a good working set....

your bird drawing and the girl sketches are terrific! you should definitely're awesome at what you do!

thanks for stopping in....and for the mention! I appreciate it very much!

ciao bella
happy penning!

creative carmelina

Janet said...

Your sketches are great! Keep going. You definitely have the gift for drawing.

Anonymous said...'s so true...there are so many talented artists in Blogland. You're rather talented yourself! Wonderful drawings!!
Have a great weekend,
~ Jo :)

Dianne said...

I almost got those pens... also inspired by Carmelina's beautiful work, but they kind of scare me... Silly huh? Anyway... Your little bird is lovely... I got my pastels back out... I need practice too... much more then you do!

Anonymous said...

Diane, we want to see more! You are VERY talented!!! And I love the cloud photo!

Cyndi said...

Diane, from the little glimpses that you have shown us, you appear to be quite the artist yourself! I hope that when you "showcase" your sons' work, you include some of your own! :o)



Anonymous said...

I love sketching and I do have those pens as well.Arent they amazing.So manythings I love to be doing but I need to have more time.Sketching for sure is one too.

Marydon said...

Stick people are my forte! but those sketches of yours are fabulous, so detailed, nearly 'alive'. Love the little people best ... the bird looks ready for flight.

You are amazing, my friend.

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

I'm always inspired by artists, not that I am one, maybe a little bit, or at least I used to be..., I just admire the pursuit of self expression..., which to me is self love. And you are very talented!!

Jess said...

Oh I love your sketches, the bird is wonderful and the little girls - they should definitely be dolls!!! I love art through and through - you have inspired me today -thank you!


Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I think that your sketches are wonderful. Keep drawing, it looks like you are having fun!

And yes, that Cupid's Dart on my blog today is stunning. Don't know why I have never seen it before.


Q said...

Looks as if you are off to a great start...
Drawing will be such a delight in your life.
Have lots of fun and stay cool!

lila said...

Those pens are great!
I need to get out paper and my set of those and USE them!
Have a great weekend!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Diane,

Oh my goodness - your sketches are fabulous. Look at you - drawing and sketching and painting and inspiring others to do the same thing.

Have a wonderful summer creating.

theodora said...

Hi there I see you draw too, your drawings are so cute especially the little girls such cute faces they are the most difficult, I like water colors.

The Fab Miss B said...

What fun to peek into your sketchbooks! Looks like you've found a wonderful way to express your creativity. Can't wait to see what comes out next!

In the Light of the Moon said...

I know what you mean,this blog world of ours has introduced me to so many wonderful art souls and I too am thankful.

I am looking forward to seeing the post on your kids art..

Have a wonderful day!Cat

Cindy said...

How did your sweet cousin not know that you could draw? I don't think I ever saw you draw when we were kids, only Delores. I'm impressed and jealous :) Love you! said...

I love your sketches! Brilliant! Suie xxx

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
You are amazing and so very talented at everything and these drawings are incredible. You should really continue as you have so much to give and so much inspiration to share.

I love the bird and the little ones sketch is too darling right down to her little dress slipping off the shoulder.

Love the sky pic too.
Thank you for sharing your heart through the drawings. Looking forward to seeing more!!

Thank you for stopping by and entering my giveaway. Good Luck my friend.

Big Hugs, Celestina Marie

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your drawing. The bird is fabulous so keep it up!


Vee said...

You are well on your way! Your drawings are very nice...

JG said...

Such nice sketches! We'd like to see more when you'd like to share. :)

I agree, I've also learned so many hints regarding hobbies that I have after I started blogging. So many nice ideas are shared.

I also always enjoy your visits to my blog!


Ruth Welter said...

Hi LD, I love your drawings...keep up the great work.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

I love your sweet sketches, and glad that you are having fun doing this.
I think it is always great to have good pens and pencils.
The fluffy clouds look lovely.


Becca said...

Oo i love your sketches, especially the one of the bird! I wish I could draw like that. I have some of those pens too, but they are still sitting in the package...a lot of good that is doing, but I get intimidated. Anyway, I saw your blackberry cobbler earlier, and my mother taught me that same recipe! I make it all the time for my hubby! So much better with fresh berries huh?
Hugs, Becca

Happy@Home said...

Oh Diane, your drawings are so cute. I hope you do a post on your son's talents as I would love to read (and see) it.
I'm afraid my drawing skills are limited to stick people. My son, however, does having a talent for drawing, but he can't be bothered.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Diane your drawings are wonderful! I'd love to see more in the future and also your son's work. I also enjoy Carmelina's blog ..she is so creative!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Diane your drawings are wonderful! I'd love to see more in the future and also your son's work. I also enjoy Carmelina's blog ..she is so creative!

M.Kate said...

Your drawings are very pretty and my children have the same set of colour pencils like yours. Continue drawing as we would love to see more :)

M.Kate said...

Your drawings are very pretty and my children have the same set of colour pencils like yours. Continue drawing as we would love to see more :)

Cameron said...

Oh my goodness, Diane! These drawings are super duper fantastic!! I love them! I can't believe I didn't know how multi-talented you are....adding drawing skill to sewing, decorating, cooking and many other wonderful outlets you excel at :D

Thank you so much for sharing this with me!
Biggest Hugs,