Posts Tagged ‘Eleven Morning’

IF I WERE A BIRD…

Fun New Contest!  IF I WERE A BIRD…. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO ENTER IS FINISH THAT SENTENCE!  Come have some great fun, meet some great Artists and more!

Always something going on at Diviacity! Link:  IF I WERE A BIRD!

karasuBe sure to enter our website or blog address so people can find you too!

www.diviacity.blogspot.com

Article Posted in Divapreneur Magazine!

Woo Hoo! My first article Posted In Divapreneur Magazine!

Stop by and Check it out! 🙂

Come Kick Back at my Studio

This painting was done on June 22nd as a Challenge to myself.  One day, One painting to Celebrate Summer…and chill out 🙂

Passion, the Chunky Charm Book

Passion, the Chunky Charm Book

Passion, the Chunky Charm Book

Come join us for a whole lotta fun, and a Workshop too! Learn techniques that will help teach you to make your own Chunky Charm Books anytime for any reason!  This Workshop is Saturday, June 20th, at Tangerine in Dublin, CA.  http://www.elevenmorningstangerine.com/

This is one you won’t want to miss if you like creating fun unique books!  All supplies provided with Class Registration. $35 Special price for this Workshop $25

For more info: diviacity@diviacity.com or http://www.elevenmorningstangerine.com/

Chunky Diva

Bind it All in under 5 minutes

My New Favorite Tool! Great way to create your Journals, Art Books, keep track of Documents and more!

The Circus of Possibilities

There I go again. Bringing my inner stuff out LOL… check it out. My latest book project, The Circus of Possibilties.

Come on out and Play!

I bet you need an artisitc colorful break at some point in everyday!!!  I got one for you. Go hang out at my website http://www.diviacity.com for a little while. I have so much stuff going on over there I’m loopy LOL. I love sharing artwork.

Exotic Journey

THE MUSIC OF LIFE!

A Book Expressing A Love For Music

A Book Expressing A Love For Music

As I sit listening to some wonderful old school music and crafting and creating I think with a smile how much influence music has had on my life. Having been born in the 60s I’ve certainly lived through many changes in music style and taste. Sadly with a lot of music nowadays not much is left to the imagination but thankfully there is always technology to keep the past in the present with music. I can be accused of hording some old cassettes and even a few records but love the way you can get some much music into so little space now.

Music Pages Two Music PagesMusic Book Three

This little book covers all types of music and is transparent in the center so looks great in front of a light. Its a fun way to put so much feeling about something into a little space.

I realize that at some point in each day I hear music and find that its actually become a necessity for me. I also realize that the dances I did back then are the only dances I can do now LOL.  What a great gift music is!

To find out more about my classes (this one will be upcoming) visit my site at http://www.diviacity.com or see more of my other instructionals at http://www.youtube.com/diviacity

Much Love!

ARTFUL EVENTS

Traveling Diva

ARTFUL EVENTS!

If you know of any Artful events coming up ANYWHERE please drop me a line. I like to Network and

Share and have friends all over the place that would love to participate in various events.

Through Networking I’ve made strides that would never have happened otherwise. So I love the opportunity

to share venues and info with other Artists.

Reply to this Post with your info and “let em kmow!’

MONTHLY GIVE AWAYS ON THIS SITE!

(IT’S A BEAUTIFUL PAGE)

http://theartinyou.blogspot.com/

Do it yourself Bling

Learn to make your ownDSCF5873 Fancy Cuff Bracelet!
At Richards Arts & Crafts
In the Alamo Plaza Shopping Center, Alamo, CA
Stone Valley & Danville Blvd
Cost: $45, Class length: 2 hours

Supplies:
16 gauge wire at least 3 feet (Colored, Sterling or Plated will work fine)
21 Gauge Wire (at least 4 ft)
Your choice of beads (at least 12 med size per inch of Bracelet)
Glass beads and Crystal Beads for Bling
Clasp of your choice
I’ll bring the tools!!

Call Stephanie for info or to sign up class at 925-339-7218
Or email: divalynne@yahoo.com

Payments for Class may be made at Paypal – pay to: diviacity@diviacity.com
Or mail payment to:
Stephanie Jordan
P.O. Box 1012
Pleasanton, CA 94566

The Ladies Danced – ZNE 2009

The Ladies Danced

Okay, that’s the name of this piece but it could also describe my experience at ZNE 2009!

Victorian Tea Party in a Cigar Box

Victorian Tea Party in a Cigar Box

Well if you’re into Vintage, Victorian, Antique or Mixed Media, this was definitely the place to be. I’ve discovered as an Artist trying to stay out of the corporate maze that Networking is a true necessity and a great experience.  At ZNE we met so many unique Artists and visitors.  We were blessed with having the first table at the door (so they saw my goofy smile on the way in and on the way way out! LOL) .  I’ve always been amazed by people that could turn sticks and stones into Beauty and Art.  And they were there. And even better there were many teaching others how to do the same! Kids passed by with huge proud smiles on their faces after having done a Make and Take. Adults whispered of their excitement after finding a doll or toy or game they hadn’t seen since childhood. Memories rushed in!  We even had the pleasure of hearing Jon Troast sing as he performed Live. All in All, it was a great positive energy and a lot of playful spirit!
I loved it and can’t wait until the next one.

My Thank You! :-)

Come join the fun at ZNE ConvenZIoNE 2009

znelogoWhat fun!  A PARTY WORTH ATTENDING!!! 

ConvenZIoNE 2009

If you love Mixed Media Art come join the fun at the

Pleasanton Fairgrounds on May 2nd and 3rd!

There’ll be so much going on you’re guaranteed a great time.

There will be great Artist, Vendors, hourly art workshops, live music, book signings, and more!  The admission fee is only $3 and you can get a coupon for a dollar off by clicking on the logo!  If you can’t get there paste this link into your address bar http://www.artandpaperie.com
Be sure to stop by our booth (Diviacity/The Altered Divas) and say hi and receive a goodie for mentioning you read about it on our Blog!!!

A Diva’s Journal

Chipboard Butterfly Book

Chipboard Butterfly Book

All About the Fashion Baby!

All About the Fashion Baby!

I’ve been spending a lot of time creating lately. Working on the Journals and more.  These little numbers are fun books with even a little space for journaling.  You can learn how to create these books by checking out my instructional video on Youtube at:

Well Happy February!

Wow, has this years started with a bang, a boom, or what! Lots of stuff going on. Lots of friends laid off, hek, even I’ve been laid off…by phone no less (on my birthday!) LOL LOL. But…. I think I’ll just roll on, and remember that it will all get better soon, it always does, eventually.  I have to admit, when I was younger it would have stressed me out to the max, now it just pushes me even harder. The company I worked for was really really bad with the people skills so it was a really negative energy anyway and hard to stay focused.  But I do pray for the people that will not take it that way and will be devastated by it. Laid off does not mean Laid under! or down, for that matter.  I just have to continue to stay focused on the dream.
From Fashion Queen

From Fashion Queen

Glimmermist colors, Olive Vine, Red Coral, Copper. over Gesso. Page coated with Diamond Glaze.
I really encourage Journaling during this time of bad economy and worse energy. We never think about the fact that we went through the good the bad and the ugly and survived after it’s over so we never think about what we did and how we related during those times. Why think about it?, I’d say for the lessons we can learn and the lessons we can teach. I constently tell my children (who are grown) that things will get better, that we have the power to ward off the negative and keep on going. But it’s better to prove it to them by showing them what they have already come through and how they did it.
Lady Butterfly pages

Lady Butterfly pages

These pages are chipboard topped with White Gesso, and Glimmermist, colors are Patina, Pineapple and Midnight Blue. The page is sealed with Diamond Glaze (one of my favorites. I simply brush a light coat over the top of the finished page)
My January challenge was met and now on to February.  I think for February the challenge is to stay focused on the dream, to create at least 20 new projects and to continue on my Journal Journey! LOL…hmmmm

Mona Lisa Journals

The Altered Journal 3
The Altered Journal 3

Journaling serves so many purposes.  Documenting our lives and thoughts is not only healing and educational for us but also a record or a timeline for those that follow.  This Journal was created to provoke thought and fun and provide a place to leave our wisdom.  One day as I rummaged through old books at a bookstore I came across a diary from someone long passed. It was so personal that I felt overwhelmed but more than that I was intrigued and felt almost priviledged to be able to read the thoughts and wisdoms of someone who had come and gone long before I was born.  I thumbed through it with awe almost able to see the writer in my mind, but left it where I found it feeling like taking it with me would be an invasion not to mention I didn’t want to bring unknown energy home with me. Hmmmm.   

I think it would be a great idea to note what’s going on in the world sometimes in my journal. Just in case it’s found by a curious mind after I’m gone. Note to self! 

Note: I have a couple of favorites I want to share.

Tangerine in Dublin, Ca. http://www.elevenmorning.com/ This is the cutest little store in town! Not only does she have her own fantastic creations including wonderful handmade dolls but she has a great assortment of vintage ephemera and even a bunch of delicious sweets! She also carries a great assortment of magizines for the Mixed Media Artist. The owners name is Gina and she is an absolute joy to be around!

The other place is called Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley, CA. http://www.scrapbookterritory.com/.  If you are a Mixed Media Artist you will be surprised at the goodies you can find there. There’s an awesome assortment of papers, rubber stamps, Ribbons, Books and so much more. You can find most of the Tim Holtz items there including Alcohol Inks, Distress inks, Rubber Stamps, his wonderful Masks and so much more.  The ladies are friendly and knowledgeable and if they don’t know, there’s lots of classes! This one is worth the drive!

Oh well, even though it’s late at night, it’s back to the art station for me. Good Energy and Colorful Dreams to you!