Monday, July 28, 2014

Getting to Know me Blog hop

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Hi Friends,

 This is a different kind of blog hop, it is called "Getting to know me" I have been given four questions to answer. I was tagged by my good friend Lisa and I feel so humbled and honored that she picked me (if she hadn't already picked me, I would have picked her) She is an incredible sweet kind loyal Friend and artist.  Her work speaks for itself.   I would love for you to go see her designs  you will not be disappointed. Click here: let her know you came from my blog. But while you are here see what I have to share with you and then make sure to visit the bloggers I have tagged and let them know you came from my blog.

 These are the following questions I have been asked to answer.

 1. What am I working on?
I am always working on at least three projects at a time, and they very from season to season and what is trending.  Right now I am working on a painting for an art show, and a couple of Design team projects and a couple of Guest design spots.

 2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I am not sure what I create differs from others except, that I pray over each piece I create, that it would be blessed and be a blessing to the recipient.  I sell my work and I give it away, I try to keep it fresh and current, the funny thing is that sometimes current is retro.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
 I love it!!! I was created therefore I create. I feel alive, at peace and purposeful. I love to share what I do and encourage others. I love doing shows because people see your work and buy it and then someone else receives it as a gift and sees it.  It would do me no good if it just sat in a drawer and no one saw it.  We were all given gifts and we were given the gifts to share to bless other people, which blesses us in the same turn.

4. How does your writing/creating process work?
 I get ideas and I write them down. It could be the color of something I see or an image.  Some times I get an idea and I sketch it out.
I really like multiples of projects and 3D projects, so when I come up with an idea that I like, I make a bunch of them.
For the three D process, I not only love seeing that paper can be formed into  incredibly detailed  buildings, ice creams and flowers, I find it very relaxing and therapeutic.

                                    I made this little cake box for my mother, this year she loved it.
She liked it even more that I surprised her, by flying out to be with her and celebrate her birthday and Mothers day.

Made this for my niece, for Christmas and put goodies behind all the doors.

This one was a housewarming gift for the hostess

This was for our nephew for his #14 th birthday

This one was for our music pastor at our church when he retired.

I love experimenting with paint and colors.  Here are some of my favorites that I have made for my blog.
The Alice in Wonderland series were made using Creative inspiration products.

The following three was sponsored by Tombow USA celebrating a  100 years of Tombow

This was the very first project I made for my blog to enter a challenge.

This was my second  project I posted on my blog when I started it in January 2011. It was on display at the fungus fair and also in a group show at the Santa Cruz Art League of that year.  You can see my original post    HERE.

I have tagged my very first follower and blogger and good friend Gloria from Girlias Cards.
 We were also teammates on the very first Design team I was on, Celebrate the Occasion.  Gloria helped me over a lot of blogger humps at the beginning and was and is very encouraging. She has a heart of gold and is as sweet as can be. I hope you will go see my sweet friends projects. Here is one to peak your interest. Oh and her favorite color is blue.  Here is a link to Gloria's blog........ Girlias Cards.
and here is one of her cute creations..

and my very second follower and  good friend Karen of Little Scrap Pieces, has also been tagged by me. Karen makes the most luscious crinkle ribbon and gives it away if you are the winner of her challenge. Luckily I have won a few times.  She had also started a design team and asked me to be on it I was honored.  It was a lot of fun while it lasted. I urge you to go check Karen's blog out and you will not be disappointed, especially when you see the beautiful colors of her ribbon.
Here is a link to Karen's blog  - Little Scrap Pieces

In the same category of followers I became Cely's ( Hawaii Paper Party) second follower.

She is one of the sweetest people I know and so generous and kind.  I have been following her since the beginning and I actually was the winner of her 50 follower giveaway.  There were a lot of interesting items in the prize package, mainly island themed, I loved it, I think there was even a Hilo Hattie something in there.. Whenever I see Hello Kitty I think of Cely, which is really a lot, HK is everywhere. Here is one of her early treat bag posts...
but don't think that is all she does she is incredible when it comes to the copic markers-- Oh My Goodness...
go check her out for your self the link is above.

Did you noticed a theme here? Yes we are all friends of each other, I love my bloggy friends. They will each have posts up next Monday August 4th, so you can get to know them a little better.

Oh yes and in case you forgot who tagged me, it was Lisa. Here is one of her pieces and here is the link to her blog.

Have a blessed day, Diana