well, it's january 30th/31st...and you know what that means?
it's time for.....
i'm so excited to be a part of this 2011 blog-fest!
if you don't know what i'm talking about, you can find all about it here.
i talked a bit about it in my previous post, so you could also scroll down and read about it there.
i'm lori diane from lake oswego, oregon and come from a family of artists...my mom, my sister, many of her daughters, my daughter, and i'm sure there must have been ancesters further back that i'm not aware of, because it's so strong with us. i have only recently in this last year hooked back up with my passion of art and decided to acknowledge that maybe i am an artist...maybe that is what my "gift" is...maybe it's okay to create in my free time, after many years of feeling i couldn't make a living at it, and so didn't even let myself do what i loved. i have had a few artistic jobs...i was a photo retoucher pre-computers then became a stay at home mom for many years, during which time in the last few years illustrated for a children's toy catalog. but for whatever reason, i still wouldn't call myself an artist...i had artistic jobs, but never created in my free time. well now i do create in my free time and love every minute of it...typically i paint. i have been painting with acrylics and have fun experimenting with mixed media added in there for texture or interest. i painted with oils years ago, and think i might go that direction at times as well....i'd also like to experiment with pastels. i have a good sized set of oil pastels i bought about 30 years ago and never touched...maybe because i didn't create in my free time. so this blog reflects my art, the creation and inspiration of it as well as a glimpse of my life. i also love decorating, thrift sales, flea markets, vintage stores and so you'll see a bit of that as well.
i'm really excited to be a part of One World One Heart, and look forward to discovering new bloggers and future friends who share this same love of creating.
i guess that's it!
i hope you'll become a "friend" and stop by and visit often, as I am blown away by the support and true feeling of friendships that i have experienced thus far...really i am. it's through this support that makes me feel that even if something doesn't sell, i could and should keep going.
i am offering a CHOICE of two pieces! i really couldn't decide...option one is an archival matted print of one of my mixed media paintings i titled Purity. the print itself is approximately 5 x 7, and the outside of the mat is 8 x 10...ready for framing. i signed the original painting which you can see in the corner, but also signed the border of the print hidden by the mat.
the original was painted with acrylics on canvas...i used embossed papers for the background, and used small beads and glitter in her crown. i blogged about the process showing more pics in a past post here.
and option two is an 8 x 10 wood block mounted print of a mixed media painting i did using collaged papers in the background. it's mounted on birch wood and has a sawtooth hanger on the back so it's ready for hanging.
all you have to do to win EITHER my matted print OR my wood block print is leave a comment telling me which you'd prefer, and i will put everyone's name/visitor number in a bowl, and pull a name/number for the winner! make sure you leave leave a way to contact you via your blog link or some other method. the winner will be announced february 17th and i'll post an annoucement at that tme.
thanks for stopping by...have fun on your OWOH journey.
i know i will! and until next time...
much love and peace!