Friday, December 3, 2010

Sneak Peek Friday

Our little Ingrid gets another coat...of paint

Welcome to Sneak Peek Friday...  Last night my friend, Michelle, came over for another paint night.  So fun to have another creative person sitting across from me exchanging ideas.  I see why people love workshops.  Last time, Michelle gave me an idea to finish my star ornament with little glitter balls from Martha Stewart.  So I ran out and got some, and then she showed up last night with them, too.  We both had a bag from Micheals with the same stuff in it!   I worked on finishing up little Ingrid.   

But I almost new banner is up and running!

A special thanks to Franchesca from Small Bird Studio,  who had a blog makeover special she was running  on her blog.  I was intrigued by the rotating banner she did for a photographer.

Making a cohesive banner with my tendency to create different types of art was a challenge.  I know I'm failing "Branding Yourself 101", but right now all I do means so much to me.     

Look at how wonderfully we solved that problem.  Everytime you click into my blog, another banner will appear.  So fun. There are 5 templates!  Franchesca was so patient with the fussy designer in me, and I'm so thrilled with the outcome.  One of the templates is of Kelly Berkey from Kelly Berkey Designs  from our sketch challenges.   You'll see the painting if you pop over to her blog, too.    She's such a sweet and special person to me, too.

By next Friday, I should have received all 10 ornaments created by you many artsy bloggers out there stop by next Friday to see!

If you would like join us for Sneak Peek Friday, just visit Jennifer at  "In the Studio"  and give it a try.


Rhonda said...
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Rhonda said...

Hi Diana,
First let me say "Ingrid" is beautiful! Did you paint her in oils or watercolor?

Your new banner is fabulous! I need a serious makeover as well. I too don't know much about branding. Very good look. Love the writing below the banner too.

So cool that you have a painting buddy. I long for that. No one around where I live to do that with. Oh well.

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Serena said...

Little Ingrid is looking beautiful, Diana!

Great banner!

Franchesca said...

It was a pleasure working with you Diana!! :) And I'm seriously jealous of your painting buddy time!

Jodene Shaw said...

first, Ingrid is precious!
second, LOVE your banner...had to just keep refreshing the page so I could see them all! My fave is the birds ~ and the one with your photo with your art around it ~ and the . . . oh, I just enjoyed them all!
and third, THANK YOU for the lovely ornament...birds have a very tender special place in my heart...especially chickadees AND the color a very personally special ornament. I love it!!
fourth, thank you also for the very kind words in the card that you sent. It meant much to my spirit.
love & grace,

martinealison said...

Bravo pour les bannières différentes.
Je ne sais pas si je saurais faire, je ne suis pas très douée en informatique... Bises

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh my goodness... Ingrid is so precious. What a beautiful piece! How fun to have a friend come over for a paint night. Love that. Love, love the new banner. It looks fantastic. It will be so fun for those unable to participate in the exchange to see each beautiful creation next week. I hope everyone is able to show their piece... they are all so unique! :)

Carola Bartz said...

"Ingrid" is beautiful!
Your banner is gorgeous. I looked at all of these, they're amazing, such a great job. I really LOVE the birds. The colors in that picture are so beautiful and harmonious.

Sadie Inspired said...

Ingrid is just beautiful. What a talent you have to paint a portrait that is so realistic. A portrait like this of my children would warm my heart. Gorgeous! :)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Makes me happy, happy! :)