Monday, June 28, 2010

Light at the end of the tunnel....

When I am going through rough times and want nothing more than to find refuge in my art...I think there has to be a light at the end of the tunnel.

On a recent trip to Humboldt County, we drove down this street to see the giant redwoods...... I was stunned by this view.

In an odd and refreshing way it lightened my heart...sometimes we have to overcome the big obstacles to get to the light at the end of the tunnel.

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Balance in what we do....

One of the things I love most is putting all of my art together to make a statement. I arrange then I re-arrange and sometimes re-arrange again until I find the balance that is pleasing to my eye. When it all comes together I find that there is a most definate look and feel to what I do. It pleases me when someone says "It is very you, Diane." I believe I have achieved the balance between me and my art. Sometimes I feel so comfortable with my art...I wonder why can't all things in life be such a sweet balance?

Monday, June 7, 2010

"My Folk Art Paradise"

My Folk Art Paradise depicts my love for Amate Bark Paintings from the state of Guerrero. These beautifully executed paintings are whimsical and full of color. I find them stunning and have always felt like they represent an imaginary paradise. This is my version of an Amate Bark Painting using stitch work and applique.......My Folk Art Paradise!

Created for "The Garden of Eden" show at The Folk Tree in Pasadena. Show runs June 5th - July 3rd.