Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014

I don't feel like I have much to say just lately.
But I have still been busy.

2015 Choose Joy Calendar by Diane Duda
2015 Choose Joy Calendar by Diane Duda by DudaDaze

I planned on finishing my 2015 Zazzle calendar up by
November 1st… making a page or two each day.
But I ended up taking a day last week and just worked on it until
it was done.

Here is the back that shows what each page looks like.

I also added my Nativity images to Etsy as a 4-print set.
Remember them?
They look like this.

You can find those here:

and ornaments bearing the same images in my Zazzle shop.

Nativity Angel - Premium Ornament
Nativity Angel - Premium Ornament by DudaDaze

So see.  Busy.
Hope you are too.
In a good way.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014

"Magic Happens"

Hi folks.  
Not sure if people still visit here.
Can't expect them to when I rarely do myself.

Been busy doing stuff around the house.
We got new kitchen appliances on Tuesday.
So that was huge!

Still trying to figure out where I want to go from here, art wise.
I'll let you know when I know.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

October 9, 2014

She's a High-hopes-haver. :)

And she's all pink.

I like her.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September 30, 2014

If you follow me on Facebook,
you know that I've been sketching this style
of girl in my sketchbook lately.

I had a few request about turning them in to prints,
so I went ahead and did just that.

That does not mean I won't be turning them into
paintings sometime in the future.
I'm thinking maybe on wood… not sure yet.

Anyway, I've added these 4 to my Etsy shop
The second one is an off-size, but the rest are 5 x 7".

I have the original sketches also, so if you want them customized with different colors or with
names or quotes, 
I can do that too.

So that's all.
So long, September.
See you in the pumpkin patch. :)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

September 25, 2014

Happy Thursday!
I was feeling collage-y today and the above is what I came up with.
Figured I might as well have a sale to go along with it.
This time it's free shipping.  Storewide in my Etsy shop.
Coupon code BOO2U.

And don't these two make a nice couple?

Grab some prints for your Fall Decorating now. 
And thought go outside and enjoy the day!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014

Here is the painted version of
"Close to You"

I love her in this frame.
If she doesn't sell soon, I am seriously considering
keeping her for myself.
That never happens.

She is available here.   For now. :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy Fall!

Stopping in to let you know about a new print section I've added to
my Etsy shop.

It features print of images from my sketchbook that I haven't
painted yet, but have enhanced digitally.
They are a softer version of my usual style.
If you like them you can find them here.

Only 3 there now, but more coming soon.

Also added the above print.
Not sure why I hadn't done that already since it
is a few years old.
But it's there now. :)

That's it for  now!
Enjoy your gift! :)

Friday, September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014

Not feeling very "talky" lately.

And I got a bit side-tracked from my
one a day Cereal Box paintings.
(ok.  a lot side-tracked)

But, on the bright side, I am still painting. :)

And on an even brighter side,
if you go to iTunes and search for Josie McQueen
you WILL find them there.
All five songs from "She Some Light".
.99 per song.  $4.95 for the whole EP.
So if you have some spare change lying around…

… it's well worth it!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Monday, September 08, 2014

Destination Anywhere

Here is today's Cereal Box Doodle

Making art on the weekend is a little tough.
Cereal Box Doodles may have to be confined to weekdays, I'm afraid.

We'll see.  Maybe once it's colder
and when I'm sitting and watching hockey anyway it
will be easier.

The above is the one I did on Friday.  It's
already sold, but the print is available.

And I painted this girl on a canvas I found hidden away.
Also sold, but you can get the print.

So that's it for now.
We have an electrician coming over today, so I should probably make
myself and the house presentable.

Friday, September 05, 2014

I'm 50!

Since it is my birthday…
 And, like a new year,
a good start date for things...

I thought I'd try and bring back my Daily Duda Doodles.
This time I am going to attempt (like I'm a magician or something)
 doing them as Cereal Box Art.
I hope to do one each day.  And make up any days I miss.

Can I do it?
Will it mean getting no other art nothing else done.
We'll see.

It's probably gonna mean me preparing a bunch of cereal box canvases ahead of time
and then sitting down with them in the evening for sketching and painting.
I'm looking forward to it.
I mean what else am I gonna do at night?
I'm 50!

This is the first one, "The Right Place".
Her heart was in the right place. Get it? :)

I actually listed it yesterday, but at last check it's still there.

So, yeah.  50!
I feel pretty happy today.
I'd been feeling a little, not sad, but nostalgic maybe.
What with us turning 50, and school starting but me not having to worry about it,
and Corbin/Hanner's last show.  (we've been seeing them for at least 30 years)
That's a lot all at once to remind you that life is flying by!

But, Mike, who is awesome at birthdays, had a giant basket of goodies waiting for
me this morning.  (along with the coffee he has waiting for me every morning)
Books from my wish list, lots of cheeses (on accounta I wouldn't shut up about
the goat cheese I had at Penn Brewery a few weeks ago) and bread and crackers,
wine, a new Penguin shirt, and some lady razors. :)

It's too much really, considering the DAvid Sedaris tickets we bought and
the Corbin/Hanner outing from last week.

But we sure had fun and I'm sure Mike's friend, David (that's what he calls him)
will be awesome too.

So I am off to paint, and read, and later I will drink wine and eat cheese and enjoy my family.
I'm so lucky.

(and also I still have teeth.  so that's a plus)