Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Happy Near You

Hope everyone's week has stared out well.
No major complaints on this end.

Still waiting for the car to be ready.
It's going to be a thrill just to be able to get in go somewhere...

Anyway, I was just dropping in to say that this
new Cereal box girl is in my shop today.

And these photos show just a few of the fun ways that she can be displayed.
This is what, my 4th painting of this girl?
She may need a name soon. :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Like those other sticky valentines...

This is what I made today. 

"My Aim is True"
It's sold quickly
(Look for prints soon)

Lot's of snow outside, so I'm going to sit in my hockey chair and, well,
watch hockey. 
And eat Detorre's Pizza.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ACEO art

I've got some affordable little pieces of art in my shop.
The little girl is already sold, but these are still available.

I did paint piece of cereal box art the other day, but it sold before I 
posted about it here.
It may be my new all time favorite.

I did take a minute this morning and turn her into a birthday
card over at Zazzle.

Carefree and Wonderful - Birthday Card
Carefree and Wonderful - Birthday Card by DudaDaze

That's it for now.
Our new, well used, car engine has been ordered
so it won't be long before things are back to normal around here.
If there is such a thing.

Josie McQueen did not get enough votes to get into the Hard Rock
battle, but luckily the judges added them as one of their selections.
They play at the Hard Rock in Station Square on Feb. 14.

They also got word that they have been nominated as best alternative band in Pittsburgh.
I believe there will be some kind of ceremony for that at Mr. Smalls where the winners will be awarded.
Not sure when.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lovely couples

I painted a couple of lovely couples today.
This one is in my shop right now.

"Love in Bloom"
10 x 10" canvas
(oops.  sold before I could publish this.)
I'm going to get these bigger ones scanned tomorrow though,
so look for prints soon.

And this one was there earlier, but went quickly.
Apparently love to me is represented by three little hearts floating over one's head.

So just look up if you want to be sure it's true love. :)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Believe Fairy

I haven't left the house much yet this year.
What with the flu, and the car breaking down...again.
This time in a BIG way.  Apparently we need a new engine .
On our car that won't even be paid off until December. :(

Eli's car died a month or so ago and Aaron's ain't long for this world either.
Theirs are both first cars...teenager cars...used cars, so you expect that.
But ours?  Really?

Well what else can you do really except paint fairies and BELIEVE that
things will turn around soon.

And how could they not when all of this is going on.
New products!
Look at 'em all.
Three new lines from Carson Gifts.
I am really so very thrilled to be working with Carson and be 
part of the long list of amazing artists that they already have on board.

Happy Haunting

Joy to the World

The Scrapbook Collection by Diane Duda
(that's me)

These are just a few of the photos that my licensing agent, Jan,
snapped last week at the Atlanta gift show.
I can't wait to see them in person!

If you'd like to be able to purchase any of these,
Jan suggests checking with your local gift shops to see if they will be carrying them.

Okay, so that's the good, the bad, and the pretty for this week. 
See ya soon. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Can you help some brothas out?

It's been awhile since I asked this of you.
And you all have always been such a big help in the past.

Aaron and the boys, aka Josie McQueen,
are participating in the Winter Rock Showcase
over at the X this year.

Your votes will help and get them to the finals again this year.
(We are pretty sure they won the last time they played,
but that the judges screwed up and read the results in reverse order.
Now it's time to make things right!)

Not sure how often you can vote.  I'll let you know.
Thanks so much in advance!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Just so you know...

I've been busy painting.
I'm still not feeling great, so it's about all I'm feeling up to.
This one is in my shop right now.
You may recognize is as one of my DD doodles from the summer.

The sides are painted and pretty too. 
Find it here.

Here's another from this weekend, but it's already spoken for.
Well, that's it for now.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
Are you going to watch Girls, Downton Abbey, or the People's Choice awards.
GAh, how to choose?

Wednesday, January 09, 2013