Monday, November 30, 2009

PFATT Blog Christmas Giveaway which will run December 1st-December 7th! There will be free giveaways from some of your favorite PFATT artists! So make sure that you mark your calendars, tell all your friends and family too!
This is sooo exciting as recently, I have become a proud member of this wonderful group of talented artists and this is the first time I have participated in their giveaway. I cant wait to see all the giveaway goodies awaiting you all :) See You There!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

It's just a day away from the BIG DAY! I have warm and cozy butterflies flapping their wings inside my belly. I have been given many, many blessings and I would like to share just a few of the things I am thankful for.

~ I am thankful for the strength and love of our family. We love each other through thick and thin. We live close enough to see each other everyday. I never take that for granted.

~ I am thankful for Alan. He always supports me and never lets me give up :)

~ I am Thankful for my girls, Tiffanie... so deep, kind and compassionate. Amanda... brilliant and packed full of fun loving spunk. You bring joy and balance to my world.

~I am deeply thankful for Tony for his courage and strength. He is my son, he is my Hero.

~ I am thankful for my new and old friends and all the wonderful people I have met through blogging and various art groups.

~ I am thankful for my employer, which ensures that We never go hungry and I always have clay to satisfy my need to create.

~ I am thankful for my grandchildren. They are beautiful and bring such joy to my heart.

~ I am thankful for the Lord above for giving me all these things to be thankful for.

Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving. Warm Holiday Hugs :)

Look what arrived on my doorstep the other day, and all the way from Canada! Isn't she the sweetest little doll you have ever seen. My heart was in love the minute I unwrapped her from the delicate tissue paper. This sweet little Isabella came from my " Monster Under the Bed " swap partner and new artist friend, Sue Barton of Barton Originals.

I am simply amazed at Sue's talent. For the first day, I displayed Isabella in my living room but her Hauntingly sweet elegance told me that she needed to be displayed amongst my MOST treasured and elegant collections that surround me in my bedroom. She graces my dresser beautifully and every time I enter my room, I cant help but gaze at her with amazement.

Thank you Sue ! I cant even begin to tell you the joy Isabella brings to my heart.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Clause and a BLOG GIVE-A-WAY TOO!!! If you are a believer, then hop on over to the Because We Believe in Art blog for their 1st anniversary Blog give-a-way.
There are many wonderful artists who have donated one of their "OOAK" ornaments just for this special occasion and yes, YOU might be the lucky winner. WAHOOOOOOOOOOOO!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Exciting Adventures in the Horizon!

I would like to say thank you to all of you who listened to my venting session. And a special Thank you for your kind words of support. Geez, I feel better :)
I have something HAPPY to share. I am sure that you have all heard of the PFATT Marketplace. That fabulous little on-line shop, Chuck full of some Rockin artists that sell their exquisitely made creations. I love that place :) Well, I am so honored to be a part of these fantastic artists. In December, I will officially become a PFATT Marketplace artist. I am very excited, beyond excited! So, I've been tucked away in the little yellow studio creating some Dianie Mac Designs, and I'm having fun! My honey buns (ALAN) put the computer and a T.V in my studio. UH O! LOL, I had to laugh because I don't get cell phone reception in my studio and I can spend hours upon hours in there and totally forget about the world and that I have grown children ( JUST KIDDING, I could never forget my little sweeties). I always had a little problem with balance. Lol...anyway, when I do come up for air, I check my messages and I will have all these texts, MOM! MOM! MOM,Where are you? Mom, are you in your Studio? LOL.. My kids have lost their mother to the little yellow studio. Well, they know where to find me.. doors always warmly open:)

With the Marketplace I will definitely need a banner! I'm a little tight on funds right now so I am attempting to make my own. When the girls re-formatted my computer, I lost my favorite art program. Dah, I failed to remember the name of it. My husband has looked through all his STUFF and cant find it either??? The new program I have is over this girls head. Alan has one more program he is going to load up for me and I will see what I can figure out. You know the saying If you don't succeed, try,try again! Right now this is what my banner looks like. YIKES!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I LOVE SWAPS! When I saw that Zan was having a Monster Swap, I knew I had to join. What better way to face your childhood fear then to create the little bugger that spooked you soooo bad as a child. Yep, this is the furry feller that caused me so much grief. " The MOnsteR Under My Bed "

I started this creation with a couple of small gourds and wire for the armature of the monsters body. I used Apoxie Sculpt and paper clay to sculpt him. His rough furry texture was created using finely cut up cheese cloth and Paverpol.

The bed is made from heavy duty cardboard stuff ? dowels and paper clay.

And that skeered little boy in the bed, with his covers pulled up so tightly around him, was created from a tiny bottle gourd and paper clay. I will have to say that this was a very fun swap. Now this little Monster will be carefully packaged and mailed out to my new friend and swap partner. Maybe she can tame him , hehehe ! :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Monster Swap!

That time is growing very near, for the Parade of those Big Bad Monsters to appear. You know, the Monster that lurked in your closet, or was he lurking under your bed? Where ever he was, he was to be feared!
A little over a month ago, Zan Asha over at Wild at Heart was hosting a Monster Swap. And now the time is almost here to parade our childhoods biggest fear.. " The Monster In The Closet" Be sure to hop on over to Zan's for the big Monster Parade. Saturday, November 7th.

Here is my Monster that caused me so much grief as a child!( Of course I had to twang the pic a bit.). I hope he is a little nicer to my swap partner and doesn't pinch her toes in her sleep like he used to do to me!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Don't tell a single soul....
our Halloween adventure is about to begin with Chef Alan's Magical cookie crusade! 96 little scrum*dilly*uptious cookies to be secretly delivered to our spooky little offspring. Just a little teaser and Chef Alan's tradition before...........
the SPOOKY magic that is about to unfold in the days ahead!!! BAWAHAHaha..............................................

Hello, It is I.. Dianie Mac ! I will be your host for the evening.............

Twirling and swirling, Magical Candy corn! Please catch one if you can.....

Let me make you a drink?

Dianie's Pet spiders...
Eyeballs of Bat!
Whats this? All these silly donuts are looking at you! ... What was in that drink Dianie Mac made for you? She will NEVER tell. BAWHAhahaha.....

Help yourself...
before it's too late...
A few of our guests...