Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World One Heart 2011



One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way. Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes"....just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world. It's really that easy.

Welcome to Diane Did It!!! I love mixed media art! I especially love fabric, tho, so even when I digress from that media, most of my pieces seem to begin and end with fabric. My OWOH doorprize is a 12x12 wall hanging about the color purple!

True to form, Purple Soul begins with a piece of muslin on which I adhere all sorts of paper and scrips and scraps of purple fabric sealed with tissue paper and topped by some Jolee scrapbooking flowers and free motion quilted flowers. It's 12 in. x12 in. and all about purple. Finished with quilt binding (had to get more fabric in there!).

If you would like a chance to win Purple Soul, just leave a comment, making sure there is a way to contact you if you are the lucky winner. I will use a random number generator to pick the blog post that reveals the winner. That winner will be announced Feb. 17th and that I will email the winner as well as post it.

I know this is a crazy time to be browsing other posts on people's blogs, but if you like mixed media/fiber art, click to "follow" this blog and come back to visit now and then! I only post about art and I try to give some steps for each piece I post so that you can get inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Another Heartbreak To Hope preview

If you are in Florida, you can get a sneak preview of the AAQI's new traveling exhibit, "Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope." Approximately a dozen Name Quilts will be on display on Friday, January 28 from 4-6pm at Quilters' Choice (Jupiter, FL).

And here's the really cool part! Shelli Lockhart, from WPBF-25, a Florida ABC affiliate, liked my quilt FEAR.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tea Bag Flower

My newest Alzheimer's: Priority Quilt. I used a Rust-Tex background with strips of commercial vintage print and walnut ink stained pink ribbon. Flower is started with riped tea bags edged with tri color cording, also walnut-ink stained to tone down colors. Plastic button was re-colored with alchohol inks and the center is more of the cording.

Just sent the email off to register it!