Saturday, October 22, 2016

Long Overdue Swap Art

Finally showing some swap art that
I made for Annette. (Scrap Happens Here)
The theme for her book was
'Proverbs.'  The page above says
"Don't put all your eggs in one basket."
(click on any image for enlargement)

"The early bird catches the worm,"
with fabric, lace, silk greenery, buttons,
and my watercolor of an American Robin.

Small pamphlet-stitch book to go in
the pocket of

"You can't judge a book by its cover."

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,"
created with scraps of cardboard,
paint and paper. The charm unfortunately
caused the scan to blur the details
of the image.

"One woman's trash is
another woman't treasure." 
I used a discarded 
music library card, brown paper
bag, scrapbook paper, and the gentleman
in the bathing costume is from a carton
of hard cider I believe.  Multiple
layers of paint were applied to the collage,
along with the spiral clip, beads
 and a vintage charm.

"A smooth sea never made
a skilled sailor."  This is made from
some pretty scrapbook paper that
has an ocean/fishy theme.

Tags in the "sailor page" pocket.

Many thanks to Annette for being so patient 
and understanding about the late arrival
of her package. Hopefully, it is a case of
"good things come to those who wait!"


  1. Well, dear friend, you have put my art to SHAME. Your pieces are stunning and so well put together. I love them all, especially the trash one and the beauty one. Oh and of course the early bird, too. They are all stunning, and I am truly impressed. I'm thrilled Annette got her art, too.

    Been watching the elections, and see why you say every other call is a pollster. We are a definite red state, and will go red regardless. Neither Trump nor Clinton will bother visiting my state. The cities (KC and Wichita) are more liberal, but the counties in western KS are very, very, very, very conservative.

  2. Beautiful pages Dianne! I love all the old time sayings and your lovely soft touches of color and texture. Your friend Annette will be thrilled!

  3. These are wonderful pages Dianne. I think you've been busy Dianne. Are you still journaling too?

    1. Yes Erika, I journal nearly every day in my hobonichi techo planner (and always catch up if I miss a day or two) there is always something to draw or write...even just ordinary stuff. ;)

  4. These are so great! I've never heard the sailor proverb before. Love how you mixed your drawings in with all the other goodies so seamlessly.

  5. I love your quotes for Annette, all illustrated so beautifully! Hugs, Chrisx


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