Archives: June 2013

Dollface Altered Tin

Made this for the G&P design team that I’m happy to be a part of:

It’s an altered tin. You can access the tutorial HERE
What else? 
Also, I’ve been doing a bit of journaling here and there, and have been working with my own handmade stencils. SO MUCH FUN and cheap too! I bought some special stencil paper, but in truth, you can just use wax paper, or anything really. Cardboard, even. 
Here’s a page in progress: 
And that’s that. Happy Thursday!

But it’s you

New art in my art journal. I’ve been struggling lately because the art journal I love so much is running low on blank pages, but then my account is running low on cash, so I resorted to other things. But truly, I enjoy making my own art journal with grocery bag paper.
Right.
Anyway, happy tuesday!
I have a latina mom blogger event tonite that I’ll be blogging about tomorrow, so when you see the commercial post, just keep in mind that a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do.

Currently listening to:

Diana Gonzalez

Diana Gonzalez is a self taught artist, writer and poet, formerly known as The Craftaholic. You can visit her etsy store here

the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” 

-Jack Kerouac


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Etsy

A Couple of Little Somethings

Here’s a fun little project I just finished working on:

It’s a little altered tin. Do you like it? I will be posting a tutorial soon on how to make one just like this. That will be next week.

Oh, and I made this:

If you want to learn how to make it, I wrote a tutorial HERE. If you want to purchase it, I have it for sale in my shop HERE

And that’s that. It’s a beautiful sunny day in Brooklyn, and I may just have to take my little ones to the playground.
Have a happy saturday!

Diana Gonzalez

Diana Gonzalez is a self taught artist, writer and poet, formerly known as The Craftaholic.You can visit her etsy store here

the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” 

-Jack Kerouac


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Etsy

She communes with nature

Made some art:

She is the deer woman
she
communes with nature
she 
walks with elegance
with grace
uses the spirit medicine of deer
her 
intuition
never fails her
through all the hardships
and all the trials
through all the tribulations
she rides with grace
she moves with elegance and beauty and she
holds her head up
she is the deer woman
she understands the mysteries of life
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What else? Oh, I made these earrings:
These cute earrings are for sale in my shop HERE

So that’s that. I made some granola today! It was so yummy. It’s a cold rainy day in brooklyn and it makes me in the mood for baking and making a nice pot of chicken soup.

Diana Gonzalez

Diana Gonzalez is a self taught artist, writer and poet, formerly known as The Craftaholic. You can visit her etsy store here

the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” 

-Jack Kerouac


Want to get creatively UNSTUCK? 
Click HERE!

Etsy

My muse is on overdrive

Made some new art: 
My muse is really on overdrive. I take advantage when I’m really feeling the inspiration, and start projects as much as I can so that when I’m not feeling it so much, it’s not so hard to just pick up a work in progress and just finish it. 
Today my daughter has the day off. This is not a good thing. Why? Because it is also cold and rainy today, which means she has been a little chatterbox. I literally said, “Dakota let’s try to be quiet for 5 minutes”. Boy, do I have a taste of my own medicine. It’s funny. She’s EXACTLY like me in that sense. Shy and private, but when she’s in her own comfort zone, she’s a friggin chatty cathy. 
I’m that way. People say, “What, Diana? You, shy?”
Yes, me. I’m shy. 
But we did make some art today, and had some fun. But this nasty weather sucks. At least in the warm weather, I can take them out to the beach, the park, the zoo….
Anyway, so that is that. I actually accomplished everything on my list today and yesterday. I can’t believe it. I’m really on a roll. 
I may even make some soap tomorrow. I’m feeling like I want to. I have Olive oil, so I’ll be making olive oil soap. Not true castile, since I’ll be using a little coconut oil in there and jojoba oil. 
Currently listening to:


Diana Gonzalez

Diana Gonzalez is a self taught artist, writer and poet, formerly known as The Craftaholic. You can visit her etsy store here

the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” 

-Jack Kerouac


Want to get creatively UNSTUCK? 
Click HERE!

Etsy

The Screams all sound the same

Made some new art, in my art journal today. Here’s what I came up with:
On her dress, I scribbled the words:
“All she wanted was a little bit of freedom and love”
This page symbolizes a lot for me. 
It is the idea that at times we fail to give ourselves the self care we need. We are so consumed with loving and caring for our children and all that, that we fail to love and care for our own selves. This of course, ends quite sadly in burnout or a person hitting rockbottom, or both. 
It is challenging when you hit rockbottom to not remain in that dark place. Often when you are in that place, it feels easier to just stay there, ruminating in negative energy.
It is not that difficult to look up, though. When you look up you realize that you create your freedom, you create your own destiny, simply by choosing to think positive healthy thoughts. 
So this piece symbolizes the need for personal space, and the desire at times to just be alone when you sometimes can’t. 
I’ve always been very comfortable being alone. I like just listening to my own thoughts sometimes. As a mother of two, this is often a luxury. 
So, I cherish every moment I can get to just be by myself. 
Oh, and I made this:

They are doll faces. You like them? They are stickers, and they are for sale, in my shop HERE.

Anyway, that is that. Hope you have a lovely Wednesday!

Diana Gonzalez

Diana Gonzalez is a self taught artist, writer and poet, formerly known as The Craftaholic.  You can visit her etsy store here

the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” 

-Jack Kerouac


Want to get creatively UNSTUCK? 
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Etsy

Hello, Summer

It finally feels like summer outside, and with the sun, I usher in a new wave of creative inspiration.
I made this journal page:

I love mermaids. I truly do. And I love summer. I love that I don’t have to wear a heavy coat, and that I can just wear my flip flops. I love that I can put off spending $200 on a new pair of boots just a little while longer. Why so much on a pair of boots? Because I walk funny. Or rather, I walk heavy on my heals in a way that wears my shoes out quite quickly.
So I’m working on a few items that I hope to carry in my shop. They should be ready by friday. I am also working on a tutorial for the Creative Paperclay blog, that should be fun.
I’ve been quiet these days because I have been so busy. I feel like I haven’t had much time for anything, and to be completely candid, the lack of sales in my shop has me feeling like it’s just not all worth it. I know it is silly of me to think this way, but it is what it is. I shall take the stupid negative thoughts out of my mind through meditation, and hope that my perseverance will eventually pay off.

Diana Gonzalez

Diana Gonzalez is a self taught artist, writer and poet, formerly known as The Craftaholic. You can visit her etsy store here

the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” 

-Jack Kerouac


Want to get creatively UNSTUCK? 
Click HERE!

Etsy