Saturday, February 9, 2013

Inspiration Comes from the Heart


I won these cute little items from Dion Dior's blog. The sketch book will be perfect for my trip to the Bahamas.

I found out about Dion, when I took one of her classes on Mandalas. She might not know, but her class helped me heal from a painful journey.

It was also through her art, that I learned about Twinkling H20s which led to my love for watercolors.


Her art is fun, bright, colorful, and unpretentious. It is honest to the heart and that's what I admire most about this wonderful artist.

BTW, I gave myself a little gift: a fixed 35mm 1.8F Nikon lens. Shushu was not very happy about being my model (aka guinea pig) for test shots.


29 comments:

Dion Dior said...

I am so happy that you have been inspired by my class, and more happy that you are sharing your own beautiful journey. You are a worthy winner. Make and and continue to inspire. Hugs, hugs, hugs xx Dion

Elizabeth said...

Dion Dior is an exceptional artist, friend & human being! ; ) So happy that you have been able to take classes with her! WoOt, wOot! Congrats!

; )
Elizabeth Aviles

Cristiane Marino said...

Oi Ana,

Também gosto muito do trabalho da Dion Dior.
Ela tem alguns cursos em vídeo que parecem interessantes, o curso que você fez foi presencial ou on-line?
O Shushu está lindo na foto.
Bjs

McMGrad89 said...

Congratulations on winning. Hope the trip is good. I have yet to try the Twinkling H2Os. It's on my wish list.

Gloria in CA said...

Awesome shot of your Shushu. Will he be kennelled when you go on vacatiion? (kennel shots) I worry about little family pet members. Congrats on your win and I've yet to try the Twinkling H20s. I have to look it up. Take care and thank you.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Do I see . . . GLITTER?!!

Robin Larkspur said...

It is so much fun to get goodies from other bloggers, looks like you are enjoying your loot!!
Dogs (and kitties) just seem to hate to have their pictures taken. Enjoy your new lens!

Hwee said...

Congratulations! It's fun to win things from fellow artists. Enjoy your trip and have fun skteching!

Cristiane Marino said...

Ana, obrigada pela rápida resposta.
Eu estava pensando exatamente nesse curso: 21 secrets. Vi o post no blog dela.
Fiquei curiosa...
Bjs
Ótimo carnaval para você.

turquoisemoon said...

hahaha...how come they don't like their pics taken? Maybe because we tell them to sit/stay...just not their favorite words.

Tammie Lee said...

congratulations on winning this. I think you might love that sketchbook, this company uses awesome paper! wishing you a fabulous trip!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Congratulations on winning! And Shushu makes for a great photography subject -- happy or not! That is wonderful that you treated yourself to a new lens. Those fixed lenses force you to be more creative. I look forward to seeing some of the photos you take with it. I treated myself to a fixed 50mm 1.8F lens at Christmas after I'd finished shopping for everyone else. And I love it. I felt I deserved to pamper myself a little, too!

Riot Kitty said...

Mr. RK just bought a new lens, too...I have one cat who is a total poser and the other hides literally whenever he sees a camera. Go figure.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Fun goodies, pretties, you won, Ana! I also received something pretty in the mail today...! Shushu is a little Love. Xo

geetlee said...

Congrats on the win and yayyy for the gift!Shushu is the cutest!

Magic Love Crow said...

What a great gift to win and what beautiful things you said about Dion!
Have fun with everything, especially your little gift to yourself ;o)

foxysue said...

Miss Dior is certainly motivational!

My boy is stubborn too, sight of the black thingie-me-bob and his head automatically spins the other way ;)x

Jenny said...

Congrats Ana... a beautiful win... fabulous goodies... and love your photo of Shushu... sweet...

Jenny ♥

Lorraine said...

Is there anything more inspiring then receiving surprises that are exactly what you need at that moment,you have very loyal followers :)and your pup is an absolute cutie

Sulky Kitten said...

Have fun with your prize! I have just visited her website and her work looks wonderful.

Arkansas Patti said...

Congrats on winning such cool gifts. Can't wait to see how your trip to the Bahamas goes.
Nice capture of a reluctant, rather be anywhere but looking into a camera pose.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Congratulations my fellow dreamer!!

Boho mom said...

I love your gifts! Art is a powerful tool and one that we should all use to move through the moments.
Yay Bahamas!!
*LOVE Doggie photo!

Boho mom said...

Great gifties!! Art is a powerful tool and one that we should all use to move through the moments of our lives.
Yay Bahamas! Hooray for Nikon lens! And LOVE the Doggie pic!

JerseyLil said...

Shushu is adorable and great shot! One of my dogs is never happy when I take his picture either lol! Congrats on winning those cute items. I bet you’ll have a wonderful canvas for your paintings when you go to the Bahamas. Enjoy you vacation! :)

Francie M said...

Congrats, Ana! Enjoy your win! I also really enjoyed Dion's blog. Warercolours are so airy and fresh the way I imagine it must be like staning on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean!

gigihawaii said...

I am glad you won those things and will put the sketch book to good use in the Bahamas. Wish I had your talent! Aloha from Hawaii!

Fundy Blue said...

Shushu is so cute! Congratulations on your win. My mom loved watercolors and traveling with a sketch book. I hope you have lots of pleasure sketching and maybe painting in the Bahamas, Ana.

Art Play Today said...

Thank you so much for leaving such a nice comment on my blog, the ipad art is catching on, and yes, there are endless possibilities~! Your dogs are adorable! Hope you have a great time in the Bahamas!
P.S...I am also an introverted artist!