Thursday, January 17, 2013

BBFFs at Art and Soul, Portland.

A long, loooong, overdue post.  

Miss Kristin, Twinkle Twinkle had a little plan...  and so we went on an adventure.

We met.

We had a gorgeous view.

We went to art classes.

We were silly.

and we had our time together as new BBFFs! (Blog Best Friends Forever!)

I am so honored to have this book published in the spring Somerset Memories.  Many of these pages are included, and a couple I didn't show!

And two of my paintings from a day with Mindy Lacefield.

Dear Bloggers, I did not die.  It is amazing It's been months since I've been here.  I can't explain why, but I just didn't have this blogging thing in me.  However, I am now here, and will make a great attempt to visit once a week.  I will visit you all.  I cherish what blogging and this community has opened for me.

oh, and for my ink followers, I got new feathers!  Fly Mama Birdie, fly.

linking up to PPF!


  1. Ohhhh! This is brilliant! (And Awe ;) I love the pictures - the colors are rich and saturated and the book is so cute! I wish I could see it in person, but I'm excited to see it in print! SO happy for your success, of course they love it :) Congratulations, I'm so excited for you, xoxo

  2. Yay for art classes....Yay for meeting creative, fun Blog Friends....Yay for getting published....and Awesome feathers, Chica!!

    Wonderful post! So nice to hear you didn't die...haha!

  3. Fabulous Daniele! I loved following both of you on your adventure through IG and it is so much fun seeing your finished book! Itäs brilliant! I love it! And the feathers are beautiful!

  4. Wonderful pages. Love the feathers too.

  5. I'm glad that you are back here in blogging land. Your book looks really amazing. Congrats on it being published. It looks like you had a fabulous adventure.

  6. Your pages are gorgeous...and fascinating, so much to look at. Love them!

  7. Such a terrific way of celebrating great creative times. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

  8. What wonderful art fun! Love all the images! Wow!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  9. OMG I just love this!! So inspiring!!

  10. Somday I'll get to Art & Soul!!! Thanks for the peek.
    Happy PPF

  11. Love the pages. Art & Soul sounds great. Thanks.

  12. What a gorgeous book, I love it. As always, the colors you use and the expression of your art is so you....whimsy, creative, fun, spunky... I am so happy to see this. Yay!! :) Are these all pages that you did at the Art & Soul, or some you worked on when you got back too. I love the girl with the birdie. Also your new feathers are beautiful. Glad to see you again!

  13. WHoohooo! Congrats on that and THANK YOU for sharing all these awesome photos, I love seeing all the writing and images and collages and just all the cool stuff on each page! Yay for you, you cool inked up artist, you. :)

  14. Inspiring and wonderful! Awesome feathers! <3

  15. Oh Daniele, how I've missed my blogging friends!! I too have been away from blogging... how funny is it that I'm reading this now & thinking of my own life. There just isn't enough time in a day! But I think blogging is good for the soul... I too need to commit more time visiting my artsy friends... you always sooo inspiring!

    What a fabulous time you must have had with Kristin! Thanks for sharing, this book is awesome!!!

    & please thank your hubby for the most amazing compliment ever!!! It made my day :D

    Hugs... Joanna xo

  16. they're all looking gorgeous ;9

  17. what really fabulous art fun - and gloriously painted pages!!! Congrats on your being published-I look forward to seeing this issue. Happy PPF!

  18. I just read what you wrote on my blog. I do love this awesome journal, I wasn't sure if some of it was made at the workshops or not. Either way, it is totally gorgeous. I wish I could see it in person....oh wait, when it's published, I guess I will be able to, at least part of it...yay!!! I look forward to that. You will definitely have to keep me posted, so I can make sure to get it. :)
    And yep, I am still working, although I got a new job and I love, love, love it.
    Happy day to you! So, so good to hear from you! :)

  19. Love your adventure! And love your feathers. :)

  20. Great Post, I love Kristin and her work! Your painting are them and all the yummy color... so cool! Great pages and awesome feathers!!

    Hugs Giggles

  21. Beautiful art! So bright and happy!! Thanks for sharing xoxo


Hey you!!!