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Diana Trout
Glenside, PA
I like art: Make*Write*Teach
Interests: Painting, color, drawing, paper, surface design, writing, colors (lots of them), lines, pens, cloth, stitching, oh yeah, and colors.
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Thanks Mary. There is magic in movable books :)
Thanks! I had so much fun
Thanks, Nancy :)
Thanks so much, Sharon!
LOL, I’m so glad to be a citizen of Glitter. Thanks Barbara
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I shot a ton a video while making my Birds Illustrated Tunnel Book. Today video spotlights the landscape painted background in the books. I painted each page similarly and it's pretty basic acrylic painting. The fan brush is fun to use for trees, shrubs and grasses. If you look at... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Diana Trout's blog
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It's simply amazing! I'm a sucker for movable books like pop-ups was very excited about my first Joggles Design Team project. I went back to the Northeast Kingdom for my inspiration and the whole project came together very happily. The tutorial is on the Joggles blog today. I feel very... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Diana Trout's blog
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Thanks Sharon. Hope you are feeling OK, if not good.
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This Saturday at Abington Art Center, I'll be teaching a landscape, watercolor, collage, mixed media class called The Great Outdoors! Landscape watercolors with a twist. Working in a series, create depth and atmosphere in your landscape painting. Use photos as references and jumping off points for your imagery. Incorporate pencil/graphite,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Diana Trout's blog
Thanks! I’ll add to the list!
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Thanks Mary! It’s true: we prepare ourselves as best we can but it’s still a shock to the system. 5000 laid off. Good grief. Well, I’m slowly getting back to myself and have some really great projects to sink my teeth into so that’s a blessing. I’m past the frozen state and into the “moving like syrup in January.” And that’s gotta be ok.
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My latest online class is coming soon-ish ;). It's a mixed media watercolor class with solid information for beginner watercolorists. I have three lessons planned and before shooting the third, I'm thinking ... why not ask you? What would you like to learn in my class. The first lesson is... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
Thank you, Jackie! I’m not quite picturing that YET but will get there.
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What a great story, Maggie! Thanks. So many happy endings to this scenario. Last week was tough and today I knew that I need to slow down and make the adjustment though. It’s still not sinking in.
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Of course I remember you Ellen! I thought you were very cool :). That must have been pretty scary! I'm glad everything worked out OK. Is your daughter still in Philly? We have a few more years to scrounge and then can pick up social security. We are good scroungers.
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Uncertainty certainly stinks. Jon was laid off 4 years ago and managed to get another job. We've been through this more than once. And hopefully this will be the last time. Good luck, Jen!
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Men are very funny sometimes. What would we do without them? Yes, it's a bit tense here too but we are working through it. We always manage. Thanks Jeannie.
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Wow. That’s a big move and took a lot of courage. I would love to downsize from our big old house sooner rather than later. We are hanging on for the time being.
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Thanks Nancy, it is difficult for sure. You sound experienced. But we will navigate the waters. Perhaps using the walkie-talkies!
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LOL, thanks! Yes, he’s been doing craft fairs with me for years. Setting up and breaking down. And carrying my stuff to venue teaching. The girls all love him ;) And I always love to hear ideas. Maybe art fairs again? Who knows what’s next.
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Thanks Denise. I think all will be ok. It’s always a bit nerve-wracking but … in the end it will work out.
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Thanks Betsy! I’m sorry to hear about eye issues. I hope that they are resolved. Geez. That stinks. xo
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Oh Ilene. I’m terribly sorry. My thoughts are with you. New doors or windows are always opening in this odd little world. We’ll be fine. I will send healing thoughts your way. xo
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Thanks Jeanne.
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My senator, hah! I have him on speed dial for as much good as that'll do. But as to the rest? Yes, yes and yes. :)
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