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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 Jean :) They were very fun to make
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LOL. Thanks Nanci
Toggle Commented yesterday on Flowers. Many Flowers at Diana Trout's blog
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I became obsessed over the weekend after watching a YouTube video (I'll link it below). It was just the perfect light-hearted project. Paint some flower shapes, outline them with pencil, pen, glitter, shiny pens - I just used my favorite materials. I spent some time on it on Saturday, Sunday... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Diana Trout's blog
Thanks Sharon. I learned about spilling from Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way. I’ve really embraced it over the years :)
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Sometimes the blank journal page is hard to confront. That's why I sometimes start my pages with a word spill. It puts me in touch with my head and heart. Word spilling is something writers use to get started. Whatever is in your head comes out of your pen (or... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Diana Trout's blog
LOL, Sharon. I think you can become well practiced in Idea Farming. I don’t like spiders either. And that is exactly why I chose it.
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Two Saturdays, Loads of Make and Take Projects. Come and go as you like. Non-Artists welcome. September 16, 10a - 3pm September 23, 9am - 1:30pm (The Glenside Community Yard Sale is that day throughout the neighborhood. Shop and make art. There is ample parking in front of my house.)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
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BOO! Joggles is now carrying fabulous metal pieces produced by U-Paint Metal Craft, a division of The Frank Morrow Company. These metal pieces are detailed and light weight providing wonderful focal points and embellishments for mixed media projects, home décor items, and altered books. Here is my project Come into... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
Thanks Sharon. While the Gelatos are different from regular watercolors, they have great properties. I’m glad you enjoyed it! Take care
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2017 on Behind the Scenes at Diana Trout's blog
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Today I have two Design Team projects going live. I'm excited to share both projects with you! One Thousand Paper Cranes is a project using the Joggles 3"x5" footed shrine. I put a lot of thought into this project. It needed to be simple. It wanted to create a healing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
I've been itching for painting with acrylics lately. It's ben ages! My recent Joggles Post using the Floral and Fronds stencils (love) provided an opportunity to get painty! Here's my process. There is a video below that gives you an overview. *** Begin by toning your canvas with a glaze... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
I’ve never been able to read that story without crying. I read it a couple of times when I was teaching and it was very hard to stay calm. Let’s hope that Irma spins out there in the Atlantic and doesn’t come knocking on America’s door. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul/And sings the song without the words/and never stops at all. (Emily Dickinson)
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2017 on 1,000 Paper Cranes at Diana Trout's blog
Thanks Patty :)
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Thanks, Marsha! Welcome to the Fold ;)
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Thanks Jeannie. Yes, my husband and I were talking about the same thing. And there were so many of our age out there with signs. Again. I think that activism is something our gen can be proud of. At the same time, when will change be made for women? I feel discouraged. Sorry, I can be not much fun sometimes these days.
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2017 on 1,000 Paper Cranes at Diana Trout's blog
Thanks Roberta. Fold away
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Thank you, Sharon. Your thoughts are always greatly appreciated.
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Thanks, Sona. You put a smile on my face :)
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Thanks Vicki, Spread it around
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2017 on 1,000 Paper Cranes at Diana Trout's blog
I really think that’s true Nancy. We can’t see feelings but they certainly are there.
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Thanks Joanne. and thanks for commenting.
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2017 on 1,000 Paper Cranes at Diana Trout's blog
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I'm avoiding the news and trying to stay in balance. Not doing very well. How about you? Americans are feeling very bad right now. It's possibly the roughest time we've had in this country. I ask my international readers to treat us gently. Most of us, I truly believe this,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
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I'm re-posting this from the Joggles blog (about a month or so ago). It's a fun project and I hope you enjoy! I made a video (not included in the original post) and got around to editing it so scroll down for that. Hi friends, Diana Trout here today with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
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I'm excited to announce Open Studios in my 3rd Floor Classroom in Glenside, PA. Choose a simple project from a range of set-ups (a small art piece, greeting card.) Grab a piece of paper (or bring your art journal) and play with watercolor, stamps, stencils, pens and GELATOS (naturally). You... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
Thank you, Sharon. I wish I could reply to comments over there. But then again, I’ve been pretty slow on responding here oops. I hope you are well!