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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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Oh man! Donna, So good to see you. I'll send good thoughts on the current chemo plan. You just kind of get used to it, right? or that's how I feel. I have good and bad days. Today is bad but I wanted to respond. I post dated this post thinking it wouldn't show up as I just needed to download those jpgs for marketing. I'll turn this back to a draft. Thanks Donna. It's so nice to see you.
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I'm excited to be a part of CreativeJumpstart 2021! Join Nathalie Kalbach, me and 44 Mixed Media Artists for a dose of creative energy. Register to get the special pricing. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2020 at Diana Trout's blog
Hello dear friends, I posted this on Facebook and wanted to share it with you too. I'm committed to participating in the protests for social justice by sharing information on my Facebook page for local (Philly area) peaceful protests. George Floyd, an ordinary man had to die to energize us... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2020 at Diana Trout's blog
Nathalie Kalbach is back with Creative Jumpstart in an instant download format! Best of Creative JumpStart Vol. 1 is a collection of CJS video lessons from the archives. You' ll receive links to 11 downloadable video lessons from Creative JumpStart 2014 / 2015. This collection includes project and technique based... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2020 at Diana Trout's blog
Hey Gang, So many hugs to all of you during this time. When I get really bummed out, I turn to art and wonder if we'll maybe have another Renaissance? Mondays are particularly hard so I decided to open Taming the Critic for you guys. Get out your big juicy... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2020 at Diana Trout's blog
Hello dear friends, In these frightening times ... I am happy to open Watercolor Wildflowers for you to enjoy. This is an online class and the blog is here I hope that you might find something inspiring to do to pass the time stress-free and creatively. From the original... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2020 at Diana Trout's blog
Hi Friends, let me introduce you to my grandson I know, Right?! He's amazingly adorable. LOL. Jack was born on 2/24, weighing 8.12 lbs and a whopping 22" in length. I'm smitten. Everyone is doing very well. Slowly, I explore the boundaries of Fibromyalgia. It's my daily life. But it's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at Diana Trout's blog
Welcome friends :) A bunch of folks joined me at Abington Free Library on Saturday. We made friends, cards, and a merry mess. I'm hoping to do a live stream later this week, Tues or Wednesday in the morning. In the meantime, I just uncovered this Crafty Christmas video from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
I did a spontaneous live stream this morning on YouTube. I used Yes paste and am starting to get used to it. It's a good paste as long as it's not dried out. It should be gooey. I cover it with plastic wrap before storing. Thanks again to all of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
Hello Dear Readers and Friends, Summer came to a sudden close not a minute too soon. It's time for an update: what I'm planning - tentatively. Thanks to all of you for your cheery emails, comments, calls and support. I wasn't able to respond to everyone. I've had to cut... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
Thanks Anne! I really miss everyone :( I hope to have live streams starting very soon. Diana Trout [email protected]
Hey Gang :) I'm still rehabbing my hand and it's improving. It's easier to type now but I still have my "out of office" on my email. It's been a run of bad luck over the last few weeks: The tendonitises (yes, plural), a back muscle in spasm, a sinus... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
hey gang. I'm rehabbing my hand/wrist and expect to be off the grid in june. i have my out of office on for my verizon email but (but not the other two. i can use only my left hand on the computer so if i'm not responsive, that is why.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
Thanks so much! Diana Trout Visit myBlogandYouTube
Daniel Smith Watercolors are on sale at 50% off at Primatek colors are included in this sale! I'd rush over there if you are in the market. Click here for a full page of the colors. Some of my favorites ... Moonglow, Quin Coral and Green Appatite (and Green... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
I'm catching up with the March card kit from Simon in today's video. It's just a flip through of cards that I'll be donating to a local nursing home. Today's video is another chatty one (but not very long!). After the cortisone shot in my hand last week, I'm finally... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
Here is another beautiful Primatek color from Daniel Smith. It's mined from the Sleeping Beauty mountains in Arizona(?). I loved swatching this one out and using it as a blue in a primary triade palette. Watch the video on YouTube here Sorry for the background noise, my ac is on... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
Happy Mother's Day! Ellen Hutson Crafty Mother's Day Sales Starting Today! Great service, designs and stock. I have a few things in my cart: Ellen's Oyster Gray cardstock, Alexander Renke's Berries & Seeds die cut. Julie Ebersole's newest release is full of fun dies and a beautiful Mondo Sakura flower... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
LOL. I know this is a weird color combo but it's the last of my swatch videos and only a few colors. I absolutely love the Sepia. Dioxine Purple and Quin Orange. Beautiful! All of these are in my new palette. Watch here on YouTube Enjoy You can get all... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
Oh yes! That’s right :) I love Einstein. What a cool dude. Creativity is really everything (imho) because that’s what makes us ask the questions. Hey, did you see that Genius series on Nat Geo? I missed Einstein’s last year but Picasso is on now. Diana Trout Visit myBlogandYouTube
Hey friends, today's video is a little different from the usual. It's longer and unedited. Sort of stream-of-conscious but possibly not up to James Joyce's standards. Here is the finished page. Looking at it, I'm wondering if it's finished. The thought process is finished but there are a couple of... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
Here are all of my Blues. Wouldn't it be wonderful to put all of your blues away into little pockets and choose when to have a look? And by the way, I'm not feeling so blue anymore and I'll be back with an update soon(ish). Watch here on YouTube You... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
Today's video features a simple six color watercolor palette called the Split Primary. It's called the Split Primary because there are two of each of the primary colors: Red, Yellow and Blue. There are two each because one is a cool primary and one is a warm primary. Warm colors... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
How lucky to have such an old friend. One of the benefits of aging :) Diana Trout Visit myBlogandYouTube