Tuesday, January 1, 2019

My Studio



Two years ago I began a series of posts about re-designing my art studio.
Below are some pix of the current status of the room.



RIGHT-HAND WALL BEFORE
RIGHT-HAND WALL IN PROGRESS
RIGHT HAND WALL FINISHED
DESK CLOSE-UP




LOW COUNTER BEFORE
HIGH COUNTER BEFORE
LEFT SIDE OF ROOM FINISHED
LEFT SIDE SHELVES
PLASTIC STORAGE BINS
HIGH COUNTER




FLAT DRAWER ARTIST CABINET
holds all artwork, decorative papers, printies, cardboard, canvas, etc.


WOOD FLOOR BEFORE
NEW VINYL FLOORING


PAINTED CEILING BEFORE
CEILING AFTER


DETAILS:

The ceramic and china ballet slippers
 were in my bedroom as a child.
One of my Paperclay candlestick artdolls.
doorknobs from Michaels craft store
doorknobs from Michaels craft store
lazy-susan tool storage
my interactive mixed-media artwork



For earlier posts of the studio redesign, go here:

http://dianecostanza.blogspot.com/2011/05/art-studio-makeover-day-1.html
http://dianecostanza.blogspot.com/2011/06/art-studio-makeover-2.html
http://dianecostanza.blogspot.com/2012/04/making-progress-on-art-studio-makeover.html
http://dianecostanza.blogspot.com/2012/05/art-studio-make-over-wall-treatment.html
http://dianecostanza.blogspot.com/2012/05/art-studio-storage-ideas.html
http://dianecostanza.blogspot.com/2012/05/new-studio-floor-and-shelves.html



Monday, April 9, 2018

FREE Issues of CREATIVE MINIATURIST Still Available!

I wanted to remind my readers that all six issues of Creative Miniaturist Magazine are still on ISSUU.com and can be still be accessed and downloaded completely for FREE.

It’s been some time since I published any new issues of the FREE Creative Miniaturist Magazine.

https://issuu.com/dianecostanzastudio/docs

Time and family obligations made it too difficult to continue producing the magazine all by myself, even with the generous articles and tutorials donated by the contributing miniaturists. I do wish I had the time to devote to new issues. It was a labor of love and I enjoyed putting it together for you.

If you have any problems downloading the printies, you can find them as high resolution printables here.

There’s even a link to order hard copies of the printies in case you don’t have access to a color printer yourself.

I am also available for any questions you may have here.




Enjoy!



Sunday, April 8, 2018

MINIATURE BOOKS & GAMES!


Tonight is the close of some of my current eBay listings.

Most items starting at $1.99! You also have the Buy It Now option to guarantee the item is yours!

 


Ladies Accessorized Armoire
Children’s storybooks
White genuine Leather purse
Map Puzzle Game
Vintage Floral Lace Framed Wall Art
Hand Sculpted Polymer Clay 1” tall Bunny Doll

Check them out and get your bids in!


Friday, April 6, 2018

MINIATURE HANDBAGS & MINI LOTS


Tonight is the close of some of my current eBay listings.

Most items starting at $1.99! You also have the Buy It Now option to guarantee the item is yours!


Handcrafted Suede & Canvas HandbagsTiny Birthday Cards (Set of 3)



Mini lots - multiple items: animals, plants, furniture, accessories


Check them out to see if there are any goodies you would like!

Also, there are additional eBay Miniatures Listings that close Sunday night, so don’t forget to take a look at those as well!




Thursday, April 5, 2018

MY MID-LIFE BLOOM!

I have always disliked the term mid-life crisis. It cries out
with desperation, depression, a wilting of the soul.

Rather, I prefer to refer to what I am now
experiencing as a mid-life bloom.

Lately I have been feeling younger than I have in years.
A change has come over me out of nowhere,
a feeling of renewal and optimism.

I’m not sure how or why, but who am I to question it?

I don’t have that negative feeling of a life-half-over that I
have always thought I would feel when I reached this age.

Instead, I am now able to recognize the endless possibilities
still before me, knowing I now have the maturity to fulfill them.

I find myself attracted to things that make me feel younger,
as if before I had allowed myself to age too rapidly, before my
time, and only now I am able to take a few steps backward to
where I always should have been. 

I see it not only in the youthful art I have been creating lately,
in the clothes I choose to wear and in the music I enjoy listening to,
but also in how I view my life and the loved-ones I share it with.

There is no crisis about it. I’m loving life more
than ever and I am looking forward to tomorrow.

Are you blooming?



New Home for Miniature Groups!

as I get back into the swing of creating miniatures, I have reconnected with a few online miniature enthusiast groups I spent many lovely hours with in the past.

Many groups have moved off of the Yahoo groups platform to GROUPS.IO.

Both groups that I joined are made up of loving and caring miniaturist quick to share their mini wisdom and encouragement.

If interested, sign up and join:

https://groups.io/g/minidollLIST

https://campon.groups.io/g/main



Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New Miniatures starting at $1.99 on eBay !!


I have new and unique miniatures listed on eBay every week now as I attempt clean out my old inventory to make way for all new pieces that will be revealed in the months to come.

Below are a few of the items listed right now.

All my current auctions are a Starting at Only $1.99!

Take a look and see if you can scora great handcrafted miniature for next to nothing!

Good luck!