Thursday, November 01, 2007
Robert's Snow: Diana Magnuson
Robert's Snow: For Cancer's Cure : Seven Impossible Things... has a full explanation, including all posts to date.
The auctions start in November and continue until December. Go here to look at the artwork, and to bid once the auction goes "live."Please consider bidding on a snowflake, and letting other art lovers know about the auction and this opportunity to own a unique work of art. And now, on to the featured artist of the day!
And now, on to the featured artist of the day!
Diana Magnuson is today's Snowflake Artist. Go here to look at the artwork, and to bid once the auction goes "live." Diana Magnuson's snowflake is part of Robert's Snow Auction 3: December 3 to 7, 2007 and is called "Woodland Flower Spirit" by Diana Magnuson.
You know the problem with all these snowflakes? It's like books. Every time I look at a new one, I go, "oh, THIS one is my favorite! This is the one I must own!" I love this three dimensional flake; click on it to enlarge it, to get a full picture of just how creative this is. Plus there is just something so haunting and compelling about this flower spirit, and the idea of flowers in snow being a miracle, and how Robert's Snow is about the hope that sometimes, miracles happen, if we help.
Diana's website is chock full of information; as can be guessed from her Woodland Flower Spirit snowflake, "the half of me that’s Celtic dominates."
Again from Diana's website, here is what she says about illustrating children's books: "These bring me into the world I’m painting: the textures, the characters –I’m there. It’s an intimacy. I smell the forest, touch the beaver and run with the wolves. I can sense their thoughts. I fly and swim under the sea. The bear’s teeth, lizards skin, the bark on a tree, my fingertips know. It’s a desired richness. Sometimes the image draws itself. Sometimes we argue –a lot. If the character is to be happy, I think and imagine happiness. If it’s sad, I feel it too. Good thing no one is watching."
Diana's work includes 2007's Home on the Range, written by Barbie H. Schwaeber, and is the story behind Home on the Range. Her full online portfolio is here.
I love her use of color. I love the detailed worlds she creates, without using a single word.
Edited to add: Go here for an interview with Diana Magnuson about this snowflake!
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