Diana Smith's Profile
After working as a graphic designer/art director in advertising for more years than I care to mention, I decided to do something that made ME happy — something that ended up the way I wanted, without being changed beyond recognition by account service reps, finicky clients or nervous lawyers. So a couple of years ago I came up with the notion of making “Gourdian Angels” for Christmas gifts and had so much fun that I just never stopped. Although I still do many Gourdian Angels, I have expanded my list of “gourdeous” creations (OK — enough with the gourd puns) to include elves, fairy tale characters, mermaids, Santas, Noahs and pretty much anything I can think of that fits the shape of the various gourds or gourd fragments I find to work with. Oh, and lots of cats — I manage to sneak a cat in whenever possible!
My illustrations are done with a combination of permanent markers, metallic leafing pens, wood stains and acrylic…
- Born on February 13
- Joined February 28, 2010