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1. The Wonderland Cat

My latest piece for the Wonderland series. Many people Have been asking for him…

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He will soon be available on Pendants and Rings :)

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2. Child Warrior Fantasy Glass Pendant

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Child Warrior is a story of a girl goddess with extraordinary powers to save humanity from the world of machines and bring it back to the natural world. This piece is based on a digital painting.

The Glass Tile Pendant is 1 7/8″ tall by 7/8″ wide.

It comes with a Silver plated Chain. 16″ and 18″ chains are available. Send me a message specifying whether you want 16″ or 18″.

I make all of my jewelry by hand.

This pendant is not waterproof. Please do not wear while swimming or taking a shower.

All jewelry is packaged in a cute little box. $25 Buy Now

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3. Getting rid of that Guilty Feeling

Do you ever feel guilty about some of the bad habits you have?

One issue I have been having lately was not being able to get up in the morning at the time that I want to get up. So I typically plan my day to start at 10am. I set my alarm for 10am. I wake up in morning to that annoying buzzing sound coming from my iphone. I hit the snooze button and proceed to sleep for the next 10 minutes. The buzz goes off again and hit the snooze again and it goes this way till 11am, and I’m embarrassed to admit, sometimes even till noon. I force myself out of bed with that guilty feeling in my head. I should have been up at 10am. I slept through half the day. I didn’t get anything done. I’m a bad person….blah, blah blah…

I stay up late and part of what I love about that time of the night is how peaceful it is. There are less distractions and my creativity levels are at their highest.

So how do I deal with this? I can continue on this pathway and feel more and more like crap and constantly fight with myself. I will continue to stress out and feel worse and worse about myself for not having enough discipline to get up in the morning when I said I would.  At the same time, I am not willing to force myself to go to sleep early. That just doesn’t work for me either.

And no matter what I tell myself before I go to bed, I know deep down that I will get up and do the same thing again.

I can try to force myself to change. Try to come up with some crazy scheme or technique that will train my brain to do what I want. Or read some blog article that will show me the way. But the truth is, I love staying up late and I’m a lazy person. I hate work. There I said it. And truth be told, doesn’t really work anyways.

Yet the guilty feeling persists and stresses me out.

So what did I do? I gave myself permission to get up at noon. And I write in my planner that. That is the time I will start my day. Stop resisting what will probably happen anyway and just let it be. The moment I did that, I already felt my tension dissolve and I suddenly got a lot of peace of mind around my schedule.

Now that I have some space, I can create a schedule that really works with my natural rhythms and embrace my night owl self. I have never been a morning person and probably never will be. I have tried changing it in the past. And there were periods of time when I really forced myself to do it. And sure there are days when I have to get up early for some occasion. But those phases come and go. And there is no sense in fighting the natural flow of things.

I’ve learned that the more I resist something, the more it persists. So I stopped resisting getting up late and being lazy.

Who said I had to get up at 10am anyway? I said it. I made it up based on some stupid idea that to be successful you have to get up early.  Hack, one of the reasons I chose to be  self-employed  is so I have the freedom to set my own hours and make up my own rules.

This might seem obvious to some of you. Like seriously…duh….

But As human beings we play these kinds of games with ourselves. We make up stupid rules or expectation about something and forget that we made it up. And than we stress out and freak out when it doesn’t go the way we want, telling ourselves that we are worthless failures. Then we resist the thing that we made up and resist the outcome. And that’s just nutty.

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4. Characters! Art Show Rocked!

At some point that night I’m thinking “where are all these people coming from?” That is definitely something you want to say to yourself when you are putting on an art show. If your only problem is that you have so many guests that people can barely move in the room and some even have to stand outside because it’s so crowded, well then you got yourself a problem worth complaining about. Than the band shows up, Aftergloam–and although there were some technical difficulties with setting up the equipment at first, eventually we got it to work and they rocked the house.  Emerald Lounge was the second band of the evening and they were pretty awesome as well.

Now I got some photographs of the whole shindig in Studio 5216

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Want to be on my mailing list for future shows? email me at diana@dianalevinart.com

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5. Characters! Art Show Footage

Here is some footage taken from the Characters! Art Shoe by Shawn Carrasco.

A handful of artists and Artisans have been interviewed: Me, Sandra Chang-Adair, Kris Nakamura and Brenda Di Bella

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Please check out Shawn Carrasco’s other videos on his YouTube Channel.

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6. Little Hottie Pink and Cute Monster Glass Ring

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Little Hottie Pink & Cute Monster is a round 1″ in diameter glass ring with a white background. He is a cute hot pink monster with devil horns and a pointy tail. He is both adorable and a little bit mischievous.

The ring band is silver and it’s attached firmly to the base of the glass pendant. It’s sturdy, adjustable and can fit on small to medium sized fingers.

I make all of my jewelry by hand.

This ring is not waterproof. Please do not wear while swimming or taking a shower.

Comes in a cute little organza bag.

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7. Fairy Fashion Chick Glass Ring

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Fairy Fashion Chick is a cute and stylish character with a funky hair due against a yellow background. The image was created in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

It’s a round 1″ in diameter glass ring

The ring band is bronze and it’s attached firmly to the base of the glass pendant. It’s sturdy, adjustable and can fit on small to medium sized fingers.

I make all of my jewelry by hand.The back is signed by the artist.
This ring is not waterproof. Please do not wear while swimming or taking a shower.
Comes in a pretty little organza bag. Only $9. Buy Now

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8. Bunny Love Heart Glass Pendant

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Bunny Love is a Glass heart shaped pendant is 1 1/4″ tall by 1 1/4″ wide. A bunny holding a heart on a baby blue background.

It comes with Sterling Silver Chain. 16″ and 18″ chains are available. Send me a message specifying whether you want 16″ or 18″.

All jewelry is made by hand. The back is signed by the artist.

This ring is not waterproof. Please do not wear while swimming or taking a shower.

packaged in a cute little box. $16. Buy Now

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9. Fairy Fashion Chick Round Glass Pendant

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Fairy Fashion Chick is a round 1″ in diameter glass pendant with a white yellow. The image was created in adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

It comes with a Sterling Silver Chain. 16″ and 18″ chains are available. Send me a message specifying whether you want 16″ or 18″.

I make all of my jewelry by hand.It signed in the back

This ring is not waterproof. Please do not wear while swimming or taking a shower.

Comes in a cute little box. Only $13. Buy Now

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10. Bunny Love Glass Heart Shaped Pendant

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Bunny Love is a Glass heart shaped pendant is 1 1/4″ tall by 1 1/4″ wide. A bunny holding a heart on a Hot Pink background.

It comes with Sterling Silver Chain. 16″ and 18″ chains are available. Send me a message specifying whether you want 16″ or 18″.

All jewelry is made by hand. The back is signed by the artist.

This ring is not waterproof. Please do not wear while swimming or taking a shower.

packaged in a cute little box. Only $16. Buy Now

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11. Upcoming events and Lots of Goodies!

It’s been an amazing year so far and I know that it’s only going to get better and more exciting as the months go. So much has happened that it’s hard to mention everything in one post, but I will highlight the most important stuff.

I am getting into action with selling my jewelry and artwork and building the Whimsical Fantasy brand. At the same time I am also working on connecting artists and building a creative community, and hopefully making a difference in people’s lives. At the end of the day, that’s what really matters.

My vision is to see my creative business expand in such a way that people will be able to recognize my work and easily be able to connect it with my name. I also want to help create a stronger artistic community in the LA area, contribute to others fulfilling on their dreams and expand a conversation for what’s possible.

So here is the schedule of events I’ll be participating in and hosting this month:

Exhibiting at the Downtown Art Park
Thursday Feb. 10
Selling Whimsical Fantasy Jewelry, art prints and original paintings

Ice Skating and Jewelry Sale
Saturday Feb. 12  1-7pm
I’m Selling Whimsical Fantasy Jewelry, art prints and original paintings
Other artists: Brenda Di Bella and her Shelby Love Jewelry
Jennifer Korsen and her scarves, hats and Jewelry

Introduction to Landmark Forum
Tuesday Feb. 15, 7-10pm
5200 W.Century Blvd., Los Angeles
I’m hosting an event about creating a life you love and living it powerfully

Characters! Art Show
Saturday Feb. 26 6-11pm
Hosting a show in Hollywood: Artwork by LA’s local artists, live music and jewelry and handmade sale

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12. Five Cute Fantasy Art Pins

Five Cute Fantasy Art Pins

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This set of 5 art buttons are so cute, you will want to pin them everywhere.
Includes: Fairy Fashion Chick, Lemur, Fairy Girl, Miss Wonderland (Alice in Wonderland) and Bunny heart.

Each pin is 1 1/2″ in diameter.

They are all handmade and they come in a cute little organza bag.

Only $6. Buy Now

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13. From the Love Me, Hate Me Art Show

Here is a video From the Love Me,  Hate ME Art Show.  A Really fun event at the Space 2710 in Eagle Rock.  I had 2 pieces in the show plus sold Pendants.

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14. It’s All an Experiment

“The unexamined life is not worth living”–Socrates

One of the most fundamental gifts I have ever received was the capacity to examine my own life over and over. It is not always easy to look at oneself and be honest about who you have been in the past. Sometimes the nasty stuff rears its ugly head threatening to rock the very foundation of what you built your life upon. No one ever wants to admit where they have not been cause in the matter of their own lives or where they have been in denial.  But I consider it a gift to be able to see those things because once I’m present to my own lack of integrity than I can do something about it. I can take new action and get different and more desirable results. What comes next is more freedom and power to deal with whatever I need to deal with.

What it means to be a student of life is to constantly grapple with one’s own view on life and always be flexible to new ideas. Out of this, I get the opportunity to create—to create new opportunities, new results, new relationships and new realities.

Life is just a wonderful experiment.

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15. Child Warrior Fantasy Art Print

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Child Warrior is a digital painting, printed on heavyweight archival ink jet paper.

8.5″ x 11″ with a white 1″ border around the image.

Comes unmatted and unframed.

Signed and dated by the artist

Only $15

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Monster Tea Party Fantasy Art Print
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Monster Tea Party is a cute illustration of a group of furry monsters sitting around the table and a little girl wearing fairy wings is serving tea.

It’s printed on heavyweight archival ink jet paper.

11″ x 8.5″ with a 1″ inch white border around the image.

Signed and dated by the artist

Shipped in a clear plastic bag and a stiff envelope.  Buy Now Only $15

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17. Winter Blue Tree Glass Pendant

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Winter Blue Tree Glass Tile Pendant is 1 7/8″ tall by 7/8″ wide.

It comes with Sterling Silver Chain. 16″ and 18″ chains are available. Send me a message specifying whether you want 16″ or 18″.

Packaged in a cute little cardboard gift box.

This is perfect to give as a gift to someone or wear it yourself.

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18. Miss Wonderland Fantasy Art Print

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Miss Wonderland is a cute Alice in Wonderland inspired illustration. The little girl with pigtails is holding a small bunny toy while a stream of cards spirals around her.

This is a 8.5″ x 11″ print on good quality archival ink jet paper with a white 1″ inch border around the image.

It will be signed and dated by the artist

Shipped in a clear plastic bag and a stiff envelope

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19. Miss Wonderland Glass Pendant

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One of my favorite fairy tales is Alice in Wonderland. This cute little girl is holding a bunny toy by the ear. Pendant is created from my Miss Wonderland digital painting.

Glass Tile Pendant is 1 7/8″ tall by 7/8″ wide.

It comes with an ultra Fine 1.2mm Silver Plated Snake Chain Necklace with Lobster Clasps. 16″ and 18″ chains are available. Send me a message specifying whether you want 16″ or 18″.

Packaged in a cute little cardboard gift box.

This fairy tale classic is perfect to give as a gift to someone or wear it yourself.

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20. Support Your Local Indie Artists

Announcing a number of art shows going on this weekend, Dec. 3-5.  This is a great time to support your independent artists, crafters and musicians. Get your loved ones something unique and one-of-a-kind this season. It’s so much more fun than hitting the malls. Instead enjoy a weekend of creativity and inspiration. :-)

Friday: $99 Only Show Stoneworks Studios & Gallery   *  300 N. Ventura Ave.  Ventura, CA

First Friday at Stoneworks! 5% of all artwork sold helps local food banks and charities! Help local artists, help the community, and score some sweet art gifts for your loved ones!

I have 6 pieces in this show

Poster design by Evan Ames

Saturday:

Inside Is Delightful Art Show Space 2710  *   2710 W. Avenue 34 Los Angeles,  CA

An evening of pure awesomeness!!! Come see some great art by some of LA’s most talented and exciting artists. Enjoy live music and be around fun and creative people. We will have snacks and refreshments available.

Also we will have a merchandise table full of unique handmade goodies that artists will be selling at the show. You won’t want to miss out on this.

I’m organizing this show and so excited by so many talented contributions.

Poster design by Evan Ames

Sunday:

The Chroma Studios’s Secret Shopping Spree The Chroma Studio  *  8229 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 101

Find that extra special hand-made holiday gift in an unlikely place…a hair salon! Come join us on Sunday!

Artists include:
Julie Ego – “My Ego Jewelry”
Genevieve – “Scarves”
Jaimee Itagaki – “Scorpio Moon – Photographs/Jewelry”
Diana Levin – “Whimsical Fantasy Paintings/Jewelry”
Susan Yokoyama – “Mini Psychic Readings”
Zodax and Rosy Rings – “Candles”
Sandra Chang-Adair – “Banzai Chicks T-shirts/Jewelry/Magnets”

Complimentary gift wrapping, Barista/hot beverages & more!

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21. Chicken Dragon Glass Pendant

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The Chicken Dragon is one of my favorite fantasy characters. He is a very unique little creature. He spends his days in the tree tops hunting for bugs.

Glass Tile Pendant is 1 1/4″ tall by 7/8″ wide.

It comes with an ultra Fine 1.2mm Silver Plated Snake Chain Necklace with Lobster Clasps. 16″ and 18″ chains are available. Send me a message specifying whether you want 16″ or 18″.

Packaged in a cute little cardboard gift box.Only $13. Buy Now

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22. Fairy Girl Glass Pendant

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Fairy Girl Pendant is create from my Wings or Tails Digital Print. The little Fairy girl is sitting a tree branch. It’s a very cute necklace reminding us of the fun and joyful things in life.

Glass Tile Pendant is 1 1/4″ tall by 7/8″ wide.

It comes with an ultra Fine 1.2mm Silver Plated Snake Chain Necklace with Lobster Clasps. 16″ and 18″ chains are available. Send me a message specifying whether you want 16″ or 18″.

Packaged in a cute little cardboard gift box.

ony $13. Buy Now

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23. Pink Monsters Glass Pendant

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Pink Monsters Pendant is based on my Pink Monster digital print. It’s the perfect gift for yourself or for someone you care about. If you love pink and you love monsters, this necklace is definitely for you.

Glass Tile Pendant is 1 1/4″ tall by 7/8″ wide.

It comes with an ultra Fine 1.2mm Silver Plated Snake Chain Necklace with Lobster Clasps. 16″ and 18″ chains are available. Send me a message specifying whether you want 16″ or 18″.
Only $13. Buy Now

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24. With Strings Attached Glass Heart Shaped Pendant

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Here is to a slighty more morbid Valentines day…
With Strings Attach symbolizes love and attachment, but can also be interpreted in many different ways. Two human hearts attached by strings, or veins.

The Glass heart shaped pendant is 1 1/4″ tall by 1 1/4″ wide.

It comes with Sterling Silver Chain. 16″ and 18″ chains are available. Send me a message specifying whether you want 16″ or 18″.

All jewelry is made by hand. The back is signed by the artist.

This ring is not waterproof. Please do not wear while swimming or taking a shower.

packaged in a cute little box. Only $15. Buy Now

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25. Fairy Fashion Chick Heart Pendant

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Fairy Fashion Chick is a cute and stylish character with a funky hair due against a baby blue background.

The Glass heart shaped pendant is 1 1/4″ tall by 1 1/4″ wide.

It comes with Sterling Silver Chain. 16″ and 18″ chains are available. Send me a message specifying whether you want 16″ or 18″.

All jewelry is made by hand. The back is signed by the artist.

This ring is not waterproof. Please do not wear while swimming or taking a shower.

packaged in a cute little box.  $15. Buy Now

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