Saturday, December 3, 2011

Some Stuff About My Stuff.

Dance Of The Peacocks”  by Dana Diaz de Leon  48" x 60"  

For me the Peacock symbolizes creation and passion.
A life filled with love and passion can create great things.

“Dance Of The Peacocks” represents two big passions in my life.
One, my love of painting. The paint drips like sustaining blood from their vibrant feathers. Painting brings my thoughts to life and brightens my world. The second thing this work represents is my love of music. Music not only stirs my soul but also my body. I literally must move to the consuming rhythms. I am swept within the rhythmic beats and reflective lyrics of a euphoric world.

Celebrate life. Everyday is a gift.
Be passionate with everything you love and believe in.
Go ahead and Dance with the Peacocks.

Dana Diaz de Leon

 Dandelion Meadow”   By Dana Diaz de Leon 36 " x  24"

My love of Dandelions comes from my childhood. You could find me often sitting in a warm meadow with them. I loved blowing the lovely seedling containing my dreams. I would imagine them to be little prima ballerinas dancing in the wind to a beautiful place.

While the Dandelion is a beautiful delicate flower it is actually a weed. It's deep roots make it a strong vibrant plant. The plant gives birth to many seedling that will make their own beautiful blooms. At the peak of their bloom they release their delicate seedlings into the wind. Each seeding then begins its journey to becoming it's own white beacon.

This weed that wishes and dreams are made upon is a gift from nature.
Blow you fears in the wind and bring your dreams to life.
Believing makes this world a more beautiful place.

Dana Diaz de Leon

You can find these two paintings of mine on exhibit at the CafĂ© Cioccolato Art Gallery, St. Louis.  Enjoy some of the finest gourmet chocolate and fine import specialty delights from around the world here also.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"Song Bird" by Dana Diaz de Leon. Silk Screened Deco Pillows & Towels,

These are my new Silk Screened "Song Bird" pillows & towels. 
You can get them at Fusion in Chesterfield Mall. I also have some of my "SongBird" things at  I Am What I Am  in St. Charles, and  E.L. Riley in Kirkwood. I must say that sewing was a challenge for me.  Bring it on sewing machine!

My daughter, April Diaz de Leon,  has her first new children's book at these places also.            "If you live HERE"      

Monday, November 14, 2011

Northwest Health Care Gallery, The Art of Healing .

I am honored to be asked to feature my work in this beautiful gallery. My art will be hosted here until January 2012. I like knowing that my art can hopefully lift the spirits of patients and families during difficult times undergoing medical treatments. A Great Christian Hospital rated one of the best in St. Louis. Northwest BJC HealthCare Hospital .

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What's all the Racquet about ?

Racquets Restaurant & Bar in Chesterfield Missouri. The restaurant overlooks a magnificent indoor tennis club. Dine with your friends and enjoy the sport. Just finished this mural.  I incorporated their menu logo into it. Then I made it dynamic with color and flying shapes to capture the energy & intensity of the game. Score!

Link: Chesterfield Athletic Club

Thursday, October 13, 2011

St. Louis Childrens Hospital fixed my Broken Heart

Children Hospital fixed my broken Heart. 
This was a joy to do with Laurie Nowling of Bliss Eleven Studios. Lauri asked me to do some of my face/body painting to highlight this scar of life. This is one of the concepts I came up with to celebrate the life Children's Hospital of St. Louis gave back to this precious little girl. Averi was born with a congenital heart defect. Nearly one in every 100 babies are born with a CDH.  Learn more about how you can help other children at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Averi's mother Staci Budde set up the Averi Budde Foundation to show her love and appreciation for fixing her beautiful little girls heart.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Building "A Beautiful Future"

"A Beautiful Future" by Dana Diaz de Leon
Building A Future
Tornado Struck Community.
Jam For Joplin
Event in St. Louis.
A great event where musicians, artist, and vendors came together to raise money for this devastated town. It made me think of a birds nest. Every little lovingly placed twig or scrap helping. Being part of such a nurturing, loving hearts, united effort  is wonderful.
The relief for these people is still going on and will be for a while. Proceeds from this painting will help as one small twig to help build Joplin "A Beautiful Future".

This little guy came over to visit me while I painted at the event. He belonged to an animal therapist. She uses animal to give relief to grief stricken people.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Face Painting!

My new fun special paints.  

I want your face!!!





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Wednesday, August 3, 2011