Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Design Team Spotlight: Diana Foster



Name:
Diana Foster, owner The Studio 56
How long have you been on the design team at The Scrapbook Page? 6 months

Your family?
Randy (spouse), Rob age 27, Dan age 25, Maverick grandson age 6

Why do you scrapbook?
Document your journey, create something so beautiful from something so ordinary

Your scrapbooking specialty?
For me, the art of scrap booking marries pictures and words to create a plethora of beautiful and personalized products. I’m a fan of all things “mini” (yes, less can be more) so it should be no surprise that I specialize in mini albums—they are easy to display, and once you see them, you’ll be addicted! Whether you decorate a pre-made mini album or create one from scratch, the possibilities for mini-albums are truly endless.

Favorite manufacturers?
Basic Grey, Cosmos Cricket, Stampington, Hero Arts,

Your favorite non-essential scrapbook supply is . . .bone folder, pop dots


Favorite color?
ABSOLUTELY GREEN!

Your best scrapbooking is done when?
When I have FANTASTIC, well-composed and compelling photographs it is so inspirational.


You like to scrap while listening to/watching . . . Music: Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Celine Dion

Favorite Authors . . .
You feel most creative when . . .morning, listening to music, working with FABULOUS photos and products.

Web site: http://www.thestudio56.com/

Blog: http://www.designsbydiana.typepad.com/

BIO

For Diana Foster, life is a picture. And she knows, down to her very core, that every picture has a story. So she sees stories everywhere she goes, and takes great pleasure in greeting others (through her art and her sassy self) with snapshots of beauty, and on a really good day, wisdom. She has been expressing herself through art since birth, (you should see her Self-portrait in Diaper!) She has been a teacher and mother for most of her adult life, and she is ridiculously competent—she can cut, double-stick tape, or photograph her way out any problem, and into your heart. Not only is she a published artist, card maker, and photographer, but she has a passion and knack for making everything—every thing—beautiful.


Artist Statement
A belief in capturing everyday life in beautiful and unexpected ways, drives my art. My inspiration comes from being awake enough to recognize a compelling story just waiting to be told. My style is fresh, candid, and full of light. Viewing the world up close through macro photography has become a prominent feature in my work. This intimate point of view dramatizes the fragility of life. Being in the moment allows me to find the visual message in simple, everyday objects and events. My hope is to invite viewers to explore the world around them with fresh perspective.

Diana, the card maker

Here’s the deal: when it comes to making greeting cards, I believe that cards should move beyond the simple, utilitarian job of greeting, and transcend into artful correspondence. We human beings have a long, worldwide tradition of exchanging greeting cards, partly because of our need to connect, and partly because it’s an easy way of letting someone know, quite frankly, that we care. At their best, good cards (whether they are traditional or modern style) comfort, celebrate, give thanks, or simply make someone laugh. In this hectic, high-tech, email-based world, I still value and believe in the simple act of putting pen to paper to celebrate the intensely personal act of artful correspondence.

Diana, the scrapbook artist
For me, the art of scrap booking marries pictures and words to create a plethora of beautiful and personalized products. I’m a fan of all things “mini” (yes, less can be more) so it should be no surprise that I specialize in mini albums—they are easy to display, and once you see them, you’ll be addicted! Whether you decorate a pre-made mini album or create one from scratch, the possibilities for mini-albums are truly endless.
Make sure and visit both of Diana's websites, and look for her layouts around the store.  She is both talented and inspiring!

7 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Diana, congratulations! Love what you wrote about the art of correspondence and Amen to that!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats, Diana, for a well-deserved limelight on you!! You are truly talented in all of your creations!

Lin said...

Wonderful article about Diana! I'm so glad to see her lovely face and read about all her accomplishments - I already know what an artist she is in so many ways!!

donna mikasa said...

What a wonderful article on such a creative wonder! Diana combines her love of photography and paper crafts in a way that no one else does! Bravo, Diana!

Jenn Biederman said...

Congratulations, Diana! I have to say it is a true honor to know this artist & to be able to say she is my friend. Wonderful to get to know even more about you, Diana! The Scrapbook Page definitely made an excellent choice bringing you onto their team! Hugs, Jenn

Kathy said...

I have always admired Diana's body of work which is so diversified and she is just as beautiful on the inside as the outside. Wow I never realized she had 20 something kids....she looks like a youngin!! Thanks for featuring Diana! I also totally agree with what everyone wrote. Diana is a true treasure.

dustypenny said...

Congrats, Diana! Big hugs!