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Addictions by Diamante Lavendar

This is one of the first art pieces I posted online.  It is a colored pencil work entitled Addictions.

Cropped Addictions by Diamante Lavendar

This is a personal piece for me since I struggled under the weight of addictions for years. Substance abuse was the way I coped with the pain I endured as a child…a very ineffective coping mechanism indeed!

I used dark colors to depict the weight and the pain that addictions have on our souls.  It is a heaviness and a darkness that can only be known by a fellow addict.

Addictions have a debilitating effect on the psyche and spirit of a person.  They deaden our senses and dull our perceptiveness.  We see the world through different eyes…many times eyes of apathy and depression when we are living under the weight of our addictions.

I created this drawing to bring awareness to the fact of the pain that addictions bring to life. Many times we believe they are a means of escape when in reality they are a road to destruction.  It is my hope that this drawing will bring to light the devastation addictions cause in the lives of those who suffer.

Here are some of the products created with my drawing entitled Addictions:

Addictions Pillow RBAddictions mug RB

Addictions duvet RBAddictions shower curtain

Addictions tote FAA

 

This piece can be found and purchased in many different items at these locations:

Red Bubble:  http://www.redbubble.com/people/diamantelavenda/works/14031947-addictions-by-diamante-lavendar?grid_pos=8&p=sticker

Fine Art America:  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/addictions-diamante-lavendar.html

Zazzle:  http://www.zazzle.com/collections/addictions_by_diamante_lavendar-119037889821001092

 

To Dish Or Not To Dish by Diamante Lavendar!

To Dish Or Not To Dish with kiss by Diamante Lavendar

A humorous quote about life! Also a great quote for any cook you might know!

This is my fun way of saying “Be yourself! Enjoy your life!” We all have our own unique talents and abilities so we need to share them with the world! If we don’t, nobody will ever know our strengths and contributions! So don’t be shy! Step out and be who God made you to be! This world can be a better place just because you’re in it!

I originally designed this piece to be similar to Just Dishy because I was going to create dishes with both designs together. But then I decided to keep them separate. So take your pick! Whichever one tickles your fancy is just fine!

Here are some cute products made with To Dish Or Not To Dish:

To Dish Or Not To Dish wrapping paper on ZazzleTo Dish Or Not To Dish card FAA

To Dish Or Not To Dish duvet FAATo Dish Or Not To Dish Pillow FAA

There are hundreds of products to choose from in this design as with all of my designs.

You can find all sorts of things made from To Dish Or Not To Dish here:

http://www.redbubble.com/people/diamantelavenda/works/19449511-to-dish-or-not-to-dish-by-diamante-lavendar

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/to-dish-or-not-to-dish-diamante-lavendar.html

http://www.zazzle.com/collections/to_dish_or_not_to_dish_by_diamante_lavendar-119339415280644997