Monday, December 23, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
It really upsets me when I see trash laying on the side of the road. There's so much beauty in the trees and leaves and whatever... why do people have to litter and ruin it. Something they don't realize or don't care about is it draws animals to the road where they are prey for whatever vehicle.. zooms by.Sorry.
As I get time I've worked on painting a few Christmas Cards. I'm tired of shopping and hope it's all done. I've got more cookies to bake,wrapping, cleaning and some general cooking to do. My Christmas mug is full of coffee in front of me, to renergize me. I need it. Too tired to even paint.
love to you all and Merry Christmas,Diana
Sunday, December 15, 2013
ps. Did I tell you --Monelle came over last week and she had on a lovely full length faux fur coat with a lovely satin lining.. I draped it on the chair in the living room. I didn't hear anything in the living room as we were in the kitchen so I tiptoed in there. Sadie was laying on the satiny side of Monelles' Fur Coat under neath the Christmas tree getting ready to chew on it. Oh My Gosh. I rescued it in the nick of time!! ha ha.. Sadie is a mess!
Thursday, December 12, 2013
|Checkerboard Emu, 8x10 at Red Queen Gallery in Onancock now.|
|ESAL Christmas Party, Gertraud, Ivana and Evangelina|
|Debra and Monelle and more ESAL|
I finished my silly emu watercolor, putting checkerboard in the background and a splatter of red . After the party I drove up to the Red Queen Gallery and left 6 new watercolors for the Second Friday opening this Friday. The Emu is one of the paintings there now.
Saturday is the Christmas Open House at Copper Creations Studio in Melfa which will be the last Art Show of the year for me.
Time is flying by and soon with be Christmas. I've got so much to do for it and really would just like to paint and sip coffee with Sadie by my side and the lights of the Christmas Tree on in the background. ah ..well.. maybe later today.
love to each of you! Diana
Friday, December 6, 2013
|Angry Chicken Foot,8x10,framed $99|
|Sadie-- and here is the tree.|
I got the Christmas Tree. Me, by myself, into the car it went and back home. I struggled it out of the car and Sadie leaped on it. It was all tied up. Which really blew my mind as usually I pick this one then that one then oh that one.. until I decide.. but I got it from a large store and it was only $18 and all were wrapped.. So I chose a fat bundle, I usually like fat and short trees,I tried it,and amazingly it looks good. ha ha.. Sadie and I put it up,we got it in the tree stand. I leaned it on a rocking chair. Then I got in the floor,put each leg on the side of the tree stand and put my head under the tree ,balancing the tree on my head as I screwed the knobs to hold the tree into the tree stand. Well.. of course Sadie had her head under there with me.. and I got laughing so Hard. After I got it all screwed into the stand,I laid back on the floor and started laughing again as I had a small piece of the tree in my hand, like I was holding a flower.. well you get the picture. Sadie was laying next to me eating a tree branch looking very puzzled.. So after I could stop laughing I got up, we got the lights on. I had to pull them from her as she was trying to eat them,too.. I'm not putting many ornaments on it.. I really don't want to have to take her to the vet over Christmas.. So It's up. Have you got yours?? Any thing silly happen as you were putting it up. ha ha..
Love to you,Diana
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Wishing you a wonderful rest of weekend. and today was and is my last day posting for the month of November. Tell me truely--do you think blogging is good to do each day for a month?? Did you get tired of it??I was afraid it was boring at times. .. let me know. I'm kind of glad to be done.. it is a challenge to blog each day for a month.. love to each of you,Diana
Friday, November 29, 2013
|Sadie as a baby.. adorable!|
|Here I am..|
Thursday, November 28, 2013
HI Everyone,Wishing you a Beautiful Happy Thanksgiving!! or a Beautiful Day if you live somewhere else.. The turkey here is almost done. Still got more cooking to do. We're having roasted turkey, mashed white potatoes, sweet potatoes, giblet gravy, homemade dressing,baked pumpkin,string bean casserole, turnip greens,corn bread( my great grandmother's recipe) and my first attempt at cheesecake! Mama,Daddy,our son Clay, and my husband John will be here,me too. Happy Thanksgiving.. I can't seem to add a photo.. wishing you love,Diana
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
|My pumpkin watercolor on masa paper. It's framed and now in the Red Queen Gallery in Onancock,Va.|
|Sadie, the puppy..|
Sadie has been bad today. I awoke to her and John standing next to the bed.. Him hollaring DON"T EAT THAT.. and I reached over pried open her jaws and found part of a disposable Bic Razor in her mouth.. It was the blade part. No she didn't eat it but it was close.. oh my gosh.. He was following her in there and trying to get it out of her mouth.. It's raining here and windy and cold so we've been inside most of the day. She needs exercise..
I just heard our son is on his way home. Wish our daughter could come but she's having a big sale after Thanksgiving at the store.
I did throw a little water and color on a scrap of paper just to play a little this morning.. but other than that I've been cleaning.. and straightening.. and cooking. no painting.. maybe some sketching later tonight. I hope you each have a Happy Thanksgiving.. and if you live somewhere else may you have a wonderful love filled day. Love to each of you! Diana
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
|My lovely watercolors at Smiling Dolphin in Nassawadox,Va.|
|more of my watercolors there|
|Karen Pruitt's Lovely watercolors and acrylics at Smiling Dolphin!|
|Some of Jenny Floyd and Patsy Stiths' work.|
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Stay warm and love to you,Diana
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Hi, I just got in from a romp in the woods. Sounds delightful ,doesn't it? Sadie the rascal,our lab puppy lead me thru some lovely brambles.. thorns.. I had her leash on her. I've got scratches on my wrists.and legs.. good grief... I had gloves on and a bright red coat. It's hunting season here(one of the reasons for Red)..Sounds like War sometimes.. ah well enough grumbling.. sorry.. Here's the monarch with a little more done. I am comparing as I paint to ensure both wings are the same size. I've still got more to do.
Next weekend,on Saturday I'll be showing my work at the Smiling Dolphin in Nassawadox,Va. Jenny Floyd owns this adorable framing shop and gallery which is upstairs. She also sells art supplies one of only 2 places on the Eastern Shore you can buy them. I've got to go on Monday or Tuesday and set up my work. I hope to finish and frame the butterfly and the others in the 2nd photo. That's what I sent to my email list inviting them to the show, hope to see them there.Are you cooking Thanksgiving Dinner?? I am.Tell me what you've been doing.. love to you,Diana
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
|Heron Watercolor In Progress|
|Diana at Art Table,with Sadie|
I hope I get to paint much more tomorrow. I need to for my peace of mind.
John had brought 2 huge bags of turnip greens and kale for me to cook for Thanksgiving.. I did all that this afternoon.When Sadie went out today we stayed in the backyard, to keep her safe..and will be there as much as possible.Monelle came over. She is painting a lovely surprise for someones Christmas.
Tell me what you are painting or creating today. Love to you,Diana
Monday, November 18, 2013
Sadie ran into the road and chased a tractor trailer truck and disappeared. I was running after her.. although I will admit the moment she took out after that truck I froze and can't say How I got running but I did.. I was terrified..Nowhere.. I didn't see her anywhere..oh my gosh.. I thought she was hurt and crumpled somewhere. I jumped into the car..as I was backing out of the driveway she ran from the nursery across the road into our yard. I hooked her to her leash and Scolded, and yes-- with a few taps to the backside. and Yelled.. poor baby but she has to understand she can't go into the road.. She's fine..she was tired and I washed her face and neck.. but she is fine. Beth, our dear friend came over and gave us hugs.. but we are fine.
Too much excitement for me. She has never done anything like this before.. I was with her.. I took her out on the leash later.. she hated it but I felt much better.
love to each of you and hope you had a calm day.. Diana
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Class went well, a small group. Very nice ladies, we painted landscapes. Afterwards I stopped by my parents home to see my sister,Terry, she had come over from Richmond,Va.to spend the day. Home to check on Sadie and Rudy, the kitty.I let them out as I was unpacking and the cat disappeared into the woods,then Sadie did. They paraded out,first Rudy, then Sadie in the back with a buzzard wing hanging from her mouth.... wonderful..good grief.. I got all but one feather.. and she swallowed that.
I'm so tired. Going to go lay down. love to each of you! Diana
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The weather here has turned cold,we may actually have snow furries. I hope so. Sadie has never seen snow!! She's been very energetic today,and I've wanted to stay inside where it's warm. Stay warm tonight.
love to you,Diana
ps. It's my sister's birthday so I'll call her and sing Happy Birthday to her. My singing has only been loved or liked by one living creature. that was Dusty, Gran's dog! She liked anything!!!