Sunday, April 23, 2017

Easter Sunday........

Here is Emerson, 17 months old already.  Today she's a butterfly.  Below is her brother Tatum, the Easter Bunny brought him trucks. They were both a joy and made me laugh.   I think they both had a wonderful time.  My family was down from Billings and my friend, Janet was here.  It was a beautiful, sunny, warm day and the first time I've had Easter at my house for quite a while,  I really hope yours was great.    God bless, Diane    

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time Does Fly..........

Here it is the 18th already.  Seems like it was only yesterday that we set our clocks ahead, really!  The weather is milder here but very unpredictable.  I've been trying to clean up the winter debris of the yard bt it's very slow going.  Rascal is a great help, though.  He's always there with me.  I love this little dog.
I hope you have a great weekend wherever you live.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Coming to life.....

Listen.  Are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?
             -Mary Oliver 

I kind of felt like that all winter.  But now we can get outside, at least for a few days, feel the sunshine on my face and begin living outside again.  So revitalizing.  There are still some drifts around the yard but much to do while they melt.  

P.S. I've decided to pick up my blog An Artist's Life again.  Not sure you can switch to it from here but I'm working on it.      

Sunday, February 19, 2017

No more snow pictures this year.................

Time for color.  I know these are from the archives but I thought
you might need some color, too.
I ran across a couple quotes I love -"to begin begin".  (author
unknown)  and "Inspiration comes, but it must find you
working' -Picasso, and my all time favorite - 'Let us then
be up and doing' - Longfellow


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

I'm breathing a sigh of relief tonight. I had been holding my breath because the old chicken house (shown in the background) was in danger of collapsing from the huge amount of snow on the roof.  Although they are newer the patio roof and carport also had a lot of snow on them.  Today I was blessed with all of them being cleaned off.  Whew!  We have received so much snow this winter and it's still snowing. This is pretty unusual even for Wyoming.  Several times since before Christmas I've been snowed in.  I keep telling myself when it's 105 degrees I'm going to miss this snow and cold weather.  That's the topic of conversation here, and now we're wondering what's going to happen when it melts.  I guess we'll find out.  Hope all is good with you.  Blessings, Diane

Thursday, January 26, 2017

We just can't resist........ pictures, can we?  This was an older one but one of my favorites.  You know how fast the sky changes.  I chased this one down.  I saw it and had to have it so I grabbed my camera and hurried down the street as fast as I could over a half block on solid ice.  I was rewarded, though, it turned out glorious I thought.   Diane

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

White Space.............

I'm sure you saw it.  A saying on pinterest which read It's in the white space the magic happens.  I know what that means, it's a beautiful thought and one to inspire.  

However it also made me think of the conditions here.  White.  Cold.  Stay inside.  This is a picture after our next to last snowstorm.  White.  

Staying inside takes a few days of reading and doing things on the computer and then I began to get a little bored of that.  Then the magic happens.  I go to my back studio, the sewing machine awaits with some unfinished projects.  No, not mending, ideas that I started, gifts, some wild pillowcases.  In my art nook it looks like a "cyclone struck" as my grandma used to say.  Ideas, more half finished projects, things to try out, things that are waiting for a certain piece that I don't have.  

A then I sit down and finish one or two.  And that's where my magic happens.          

Have a beautiful day.                          Diane