Sunday, March 12, 2017


Winter months are great for journaling - most of the time.  Sometimes it get's so dreary that all you can do is read a book.  There doesn't seem to be any inspiration.  But I try really hard to not get to that point.  I get such joy from journaling.  This page is based on a jar of jelly I received and the little spoon on the ribbon was tied around the jelly jar.  There's inspiration there, you just have to be watching for it.             Diane

Friday, March 10, 2017

Art show....................

An artist who was teaching at the college came to my house last spring to see my art stuff.  She fell in love with my journals as well as these boxes I have on my wall (assemblages) and asked me to be in an art show as the featured artist.  I still don't believe it.  The art show was held and many of my friends came and my daughter, Catherine came down from Billings to be with me.  

My journals have always been private but she asked me to bring a bunch of them and I could let people read them if I wanted but I didn't have to.  They loved looking at them and commenting on the illustrations and it felt so good to remove the stigma of somebody reading them and be able to share.  It was a very heady experience.  Now I look at my art in a completely different way.  


Monday, March 6, 2017

Picking up again............

I know it's been so long and I had closed this out but in looking for something on it I realized what a pretty and inspiring blog this is.  

So I'm back.  

I will rework it and begin posting again.  

Welcome, friends.  I hope I didn't lose you completely.                  Diane

Monday, March 23, 2015

Closing this blog but check out my other.........

I don't seem to be able to keep up with this blog right now.  I thank you for your interest and comments and invite you to visit my main blog Pinecones and Rose which I have had for many years.  Come and check it out.  Thank you, again.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Matchbox Chest.......

 I bet you thought I disappeared off the face of the earth.  My life just had a lot of bumps and I'm hoping that things will smooth out (don't we all?).  In the meantime I have been creating a few things and doing my art journaling (or paste pages) every single day.  I would be lost with

 See what I mean?  Plus, there's more.

This is my latest project.  A matchbox chest created from the little tiny match boxes.
 It was a birthday for my daughter, Catherine.  I loved making if for her.

The tiny little drawers even open and I love  the legs - they just make the piece, I think.
Hope you're having a lovely creative day.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A bit rocky lately..................

Actually that's more than a play on words.  Because of the illness and death of my husband's daughter  the only thing we could do was go in circles.  I found so much focus in putting my concentration into painting on my little river rocks.  
I've always struggled with printing and this is no exception.  The ideas flow freely but the letters don't.  Oh, well, it's still joy.  I gave the bottom one to a friend who just turned 65.   Diane 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Tiny treasures..............

I'm embarrassed that it's been so long since I've posted here.

I found this little butterfly on the street - it was no longer alive but so beautiful.  Bringing it home was shaky because I was afraid it would blow away.  So I carried it in the closed palm of my hand.  I found tiny frames at the $$ store and framed the butterfly and the beautiful little feather.

Hope your summer is going well.           Blessings, Diane