Saturday, July 23, 2011

True North

I don't know whether you can read this but it's basically a quote by Georgia O'Keefe.  She said that she came to the conclusion in 1923 "I found myself saying to myself...I can't live where I want to.......I can't go where I want to........I can't do what I want to....I can't even say what I want to.  I decided that I was a very stupid fool not to at least paint as I wanted to do.....that seemed to be the only thing I could do that didn't concern anybody but myself."   I guess that was what it took for her to create the beautiful flowers and bone paintings that she did.  I would just like to have more time to create what I want to!!  Diane

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Couple Pages

I work on my journal pages every day.  I don't always finish one a day, but I work on it until it's the way I want it. 
There are some (not many) unfinished pages in my journals.  They usually represent me just looking at the page and not being able to come up with much.  In that case I just move on.  Sometimes I go back and work on it, sometimes not.  I don't want it to hang me up.  I want to create and if it means abandoning a page for greener pastures that's O.K.  These are a couple pages from June. 

I want to thank you for you for your comments, it's so encouraging.  One of my posts recently had several posts and I had missed it for a while but I'm still so tickled that you took the time to write.  Blessings, Diane

Monday, July 11, 2011


Although I haven't grasped the idea of this type of art I figured out that my husband is steam punk.  Looking at some of Leonardo Da Vinci's flying machines and fabulous designs and listening to my husband for these many years I think he thinks that way, too.  As you may know he suffers from lupus as well as several other related aggravations.  He spends a lot of time trying to figure out what's going on with his body.  He's also has a mechanical mind and has spent his life working  along those lines.  So he sees his body as a machine, with levers, valves, pulleys...........if this happens it will cause something else to do something else, kind of like a Rube Goldberg contraption.  Bless his heart, he has managed to keep going for many years thinking like this so maybe there's something to it!        Diane

Sunday, July 10, 2011


If your everyday life seems poor, don't blame it; blame yourself, admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the Creator there is no poor, indifferent place.
                               -Rainer Maria Rilke

Saturday, July 9, 2011


It isn't inspiration I need right now, I need focus.  Yard work (I have to have beautiful flowers, don't I?)  things need to be done in the house, there are some painting projects that I'm anxious to get started on, and then there's art!  I just want to sit down in the middle of everything and play with my art.  Do you have the same problem?  If you do, how do you handle it?  Any brilliant ideas to make everything work?  Diane