Wednesday, December 31, 2008


As the sun sets in the West.......................teehee.....we are rolling in 2009...
May you have a joy filled year with many blessings. Diane

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Mother Nature Has the Last Say

Well, I got to see my Grandson make a snowman..........but it was via E-Mail. Our son and daughter-in-law got snowed in the worst snow storm in 58 years!!!! I was so disappointed, but in the end glad that they were safe in their own backyard. We mailed their gifts yesterday, so their Christmas from us will be a little late. We won't get to see them opened, hear the giggles or make the gingerbread house that I wanted but there will be other days to share. Days warmed by the sun. Memories for them of the Christmas that they didn't make it to the Grandparents house and all the fun they had playing in their own backyard.......................... Diane

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Kisses

CHRISTMAS KISSES....................DIANE

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

This morning I was so excited to see new snow when I got up, I jumped into some clothes and my boots to take some pictures. It was 6:45 a.m. and I ran across the street, still dark, to take some pictures of our house. No jacket, just a flannel shirt. A car or two went by, probably wondering what "She" doing? OK......I got some can stop now. Gotta have the roads clear for Christmas Day and all the travelers, mainly my son and daughter-in-law with our two grandchildren..MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE...........HUGS MY FRIENDS AND CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS. And if you are down and out and sorta sad this year, with the loss of a loved one or financial security or just a little blue, missing family and friends here is an extra HUG & PRAYER. Diane

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas in the Mountains

Christmas in the Mountains. It is snowing now and the trees are white and beautiful. I am trying not to worry about my family that is on the road in the next few days. We will be busy at work today. The snow seems to get everybody out and about and in a festive mood. Three more days til Christmas. I am done with all my shopping and am trying to concentrate on things to do with the boys when they get here. I bought a gingerbread house kit. Had to. Gran wanted to make one and take some pictures. I am going to make the house so it will be good and dry when they get here then they can decorate it. I can't wait. I am still trying to think of some games but it looks like we will have some snow to play in...May all your family travel safe, by plane or train or car..........Hugs, Diane

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Five Days til Christmas

I have to admit I am getting excited for Christmas. I am excited to not have to work six days a week. I am excited to get back to my art. But I am especially excited for Christmas Day. Our son and daughter-in-law will be here with our two beautiful grandson's. Our newest grandson is just two and has never been here before. I am hoping that we get just the right amount of snow. (just enough to play in) and not enough to block their road here. We got to see them in August and had fun but we sure wish we didn't live so far apart. We only get to see them a couple of times a year so this Christmas is very special.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Blog Party

Pretty Petals is hosting a blog CHRISTMAS PARTY. Follow this link and you can see all the lovelies that were added by all the people who have joined. There are over 100 people that signed up.
The top picture is a felt and button snowman that I made, he was so fun and a good way to use up some of those buttons that we hoard...
The middle picture is a Santa that I made with a friend of mine. We just had to get together and play with clay.
The angel is a tree topper that I love. She adds a little light to a dark corner.
Well the snow finally got here and I have lost my high speed Internet but I am going over to look at the other entry's at the CHRISTMAS BLOG PARTY. Have a Happy MONDAY..............Diane

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Hero

My husband went on another fire the other evening. Everyone who is married to a firefighter knows the dinners that they leave behind. The warm bed that leave and the cold street that they stand on in the middle of the night. The ice that forms on their mustache. The things that they see, that they can't talk about. The loss of life from vehicle accidents. Dedicated to serve, volunteers to rescue. Honor to community. My Hero..... Thank a Volunteer............Diane

Monday, December 8, 2008

Vintage Postcards

Aren't they wonderful.....................old postcards. The colors are so soft and the subject matter so sweet and pure. Although they are very collectible you can still buy them for about a dollar. Some subjects go for a little more, but usually a dollar. I keep some of them in a photo album. I love to get them out and think about how much times have changed. I sometimes buy the package of them that folds out, many cards all about a state or place of interest. I recently bought one about Los Angeles.. Must have been 40 or 50 years ago...It makes me wonder if the building is still there, or if this little bit of history is all that is left. Diane

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pearl Harbor

Today we honor the Veterans of WW2. And we reflect on the price of freedom. We remember and pay respect to those who so gallantly served our country. The memories they have still haunt them. And thanks to them we are free.
And today we should thank those who are far from home in foreign places protecting us while we are in the comfort of our homes and families. They protect our freedom and sacrifice for all of us...We pray for their safe return. We pray for peace......Diane

Friday, December 5, 2008

Twenty Days til Christmas

Yes, it is going fast. I hope all your plans are coming together. Hope you are staying STRESS FREE!! And I hope you are finding time to do some ART...........I spent yesterday finishing up all my unfinished art projects. Tying together loose ends...finishing the back of 4x4 pages for a swap. Mailing an altered CD for a swap. Painting the edges of several canvases. Cleaning my work space AGAIN. Oh and I finished decorating the living room, at least I think I am finished. You know how that find just one more thing to add to the festivities........R & R...Diane

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Seek Joy and Laughter

Laughter is a healing force that leads to JOY. December is a month to seek Joy and Laughter with friends and family not stress of shopping and cooking and cleaning...Learn to say no to stress by just letting something go. If you are running out of time and didn't get the refrigerator clean just pass a warm wet cloth over the most obvious shelves and do the deep cleaning after the first of the year....make food dishes that can be prepared 2 or 3 days ahead. Don't be afraid to ask for help from a family member. They may not do it just like you but let some control will be good enough. And perfect does vacuuming have to be? Most of all save time for yourself...Do your nails. Get your hair done. Do some Art. You will enjoy your family more if you are stress free and relaxed. The laughter will come easy and Joy will be with you through out the new year..........Hugs, Diane

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Well I can't believe this month is gone....the time seems to be in warp speed...guess it will slow down when the snow flies Or when pigs fly............I remember the old people talking when I was as child, "my how the time flies" "seems like just yesterday that Johnny was a little tike, now he has children of his own." All the remember when....story's of days gone by. They never would have believed that we would be writing our thoughts on this machine to people we only know this way, and have never met face to face. No fence to talk porch to sit on. Only to sit in our living rooms and travel around the world, meeting people who have the same interest, making art and staying connected. I hope December gives you all you desire. Peace and Love...and the greatest of these is LOVE. Diane

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Odds and Ends

I haven't had much time for art the last few days.........guess it will pretty much be that way until after the new year........the two houses are ATC size 2.5 x 3.5...........they were traded away at ATC for All. The little charm bracelet was a swap at the same site for ALTERED CHARMS. I put all the charms that I received on a bracelet. They are all so unique I love to get it out and look at it......Have a blessed Sunday. Diane

Friday, November 28, 2008

Chunky Pages with Trees

Just a couple of pages I made for a swap I was in....If a picture is worth 1000 words....Here are 2000..........................Live Artfully..........Diane

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Giving Thanks

" Good wishes greet thee
Good fortune speed thee
And happiness crown thy lot."
Author unknown

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Well, I found out this morning that even tho I didn't win the Halloween postcard contest over at MAIL ART WORLD my submission has been invited to the Magazine "ART TRADER".........How COOL is that?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

These are 4 x 6 Chunky Houses....................They are extremely fun to make. I will finish them up with danglie yarn and ribbon, charms and beads......
With Thanksgiving just a few days I just wanted to wish all my art friends and family a Happy Thanksgiving.....we are so blessed and have so much to be thankful.. Diane

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Electablue Lisa Brown


CParmelee Cathy Parmelee

dina54 Dina Haskins

Adrianya DanaLynn Driscoll

Me Diane Glass

Well I got my chunky book together from a swap at Mail Art World
Everyone picked their own subject and I picked this vintage dog. I love what everyone did with it and I love my little book.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Christmas Postcard

This is a postcard I made for a swap. I think I have to make 6 of them...the theme is winter. Sorry it is crooked...I photograph them instead of scanning them. This one has an overlay of transparency and then I used alcohol inks to enhance the color....It is much prettier in person, maybe I should try a scan...
Have an artful Day........................................Diane

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sweetest Days of Summer

This is my latest is 20" X 24". The two lovelies are my Grandson's... They are so sweet and I miss them a lot.. This year if all goes well they will spend Christmas day with us. That is if we don't get too much snow.....I am afraid to hope and plan...I don't do change of plans very well....Tho no one would ever know......I tend to hold my disappointment's in. Always trying to be thankful for what I have.................The time we have together is so special................Hugs, Diane

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Alter it!!

This was a CD...... Collage, added beads and now it is a wall hanging....Anyway it was a challenge at Flickr and was favorite thing were the eggs...They are postage stamps in the prettiest blue and then I put a glaze over them...I will be trading this with someone in the group so I hope whoever gets it will enjoy it.....hummmm what else can I Alter? Diane

Thursday, November 6, 2008


This is a little ATC that I made for a flickr group.....The photo was printed on a transparency then overlaid on a fancy paper...The slide mount was blotted with alcohol inks. Have fun with art.................Diane

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I am gonna pass this award on to Gaby in Germany as my new BFF in another country. I think this will be the third time she has gotten this award....and if you look at her site you will see why..Her work is fantastic.. Roc Nichols has been a BFF for a couple of years now. Her work is always wonderful and inspiring.

Check out Chatty's work...she has just posted some great tags that she made. She is also an amazing Doll Maker...

Tanya is a fun artist and card maker from Ireland...I always enjoy our exchanges of conversations and feel like I know her in person for a long time now...

Sandy is a fantastic artist, and a fun lady in real life... So there you have picks for this award. I have made so many new friends lately that it was a little hard to pick.....I love you ALL....Diane

Monday, November 3, 2008


Well thank your Jan for the award and including me in your list of Best Friends.....Its true you really do get connected to friendships in the world wide web. The feeling of longtime friends happens when you share similar interest and that mysterious CLICK that happens in real life when you meet someone and it feels like you have known them for a long time...I am suppose to pass this on to 4 people that I consider my best friends and one new friend in another country. I am out of time this morning but will finish this later........Hugs, Diane

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Time No Excuses

Time waits for no one, just do it. Get it done. Start something new. A new Month, a new day, new art. A new idea. Just jump in with both feet the end will take care of itself. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.........If it is a FLOP throw it out and start anew, don't let your dissatisfaction pile up on you................Have fun........LIFE IS SWEET. Diane

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween ! ! !

Well........Halloween is over for another year....Tilly was a princess this year.....she really was having more fun then she looks....I have been putting hats and clothes on her since she was a tiny little puppy. I think she kinda likes it and knows she looks royal ...tee hee..Diane

Halloween 1997

Never having watched "The Drew Carie Show" I really didn't know who Carol was dressed as. But it was a funny lady all padded up to look very round, with a ton of makeup. I thought she was a clown and a great clown at that.. Then at the grade school parade one of the eighth graders was dressed as Drew Carie(they told me) so I snapped this picture of the two of them. Heidi now has two children of her own and has turned into a lovely young woman and a good momma. And Carol..........well she missed turning 60 by a year but she made her mark here, spreading laughter and joy....she will be missed. Call an old friend today................Hugs, Diane

Monday, October 27, 2008

In Memory of Carol

I bought this little papier-mache witch on E-bay................It was made by Kim Hardt. I just love this little witch, she has so much personality. I am the one that is not in to Halloween. But because Carol loved it, I have loosened up a little. Also because of all the wonderful art I have lightened up a little........Its funny, when I saw this little just reminded me of Carol. I bought it, my husband saw Carol.....I showed a dear friend of mine and she said that's Carol....she would have loved it. At her memorial service they had one of those photo boards...........and right in the middle, the largest picture was Carol in a Santa hat.....She was always fun...........I will miss her laugh.............Diane

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fall in my Backyard

Just wanted to show some Fall colors this morning.....We planted this tree a few years ago. I had wanted the Red Red colors that we had in our old house before we moved. The first few years I was really disappointed because it turned yellow and some orange but not that Red that I wanted. As it has gotten a few years older it is starting to get better color. Still not that Red but quite beautiful now....Art in Nature..................Diane

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Little Teddie

This postcard was fun.....It was made for a swap on Amusing Muses on Flickr. However I may have to withdraw two of them. I will see, I need to make a few more in the winter theme and see what I come up with. Hummmmmmm.........................................Diane

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Well, the top picture is all the loose pages organized by maker. They were swapped out last night until about 11:30. I ran out of bubble wrap so I will have to bring some home from work tonight and the others will be in the mail tomorrow....It was a bigger project than I thought it would be but very fun. I have to admire those who host multiple swaps and the really big swaps with more than 20 people....But I knew what I was getting into after being a player in many swaps over the last couple of years. I will host another one as soon as I think of a good theme and after the holidays when everyone has a little more time. Stay tuned...................Diane