Archive for April, 2010

Peacock Project Done!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 30, 2010 by dianaswonderworks

Peacock on Alder Wood

Well, I finished the peacock on alder wood, last night. My camera is not behaving so I scanned it for show. I think it turned out great! The colors are so pretty  contrasting on the bare wood, the colorful paint against the grain of the wood  is very nice to look at. It created a nice depth to the painting. I am very pleased at the way it turned out. It measures about 6″ x 8″ and the wood is so very smooth to the touch, I get why it is such expensive wood.

Now the hard part, putting it out there to let it go. I can only hope that the person who claims it, will love it as much as I do. It will make a nice accent painting, since it is small on any small wall space, or even set out on a stand, for a coffee table, dresser, sink or anywhere you have a small space needing color. Very cool. The wood itself runs approx. $100 for an 8′ board. So I am thinking of letting it go at $45. Good price for quality wood and good artistry.

Well, hope you are having a good day today. If you like the peacock, let me know and if not I can handle that too. Would love to get your input on it. Sending you joy and happiness, for today and the weekend of course. Lots of love…………d

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Blogging for Cash?

Posted in Uncategorized on April 30, 2010 by dianaswonderworks

This is new to me. If anyone has done this, knows how this works, in a real life kind of way I would love to learn more. Just curious, was reading up on it, sounds like it could be a scam kind of thing. I can see how it would work, but at the same time being new to blogging and not having a following as yet, I just wonder as a fellow blogger , What do you think of this practice?

I am split, it makes good business sense to promote others, that can in turn help to promote you. I mean if you refer some one to a product they end up loving, they would come back to see if you have any other advice that they can use, right? The flip  side of course is, what if they don’t? Or, maybe they don’t really take your blog seriously at all, because now you become the blogger who is all about sales and no real meat in your blogs. I hope I explained that properly. Like the boy who cried wolf, or Jill Z from The Real Housewives of New York “It’s in the book!”. When you finally have something to say, everyone has stopped listening.

Anyway, just a thought and a preponderance, if you can help by letting me know what you think, that would be great. Life is full of lessons and I am always full of questions, so there you have it. There were no lottery drawings today by the way, so no news there. I am learning a little more and more each day about blogging and I like it, we will see if it likes me back! Hope you have a Great night…………….d

Just a little moon I made, with some navigational tools to guide us through our dreams!

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Peacocks and Alderwood

Posted in Uncategorized on April 29, 2010 by dianaswonderworks

Last night I started working on a playful little peacock, painted on Alder wood(very expensive stuff!). Still working on it, it is my first piece and I am trying to paint this fun and playful peacock so that I don’t cover all the beautiful wood. It is a tricky piece and really my practice piece, because I plan to do more pieces on this wood. Right now I am experimenting to find the line that makes this bird pop out from the wood, without looking like an unfinished piece. Good luck, right!

Not sure what the other pieces will be, a few more birds of different feather I think and maybe some botanical ones too. They are small pieces and should sell well, not sure how I am going to price them just yet, Alder wood is so very expensive. But it is such a beautiful hard wood, I understand why it is. Once I have some finished I will post them for any input, you all choose to give, it will be appreciated.

Quick update on the lottery, I have not won yet, but I am moving forward. I have checked the last 2 tickets and one was a small win of $6, this helped by the next few. The second is zero, if I understand the game correctly, had a couple of winning numbers, but not enough! Hope you are having as much fun today as I am. Signing out for now, d

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The Yellow Brick Highway?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 28, 2010 by dianaswonderworks

New Age Flowers

Smelling the modern day roses!!

Just reflecting back on how fast paced our lives have grown through the years. I think that even younger people than I can appreciate it. Dorothy had The Yellow Brick Road, she skipped happily along, no worries or cares to fret over. I know she had some dilemmas, but to her it must have been like the movie it was to us. Completely surrounded by a surreal world, more like a bad dream than any real reality. I guess in that respect she wasn’t much different than us. Life can really be unreal at times. But lucky for her, she could skip along, whistling a happy tune. If I did that, skipped done the street singing a happy song, I am sure some would have me put into a straight jacket. At the least warn the neighbors to steer clear, and keep the kids under lock down when I was in the vicinity.

Happily I can be that person at home, I just keep her locked up as much as possible when in public, unless I have some one with me who can vouch for my sanity! Back to the point, with life speeding along at mach levels, I need a race car with a great audio system to be like Dorothy. I wish we could turn back the clock to a time that even I am too young to remember, except through TV, and reminiscence of parents and grandparents. They worked hard every day, but demands were so much less complex than they are now. They did not have to worry about being politically correct, or cell phone etiquette, or even road rage.

I know life had its problems then too. I just think as a society, this age is missing out on that rose garden on the side of the road. You know so we can stop and smell them. I do things that recreate that for me, through my art, and I am sure you have your own ways to take that moment. It just seems that our time is so much more limited, hence people get stressed and end up on Prozac instead now. I am sure it is nice for those who enjoy that ride, it just seems that we can create more of that feeling, the way it was meant to be felt. If we all had more time. Wondering what you think……d

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Life in the Flash Lane!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28, 2010 by dianaswonderworks

Well I am looking for a camera today. It seems the camera I have the charger went out. Now I know I can replace the charger, and that would be very cash efficient, but I have not been happy with the cameras ability to take crisp, clear and colorful pictures. It wasn’t so bad until I tried to list things online, that I noticed how horrible this camera was. So now I am looking up cameras, to replace this one and am desperate to get a camera that is economical as well as highly capable of clear, clean pictures, especially since so much of my art has tiny detail!

For those of you who are happy with your cameras and their cost, I would love, love, love to hear from you, as it is important for me to replace this cameras as soon as possible. Running an online business depends a great deal on images and image quality. So please help. Any advice pointers or just notes on your cams and what you like about them would be dearly appreciated!

Thanks for popping in, and feel free, PLEASE FEEL FREE. To help me in any way, whether great or small. I thank you .

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Good Night, Sweet Dreams!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 27, 2010 by dianaswonderworks

Life has been so exhilarating the last few days, and I can only imagine the twists and turns coming my way.I am learning to blog and am curious to see where this fork in the road leads. Looking forward to all the new people I meet and the lives that will interact is like electricity, charging the air around me. Writing is a way to explore the mind and the soul, a way to purge all the madness that surrounds and envelopes me.

Today was a good day and tonight I go to rest, letting the system that sustains us do what it does to bring a new day and new experiences to life! Sweet dreams to all, and one thought for those of you peeking in……………

Does life ever feel like a dream to you?

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Hello world!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 27, 2010 by dianaswonderworks

Welcome to This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

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