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Snow For Christmas!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

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Well, today was a wonder to behold. Here in New Hampshire we woke up to snow! Not that the weather wasn’t predicted,  but strange when you consider the weather yesterday. All day yesterday, it was like spring outside. The sun was out, bright and clear, the temperatures were mild. It really reminded me of the weather when I first arrived here in Late March. A light jacket is all you needed to enjoy the day. Then Some time over night the temperature dropped and so did the snow. Already with daylight, and the sun shining in the sky, the snow is starting to melt. But, the vision of that beautiful snow, unmarred by people, first thing in the morning, brings a smile to my face. Already it is feeling more like Christmas!

Okay, so now some quick updates, I am sure you are aware that I am an artist. If not, you will be familiar with that idea now. So,, for those of you who do follow me and my art, I do have a new painting to share with you. This is a painting I finished about a month ago. Maybe two now, just before I moved to my new address, it is a giraffe, felt in the mood to see Africa, SO, I decided to create a little of it for myself. If you are interested in any way to purchase it, or to see the prices, please follow the links enclosed to go to one of my shops or Facebook to contact me. I will be sharing a couple more in the next couple of days, as well as some photos of a few more hiking pictures, to help those of you not familiar with New Hampshire to see the beauty surrounding us here! Hope you enjoy them all.

It seems, one prayer of mine has been answered and I will be driving a new car. Not new, as in off the showroom floor, but new as in, new to me. This is a great relief off of my mind for sure. So, Merry Christmas to me, and to the givers of this wonderful gift, and to you as well and those you love. I hope you  are having a wonderful Holiday Season, no matter, what holiday you celebrate, if any. No matter, wishing you lots of happiness, and blessings of every kind.

Now, also a quick update on the lottery horizon. Just to say, that my dream of winning the lottery this year, hes not come to pass, just yet. I am confident that one day soon, the message on here will be a joyous one. I can’t wait! Sending you lots of love, for yourself and all those you care about. Wishing you end this year with a smile and a life full. Full of blessings, love, joy, peace and happiness for all! Enough for today, and see you soon, diana

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Art Sale!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

 

Been a while since I checked in, I have been busy doing yard sales and art sales for the last couple of weeks. Things are not going as well as I had hoped. The weather has been a bit of an obstacle, major storms and high winds have made it difficult the last couple of days to be open for business. Those days have been filled with errands, house work and now working on a children’s book with my friend, Sherry. She was very inspired by the srtwork I have here and thought it would make wonderful illustrations for a child’s book. It has been uber busy the last few days for sure! I keep up my hopes that things will get better exponentially, so that my move will not be delayed or that I will have to resort to selling what little furniture I have left just to make it there. So, if you are reading please say a prayer or send me some positive thoughts to carry things through. I do appreciate it.
Online shops are just dragging along and my opinion of them is not what I perceived. It seems, lots of people look, no one is buying. It only ends up being a money maker for the online store sites, for me, it is only something that is eating up my cash (and just in case you don’t already know, I don’t have any of that to spare). It is highly likely, that I will have to let most of them go, it just isn’t worth the investment. I hear for some it works out, and I still have a few more tricks up my sleeve, once I get settled in after the move. Just thinking out loud, if you have any pointers, I would love to hear them, so do share.
Obviously, since I am still broke, the lottery jackpot is not mine yet. I await patiently for that wonderful day! Drawings are tonight, so send me some happy thoughts, I am wishing the same for you, if you play of course. If you do not indulge in the lottery, I still am wishing you good fortune and luck in whatever venue you are pursuing. In this day and age, I believe we can use all the luck and help we can get. It is about time, we quit relying on some one else to create our luck, it is ours to make. Leaving up to some one else, just guarantees, that we won’t have any. They will be looking out for their own best interests, unfortunately, that will many  times rule out helping some one else. I am not condoning or promoting selfishness, not by any means. We must always look to give and help others in any way we can. What I am saying is that your destiny is only going to explode in front of you, if YOU make it a priority, we all have our own. Others should be looking to bring their destinies into focus, but always freely help others to achieve theirs as well. Remember who you are, what drives you, and the one thing that makes your life happy! Then use that to create a perfect place for you and everyone around you.
It is a chilly day, and being a Friday, with a not so pretty weather outlook for the weekend, the yard sale is busy. Not as many buyers, just yet, but lots of lookers. It is time to post my add on Craig’s list too, to help drum up some more business. Plus spending some time working on the book would help my day go quickly, and happily as well. So with lots of love, and happy thoughts for you, I must bid you adieu, diana

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The Mermaid And The Bachelor!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 15, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

 

Well, Tuesday morning has  arrived and most of you know how things went on The Bachelor last night. Even if you have not been following, it is showing up on the news and tabloids all over the place. News coverage mostly today, but I saw it in the tabloids last week, that Brad and Emily were having problems. It kind of took the surprise out of who he was going to choose! Tabloids really are annoying. I will say this, I figured he would choose Emily for a long time. Lots of clues, he missed her when they were apart, and he became a real gentleman when she was with him. Just clues from some one who has seen a guy or two in love. Wishing them well, life is hard enough with all of the regular problems we all face, but with all the added stuff they need to overcome, an extra vote of confidence could be really useful.

Well, the mermaid portion of my blog today is the painting I did, actually weeks ago. Finally got it framed last week with the others. Silly me, for got to take a picture of this one. So, today is the unveiling of my mermaid painting! Hope you like it, it is very playful and colorful, she makes me smile! I did also start on my giraffe painting, and got it way done, but am still deciding what else I would like to do to it, I just feel like it needs something. Today will be all about figuring that out.

I have also been working on a dream journal. Not much progress there. Not because I have a lack of dreams, when I wake up, I don’t want to turn the lights on and all that to write it down. I may have to invest in a small recorder and speak into the recorder and write it down when I am awake. It has always been hard for me to wake up and then go right back to sleep. So, at three in the morning or whatever time it is I wake, a choice has to be made and sleep seems to be getting the upper hand! Go figure! I am curious what I can learn from my dreams, hopefully more about me and how my mind works.

The move is still progressing forward, and as time goes on it gets closer and more things to be done. I hope to get a jump start this week, by working on a yard sale. Lots to do, getting signs together, pricing things, digging out things to sell and advertising, blah, blah, blah! Wish me luck! By the way, no big lottery jackpot to claim yet, this week, but who knows maybe tonight is my night. I know I am quite ready! Hoping your week is off to a great start already! Wishing you all the good luck you can handle, and sending my love to you as always, diana

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The Next Chapter Begins!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 14, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Well, off to it. Lots to do this week! I need to gear up for a yard sale/art sale this weekend. New room mate arriving soon, and lots of unpacking (to sell) and repacking (to move) has to be done in the next few weeks. I am so very excited about it all!

Finally, had time to watch American Idol from last week, sorry to hear Casey is in the hospital, but happy he made it through. Great opener, lots of wonderful talent on there this season. It is really hard to pick just one winner, for sure. With any luck several of them will pick up contracts, some really serious talent. Hope you liked it. Also in TV news, lots of major catastrophes the world over. The latest, earthquake and tsunami in Japan. There is so much more to come from this. There are way too many people missing and unaccounted for, whole villages destroyed. I have been praying lots lately for all of these affected areas around the world, as well as our own economy here. Sadly we here in America, seem to spend the most overseas for aide, to the tune of trillions in debt. It looks like some one else may have to pick up the baton this time. Not sure how that works, but who is going to loan us money against trillions in debt? If they did, they must be lousy bankers or investors. Guess we will hear about it.

Today, is painting and house work for me, got to get ahead so I can make time for all the extra work in the weeks ahead. So, less time on here I am certain, but I will do my best to keep it updated.

Just a quick word of compassion to Japan, Haiti, the west coast, the south (flood zones), Africa and Egypt ( so war torn and insane right now), and any other area that is devastated by disease, flooding, natural disaster, governmental hardships or war. Bless you all, you are in my prayers, and I can only hope the suffering does not last long for you!

To us here in the US, I only can say I love you all and hoping the economy is working for you, and if not it all will turn around for you asap! Seems like it is time for some good news on the News for a change. Have a happy day, sending my love to you as always, diana

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Don’t Be Nostalgic!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 13, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Well, so unlike the plan I had, of a blissful weekend with my baby girl. It appears that nothing is as it seems to me. She arrived later than planned on Friday and left on Saturday evening. I know the reasons, but my heart hurts and I miss her. I did my cards yesterday, before I even knew she was leaving. The funny thing is it warned about remembering the past, and not to let myself become nostalgic. Today‘s reads like this “Know thyself. Reflection. Contemplation. Introversion and solitude. Take care not to become too detached from the world around you.” Right when I found out she was leaving, I realized I had my work cut out for me. I tried my best to not get lost in remembering her as a baby, and how special things were between us. I just realized things have changed, life is like that and today, I must go paint, it will keep my spirits up, and keep my from wallowing in some, what could I have done different, self deserving, self punishing behavior. None of that is self serving or helpful. So, I hope she is now home safely, missing her more than a little bit.

Still dreaming of Giraffes, and South Africa. The hope for today, is to start working on a painting of one. It will be in my usual style, and I do hope you like it, fun and playful and always full of color! I posted some of the paintings, I did have finished, but were not framed on yesterday’s post. If you haven’t had a chance to see them, look there, I do have to admit, I for got one. I have a painting of a mermaid that I forgot totake a picture of. I will get one soon and add that to the collection.

No big lottery jack pot either this weekend. But, I am convinced it is going to happen soon. I need to research attorneys, and money managers. I think I should just hire Suze Orman, to make sure I use the money in the right ways, for charities, retirement, business and gifts, but all in all, set it up so that I can achieve all of my dreams, and maximize my efforts! She is the girl with the plan for me. so, if you are peeking in here Suze, I will be needing you soon!

Almost time for breakfast, and I could use a nice, warm cup of coffee. Hoping you and your family are having a wonderful weekend. Looks cloudy here today, guess I need to check out the weather too. Sending my love to you and yours, and lots of wonde4rful wishes, as always, diana

PS. Did pretty good not being nostalgic, huh? And so far not being anti-social either!

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Spectacular Saturday!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 12, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Well, the weekend is with us. My special delivery arrived as hoped. She came on Friday around lunchtime, and we have been busy visiting each other and meeting the new boyfriend. She looks as beautiful as ever, we got some paintings together she wanted, and got frames switched out yesterday. Now she is busy measuring the dresser she wanted to take home with her. I am so very happy to see her, and realize even more how much I miss my girls.

Funny thing today, we drove into Knoxville, on the way a funny thing happened. It was like I could breath again, the fresh air and the sunny sky, taunted my brain. It seemed to get in there and whisk away all the cobwebs. Suddenly as my mind cleared, a stranger thing happened, it felt like stone was falling off my body. Wings broke free from my back one and all of a sudden I felt like I could fly! Not in a crazy, get my meds way, but like this was the beginning of a new opportunity to fly. It wasn’t like I thought it, I felt like I could fly, in every way possible. All the things that seemed to hold me here, started to fall off of me, and I found myself saying goodbye to a town I love. A town I will miss, but a town that is now part of a different me. The new me is so ready to burst out, and venture out into a big huge world and see what adventures await me there!

She is finding things I forgot I had, a baby book, from her. She needs to take that too! So much is hers for the asking, and I hope she cherishes every bit of it. She now has a collection of paintings, I need to remove from my shops. There are also several things from the kitchen and crocheted projects that she has claimed. It is a pleasing sight to see her so excited about these things.

No big news on the lottery. I haven’t had a chance to watch American Idol yet this week, still on DVR. I noticed the tabloids have out all kinds of stuff on The Bachelor, apparently he is engaged to Emily. I will still enjoy seeing it all play out, I was thinking from the beginning, that she would be his choice. He was extremely attentive to her. That is usually a good sign.

Took pictures of the newest paintings, finally got them frames, so here they are! Hope you like them, one is for my girl, the one that is all broken up in pieces. I will add them this week to my shops online. I really think the next painting I do will be a fun Giraffe, I may even start it today! Everyone here seems so mellow and quiet, I might be able to play with my paints while they are here. So, off  of here I go, got some cooking to do, and then I think some painting. Have a wonderful Saturday, sending out my love to you as always, diana

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Still Dreaming Of Africa!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 6, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Strange week, I seem obsessed with seeing Africa. I want to go and see the animals of the African plains with my own eyes, and be able to get close enough to touch them. All this to be able to paint them with clarity. This does not mean, that going to Hawaii is off the list, got to see and paint the flowers there. It seems to mean that the older I get the bigger my bucket list is getting! I guess, I better be really old when I die or really rich before I do, to make it all happen. Mostly this week has been a week full of great intentions, but my body seems a little stressed and craving rest. mentally the move and all that goes with it, seems to be draining me. Today is going better, there is a good possibility, that painting will be done today! That is good news, the unwind will be very welcome.

Feeling really good about life in general these days, not that it was bad, just now it seems to be much better. The circumstances are still spinning all around, it just seems lately that I have managed to stop my mind from reeling, and my feet are firmly on the ground. It is a good vantage point, from here I can see all the options so much more clearly. When my mind was spinning, it was all a blur, from here all it takes is to reach out my hand and grab what I want. It is like getting rid of vertigo, everything seems more balanced and safer, life is good!

Hoping you have had an opportunity to try the white light technique, it has done a lot for me. It may take a few days or weeks to get the effect you are looking for, but I do promise t is well worth the time! Life for me these days seems less out of control, and more enjoyable. Instead of things looking like problems, they more and more look like possibilities! It is very invigorating and exciting! Even though the bucket list seems to be getting bigger and my dreams more extravagant, it all seems so much more possible! I highly recommend you try it for yourself and really give it a fighting chance. Whatever your needs are, whether it be financial, physical, emotional or even romantic, let your mind have a chance to create the dream you always wanted. If you are a skeptic try anyway, or just keep tabs on me here and you can find out from my experience how well it is working. It cannot hurt to try, and it definitely won’t hurt you to be a voyeur into my life and see how it goes.

No big lottery win, but there is always another day! It seems some people have won over the weekend, the jackpots have dropped, so to all you winners, congratulations! I mean that from the bottom of my heart, and a little advice to you as well, do better than many before you. Get sound legal advice and even sounder financial advice, so the money will continue to bless you and others for many years to come! Good Luck! Hoping your weekend is full of fun and lots of love! In case it is not here is a smile from me to you, and lots of love from the bottom of my heart, diana

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