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The Clock Keeps A Tickin’

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 20, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Well, time is running out. It is almost time to go. Our departure time is at approximately 3 am on Friday morning! Rough morning for sure, I am a morning person, but I prefer my mornings around sun up! Still packing what I can, right now it is a crawl, tomorrow we will be picking up the U-Haul trailer to start loading up. Hopefully, my assistants can handle the packing part while I can finally finish the packing up of things. Right now space is needed to really do much more. I am gong to go through my clothes tonight and bag up what I don’t need and drop it off at Goodwill, then with any luck I can squeeze in some car cleaning, before I load it up tomorrow.

Otherwise things have been going well, I am a little emotional. So many feelings at once. I am not a fan of goodbyes, plus just being anxious and excited about moving. I feel like I am going to explode sometimes. Hopefully my friends won’t kill me before then. Luckily, I think they are empathetic to my insanity!

One small glitch, the house is not quite ready for me, so I will be staying with my daughter for a couple of days, while they finish painting. The good news is, it will be    freshly painted, I am so very ready to get it all unpacked and looking nice and homey! Happy to say that money seems to be working out, wish it was more, but it is enough! Thank God! Now, I just have to get settled, put on my game face, find work and start making money and peddling my art! I am thinking of doing readings as well, for entertainment purposes only, of course.

Haven’t finished the painting I started last week. Plan on getting that finished once I get settled in (at my new home)! It feels so good, that I am going to have my own place again, just me and my projects. Plus, I get to be close to my grand-babies! It is all so very cool!

Hoping your week is going well. It seems our economy is really in the news of late, as well as the weather! Sometimes it seems everything is going wonky! It just means we have to pull up our boot straps and hang on for a bumpy ride! Get ready America, the rodeo has begun! Sending my love to you as always, may be a while before I can pop back in, not sure how long it will take to get my internet set up. Have a wonderful day, love, love, love to you, diana

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A Day On The Mountain!

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

Well, today was a fun day, full of adventure, painting and road trips! The day started out as a usual day, quiet, no flea market that got canceled. So, sitting and thinking about or rather trying not to think about how I am going to make it to NH, with the money I have (not enough). When my friend suggested we go to the mountains to paint. Maybe we could make a little money, but mostly we have talked about doing this for a while. We never seem to have the time to go, and with only a few days until leaving time, she figured now or never!

So, we loaded up my girl, sad and old as she is, and off we went to go to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Once we started driving, my friend became aware of how sad my poor car is at going uphill. She started thinking, that she would not make it up the step hills in the national park. So, we changed our plans and headed to Greenbriar park in the Smokeys. W It took us a little while to get there, and I noticed my car was running a little warm, so I told Sherry, when we get home later, remind me to check the fluids.

We arrive and find a nice spot under cover, at a picnic table and unloaded all our painting supplies and started to work. The winds today are ferocious, storms on the way and my acrylics were drying about as fast as I could load them on the brush. Both of us were having problems with gnats getting into our paints and onto our canvases. A few people came by, nothing crazy, and then this one couple came to talk to us and watch us work. They were from Indiana, and he brought out a cane from his car and asked Sherry if she could paint it. She was working with oils and knew it would be a while before the paint would dry, so she sent him over to me. It was a nice walking stick, with an old man’s face carved into the top of it. So, I told him $10 to fill it in with paint and I started to work. All told it took me maybe a half an hour and the work was done, it turned out really cute. He liked it, then he handed me a twenty, that was cool, I asked if he wanted his change and he said no. Off they went and I was thrilled to make gas money plus to go out to the park today. It was a lot of fun!

The ride home was interesting, we tried to come back the back roads to avoid all the traffic in town ( Rod Run is this weekend), unfortunately they were doing some blasting, and managed to cause an avalanche on the roads. We were forced to go back into town and fight the traffic back. My poor car, here she is low on water, and I am doing the crawl for miles in traffic. Thankfully we made it home without a glitch, and the storms are really starting to come over us now (just in the nick of time)!

Tonight, is an early night, weather willing, I will be at the Flea Market tomorrow. So, I will need lots of rest. God willing, I will win some money in the lottery tonight and I can go to NH with out money problems in a Brand New Car, and retire my girl (that would be the greatest! I think I will pray on that tonight! Anyway, hoping you are having a wonderful evening, where ever you are, sending you my love as always, diana

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Aging Gracefully!

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

Wow, got a look at Susan Lucci today, did you know she is 64!? I am mean wow, she looks awesome! There seem to be so many women these days who seem to be aging with such grace and beauty, it is hard to believe. I can only walk away from those glances with the sincerest hopes, that I will be so lucky. I will say this, I know diet plays a part in it, and exercise, but I am beginning to believe there is more to it than that! The more I watch and see these women, i am convinced more and more it is about attitude than anything else. What I mean to say is that it seems the ones that look the best seem to be the most at peace with themselves, their lives and just full of love in their souls. There has to be something to that, the stressed out people we see on TV, really do show their age more, even when they have plastic surgery. Just a thought I wanted to share. I am really going to focus and bringing that peace and serenity into my life in a big way. I already do work everyday on being more loving in spirit, but I need to step it up a notch!

Got to make the best of the body and face I have! I do not mean it in a vain way, but there is something to be said about a healthy glow that goes far in others perception of who you are.  First impressions are al;ways on the way a person looks and carries themselves, and being business minded, if you want to make money, you have to look like you care about yourself as much as you do about your business. In this tight economy, if you want to stay in the game of business, you really have to look at how you are perceived.  This is not to say, you have to be twiggy, or that you should buy ridiculously expensive clothes, or even wear a ton of make up. It is to say, that no matter what you think you look like, maybe it would be good to get some one else to help you with what other people see. Just a note. I am going to look long and hard in the mirror today, see what I can do inexpensively to improve my impact on the world around me!

Lottery update, is that I have not won yet, or I would be paying someone to help me with my image, and getting my business out in a big way. Like a new gallery, with my name on it, and really looking hard into doing some really serious charity work and environmental work too! Hoping you are having a wonderful week, I am feeling very good these days. But for you and yours, I send my love and wishes, that today is the best day you have had so far! All my love as always, diana

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Who’s That Girl?

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

Well, off I go to the land of art. Been a while really, not for lack of trying, just been trying to get to feeling better. Since the last flu bout, and other personal stuff, it just seems like I am more tired than usual. So, every night I go to bed determined to shake it off, and do some work, but before I know it, morning has arrived and got to do this and that, before I know it it is the afternoon, and I haven’t had a chance to do any artwork. today it appears is no different, except, I am dragging out my art tools, if I have to stare at them all day or not! I will push myself, maybe it is just about having been sick and not playing with my markers and paints, that has me out of focus. Anyway, once I leave this blog, it is off to work I go. With any luck artists’ block will not be an issue. Who knows, once I get going, I may just unclog the damn and the creative juices will overwhelm me, it won’t be the first time.

I feel like I do not recognize this new person, I am. It is good though, almost wish I could have figured it out sooner, maybe it is just age. It could be the new found interest in my soul too, or the new determination to get my art career going. It could be just the acceptance of my spiritual gifts, and my ability to give those a chance to grow as well. I look into the mirror and wonder who is this girl?  Truthfully, it doesn’t matter who she is, I have determined that I like her very much! She can stay as long as she likes, I welcome her. As it is, no ideas in my brain, but that does not mean a blank piece of paper or a blank canvas won’t inspire me. I am feeling much more at peace with myself no matter what. I am convincing myself, that because I worked so crazy for so long, my body just needs some rest to catch up. Since, I don’t feel depressed or sad, I actually feel good, happy, and just quiet inside, that is really new to me! It seems to work nicely though, it is a change, so used to my mind reeling, but now the quiet seems to feel like a warm blanket. It is good! Hoping you had a wonderful weekend, not matter where you call home. Wishing you lots of smiles and laughter, sending out my love to you as always, diana

 

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Answers To Questions!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 11, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

 

Well, another busy day! Just got in and so much more to do today. I ran a few errands, got a line up on a new gallery to check out. Loaded up the car and went to the gallery, and they were not open today. The neighbor gave me the phone number and I will call back in the next few days to set up a good time to stop in. So, that is possibly an answer to what am I going to do with all this artwork?

Beyond that, I have been obsessing about the move in the next few months. My lease is up and I am planning on moving in with a friend to conserve money(which in my case means, pay off some bills). My concern was how to maintain business from my new address. Where I live now I have Charter internet, I have been very happy with their service. The internet I have is very fast, rarely down and makes it so much easier to maintain, my blogs, shops, facebook, e-mail and twitter. The lost time in slow internet and dial up is priceless to some one like me, who always has a thousand things to do. Every lost minute here and there on the computer, costs me hours in a hectic day! My friend lives in an area where cable does not go, and dial up is not for me!

Anyway, while we were out, we decided to grab a bite to eat, and I had the pleasure of meeting a man in the restaurant. We were at one table, and I noticed him playing around on something(thought it might be an IPad), and could not help but wander what it was and if he had internet. I have been thinking about cards( I think that is what they call them), you plug it into your laptop and it hooks you to wireless. Wasn’t sure what I was going to do to get internet access. I finally walked over and introduced myself, and asked him if he was on the internet. He answered, “Yes.” At this point he proceeded to show my his IPad( I was right), super compact and cute! Then he explained the two ways to get it internet connected. One way is direct with purchase at Bestbuy, the other is a small device that can provide wireless for up to 5 devices. Well, thank you so much to Bruce Thomas( very nice and helpful man!), you have helped me make my decision about internet. Thank fully, the universe has been listening to my common thought lately about internet and has provided a wonderful answer(outside of the boxes I was looking in), Yay! So, I will be saving my pennies, I am determined to own this wonderful little IPad and get her online ready to do my business. Funny thing, must be theme week, I watched a DVR of Oprah too, this week and she had MC Hammer on and he was showing a new IPad cover case to keep it from breaking, that also, flips into a keyboard.So, now I have that answer, and if the cards are right, in the next few days my art will once again be in a gallery and another answer will be provided for! Wish me luck!

Now, nothing new in lottery news for me anyway. I know there have been a few big payouts lately, for those lucky folks, CONGRATULATIONS! Wishing them all the best on their winnings, and that they find wise guidance, and unlike so many winners, stay wealthy for a long time to come! To all of you checking out my blog today, wishing you the best of luck and hoping all of you dreams come true and answers to all your questions come to you quickly and happily ASAP! I truly meant that, even if you are trying to win the lottery and start an art business, it is not about competition. It is about everyone finding their happy place here on earth! Good Luck! Stay Safe! Have a wonderful night! Sending you all my love as always, diana

 

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New Adventures!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 9, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

 

Good morning to all! Been super busy lately, so much going on and no time to relay it to anyone! The time has come for some simplification of my life and goals to make it all the more achievable. So , off I go to do my work and get myself a routine that will work for me. I have decided to backtrack to my original plan of focusing on online networking, and hopefully in the spring moving forward into trying out some other endeavors on my own. The possibilities are as follows, art shows, a farmers market or flea market. I will do my best in the next few weeks to check out these venues and see which one appeals to me the most. I hope that a little research will give me a good idea of which of these opportunities will suite my art career the best. If by chance it turns out to be multiple, I will start with the most promising and try to figure out a way to add to my schedule as needed and when possible.

I am sure you may be wondering, I did leave the gallery. It was a wonderful experience, but life has carried me away once again. So, for now I think it best to move forward on my own, that way I do not have to feel like I am letting some one else’s dream go down, when life takes a crazy left!

Lottery update, nothing yet. But, I do not lose hope, tomorrow is another day. I am determined to see it come true and anxiously await the moment it does! You know the old saying “All good things to those who wait!” So, like a good girl I am waiting.

The painting posted today is a new one I am going to load into my shops today. I hope you like it, it is quite colorful, and playful (like most of my art). It has a lot of purples in it, and personally I think it is very happy! Would love to hear your feedback on it, if you choose to share. Also, if you have any ideas on how to expand on this business or others, please feel free to drop a line or two. For me and all who read here, it is about expanding and growing our businesses. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated, and many will be put into prectice, either by me or some one reading here. Don’t be shy!

Lots to do now. Got to get this painting listed and off to make some more art. got a busy season ahead. I am so excited and can’t wait to see how it all pans out. For now, it is about having as much art made as possible to increase my possibilities for success. Wish me luck and love! To you and yours, I send all my love and happy thoughts for a happy and plentiful day, as always, diana

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Here We Go Again!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Should I say, been busy? Getting a little redundant. So, how about we do not state the obvious? Can’t wait to win the lottery jack pot. I need a laptop, and some really good wireless internet. That way I can take this with me to work and get everything done in a more timely manner! So the groups I am involved with are growing exponentially, and been really busy with promoting the new blog, plus we have started a Facebook page as well for group meetings. Getting ready to work on a painting I started last week, and then start a new one I have been envisioning for a couple of weeks. After that is done, time to do another sunflower painting, a little smaller than the Gorgeous Sunflower painting, I already comp0leted. I appears there are a lot of fans of this piece of work, yet the price is making them weary. So, rather than cheapen my many weeks of work on that one, making a few smaller ones should do the trick!

Business at the gallery is poor. No customers to sell to. Makes the day really long, especially when I have so much to do here. Makes it really hard to want to leave the house. My blogs is falling way behind, the shops are just pitiful, nothing in them really, and no time to promote. So, needless to say, no sales! That sucks, especially when you consider I pay for those shops. There has to be a better way to get all of this done, I think a new laptop is the answer to my prayers, oh, and while I am at it a new car would be genius! Hope the universe is paying attention, hint, hint, hint.  can say I am feeling great. I made some new friends and connections through my job. Hopefully some of those will lead to sales, and one is possibly leading to me finally having my own web page! In the end it is all a trade off at this point. My goal, to not have to trade off, just get it all done! Wish me luck!

Got to say time is a ticking, and it appears a moving day is approaching fast on the horizon. I will miss this place a lot. Just feels like home to me. But, money is not flowing enough for me to reach my goals, guess once again, I am left with a trade off. See what I mean, too many of those for me. The good news, I am thankful for having the bills paid, money coming in, all the opportunities that have come my way, for a great life, a wonderful family, awesome friends, varied talents and a good mind! That is not all, but enough to share! Snowing here today, roads are rough, weather is cold, so today is an art day for me. I am ready for it too!

You may have guessed already, I have not won the jack pot yet, but am sure it is on its way! I am hoping you are having a glorious new year so far. Where ever you are in the cold or the heat, in the sun, rain or snow, that your worries are few, and that this year is a great blessing for all of us! Nice break from the stresses of the last couple of years, for all! Sending my love to you and yours, as always, diana

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