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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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New Pictures, Yes The Art I Promised!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 16, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Okay, I am back. It really has been a while, again. Been so busy working on art, all has fallen behind. I admit it, I am addicted to making art! You know how hard it is to keep an addict away from their addiction. Not sure how long the blog will be, can’t decide4, because I finally uploaded all my new stuff, and it is quite a bit of pictures. Okay, here are some new paintings I made to replace sold items.

Now to go with these, I made a big one to go with as well. Once they were all hung together, I decided that it would look better with another small one. I have a picture of the big one, but as I am looking, I now realize that I must get pictures of the other small one. Guess I will have to update you later on that one. Here is the big one, I believe (since it is at the gallery and not here), it is a 16″ x 20″ canvas. All of these are done in acrylics, very tedious, but so much fun to make. They are also very time consuming, about one day for each small one and three days on the big one.

 

 

Hope you like them. I love them, so colorful and just fun to look at. I do have more pictures to share, but since it is late, I am going to save them for tomorrow.

So far no big lottery win. I am still waiting for my turn. For all of you who have been lucky enough to win a large lottery, go you! Happy for you, and hoping it sticks with you, nothing sadder, than seeing some one win, than in a few years they are broke again. This is going to be a great year, that is my vote anyway, lots of love to you all, diana

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Hope Is On The Horizon!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on October 11, 2010 by dianaswonderworks

Another day draws to a close, and the dawn of a new day will begin. Today, some good news,I can only hope this is the news I have long been waiting for. Only time will tell, if this is the beginning of my dreams, or just another bite to keep me going until that day. Today was a busy day, still sore from my two hard days at banqueting. My right shoulder is still causing me a lot of pain, muscle spasms haunt me and stiffness. All in all, it is to be expected, considering this is work I should not be doing. However, bills call out and money is the only thing that will quell them.

My errands today, were to deliver a book to a friend and check on shop to put my stone jewelry in. All in the hopes to start driving some income my way. I picked up the jewelry from the shop I had it stored at, and have brought it home. The next few days will be going through it all, pricing it and getting some sort of display made to set it all up in a craft store. While delivering the book, my friend asked me to get with her soon and see about putting my sunflower painting in a gallery she knows. She is friends with the curator, and thinks he would like to have it as well as any other flower paintings I can make. So, wish me luck, I would love to have a gallery to call home. I would love more to be able to make money through my art, and give my body a much needed break. It isn’t so much the damage in my neck, it is more about my inability to give less then 100% no matter the job. My body is not able to do one thing 100%, for extended periods of time. Doing art, I can break it up doing some housework, take a walk, go to the store, just mix it up. An employer expects all of you, every minute they pay you, as it should be. No whining, just good old fashioned hard work.

Yes, a couple of my friends have seen the painting, but do not feel left out. It is not finished just yet, today and tonight I hope to complete it. Artwork is funny that way, hard to put a time on it. Some pieces I breeze through in minutes or hours, others take days or even weeks. The canvas will tell you when it is done. So, I hope for tonight, but maybe she is not going to be ready. Kind of like a girl getting ready for a date. She will tell you when it is time to go!

In other news, I do have an appointment to see a dentist on Thursday morning. It will be cheaper, because I am going through a clinic, but at least the tooth will be removed. Hopefully if I have any cavities they will be taken care of as well. All depends on the cash I have, which at this point is not much. But at least I have a check coming to me on Friday. No news on a job as yet, and no jack pot from the lottery either. One day soon, all will be well, I am sure. I just have to hang in there a little longer. For the moment the clouds seem to be clearing, and I have a chance to breath, and reflect and more importantly, feel HOPE! Sending you my love, as aways, diana

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Running At Mach Speed!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 12, 2010 by dianaswonderworks

How do I do it? I am running like a crazy person, just trying to keep up with my own life. Honestly, right now I am exhausted, I think I need a nap! If I nap, how do I catch up? Ever have one of those minutes in your life? Wow, what a day, what a weekend. So, sorry to be away, been at the art show for two days. It was not very financially lucrative however. But, as always, I meet lots of good people and learn all kinds of new stuff. I did sell one print, the one posted actually. I almost sold a braided bracelet, but as luck would have it, the one day I don’t bring my work basket with me, some one actually wanted a special order, hummmm. She said she would come back on Saturday, but she was a no show! I won’t do that again, have to make sure to bring everything next weekend! This weekend was The Shades of the Past weekend, it is a car show here in Pigeon Forge. It is the smaller of the two that come here, but by no means is it a small turn out. Town is packed, and most of these folks will stay over till next weekend when Rod Run, does their thing next weekend. Lots of old and new cars, mostly of the muscle car, and antique era, but there are also tons of great looking cars of every variety, including hand made and newer versions of cars and trucks. It is a wonder for the eyes for sure. If you can’t find at least 10 cars you don’t wish you had at home, you are not looking!

So, I am gearing up for next weekend, lots to do, plus I have to do a temporary banquet on Wednesday and Thursday! I am feeling too plump for my clothes, way to much time without a job and not enough money to keep me running around like I am used to. My friend Sherry became a grandmother again this weekend, another beautiful grand-daughter, congratulations to her! Just checked my lottery for this weekend, no big win yet, but I am not giving up my dream to win it this year! Today, I have been busy cooking and baking. I made three pans of lasagna, a cake, sausage gravy and biscuits, cut up some melon for later and did three loads of laundry, plus did the shopping and filled the gas tank, and filled and ran the dishwasher. I am tired and sore right now. I need to rest for a little bit. Then I am going to list a few more things in my shops and do some more artwork! Got a lot done today and need to do a lot more. Wish me luck on all accounts.

Have to catch up on my blogging as well, I have been neglecting it, so much going on lately. Guess I will have to do some extra blogging today and this week to make up for my slacking. Hoping you all had a fun filled weekend. Sending out my love to you all, diana

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Landscapes Of Green!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 10, 2010 by dianaswonderworks

Well another brutally hot day today! No customer to speak of, so I made it an early day. Tomorrow, according to the news cast is going to be 110 degrees Celsius, with the heat index, way to hot for this chick! So, hopefully I can spend the day working on some art and also catching up with my online presence. I feel like I have been neglecting it and all of you as well. Today, I brought my paints out to the show, good intentions on getting some pointers on painting landscapes, I have never done one. But with that heat my paint would have dried before I could have gotten it on the canvas. I did ask the lady at the store, who does do them and recommended, I try some, for a few pointers. So, beginning tonight, I am going to take a brush to canvas and give it a go. Wish me luck on that. Hopefully between tonight and tomorrow I will be able to get a couple done and still have time to keep up with my internet obligations.

Sherry (the lady at the store) said she used to go to the parks and paint. People would come by and watch her, because she was not allowed to sell at the public parks, she would make arrangements with her prospective customers to meet up outside of the park at a later time to close the sales. I would love that, I used to go to the park all the time to paint and I never thought of selling anything, silly me! Here in the mountains the pictures of choice tend to be mountain landscapes. Practice makes perfect as they say (whoever they are), so practice is on the schedule for the next day and a half.

The car will not go into the shop until Friday and hopefully will be fixed on Friday evening, so things will get easier. I have a ride to get me to the art show on Friday lined up, so that day I will be able to participate. This is a good thing, because Sherry is posting an ad in the paper on Thursday. The weather for the last four days of the week calls for thunderstorms, this could be good or bad. I am hoping it will cool things off enough to get some people out and about town, with any luck the storms won’t start till late in the day and it will be overcast all those days. Relief from the heat wold be greatly appreciated by me and I am sure a few others as well. Lottery drawing will be held tonight, wouldn’t it be great to wake up a millionaire tomorrow! What a wonderful wake up call that would be. Wish me luck! Okay lots more to do tonight, so I better get busy, lots of love going out to you all, as always, love, diana

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