Sunday, June 17, 2018


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I Believe that Freedom belongs to All

I Believe the innocence of childhood should be cherished
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I Believe in the beauty of this earth
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I hope your day is good and you enjoy every bit of this Father's day.

 I love this song by Barbars Streisand
I believe for every drop of rain that falls
a flower grows
I believe that somewhere in the darkest night
a candle glows
I believe for every one who goes astray
someone will come
to show the way
I believe
I believe
I believe above the storm a smallest prayer
will still be heard
and I believe that someone in the great somewhere
his everyword
everytime I hear a newborn baby cry
or touch a leaf
or see a star
then I know why
I believe
When you walk
through a storm
hold your head up high
and don't be afraid
of the dark
at the end of the storm
is a golden sky
and the sweet silver song of a lark
walk on through the wind
walk on through the rain
though your dreams be tossed
and blown
walk on
walk on
with hope in your heart
and you'll never walk alone
you'll never walk alone
you'll never walk alone
Love Di

Friday, May 18, 2018

Sauda Art

I am attending a pop up fair in Saluda North Carolina at Random Arts.

I love decoupage objects.  One of the arts I am bringing are these mini art pieces
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I will do a tutorial next!
Happy Weekend, Di

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Prayer flags

My prayer is for peace
The peace that comes to all
The peace that was won by our loved ones...freedom by our veterans 
Memorial, to remember those that gave so much for us to gain everything 
May this day be set aside to gingerly remember 
Love Di

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Painting Images

Creating is hard work sometimes.  I am taking an on line art class which is stretching my skills.
I was lucky to win the 2018 Paint your Heart and Soul series by Olga Furman.  Thanks Kate Thompson,, I also won a class from her!

I want to be able to take my photos and transfer my interpretation to paint.  Right now I am working with watercolor and acrylics.  I can't wait to take what I am learning and start my masterpieces!  Beautiful waterfalls, beaches and skyscapes  are abound in the Carolina's

 My favorite subjects are my beautiful grandboys!

                                           And the mountains, the colors are so beautiful!
                                                 The fog, clouds and mist fasinate me
                                        There are so many unique places to visit and capture
 Capturing a peaceful and charming setting is always a fun way to paint

These pictures were at the Biltmore.  I always enjoy going there.

What places are your favorites to create?


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Art and my friend Jeanne

I love creating, I love art.  And I love Jeanne Oliver.

I attended one of her workshops, yes, she came to North Carolina.  I had the best time, laughed, created and made many new friends!

Now she has opened her new website and it is awesome.  And, she has a fantastic giveaway.  I almost didn't want to tell you about it but...go to her shop and look at wonderful item.

My art room needs more supplies!

Please go and congratulate Jeanne

Have fun looking, Di

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Favorite pieces

It has been 2 years since we moved to our new home.  When we downsized I did let go of many pieces.  I have so many special pieces in my home.  This truly has been my cottage wish come true. 

The way you style your home with your favorite furniture or accessories makes a statement that reflect you.  I grew up in Florida and anything to do with the water warms my heart.
I grew up with vintage furniture and seem to gravitate to unique pieces.  One of the pieces I use in different rooms and like to dress up is a antique cabinet.  I found this wonderful piece in Lakeland at Victoria's Warehouse.  Victoria gets crates of great furniture and finds from France.  You know, everything is better from France!!

This piece has a marble top and is accented with gold embellishments.  I have used it in the family room between chairs or as an accent piece as seen in this picture.  These wicker Charis were my aunts and I remember sitting in them, talking about family.
Accent pieces help make a statement.  It's even better when the pieces evoke a memory.  This sweet white pitcher is from my home town and was another family piece.  I walked around that lake many a day.

Back to the French cabinet...after or move to our smaller house, I have tried that piece in all my spaces.

I was on a mission to find the spot for my cabinet. It ended up by the counter top bar. 

What pieces do you move around?  di