Friday, June 14, 2019

Summer is around the corner!!

Summer is almost here once again.  So far our warm days have been few and far between!  I am getting ready for my first show of Summer, the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.  I will be there the entire 9 days with my art as well as doing some painting.

Please check out my web site at www.dianephalen.com for additional information.  I hope to see you there!



Some photos to share from the 2018 Kutztown Folk Festival!
Come see me  June 29, -July 7, 2019
www.kutztownfestival.com
70th Annual years!!


Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Earth Day!

Easter was yesterday and it was a nice day spent with family.  Holidays are always bittersweet as I remember and miss so very much my Mom and Dad.  It is nice that I have sisters to share memories with.  I went to Easter Mass at the church they so loved and use to belong to.  I always feel comfort in going to places we shared.  The Church was decorated in beautiful Easter flowers and a wonderful choir sang to us.  I brought Paska bread, kiffles and nut roll made by the talented bakers at the church to share with my sisters and their family for Easter dinner.
  Today we celebrate the Earth as we should do every day.  Every Season has its own beauty.  The Spring is awakening in blossoms and flowers and my mornings are alive with the birds all singing away.
  I am painting some small canvases of birds and flowers for my upcoming summer shows.
Enjoy Spring!!





Sunday, April 14, 2019

Easter is almost here!

I just finished my Winter paintings and am looking forward to painting greens and flowers once again!  My outdoors is alive with bird songs and seeing the first butterflies and bees!
  I have a favorite Park I walk to close by to my home.  It is beautiful in every season.  Right now all the daffodils are in bloom as well as flowering magnolias.
Enjoy the Spring flowers and warmer weather!

"DAFFODILS"
"SPRING AWAKENING"

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Happy Spring!!

Spring is here!!  Looking forward to warmer days and the arrival of flowers and blossoms on the trees!!  I always love seeing all the dogwood trees in my yard in full bloom!!
I have my first Spring show in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, I week from today.  I always enjoy Lancaster in the Spring!! Hope you enjoy Spring and maybe I will see you in Lancaster!  Check out the show on my website, www.dianephalen.com





Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!

I love the month of February.  I celebrate my Birthday and remember my Mom's Birthday that we always had within a week of each other.  I miss celebrating with her and now have my wonderful memories of past years in all the fun we had together.
 Every year I do a special painting with hearts.  One of my favorites.  I love depicting hearts in quilt patterns.
  Always special when we have snow.  I enjoy seeing the very beautiful snow covering the trees and ground.
  Enjoy Valentine's Day and the month of February!

Covered bridge by my home in Pennsylvania.  I had so much fun painting the heart quilt patterns!

There is a fox in my yard that loves to watch my cardinals.  I finished this painting on February 13, 2019

"Hearts a plenty"

My beautiful Mom celebrating her 88th Birthday!!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Happy New Year 2019!

The holiday season went so fast.  I spent all of December painting my new Christmas painting.  I always enjoy my time in my studio especially at Christmas, listening to Christmas carols as I paint!
  I enjoy my annual outings including walks through the winter woods.  This year I spent a Saturday walking in downtown Bethlehem, PA seeing all the decorations and luminary night of candles.
  My favorite covered bridge that shows up in so many of my paintings was covered with beautiful white lights both inside and out.
  Christmas day was spent with family and reminiscing and missing our wonderful Mom and Dad.  They always made our Christmas so special.
  Wishing you a Happy 2019!!

Covered Bridge!

Inside the covered bridge!
Luminary Night in Bethlehem, PA


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Welcome December!

I love the month of December.  I always look forward to this festive month.  I enjoy the Christmas decorations, lights, candles and watching the Christmas Hallmark Movies in the evening.  I love the early darkness of the cold winter nights.
  It is the month to enjoy all the Christmas season has to offer.  I am inspired to paint Christmas snow scenes and every year do a new Christmas painting.
  I am sad also when I think of my loved ones that are gone.  I especially miss my Mom and Dad.  I remember all the wonderful Christmas memories we made together.
Enjoy the season with family and friends!

"Cardinals & Holiday Patchwork"

"Almost Home"