Monday, September 21, 2020

Welcome Autumn!

 Good bye Summer! Welcome Autumn!  I love Autumn the best!  I love the richness and beauty of changing leaves of red, orange and yellow.  Ripening apples and pumpkins, cooler days, apple cider, bring such joy.  I also enjoy the beautiful flowering mums, sunflowers and zinnias.

I painted the Autumn red truck as part of my red truck series.  I had so much fun with the Quilt and Applique border.

Enjoy the beauty and glory of Autumn!



"Autumn Red Truck and Barn"


Thursday, August 6, 2020

Summer Red truck and Watermelons, Remembering my Mom

I wanted to add my finished art that you saw in progress in my earlier Blog.

Also my beautiful Mom.

Remembering her always in my thoughts, prayers and heart.

February 4, 1929 - August 5, 2017


                                     " RED TRUCK and WATERMELONS"



                   Remembering my wonderful Mom 💕

        

Updates on shows!

Summer is going fast!  I have been painting every day in my studio.  All my shows for 2020, except for one at the end of October have been cancelled due to Covid-19.

I miss seeing everyone at the shows.  I will have a lot of new art for 2021.

Yesterday marked another Anniversary year since my Mom has been gone.  It has been 3 years and I spent the day honoring and remembering my wonderful Mom. I miss her and my Dad every day.  I especially miss showing them new art and hearing their comments.

I finished my Summer painting of the red truck and watermelons and am beginning a series of  Adirondack chairs at the beach with quilts.  I have been wanting to see the ocean!  Hopefully I will get to see and be in Ocean City, New Jersey in October.  My annual time there every year!

Be safe and well!!



Saturday, June 27, 2020

Kutztown Folk Festival

Today would have been my first day at the Kutztown Folk Festival.  I am really miss in being there.  So sad it had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.  I am going to share my memories here on my blog as well as my Facebook page. I will miss demonstrating my art and will send you my painting in progress that I would have been doing while at my booth.
  I will miss my daily walks before the opening of the Festival.  And especially my sheep and goats that were my morning greeters every day!!  Enjoy!  Check out virtual show at: www.kutztownfestival.com

My Summer Painting for the Kutztown Folk Festival in progress.

Good Morning !


Morning walk before the show!


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

More shows cancelled!

More of my shows have been cancelled. I am sad that more of my shows have been cancelled because of Covid-19.  The Lehigh Valley Fiber Festival scheduled for September 19 &20, 2020 is now canceled.  The North East Ohio Quilt Show rescheduled for October is also now completely cancelled.

  I have been painting in my studio and will have a lot of new art for shows and licensing.

I do not venture far from my studio right now.  I am hoping to get to do some  plein air painting  in Summer.  I will be posting information on the virtual Kutztown Folk Festival soon!

Rose from my Garden

Covered Bridge by my house for plein air painting!


Smiling Faces to paint!!


 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Kutztown Folk Festival is virtual!

It is with great disappointment that the 71st Annual Kutztown Folk Festival has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was a very difficult decision and was made to ensure the safety of the artisans and our visitors.
  I will greatly miss being at the show.  For me it is a highpoint of my Summer.  I see so many of my very favorite collectors of my art and enjoy my fellow artisans.  I will miss demonstrating my art and talking in person with you.
 The Kutztown Folk Festival will be a virtual event this year.  There will be lots to see online including the famous Quilt Auction.  I have never seen the auction as I am busy at my booth.  I will be watching it this year on my computer.
I will be updating this blog to keep you informed of events the week of June 27- July 5, 2020.
Please visit www.KutztownFestival.com.
Please let me know of any questions you have in my comment section.
Stay Well, Stay Safe.  I look forward to seeing you in person at the Festival on June 26-July 4, 2021.


Monday, May 18, 2020

Almost Memorial Weekend!

My Summer show schedule is still being decided due to many cancellations  from the Coronavirus Pandemic. I have had several shows cancel for July, August and even in October and November.  I will update my website at  www.dianephalen.com when I have shows scheduled.

I hope you stay well and safe.  Enjoy the warmer weather and being outside.  I try to walk every day and enjoy the blossoms on the trees, including my beautiful dogwoods in my yard.  In a Park close to my home are beautiful Cherry Blossoms!

I am in my studio painting every day.  Right now I am working on blossoms and birds!

I hope to begin sketching ideas for Summer Beach scenes that were inspired by my October 2019 vacation in Ocean City, New Jersey.

Enjoy Memorial weekend!!