Thursday, November 3, 2016


November has arrived!  It is difficult to believe how fast this year has gone by.  I love the Autumn months.  It seems like the prettiest months go the fastest.  I am still enjoying the fall colors on the trees.  Knowing that Autumn has only a few short weeks left makes me sad.  There is something about my walks in the woods, smelling the leaves and still feeling the warm rays of sunshine.  I have shared some with you here on my blog! 
 This year I have been blessed with a family of fox that frequent my yard.  I am working on sketches of them that I hope to develop in to a painting. 
  My Autumn shows are in full swing and I am enjoying each and every one.  Wishing all my friends and family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October is here already!

I can not believe the last time I posted on my blog it was Spring!  Can I say that the months have flown by and I find myself in the first day of October going "What?"  I enjoyed the summer here in Pennsylvania so very much!  It was hot, sunny and blue skies almost every day!  I loved it!  I did a lot of summer shows and enjoyed long walks in the sunshine every day.

I am painting in my studio when I can.  Every precious moment I spend there always brings me joy!  I hope everyone had a great summer.  I am still hoping for some left over warm days in October!  I do not want to see my butterflies and beautiful flowers go away!

I will post on my blog more often, I promise!  I keep my Diane Phalen Watercolors facebook updated with shows.  Please visit me there too!  Happy October!  Enjoy the beautiful autumn colors, pumpkins, apple pie and Halloween!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Spring is here!

Spring is finally arriving after a very cold start!  I had not realized that I had not written anything on my blog since Christmas.  I have been using my facebook page to update my show information.  I hope you will visit it at

I have been enjoying the return of the beautiful flowers. Daffodils, tulips, hyacinths are now blooming.  My Dogwood trees look like they want to...but the cold nights have kept them from blossoming.  I am painting some birds and flowers in my studio. 

My mornings are full of the return of songs from cardinals, chickadees, and many more.

Welcome Spring!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve!

Was the night before Christmas!  Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!  May it be a special day celebrating the season with family and friends.  Check out my Christmas message at

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas around the Corner!

Almost one week until Christmas!  It has been a busy season!  I finished my last show of 2015!  I have started to sketch out my annual Christmas painting to celebrate 2016.  It is fun to be back in my studio again.  In between my studio hours I love taking walks in the winter woods behind my home.  In the evening hours I walk my neighborhood to see the beautiful Christmas lights.  I love this time of year!  I hope you are enjoying the holiday season with family and friends!

Friday, October 2, 2015

October chill is in the air!

The chill of October is in the air.  Cooler mornings, brisk wind and yellow swirling leaves are telling me that Autumn is really here.  I still want the warmer days but they are now just a sweet memory.  Autumn is a beautiful season.  I eagerly await the changing colors of the leaves.  I love seeing pumpkins, beautiful mums and flying geese honking in the sky.  I am painting my annual autumn watercolor.  I also finished my October Adirondack painting featuring a jack 'o lantern quilt! 
  In less then 2 weeks I will be in Ocean City, New Jersey for a show.  While there I will enjoy seeing the beautiful ocean and walking the boardwalk!  Stopping for my once a year goodies of pumpkin fudge, pumpkin ice cream and the famous boardwalk pizza!
  I now have a Diane Phalen Watercolors facebook page.  I hope you will enjoy it at
Happy Autumn!!!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Summer....still kickin'

Summer is still here in Pennsylvania!  It has been a beautiful one!  Today is Labor Day and the temperature is 90 degrees.  I have loved the wonderful warm summer! I hope you have too! 
  I unfortunately, hurt my arm and shoulder at one of my shows from all the lifting I do.  It happened at the Kutztown Folk Festival in July.  I am just now getting feeling back in my arm and hand.  It was a long healing process.  I was in constant pain.  My therapy besides exercising my arm was  long summer walks through the woods behind my house.  Seeing my birds, deer, foxes made my walk enjoyable.  There is a river behind my house and cooling off there every day was the very best! 
  I did not attend any shows the month of August.  My September shows start next week.  I am doing only a select number of shows this year,  My wonderful neighbor and friend, Sue has been helping me get my social media going!  I am learning a new computer so I can soon post pictures and have a business  facebook page too!  If you wish to be included on my mailings please let me know.
  Have a wonderful rest of Summer!  Please check out my web site at and email at