Friday, March 3, 2017

Welcome March!

"Irish Shamrocks"

"Spring Awakening"

March is here!  I am seeing the first crocus and snowdrops along with daffodils on my daily walk.  Each day is a weather surprise from one day of record highs to the mid 70's and still having cold days barely above freezing and wind chills that make me grab my hat and gloves!
I am ready for the warm weather and hope it is here to stay very soon.  I am finishing my winter studio paintings and getting ready for my show season.
My first show is coming soon.  I will be at the Lancaster Quilt Show March 29 - April 1, 2017.  I am at the Continental Inn location. Located at 2285 Lincoln Highway, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Enjoy the month of March!  I am looking forward to St. Patrick's Day and the first day of Spring!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Spring is peeking around the corner!

It is hard to believe the weather change from one week ago.  All of a sudden the sun feels warm at 60 plus degrees and the snow has melted with just a few patches here and there.  I took a morning walk at my favorite nearby park by my house.  I saw the first daffodil bulbs starting to surface!  There are now mornings filled with the songs of birds!  You never realize how quiet the winter is!
 There will probably be some more cold days in the forecast but for now I am enjoying the touch of spring!!

Sunday, February 12, 2017


I love the month of February!  I turn another year older and enjoy celebrating my special day with my Mom.  This year there was snow on my Birthday and I enjoyed a winter walk through the woods.  Snow is so beautiful when it is still on the trees and covers everything with a pristine white.
I love celebrating Valentine's Day too and seeing hearts everywhere!
Happy February and Valentine's Day!

"Hearts A Plenty"

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy 2017!  Wishing everyone a year filled with love, joy and happiness.  I am always sorry to see the holiday season come to an end.  I love everything about Christmas from the Hallmark movies, decorations and family and friend celebrations.
  Now that January is here I am looking forward to several months in my studio.  Hoping for a good winter snow for inspiration for my snow paintings!
Welcome January with my painting "Winter Blues"

Covered Bridge by my house that inspires me all year long!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas is Around the Corner!

It is hard to believe that Christmas will soon be here.  I love this time of year.  My favorite moments are seeing the beautiful Christmas lights twinkling in the cold night air. 
My walks through the woods every day are special too.  I love seeing the trees bare against the sky.  I have a favorite walking place nearby, Trexler Park.  I love all the birds I can now so easily see among the branches.  There are chickadees, cardinals, nuthatches and even Canada geese in the pond.

I just finished my last show of the season and am looking forward to time in my studio to paint.
I love the quiet of Winter and always hope for a snow day or two!
Enjoy this cold but quiet time of year!

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!