Sunday, September 1, 2019

Labor Day Weekend

I can not believe that Summer is almost over and Fall is on the way.  I notice the change in the dark mornings and cool temperatures.  Already pumpkin spice is making its way in the stores as well as Halloween candy.
  It is back to school for everyone!  I have been painting a beach scene with thoughts of my Fall paintings to begin soon.
  I love the beautiful Fall months but am not looking forward to cool weather.
My first Fall show is September 21 and 22, 2019.
It is on my website www.dianephalen.com.


"School Days"


September Zinnias"

Monday, August 5, 2019

Missing Mom

I have been busy all Summer and have not been on my blog.  I finished two shows in July.

Today I am remembering my beautiful Mom as I do every day.  On August 5 she was called home to be with God.  My faith believes she is in Heaven with her family and my Dad.  I miss her so very much.  All the wonderful memories we created in our life together.  I love you Mom.
Arlene G. Beginnes 2/4/1929-8/5/2017.






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!!