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"


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

November!

We are already in to the month of November.  I have had several shows and am getting Christmas card orders out to my customers.  I always love this time of year the best.  The Holiday Season of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and welcoming in another New Year!
I look forward to painting more in my studio once my shows are over until March 2019!

"Happy Thanksgiving!"

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Back from the shore!

I went to Ocean City, New Jersey for the week.  I so very much love the ocean and the peace it gives me.  I love walking the beach and boardwalk.  Every morning I get up to watch the sunrise.  It is wonderful to see the sun peek over the horizon.

The Ocean has always been my "go to" place when I need to find peace and joy in my life.  It has inspired paintings, seen me through heartache and given me comfort each day I watch the surf, seagulls and many shore birds.

I am sharing some photos from some of my times at the shore. Enjoy!

My favorite Pier in Ocean City, NJ!

Sunrise!

Walking to the beach!



Monday, October 1, 2018

Happy October!

Enjoy the month of October!  Leaves are starting to change color to beautiful orange, yellow, red and crimson.  I see pumpkins orange in the fields with seasonal offerings of apple cider and pumpkin inspired food and drink. My favorite month with the perfect ending of Halloween!!


"OCTOBER!"