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 https://facebook.com/dianephalenwatercolors.

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 https://www.facebook.com/dianephalenwatercolors

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 https://www.facebook.com/dianephalenwatercolors
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 www.dianephalen.com and email at thequiltpainter@aol.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kutztown Folk Festival!!

The Kutztown Folk Festival is happening this week!  We started on Saturday with a day of rain and cold weather...but that did not dampen the fun at the Kutztown Folk Festival.  There is so much to see and do.  The Festival focuses on Pennsylvania German culture.  You can see lots of wonderful art and crafts, listen to music and taste wonderful food too!  There is an awesome Quilt Barn with thousands of quilts on display and for sale.  I hope you can stop by and see the show.  I am located in Building A and painting the entire show!! Kutztownfestival.com

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to my Dad and all the dads out there!  I have been helping my Mom go through her home and doing what we all must do eventually clearing out and organizing a lifetime of memories.  I came across a card I wrote my Dad on Father's day 22 years ago!  It was a letter thanking him for all he has done for me.  I thanked him for always being there for me, caring and loving me all the years.  He had kept it in a folder of cards from not only myself but my sisters and Mom through the years!  The best gift you can give your Dad is a letter telling him how much he means to you.  Better yet hand written...so years later you can find it too among his treasured keepsakes!