Tuesday, September 30, 2014

still trying to get my blog up!

If anyone knows how to get the new google blog up and running,

Please let me know.. mine is horribly confusing.. the reason why I haven't been on here in so long.
contact me .. Thank you.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A time to reflect*

                                     A time to Reflect~
              As of late, I have been talking about the past living in Wisconsin, and sharing my stories with friends. As I drive around, I realize things will never be the same. Why?.. I can't go back to where I came from, time wise, or even the same house. Professional's call this "living in the past" and not living in the moment.  Some times I wish I was home again with family and friends. .. then for a moment I sit and think.. Nothing would really be different other then I could visit my mother quicker.
     I can do everything I did in my past now and then some. The fact that reliving things in my mind of the past makes me happy.. shows I have know regrets, and have learned from my past as well.
         I am in the midst of setting up my art room.. (AGAIN).. shhsh!
I will try to think of permanence as that has not been in my vocabulary in quite a while.
I also think since my husband retired 14 yrs. ago.. like has changed dramatically for me. Prior to that, I have had my independence, my own job, friends, students.. and made my own money.
I guess this sums up the large amount of reflecting on my life as well!
        I do so enjoy the warmth of where I live, flowers daily, watching our trees and every plant we planted grow before our eyes. I do love the cool nights and feeling of the ocean in the air.
One thing I will miss is the preparation for Fall .. baking pies, shopping at the local farmers markets.. (we do have them here) but .. just something different. Not having the four seasons makes me sad. Missing my son/ wife and our grandchildren too. So with all that.. I guess you can understand.. why I am "reflecting".. I know.. I need to "Bloom where Planted"!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ending summer for you all... Lets Talk...

 Okay, while I have so much on my mind I will not make this little ditty of mine too long I promise. I have moved once again and am getting settled in now. However I haven't been on blogger due to face book taking up all my time. I get no work done. So today I pledged myself off of fb and onto my blog and work my bum off! I am a go getter when I put my mind to it.
     I am sorry of my absence , I miss my blog, I miss all of you, my followers.. and I am still working out glitches on this blog. Since Blogger changed the format.. everything went haywire for me. blahhhh..
okay.. I am hoping to be able to reach some of you. Some of you say you are unable to post. Please try to post and leave a message so I know if my blog is working correctly or not. God Bless you. xo

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Nearing festivities*

Approaching the Holidays, we all look for ideas and festive things to get our hands into. Well, I found this on Facebook and thought it was a real find.. I would love to try this one.. Isn't it beautiful?.. You could just buy white cake mixes and create your very own icing.. and spruce it up! Right......... so cool.. what do you think?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

"On the road again..

                           Copper Falls, Wi.
visiting Mom at the nursing home. my brother and my sister too!
My grandsons football game.. ! So fun and proud to see him. :-)
My grand daughter and her friend cheerleading for the football team!
it is always so much fun to come back and visit to see what everyone has been doing.
No better time then in fall when all the fun begins!
Sharing with you once again.
If anyone has any idea of why they can not post a comment , please email me..
thank you..

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Its Autumn and Halloween on its way! Boo!

It's that time of the year we all like to share our festive fun collections. At least I do..:-)
         Enjoy these photos I took from last yr. I am testing my blog as I found out no one can post since I went to Google t (plus).. I am so frustrated. Is there anyone who would be so kind to volunteer there time helping  me..?
Thank you.. email me.. or fb me..

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A night in my studio*

In realizing I have just moved in.. also I have gone through the undertaking of my large project here of assorting and organizing.. I am still managing to get some of my art work started.. I'm posting these photos to give you and an I idea what I am working around.. ! LOL.. Warning if you are sensitive to messes or have ocd.. you may not wish to look at my photos! smile*
WIP above.. surprise!
Adding mixed media papers to canvas.. fun fun!
My inspiration board in progress.......
My oil paintings of seascapes waiting to be hung.. sigh*
What a mess.. close your eyes.. ! :-)

my poor canvas's waiting to be painted.. awe.. :-(
above is my fur baby who stays by my side continually.
We rescued her from a shelter when she was a baby. She just clings to me..
I love this baby so much..
I hope you enjoyed my show.. !
xox Darlene

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Another festive tag I created for my grand daughter, these were so fun to create!
xo Darlene 


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Inspiration for fall.. whhho?

Here is an Original Art tag I painted. I painted the entire owl, pumpkin, printed it, to use on my other art projects such as this Tag for Halloween/fall.
This was a while ago, but oooh, so much fun. I hope any of you who have visited me, please be patient, I have moved and am setting up my art studio once again.
I am having a difficult time for some reason how to use the new blogger here.
I think if I find I have anymore difficulties I will create my own web page.
Well, I sure hope you enjoy this little "ditty" of mine.  xo Darlene

Monday, May 13, 2013

Hi To all my blogging friends..!

As Spring is upon us now, I can finally report to you all, that I have officially moved South. Hence reason for me being so absent from my dear blog. I also haven't a clue how to use this new blogger format.
  I would like to share some things I have been doing in the tropics.. I have been painting using oil paints.
I met a seascape artist who was visiting during the winter months.. Each day I would go to his studio outdoors and learn what he had to offer.
Here is what I am currently doing.. I will post a few of these photos for you all.
               Missing all of you..
                                       Above is Dan Toney and I... he is the instructor.
above is me with my completed painting..
above.. My hubby, so proud of me.. ♥
Me in the workings of this master piece.. I am thoroughly enjoying painting water.. how ever it is challenging.. ! :-)