Sunday, February 10, 2013

Starting the Garden

I've had a very busy week. Six paintings sold. Yeehaw!
Got my pup Nakii to the vet to get spayed. SO glad to get that done.

This is Moon Over Xanadu....a 6x6 canvas. This new painting is not sold yet.  Available here.
Anyway it's warming up a bit. I have planted radishes and a lettuce mix called rocky top. And started the sweet potatoes in jars of water indoors.
Getting some cleaning done in the garden and places ready for the potatoes, onions, and brocolli to go in soon.
I have ordered 40 yards of wedding tulle to hoop over the cabbage, brocolli and some squash. Don't really need that much but it cost the same as 20 yds at Walmart so I got it. Hopefully with that and the BT spray I will have more success in bug wars.
Always so glad when when gardening season is over....and here I am in Feb. itching to get back to it.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Freezing Drizzly Morning

Its been so long since I've written a blog post I forgot my password. Oops
Anyway I have decided to start again. With the weekly newsletter and daily face book posts it seems I do more promotion than painting. So with my blog I'm going to do it a bit differently. OK let's start.

This morning the dogs get me up. I surely don't need or use an alarm clock. I look out the door of my barn apartment and the horses are in. Not good. I feed the horses and see the freezing drizzle. Not as cold as yesterday but still.
I eat breakfast and feed the pups. They are anxious to go for a walk. I want to stay in a while like the horses so I putter around the apartment.
My skin takes a beating in the winter. I read about a scrub I want to try. So I mix up 1 teaspoon sugar with a teaspoon of olive oil. I rub it on my face and neck, leave it a couple of minutes and wash it off. I don't get all the oil off but no worries it will soak in. My face feels refreshed. Like this and so easy!

The freezing drizzle turns to a misty rain with the sun trying really hard to come out. The horses go out and I FINALLY walk the dogs. You would think they are kept in a pen from the way they act about walking. But oh contrare they are loose on the farm all the time unless they are in a building with me.

Anyway it is my Mom's birthday today so sis and I are heading over the mountain this evening to celebrate. I got her the Crazy Cat Lady board game. :) Hope she likes it. Will also take her some homegrown chickens and sweet potatoes.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Wandering Soul Candles

 A Wandering Soul is my favorite Etsy shop and Connie is awesome. I was thrilled to get my all natural soy candle in an earthy eucalyptus and sage scent. I can't tell you how much I love the smell. The soy candles last so long plus no sooty smoke. I plan on getting a few more for gifts and at these prices another one for me!

All natural soy candles available here

The beautiful hand cut luminaries come with an electric tea light.
Art nouveau Flower luminaries are here.

Connie also custom cuts these pretty vellum luminaries to go over a candle. And don't forget to check out the ther goodies in Connie's shop.

If your shopping for gifts or want to get something to pretty up your home head on over to A Wandering Soul. You'll be glad you did.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

2012 Spirit Horse Calendars

Spirit Horse 2012 Calendar calendar
Spirit Horse 2012 Calendar by DianaLancasterArt
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Yee haw!

Here they are the new

2012 Spirit Horse Calendar!

Twelve Spirit Horses for you to enjoy thoughout the year. You can choose from three different sizes.

So go ahead and order one for yourself.
These will make wonderful gifts so get a few more to get a jump start on your holiday shopping.

You will love your Spirit Horse calendar.

I promise.

Hugs, Diana

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A New Job For Chickens

Who knew chickens could be so creative?
Maybe I should get her a paint brush.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Amber Moon

Harvest time in the Ozarks has kept me going full tilt until I actually did.

While taking my hundred pound dog Tonka on a brisk walk over the weekend he crosses in front of me mid step and flips me over his back. I go down into the road hitting quite hard and spraining my wrist.

Luckily it was my not painting and not previously broken wrist.

Unfortunately I have no video of my acrobatics.

Graceful I am not.

Riding I am also not.

I am getting much better already and as soon as I can hoist that saddle up I’ll be in it.

(Note to self: Teach horse to lie down)


I am inspired by the golden light and the big harvest moon in the fall. My latest work is Amber Moon. It is here. Hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Jackass Fairy Pays a Visit

Tonka starts barking at daylight. I can smell a skunk and think that is what he is barking at. It's not and he won't be quiet. I get up and see pea soup fog, no horses in the barn waiting for their breakfast.

But I do see two donkeys. And where are my horses. The Jackass fairy must have come during the night and brought these  donkeys and took my beautiful horses. #@&*^!
 I call them up. Nothing..... I go out to the neighbors pasture where the donkeys live and there they are, so scared that they have their heads buried in knee deep grass. They don't want to come home. There are horse eating donkeys over here
 I halter Miami and bring her back to the barn. Flash comes with her. I go back for Missy and the other two follow. I get them fed and try to decide how to remove the donkeys. Drive them over with a whip??? No, that's liable to take all day. Bucket of pears, yes that should work. And it did. They like pears!
I get every body in the right pasture and let my guys out. They run to the fence and make sure the mean little tiny donkeys are at their house.
Another morning in paradise!