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"The moment one gives attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it
becomes a mysterious awesome indescribably magnificent world in
itself."
~Henry Miller 

That quote best describes my philosophy about life and art.
I am truly in constant wonder & awe over God's creation.
I open myself up to all it's beauty and wonder, let it fill my heart and senses, and then try to capture the essence, the feeling of that with art.

This little blog is to share with you my explorations/experiments.

On a very personal level, a botched back surgery,  thyroid surgery & fibromyalgia have all taught me to sincerely appreciate the little things in life, whether it is taking a breath without pain, having the ability to speak, to see or to have a bed to sleep in. That said,  I'm a blissful wife to my best friend, mom & grandma to 3 beautiful granddaughters. My hubby & I live in a wee abode in gorgeous Vermont, surrounded by trees, lots of birds & an occasional bear.

 Gotta haves:
Dark chocolate 
Green Chai Tea
Silent Movies
Birds -  we have four feeders which are usually  all a flutter with activity  

Music - I paint best listening to music; usually it's from the 20's & 30's, Big Band Era, The Beatles, The Animals or Classical.  When I'm painting an abstract it has to be Eric Burdon & The Animals.

And last but most important, my faith in Christ.  When problems due to health, family or what's happening in the world, seem almost overwhelming that's when I can find strength & comfort knowing that God is still in control. It's the special peace that He gives, that enables me to paint with a hopeful if not joyful heart.

Live in Love, Gratitude & Awe

God's Blessings to you! Diane

 I can also be found at these places


https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheExpressivePalette

https://www.facebook.com/TheExpressivePalette

 https://twitter.com/DsExpressions


pinterest Diane's Expressions


Katie, Lucy, Sophie




I am proud to be part of the DecoArt Design Team 
using their new &dreamy professional Traditions Acrylic Resin Paints



this is a great magazine & i'm honored to have been in it!

check out Jenn's blog & the feature she did on me

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