Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Inspiration definitely can come from viewing others art. Too see the passion of how they create, doing what they love inspires you to want to keep going. I have recently made an endeavor to collect original art from other artists, I want to fill my house with it. With each piece I collect I grow happier while at the same time my husband shakes his head wondering where I am going to put it. I tell him "there is always wall space for art" . I wanted to show off my newest pieces, the sketches are originals and aren't they gorgeous, they are done on site in a park in New York, the color is a print, it too is beautiful, the yellow balloon is so enchanting among the city buildings. I have many pieces from this wonderful artist and super nice person, Jerise, please check out her work, you won't be disappointed.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
If you know and love anyone with autism or on the autism spectrum, you are going to want to keep reading. In my case I have quite a few friends with children on the spectrum and I have a beautiful daughter who is too. I am blessed with three fantastic children all different and special in their own way, I love them each beyond words. Our middle child, born 9 years ago with a heart defect has been a fighter from the start. We spent 5 1/2 weeks in Seattle Children's Hospital (let me give a quick shout out to the wonderful facility that it is, thanks Children's) we finally came home with many meds and a beautiful baby girl. Medically life has always been a series of ups and downs with her, from RSV to Kidney reflux to MRSA staph but as she grew we started noticing other challenges and delays, when we finally got the diagnosis which I had already figured out probably over a year earlier it was bittersweet, now we could finally help her having come to know her and how she works but at the same time it was official, my heart broke, not because I loved her any less for now I loved her even more but because I knew and would now see the struggles that everyday life would be for her. We have both come a long ways, I still experience heartbreak everyday but at the same time we have many joys and accomplishments.
I am sure anyone raising a child on the spectrum has read and goggled and researched everything they can get their hands on, I know I have. Recently with the buzz on the movie on HBO Temple Grandin, I began to research more about her, and have come to discover a wealth of amazing info at my fingertips. These links offer great info for so many, believe me, many friends and family and school teachers will be getting these. I highly recommend taking the time to look them over.
five part series of an interview with Temple Grandin, so very
interesting about 50 minutes
one is a little over an hour, it is one of the traveling speeches she
does, again so informative
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I am very proud to be part of a group of extraordinary artists. Thanks to the vision of Kimberly Conrad an exceptional artist, we now have a great blog and now a beautiful website, she has worked very hard to give us a professional and nice place to showcase our work. I appreciate her hard work very much and the encouragement that she always gives. Thank you
Check out my page and the pages of some really amazing artists http://www.contemporaryfineartinternational.com/Deana_Mattos_Diefenbach.html
Monday, March 1, 2010
Monday morning, deciding to start fresh. Have had a bout of headaches last week and some other health issues and a major painting block. So I have decided I need to get back to regular exercise, continue to purge the clutter and better organize the art business side of my life. I realize that it does not all happen over night but you have to start somewhere...So here goes
The above picture is the inspiration I use to do and be better.