Artists Statement

I paint as often and as much as I can. I take classes when I can afford it, but the money usually goes to buy more art supplies. This blog is to share the results with you! I am a Work in Progress.

Dianne Lanning Fine

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

It's almost here, what should I wear?

Actually I have been painting daily, but mostly I've been knitting. The daily paintings I've managed, little watercolors, have not been in the Christmas theme, so here is one from last year, because it is Christmas time!
Candy Cane-watercolor 5X7
Alas, this one doesn't look quite like this anymore. It's in a sketch book I carry with me and it didn't travel all that well. Thank goodness for scanners that can stop time in it's tracks! Before rains and seepage.

For Christmas presents this year I decided to try my hand at knitting lace. Oh my. To make it fair to the lady recipients I decided to use the same type of yarn for the same lacy shawl/scarf, but in different colors, except the one I had already started in a different pattern. It's going to Alaska and will be warmer, so it's OK.

This all involved a lot of do-overs, believe me. An odd result is that now, suddenly I have long nails. All I can figure is that my hands haven't been in as much water or chemicals and I've had to keep the nails smooth to avoid snagging the thin yarn. I guess.

It does not, however, make it easy to type.

Now I've got to get to the post office as soon as the last one I'm blocking is dry and get them on their way! There is no hope for the one going to New Zealand to get there in time, but it's summer there anyway.

Merry Christmas to all!!


  1. Un sucre d'orge qui fait toujours fantasmer les enfants... Belle aquarelle.

    Gros bisous à vous et joyeuses fêtes.

  2. Hello Dianne:) Busy lady with all your knitting and painting. And long nails.... and not knowing what to wear. How difficult life can be!:) Take it easy and enjoy the holidays! I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2013:)

    1. Thank You! Almost done, one thing to wrap, a few cards to paint, and I'm not doing the cooking! Have a very Merry Christmas!