Welcome to Diane’s Blog Site. I hope you enjoy what you see here and may you gain ideas that will work for you. But mostly I hope you take away with you a sense of the beauty which you can create, because of whom you are and what is possible. My name is Phil. I am Diane's Man; (or whatever noun you want). I asked to write her Bio. This is my view on her work and I am drinking a beer. Diane would probably tell you how she comes from a long line of crafty people, (and that's true); but would fail to mention that she believes that all people can create items of beauty or make their lives beautiful through expressions of themselves.
This is what Diane does.
(Lord knows I've got lots of little snippets of beauty the vacuum cleaner hasn't found yet) What she probable wouldn't tell you is that she is a designer/teacher for a very people first card/stamp/craft shop called "The Rubber Room" in London, Ontario, Canada. She also would fail to mention that she would help anyone with any idea at the drop of the hat; that the simple act of just trying to make something beautiful, gives our lives, meaning. For the everyday person, the concept of beauty is broken down into two perspectives. Beauty that is of the moment but doesn't last or... Beauty that creates and in creating, shows the beauty that is. Which on would you choose? If you’re looking at this site, I think you know the answer to that question. My own surprises from Diane's work include the red corset she designed. She gave me that with 2 beer glasses in it for Valentines Day. Now that I didn't expect! I made her dinner. (Now that's original) Mind you, I thought the corset was pretty cool looking and I took it to work to show it off and it got stolen... Now that's a compliment! When you’re looking over her work look a little deeper. Look at how her shading around the sharp angles or lack of shading in the open spaces to present a greater sense of depth and dimension. Look closely. You wouldn't want to miss something because beauty is all around. Hey, if you want ugly... watch the news. But like I said earlier... I am Diane's man and this is my view on her work. I hope you like it as much as I do. You'll have to pardon me but my 2nd beer is getting warm and that would be a shame. -Phil- Addendum: Phil works in a factory, drives a G.M. ("Cause Ford wouldn't cut him a deal") and believes that "Stupidity is sexually transmitted!" (Bring back lawn darts!) - Diane -