Monday, February 8, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Romance and my spectacular extra long weekend up north!!

Hi Everyone!!!

I am back from an extended long weekend filled with one of my favorite past times...Sledding...

I also have my submission for Mixed Media Monday ready...the theme is "Romance" and I created some new wooded art dolls for the prompt this week....these two are a very odd couple but they manage to keep the romance in their lives....and they are all ready for Valentine's Day!!!

I just can't stop making these dolls...I am sure I will have plenty more ideas this week...they are part of my painting a day project and I love painting on wood...for a change....

I also thought I would share some photos from the wonderful weekend we had with family and friends up at the cottage....I have been sledding for over 13 years now and I still get blown away by the amazing beauty we find of the trails....I stop and take it all in...it is pure magic and I am so grateful I get to see this....no matter how cold it gets this always warms my heart....My wonderful husband got me hooked when we started dating and now I am addicted!!!

I just love driving over lakes...to think we swim and water ski on this very same water...

My sister in law Monika ...I am so blessed to have such an amazing sister in law...she always makes me smile and laugh and I love her!!!

My Dad also made it out this weekend and he enjoyed some ice fishing with his friends...he was the only one who caught a big one this weekend!!!

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My Dad means the world to me....and I love him with all my heart!!! I was so happy he caught this fish...he could hardly wait to show us!!!
the scenery is amazing and I just love experiencing all this beauty....breathtaking!!!
Here is a friendly guy we met on our travels....

but the greatest part of experiencing anything is sharing it with the people you love and I was lucky enough to enjoy this with my loved ones!!!

lunch break!!! who wouldn't love to enjoy lakeside....on the ice....priceless!!!

Happy Monday Everyone!!!
Hugs
Diana

30 comments:

Yvonne said...

Fabulous little romantic piggies!

Your trip looks so beautiful, I'm sure you had quality time with your family :)

Kristin said...

Oh! I love your wood pieces - I wonder what other things you will find to paint while on your daily journey - I am so enjoying it all. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend too! Kristin :)

Baldie said...

OMG! This looks like a lot of fun. You guys all look fabulous! But now I feel so cold!!! Goodnight sweetie. Tsup!

Sandy said...

OMG your wood work is incredible.
Absolutely lovely. Fantastic.

Diane said...

Ah, more amazing dolls, Diana - simply gorgeous - I can't wait to see what else you come up with! The photos are amazing too - looks like it was a wonderful weekend! Diane

johanna said...

seems you had a really great weekend!
and your piggies couple is to die for!!

joanna said...

Diana,
I love your wooden dolls!! and your pics are amazing!! ice fishing must be so exiting!!
xoxox

WrightStuff said...

Now that's what I call sledging! At first I just thought you had been zooming down hills on a wooden sledge or an old tray... then I saw the photos!! No wonder you are addicted, that looks so much fun (if a little cold).

Anneke said...

very lovely pictures and romantic entry

Diane said...

Both are WONDERFUL--your romantic couple and your weekend. It makes you appreciate the beauty of the season, instead of moaning about it all the time (which I do) Thanks for sharing!!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Amazing romantic creation and I love the beautiful photo's of your fantastic family weekend.

landileroux said...

I just love this little couple. Very creative. I love your photos as well. Very creative.

Silke said...

Oh, that weekend up north looks amazing! How fun that you all can get together to enjoy the snow and scenery!

And your dolls are too cute! Love those little piggies!!

Hugs, Silke

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh--your pieces are so darling!!! I don't know how you do it! I can't wait to show my husband the pics of your dad fishing...he will love to see that as he is such a fisherman. Thanks for sharing...beautiful work!!!
Hugs, Cindy Adkins

Deborah said...

Piggy LOVE! Too sweet. OH my, Diana, you are also great with your camera! Fabulous photos...I see a quite a few that would make beautiful Christmas cards. Stunning. Happy Monday, my friend. **blows kisses** Deb

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi diana!
oh I LOVE your dolls!

your weekend looks like so much fun! i love all of your photos!

xoxoxo
m & e

vintage wil said...

This is Romantic!!!!!!

Lori Saul said...

Great photos and I feel exhilerated from the snowmobile adventure! Great work Diana!

Martina2801 said...

Lovely little piggies, Diana!
And the photos of your trip are wonderful.

Terri said...

Your dolls are so fun and creative!
And your photos are breathtaking, thank you so much for sharing such beauty.
I love the photo of you and your sister in law. Such beautiful girls you are!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diana,

Love your little romantic dolls and how talented you are.
I enjoyed seeing your snow photos of family and friends.
What a beautiful place and must have been a lot of fun. Well done to your Dad for catching that lovely fish.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Diane said...

Hi Diana,
Your pictures are just amazing. I really love the one with the trees lined up. What a gorgeous shot. Looks like you had a great time.
Hugs, Diane

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

I can't wait to see what in the world you will come up with next Diana! You are so creative.

Your weekend get-away looks like it was a blast! Quality time with your closest, so nice! And so much fun you all had! I hope you get lots of snow this week so you can go out and enjoy it some more.

marianne said...

Hi Diana!.
That seems like a wonderful weekend! So adventurous and with your loved obes! Just great.
Your dolls are fun!!!
Can you still keep up with everything?

Have a nice da!
hugs
>M<

Ozstuff said...

I love your wooden piggies - so colorful and cheerful - and your photos are wonderful, especially for someone like me who never sees snow. Absolutely spectacular.

Marleen said...

Diana you are so very, very creative! This is, as usual, fantastic and I love it so much, a real great job! I also love the beautiful pictures wowow!!!!!!

Kathy McCullen said...

These art dolls are irresistably you and darling! Gorgeous photos too; you ARE lucky to have such a fun family.

Yellow Pineapple said...

Looks like a great trip and I love the pic of your dad with that big smile.

For some reason, I'm not seeing the piggies!! I'll be back.

Janny said...

They are lovely! Great post and pictures!

Jenea said...

Woowwww! Now, I understand what Luis Armstrong, wanted to say, when he sing "Wonderful World"!!! It's really very magical, I want so much there, Winter is the most beautiful season!!!
This fish is soooo BIG, :) i am very interested- what kind of fish it is???
Your family is very good!!! Good luck to all- you!!!

 
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