There is nothing easy for me about
It is not my natural element.
Not having grown up with the ubiquitous technology that seems to be part of the younger gen's DNA, I am leery of it and slow to catch on.
I am not a luddite by any means, just not a native speaker of the language.
Putting together this website has been quite a challenge. Disclaimer: it is a work in progress.
So far, so good. I can learn. Once I commit to something I can be relentless.
And bless Weebly's heart, it is pretty much the Playschool version for we cyber-challenged!
You may remember my original blogspot blog, ART / LIFE that ran from 2008-2013. This reboot will feel familiar in many ways. A lot has happened in the intervening years, so there will be a shift in emphasis of the blog posts. But it is still me. I promise to write honestly, from the heart, about the things that move me.
The big news is the building of my own art studio and what that has enabled me to do, art-wise. This new ART / LIFE blog will feature a lot more ART.
I am definitely doing more art making and less bread baking than I was in the old
Welcome, and Welcome Back. Feels good to be blogging again. I've missed you.
Artist, writer, workshop planner, swimmer, dog-mom, wife...I find inspiration in the serendipitous connections between making a meaningful, beautiful life and making honest art.
All work on this site is original by Diane Santarella Lawrence, unless noted, and is
The nature of social media is sharing, so please share respectfully and responsibly and
give credit where credit is due.
Many of the beautiful images taken in the studios of Skip and me are by Joel Kiester and Brian Eiseman of 1513Photo. Many thanks, Guys, for your friendship and elegant work!
And Thanks to my two biggest fans, my husband Skip Lawrence and Rothko the Wonderdog for constantly surprising, challenging, inspiring and supporting me.