A special ROSE has helped me to do a better job on showing you my family's slide-show.

A special ROSE has helped me to do a better job on showing you my family's slide-show.
Unfortunatly this blog doesn't show the viewing screen full-width. However, I've got a full screen version for you if you'll just click onto this Rose. The Rose will transport you to my blog called 'All Happy Talk'. This blog was created for those who have young children; who want ideas - who enjoy creating happy times with their children and family. If you'll click the Rose, you'll go through 'space'. When you get there, take 1 to 2 seconds to scroll to the bottom of that much shorter 'blog', and you'll see the beautiful pictures; and relax among the grassy lawn I've put there for you. After the first 4 songs on 'All Happy Talk', the rest of the 90 melodies are what I use to relax with; often to fall asleep to. I hope you enjoy your visit here, and there. Diane

I'm glad you came to visit! My children welcome you. Enjoy the music & the photo-show.

Friday, February 15, 2008

This Pretty Lady is from Illusions Art Gallery; thank you, Joyce.

Hi there! Boy, I'm so glad you
showed up to visit. I've got some of the most beautiful music; poetry, and
peaceful links that will let you just relax, and enjoy

SERENE play-list of 100 songs; for that Sunday morning when you wake up early -
the birds are at the feeder,
and you bring in the cool air along with the
smell of Carnations or Lilacs.
If you'll
just click
here, you'll enjoy 100 songs (or pick your own from the play-list). I
to just 'let them play' in order; it lasts for about 4 to 5 hours - we have
breakfast late; and by the time the sun is setting a bit, we've enjoyed
the entire day.
There's a little surprise
waiting for you when you open this link. Not only will you get to select your
own music, but there's an adorable little lady waiting for you. She was born on
9/11/07 - she watches over the music.
When you click the link,
you'll meet: "Bella". With her tiny hands folded, she'll be asking:..."and
may I help you"? I think she knows the names of all the songs - at least
certainly looks as if she could answer any question you might
think her favorite song is Malaguena - it's the last one on
the list.
She's partial to Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring and Ave
Bella definitely is a music
lover - she's the appointed 'care-taker' of all things
I really had fun today; printing out my FREE SHEET MUSIC! My link is on the left; Sheet Music Fox.com.
Also, I have another great lady to
introduce; she sings as beautifully as that demure lady with the Carnation
looks! Yes - that painting makes me think of Sarah Brightman, so here's one of
my favorite
melodies - you can open it up; put it in your computer 'tray', and
enjoy it throughout the day. To get the song, just....
Click http://maidensheart.tripod.com/scarfair.mp3. - then diminish the
window so you can come back, and gaze on this painting a bit

Thanks to the kindness of
Joyce at Illusions Gallery, I've been allowed to put the prettiest
picture of a gracious and lovely woman at the very top of the page. This lady
reminds me of Sarah Brightman. I've seen Ms. Brightman in concert - she always
is surrounded by fragrant flowers as well.
You'll find Joyce's link and
gallery on the left - under the title Illusions!
All the links are
alphabetical to make it easy to find. I hope you'll take a minute to select some you like.
For the delightful sounds of
the forest:
For the cool, calming sounds of the

For the
peaceful piano music of winter:

For the ethereal sounds of space, and
the beauty of the various planets and moon:

Now: While that plays, go to http://wonderofitall.com. Are you enjoying all of this like I am? I hope so.........

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Let me WELCOME YOU - to a beautiful art-piece & music!

By permission of the owner (Joyce), who is also listed on the left-hand side of my 'blog-home', under ILLUSIONS, I think you'll 'gasp' when you see the beauty of this angel!

Joyce has thousands of prints; from the old masters to
the current. I was able to get her approval for uploading this particular
painting, for all of you to enjoy!

Joyce's address is: Illusions Gallery, 122 Lee Street, Carrollton, GA 30117.

You can enjoy her beautiful collection through this link - I spend hours looking at her latest additions to the enormous collection she already has. Speaking of looking, how about listening and looking! This seems to go so well with 'any angel' you might encounter during your day. Try:

I don't publish her prices because I don't represent her; just appreciate all that she's done, to bring nominally-priced prints of some of the most beautiful original pieces of art, to the homes of those who could never afford an 'original' (including me).
The Illusions Gallery, and Joyce - thank you so much.


Saturday, February 9, 2008

Envision: Computer, Mouse, and slightly over-weight tired Lady....

I'm sorry I forgot to save that cartoon so you could see it.
So - envision that over-weight woman; staring at her computer - she's got her
hand on her wire-less mouse; the caption reads:

Lose five pounds - just click your mouse 6,000,000 times! Aha - well I guess I've kept slender for 65 years because I've either been chasing a mouse - or clicking my wire-less mouse at least 6,000,000,000,000 times. The downside? I've killed a lot of AA batteries (Duracell loves me).

I'm so glad you came to visit.

In fact, if you'd like to read the card I've left for you, click one - and then again after the picture loads, and turn up your sound. Here it is:

"I woke up this morning"...who remembers Boston? Who remembers the Who!

When you visit here, I hope you'll feel as at home as I do. I just love music; all kinds. I've created a 'place' where there's nothing but music, art, poetry, links to recipes - family living/ideas on how to help your children in this somewhat disrupting world (at times).

I've brought a few friends along; their links - the kind of friends who'll make you smile, as they make me happy also. Young people in some cases; the future leaders and inspirational spirits that I remember trying to be myself.

I've included a picture of a
new great grand child (down this page) - my how the years have passed. Being

sixty five - feeling so alive; that's how I picked my 'moniker' and the name of
my web-site.
A friend of mine reminded me
how it had 'sparked' her memor of the movie Short Circuit. Johnny-five-alive; so
I ordered the DVD of both Short Circuit, and Short Circuit II. I'd seen it
several times years ago - this week, we watched it 3 times - it's as charming
now, as before.
So many of the scenes have you
laughing; some have you crying as dear Johnny-five tries to avoid being
'disassembled' (made dead). In Short Circuit II, Johnny has another 'adventure'
- and nearly dies in this movie...but, of course, is
My favorite
movies similar to this, are ET - loving something that isn't as loveable to look
at, as you might think at first. Yet, both Johnny Five and ET have such
exceptional personalities; such kindness - it reminds me we all love the SPIRIT
of the person - what they look like has little to do with anything in life,
My favorite character in Star
Wars is Yoda - his wisdom; his understanding - his patience, but he is not any
George Clooney or Clark Gable, now is he!
When you go back in time, to
the old movies - The Hunchback of Notre Dame - do we all feel love and
compassion for this 'character'? Of course we do - again, we see his plight, and
our hearts go out to him.
Do we see the heart-break of
the 'monster' created by Dr. Frankenstein? We can even feel like that 'monster'
on those days we're looking into the mirror - we simply don't feel as if we 'fit
in'. We view our 'scars' as ugly - they're not. We think we're not 'perfect' -
no one is.
We seek cosmetic surgery if
we have the funds for it - and why? We're trying to capture a 'youth' - yet, it
is how we ACT that will be 'youthful' as well as
Haven't we rejoiced at such
characters as 'Granny' on the 'Beverly Hillbillies'?? Wasn't it her spunk; her
zest, and her wit that charmed us?
How about the Golden Girls - all 3 were special,
yet 'Ma' seemed to catch my eye and heart more often than
Carol Burnett made us laugh
at the character she created - the woman that wielded the mop in those late
hours! How fun we had as we could 'relate' to her; and think of all those who
are willing to work those late, long hours to make our hotels and office
buildings so clean and bright when we come to work the next
Vicki Lawrence - 'MaMa' - now
that's a show (and a character) I go bonkers for! Again, she 'steals' the show
with her wit; her tenacity, and for speaking the truth - no matter how it might

This place won't have those 'pop-ups' driving
you buggy. This place won't have any bad or shocking news. This place
won't make you feel anything but 'empowered' by the wisdom of the quotes; the needed information that makes you more confident
to handle your day - just as it does me.

This place will let you link to some science; some people who are providing good services and information in the business world - ideas that you can utilize if you're in the work-place.

For me, being retired, I thought about that saying: Twice Tired - tired once from working; tired twice from not working! So, I had to make a REAL 'home-page' no more 'bad-news' bears for me. And speaking of bears, my story of my bear (THIGS) will talk 'happy talk', as he takes the both of us back to the time when he was as active as I was.

This site isn't going to be broken into 'pages' - archived entries that make you have to click here and there. It's going to be just one 'long' list of memories for me; one nice place to skip from link-to-link finding all the beautiful things one needs to relax; unwind - or even 'wind up' for the day.

How do I wind up? Well, I link
http://search.playlist.com/ - type in Boston; get their
"More Than
A Feeling", and they start singing......yup - "I woke up this

And speaking of morning: If you like religious and spiritual music, start your day with Ave Maria or Amazing Grace.
All the music is at your finger-tips; just know the name of the song. If you want to select by an artist, or musical group, do it that way.
For my dearest
friend, Shirley - well LeAnn Rimes does have 62 beautiful songs (including
Amazing Grace), and although you had trouble with the connection, do remember
that you need to have other computer activities shut down, to insure the best
When you
e-mailed me about the problem, I checked this out tonight; my goodness, how she
can sing! I had the most wonderful time going through 20 of her 62 songs, and
with your voice, my dear, I can hear you across the miles as you sing with her.
I do hope Jim is doing better; that the music will calm you through those late
nights after you come home from the hospital. Give it another 'go' - and send my
love to him; as my love goes to you right now!

Are you older than me? Hooray - that's good; more gray hairs to enjoy. Well then you might enjoy the music of Mantovani - Blue Spanish Eyes; Fascination, or Beautiful Dreamer.

Whoops, did you get this far,
and Sarah Brightman ended her song? Did you click her music when you started

Do you have
the meditation room's sounds of water or the forest playing for you now?
Boy, music and the sounds of nature sure go together great, don't

Okay, then here's that link to
Sarah again:

DO YOU WANT CLASSICAL TO START YOUR DAY? Sometimes I just want to 'be soothed' - okay, this is a 24/7 on-line broadcast - all you do is 'click', and then select your preferred way of listening on line.

To the left of their page, notice the ON-LINE LISTENING TAB. Click, and choose either the high-speed (I have cable, so this is what I use), or dial-up (for those who use their telephone to get their I-net service). Enjoy - as I am now: http://wguc.org/listen/streams.asp.

If you're seventyone&still fun, enjoy that trip down memory lane that's longer than mine; shorter than our kids who just haven't gotten that far yet.

Hey, make it a game of NAME THAT TUNE - as the
song starts up, have your hubby or kids try to guess the name of the song since
they can't see what you typed in! Get away from that television set, and have
some good old time family fun!

Just remember Boston's words...I
woke up this morning - be ever so glad you did!

You have
another day - the 'rest of your life', as they say. Enjoy it with good health;
proper eating - music, and feel calm before you head out into the 'real world'.

Someone asked once: "Is my life over with?"
Answer back was: "Not if you're still breathing...."

Breathe - relax, and welcome to 'this place'.

Friday, February 8, 2008

From Monroe, to Bella, and not left to Chance.....

Can you imagine what it feels like to get this in your e-mail?
This is the drawing by Imaginee....
Between Bella on the Beach - (my daughter's e-mail to me),
and another one received - Imaginee...what did I see!
Eyes soft and serene; hair - white and fair -
truly, this woman has been reincarnated -
an angel for the whole world to see!
The soul of Miss Marilyn - captured on canvas; a lady who had such fame,
and I know the world will always cherish
'Norma Jean'...
...her real name.
Thank you, Linda. With much love, Diane Oh my goodness, I almost forgot - Imaginee has her videos for all you artists, who want to see how this extraordinary lady creates the eye; the mouth, etc. You can watch this talented lady construct her final art-work; the meticulous 'touch', and beauty of her hand as it moves to bring to life, each and every piece of art she does. I do hope you'll go to Imaginee's link - and take the time to see a gifted artist in action.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Art & Music - Leaving the Scene & Eyeconart.net!

New friend! New Links! The group Leaving the Scene lets me listen to 25 minutes
from their latest performances; a little like hearing Heart with some Led
Zeppelin mixed in (and not too loud either).
I was so impressed by Rayn; lead singer, and author of the
many songs they perform. All that talent; up in Portland, Oregon - right where
my dear friend (Robin) also lives. I do wish I could zip up to Portland right
now; what a great time I'd be having as I'd visit both of them!
Enjoy the music of LEAVING THE SCENE - you can choose from a
variety of their songs; I ordered my CD of their latest release through LIFO
records - pretty darned reasonable in cost, for such a great group!

Robin's Eyeconart is soothing and dreamy. http://www.eyeconart.net/. My links start my day great;
keep me going until I hit the sack - sometimes exhausted, but never wanting for
music; art, poetry, some funny quotes - some inspiring quotes, and a few
suggestions for good family living. I like to look at Robin's art, and listen to
the beautiful music at
http://wguc.org/listen/streams.asp. Classical music and
beautiful art just 'go together'.

One of the most beautiful paintings I've
ever seen is by Robin Urton - her BUDDHA BEING (copyright protected) welcomes me
each morning; I have them on blank greeting cards - love sending them to my
friends. If the magic of my computer will allow an 'upload', it just might
appear here as well. I'd love to see them on pendants - maybe Robin already has
done that...hmmm - better link up to her site, and see if she has.
Okay, the magic computer has performed!
It's nice to have my simple words flanked by Robin's art, and a beautiful
picture painted by Mom-Nature.
Oh yes, and why did I also enjoy my visit to Robin's site? Dear Robin; she's created one of
the best ART HISTORY 'tab's, I've found.
I can view by the Art Period; suddenly
I'm in a gallery - 'back in time', and thanks to the dialog she's
provided, I can learn about those pieces of art; the well-known artists, without
having to struggle finding it elsewhere.
Thank you, Robin - what a great day I had some months ago,
when I also 'came to visit' you!
Okay, so you're not done 'gazing' at fine art? There's
more up on the left-hand side of this 'blog' home of mine.
If you'd like to read and look a bit more, then try: http://www.artic.edu/.
By the time you're done with this, I'm sure your tea
will be cold; it's time go get away from the computer - or get those e-mails
cleared that have backed up while you were 'browsing'.
Whoops - my timer has gone off;
the sheets are tangled again - the roast is done, and it's time for dinner!
Gotta run.............

Sunday, February 3, 2008


The joy of Katy; and all her artist friends - they take you through a wonderland of delight and fantasy! Peek at the Katy Wiggins blogspot...you won't want to come back soon - it's just too fun! http://www.katedwiggins.blogspot.com/. Because Katy and her friend's art is so fun, I usually get that lively and fun music; maybe even a little 'rock and roll' going. There I go, finding something that keeps me smiling. Think of a song that makes you smile; one that gets that 'child spirit' going; pick it yourself from http://search.playlist.com/.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Heather sent a real angel I think!

The paintings of a young girl; all self-taught - her views of Heaven & God .. never having gone to Church! Age 6 - a brush; by 9, the most beautiful illustrations of her beliefs on canvas. Akiane - now playing the piano (composing and also self-taught). http://www.artakiane.com/ Today was a miracle for me.

And for Heather, well she's the most amazing child photographer - if she comes to visit, I think she'd like to listen to
Heater is a lovely mom of two beautiful children; active in her church - community; doing the things good mothers and wives do.
She elects to stay at home; however, she's not idle in any way. Her photography business does so well; she's ever-giving, and kind. I love it when she visits me - and now I've given her her 'own' link as well.