Diana Porter lives directly across the street from our house in Raleigh. I know her–she’s a great neighbor and the loving mother of two tiny, adorable children. I knew that she was employed as a teacher before having children, so in my head her label read “teacher.”
Then I discovered another label for Diana–artist. She has beautiful paintings scattered about her house; many of them lovely landscapes (my favorite paintings always seem to be landscapes), some with water views (even better). I almost fell on the floor when I learned that she had done them all. It’s so much fun when you learn about another layer of a person you thought you knew. Diana Porter is an artist! Here’s one of her landscapes:
This landscape is 9×12 inches. It is a painting of the view from West Lake Road in Skaneateles New York. Pastel on pastel paper. Oh, this would be so pretty in a frame on your wall. Every time you pass by and glance at it, your blood pressure will drop a bit. Paintings begin at $200, depending on whether it’s framed. Diana also works in acrylics.
Diana also makes jewelry, like this beaded cuff in gorgeous colors:
One more–she makes wonderful door signs. This one is for a child and only costs $25:
Something for everyone. If you click on her name, Diana Porter
, it will take you to her website. Very bare bones, but it gives you contact info. It’s exciting to know that she’s an artist. Now when I look across the street at night and see the light on in one of the rooms upstairs, I know that she’s painting yet another beautiful scene while her children sleep.