Friday, November 27, 2009

Giving Thanks

Just a quick post on this day after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) to acknowledge and share all that I am grateful for.

Of course the top of the list includes my family, my friends, my health and the health of all those I love. I also have extreme gratitude for all of you that have taken the time to read my blog, comment and share. I considered myself extremely lucky to have been able pursue my passion all these years and wish I could personally thank everyone who has encouraged, supported and expressed appreciation for my work.

To all my students who have found joy and passion in photography and hand-coloring – thank you. When I started offering workshops I no idea that teaching and sharing what I love would be so gratifying.

Photography has given me so much and I know I look at the world around me with just a little more awe and appreciation than I use to. What a gift that has been. Here’s a little beauty that is on my street and makes me smile every autumn. It the most beautiful tree on the block:

Have a wonderful weekend and if you are shopping, try to shop local and if possible, buy handmade and sustainable gifts.


  1. Beautifully said, Dianne. We are grateful as well for family, friends and good health, and count knowing you among our many blessings. We hope Christmas is good to you and that the new year brings you continued success and happiness.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Dianne! Thank YOU for sharing your wonderful talents with us!

  3. Thank you! I love all the connections that the internet has made it possible for me to have. That should have also been on my gratitude list. Enjoy your weekend!