Inspiring you to take time out of your fast paced life to enjoy the world around you is Diane's mission in life. Diane has had the good fortune to travel many place's in this world and loves to share her photos and memories with you. "My greatest joy is sharing my art with others and making their day special. One of Diane's favorite quotes in life is :
" Life is a journey, not a destination, enjoy the moments.
Diane creates a very unique form of stained glass photography.
Diane's art career started, like many artist, in her studio under the basement stairs at about 7 years old. The back of the stair risers were a perfect place to hang her latest master piece in her own private gallery. Little did she know then, that she would have art hanging in private showings and auctioned off at museums like the Figge Art Museum .
Watercolors, Quilting, Charcoals, Sugar, Photography and Glass are all mediums she has used in the past to express her art.
18 years ago Diane opened Cake Creations in Davenport, Iowa. Specializing in wedding cakes allowed her to use sugar as her art medium. The desire to produce a Bridal Wedding Cake Book led her back into her love of photography. The peace and stress relief of creating photographic images of nature led to her retire in December of 2006 from cake decorating.
Photography has allowed Diane to meet interesting people and see wonderful places in this world. Having art interests throughout her life has led to the creation of a unique display of her photography enclosed in stain glass.
She became interested in the process of creating photos on glass after reading an article on the great photographers of this country and the images that they produced glass because of no photography papers. After a trial and error process, similar images in glass were created.
She now uses a solvent ink process that removes the photo paper and uses glass instead. Knowledge she gained in stain glass, and design principles of quilting, led to the finishing process of these photographic images.
She now enjoys creating art within art, one piece at time, with your memories. If you have a Wedding, Birthday, Anniversary or a favorite family or pet photo she can create that in to a colorful lasting art piece to cherish for your home forever.
She has an environmentally safe studio where all glass scraps are uses to create new items like 3-D glass flowers, jewelry, coasters, and trivets. She uses lead free products when ever possible. Studio open by appointment only Monday- Saturday.
“Life is a journey, not a destination, enjoy the moments.”