Little bits 06 // leaves

leaves, diana willard

Whatever you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Haruki Murakami

It's been raining, hard, for the past two days here in the Bay Area. I can feel the change coming, and between now and taking this photo, the sun has begun to peek out.

I'm headed outside.

Have a great weekend!

xo Diana

Little bits 05 // seeds

seeds, diana willard

They tried to bury us.
They didn't know we were seeds.
~ Mexican proverb

This week has been one for reading the news and thinking a lot and feeling a lot of feels. Nothing too coherent or productive yet, but I did wake up with these words on my mind, and a title for this piece.

seeds, diana willard

I hope you all have a good weekend.

xo Diana

P.S. The lovely Amber of Ember + March interviewed me for her blog this week. Take a peek here to read more about my work-life imbalance. :)

Little bits // 04

reflections i, diana willard

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
~ Rabindranath Tagore, "Stray Birds"

reflections sketches, diana willard

Just a little hint of my process lately, which often begins by creating these fun and freeing mini-paintings. You can find the original (and its sister painting) in my Etsy shop and prints on Society6.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

xo Diana

Little bits // 03

untitled work on paper 2, diana willard

Everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their life because we all overcometh the world.
R. J. Palacio, "Wonder"
Little bits // 02

Blue boy, Diana Willard

The most important thing about a person is always the thing you don't know.
Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna
Little bits // 01

Orange painting, detail, Diana Willard

detail of a current work
Its beauty stirs the imagination, and I wonder if the last refuge of all that is truly wild lies not on earth but in light.
Ellen Meloy

I've been feeling a bit blah about my blog lately (which seems to be a common ailment amongst bloggers recently), so to keep myself feeling creative here, I'll be sharing more of my work (finished and unfinished!), mixed in with a healthy dose of inspiration from elsewhere.

I hope you enjoy!

xo Diana

P.S. I was inspired to start this series by the photography blogs Petal and Plume and Nice and Quiet. Definitely check out their beautiful work!