Stone Angel Arts is a product of what I called my mid-life crisis. Several years ago, about the time of my birthday, I had the feeling that I needed to create a blog. Maybe it was my reaction to the growth of the internet or my way of staying current with the life my kids were experiencing. Either way, I decided I needed an online presence and began the journey of creating that identity. Being an introvert, I didn’t want to just use my name (and let’s face it…dianeknauffart.com does not sound good for obvious reasons). At the time, I had just created some Artist Trading Cards for a swap and one of them became the inspiration for my online identity. I am a collector of quotes and decided to use one by Anton Chekhov when creating one of the cards.
We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
I had always loved old statues and after my sister died I seem to be particularly drawn to those of angels. So when I read this quote it seemed like a perfect tribute to my sister. The image of the stone angel led to reserving the web address of StoneAngelArts.com and the rest is history.