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.`` ~ Anton Chekhov
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.