Archive for December, 2008

It’s official! A family wedding!

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Yes, oh yes!  If you look at my previous post from a few days ago, you will see that handsome couple, my son, Matthew, and his beautiful Joan.  They met while filming the second Scooby Doo film, and have been together ever since.  It’s been five years!

Joan just finished working on The Day the Earth Stood Still, and on December 13, they went to Hawaii for a much-needed vacation.  Matthew just finished working on The Time Traveler’s Wife, so when they left for the islands, it was unique for both of them to have finished projects at the same time.

Four years ago, when we visited for Christmas, i brought my mother’s rings.  She had passed away in August of that year, and wanted Matthew to have her rings for Joan.  She had met her two weeks before she died when they came to Virginia Beach.  Mom and I knew this was the one for Joan, so on the morning of her passing, the hospice nurse gently removed the rings from Mom’s left hand, and I brought them here for Matthew and Joan.  He tucked them away, and kept them a secret…..  They have a home in west LA, and have been blissfully happy, and although marriage was discussed many times, there never had been a formal commitment.

On bended knee, on a hiking trail in Hawaii, Matthew asked Joan to marry him, and placed my mother’s ring on her finger.  It was a lovely star sapphire in a white gold setting.  Joan said yes, and we are all thrilled!  Joan’s family has adopted Matthew as their own, and he has a terrific  life with them.  In some ways, it is as if he had been born into their family – they absolutely adore him, and he adores them, and we do as well.  It is truly the best of all possible worlds.

When Matthew came to LA twelve years ago, I never doubted his ability to find work in the film  industry, and I never doubted that he would be successful.  My main concern was that in the hustle and bustle of the big city, the atmosphere of film and fame, he might not find what I thought would be essential – a loving relationship to sustain him.  He has found that and so much more in Joan Kelley Bierman, and in her wonderful, large, full of life family.  This will always be the best Christmas gift I will ever have.

Take another look at this couple!  You are looking at two who have an extraordinary relationship – quite rare by any standards.  They can teach us all about what real love is!

Christmas in LA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Woo Hoo!  Tomorrow, Harry and I leave for Los Angeles, and a wonderful Christmas with our son, Matthew, and the beautiful woman in his life, Joan.  Matthew and Joan live in Los Angeles, and both work in the movie industry.   Joan just completed work on The Day the Earth Stood Still, so when you go to see it, stay for the credits.  Look for post production supervisor and the name Joan Kelley Bierman!  That’s our Joanie!  Matthew is working on The Time Traveler’s Wife, due out next year.  If you have seen either of the Scooby Doo films, Mission Impossible ll, The Lake House, The Out-of-Towners, Paulie, and the second Lord of the rings film, among other films, look for Matt Diezel in the credits…..  They are our Hollywood couple – they just roll their eyes when I laugh and tell them that.   Both are down-to-earth, very unassuming, lovely people.  Am I crazy about them, or what?   I wrote about them once before, but just in case you missed it, here’s a picture of them.  They are a handsome couple, aren’t they?  He’s 6’5″, and finally has stopped growing!

We will be in Los Angeles for a week, and I hope to blog while I am there, but in case I cannot figure out how to do that long distance, I want to wish all of you a joyous holiday season, filled with great memories.  I wish you happiness and peace and the good health to enjoy it, now and in the new year!

xoxo Ginny

Time to pause……..time to help

Monday, December 15th, 2008

This is the season of giving, isn’t it?  But, we find ourselves in a rush for parties, for shopping, we busy ourselves thinking about the perfect gifts, we make our own wish lists……..Many in our own communities need our help.  Wherever you are in the world, there are people who have less than you.  If we could all take a little time to remember that, and act on it, what a wonderful beginning we will have for the new year!  Here is an article I found on my homepage which I wanted to share.  It deals with the donations which are really needed in food banks, not just at this time of the year, but on a regular basis.  Why not give the gift of kindness, the gift of sharing?  Have a look at this article, and make a difference.  We all have the power to do that!

Spooky Time Jingles has updated for December !

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Yes, it is true, and I am delighted to say that three of my pieces are spoken for.  Thank you Janet and Deb!  But, there are still pieces left, so stop on by!  Here’s a sampling!

three of several witches available

paper clay ornaments done as pewter

sparkling snowflake angel

Stop on by SpookyTime Jingles for more on my pages.   This link will take you first to my halloween, and then click at the bottom – next – to go to my Christmas page.   There is a lot of great artwork from all of our artists at SpookyTime!    We celebrate throughout the year!  Thanks for looking!

SpookyTime Jingles sneak peek!!!!!!

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

It’s getting closer!  On the 13th, once again, we artists at SpookyTime Jingles will unveil our creations for the month!  Most of us have both Halloween and Christmas pages, so be sure to visit everyone!  Here’s a little tease for my pages……………                                  

ENJOY !!!!!!!!!!!  SEE YOU AT MIDNIGHT TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!!!!

It’s here – December pfatt marketplace!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

OK!  I am excited!  This is my first time on pfattmarketplace and I am rarin’ to go!  Come join all of us for some terrific holiday shopping!    No more partial sneak peeks!  Here are my pieces I will be introducing this month!      If you are interested, please email me at ginny@ginnydiezelstudios.com  Enjoy!

three little snow clowns

And, then I have………

angel with glitter snowflake

And…………      heeeere’s Santa – on a cypress knee!

Another teaser!

Monday, December 8th, 2008

My debut on pfattmarketplace draws closer – it’s December 10th!   Oh boy!  For my first time on this site, I have created some holiday goodies!  Here are some more clues!  Watch for the full images the night of December 9th – Tuesday, in the evening!      See you then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brand new adventure!

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Holiday greetings everyone!  I wanted to let you all know that I will be offering my pieces for sale on another site – pfatt marketplace, beginning on Wednesday, December 10th – just three days away!  I will have creations in keeping with this time of the year,a  Santa, an angel, and snow clowns – oh my!  Here is a teeny weeny portion, just as a teaser!  Come on back on the 9th for some additional pictures!  I will continue to participate in SpookyTime Jingles as well, with the update coming on December 13th!  Lots to see this month!  Enjoy!

Bah, humbug? Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Say it isn’t so!  A shortage of Santas in Germany?  This cannot be true!  Follow this link to get the full story! Oh my goodness!  It’s the land of the Christkindlemarkt – the huge festival in Nuremberg, the origin of the Advent calendar, the birthplace of Thomas Nast whose illustrations of Santa Claus are a part of our Christmas culture!  Santa lovers of the world unite!  Here’s hoping that there are enough gentlemen to fill the gap this year!  No child should go without this lovely experience!