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MamaCircle on May 12, 20225 out of 5 stars
Incredible mask, delicate and oddly beautiful! Creator obviously takes pride in her craft!
Genevieve on Jun 4, 20215 out of 5 stars
It’s perfect! Light weight but feels like it will keep shape for a long time! The seller was just wonderful with communication, and it felt really special opening it, and very personalized 💚💚
Charles on Jun 1, 20215 out of 5 stars
This mask is amazing. The pictures do not do it justice, quality craftsmanship (or craftswomanship) and an impeccable attention to detail, amazing is probably not strong enough. You can see the love and passion Dianna puts into her work and the quickness with which she responds to messages blew me away. Can I give more than five stars?
hautesnobiety on Mar 29, 20215 out of 5 stars
Loved the thoughtfulness and communication from the seller. Great quality product and receiving the note from the seller put a genuine smile on my face.
Elizabeth on Dec 8, 20205 out of 5 stars
i ordered a leather crow keychain for my boyfriend of two years who’s obsessed with crows; i was so excited to receive the handmade product and so impressed with the packaging and sweet notes inside! buying from small businesses is the most special thing and im definitely recommending this store to friends. thanks Winged Motivation!!
Gage on May 21, 20205 out of 5 stars
Beautifully hand made leather witch hat! I absolutely love it! It came well packaged and shipping was fast. I recommend this shop!
collier on Apr 13, 20205 out of 5 stars
We need Her now more than Ever. Thank You. Stay well.
Melissa on Feb 26, 20205 out of 5 stars
I can not believe my luck in finding Dianna and Winged Motivation. Dianna has given me the most incredible customer service I could have imagined, going above and beyond. . . I can not recommend her work enough. I only wish I had need for more masks in the ballet I am staging- if I could I would order 100. She's amazing.
I live in a fantasy world filled with faces - natural and otherwise.
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ~ Albert Einstein
With a Bachelor's Degree in Women’s Studies, I celebrate female life, ALL life. My goal is to empower myself and others in an innovative, fun, whimsical way, a way full of often painful truths. My hope is my art will inspire us to remember who we are as valuable divine individuals, that we are the meaningful creators of our own impactful lives, and to Stay Wild! May we express our authentic selves safely and FREELY in a Joyful MAGICAL Strong Space.
Dianna creates a fantasy world with leather. Since her childhood in northern Maryland, where she lived in a pre-Civil War house surrounded by farms and nature, she has been inspired by the fanciful and macabre. Dianna is struck by the dark whimsy and relevance of childhood tales. Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," with its (il)logic, and nonsense, has never ceased to thrill her. This fanciful, wild, witty book, with its occasional theme of dismemberment and death affected her so profoundly, that as a twelve year old child, she memorized two chapters of it.
Other influences include: Pat Kazi, a friend of her mother's, whose fanciful artwork is exhibited in several hundred shops and galleries coast to coast; Edward Gorey, an American writer and artist noted for his macabre illustrated books; and most recently, The Maryland Renaissance Festival where she's worked on occasion.
Her love of leather goes back to horseback riding, which she began at the age of eight. "Leather just smells good! Working with it is pleasurable to all of my senses and I LOVE IT! Quite surprisingly costumed accessories, it turns out reveal more about us then they conceal. I find them beyond fascinating and quite cathartic to make."
Dianna has a degree in Women's Studies. Her childhood home had a strong, infectious musical theater presence, with siblings often singing in harmony and a mom who constantly played Show Tunes on the turntable. She has performed in a number of community theater productions and a few operas. She's sung in choirs and small traveling groups as well. Her three children have all performed on stage. "Theater and Costumes - they just go together!" Dianna played Blanche Perry at the Fisher's Renaissance Festival in Indiana seven years ago. Then, she played Sirena a tragic Siren.
Her oldest daughter is a published author, her son, deceased, had a degree in chemistry and played a mean guitar, and her youngest daughter helps paint Dianna's work on occasion and works as the artistic charge at UMBC in their theater department. She has a degree in Fine Arts. Dianna recently moved from Indianapolis to a house on a hill, on a cliff, on a point, on an island on the ocean in Maine.
"We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams.
Yet we are the movers and shakers,
Of the world forever it seems." ~Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy
Owner, Maker, Designer
Creating a fantasy world with leather. I'm inspired by the fanciful and macabre, the whimsy and relevance of childhood tales. Surprisingly costume choices reveal more then they conceal. I find them beyond fascinating and cathartic to make.
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