1964 was the "Summer of Love" and it seemed as though everyone was in San Francisco wearing flowers in their hair. Certainly, Dianne Muhly's husband was there. It may have been that he was not having such a great time as he was on active duty with the National Guard, but at least he was there. Dianne, however, was still in Oregon, home alone, pregnant and (fortunately) working full time. While, in reality, Dianne never really wanted it to happen, there was a part of her that yearned to be a hippie, or at least have what seemed to Dianne a care-free lifestyle. Probably a couple of nights sleeping in the park would have cured her.
Ten years, two kids and three houses later (she kept the husband), some of that era must have stayed with Dianne, and she began working in glass which was still considered by many to have ties to that earlier time. Dianne worked in a two foot square space in a very tiny kitchen where she cooked meals for the family, eking out a little time here and there to make each project. Now, another 30 years has passed. The kids are grown with kids of their own, and Dianne has a wonderful large studio space and almost as much time as she needs to continue this passion which is ever evolving. And, yes, she still has the husband.