Spring has sprung

Happy Spring

Spring has Sprung

First day of Spring was Monday, March 20.

I’ve been seeing some signs of spring.

I spotted some long, green leaves in the front near the bushes.  They look to be the daffidol leaves that I’ve gotten to know. So I’m looking forward to the next steps over the next couple of weeks, where the flower stem produces it’s blosom and it eventually opens.

Another wonderful event happened at the farm where I volunteer with a therapeutic riding program.
One of the boarders at the farm had a pregnant mare.
A horse’s gestation period is about 11 months.
Recently, She looked quite round and ready to foal.
She gave birth to her foal the day of the March 8th blizzard.
Babies are cute.  And this little foal was definitely very cute.
I enjoyed seeing the foal.

I’d seen some foals before.
Years ago, when I was taking riding lessons at Haskins Farm in Berkly, MA, they had a Quarter Horse stallion and breeding services.  They had one or two mares at the farm that were bred and had foals each year.
The students and I loved to go see the foals.  We’d peek in the stalls to have a look at foals.

One of the broodmares at the farm would later be placed in the riding program.  “Miss545” aka “Missy”.
I would get the chance to ride her in lessons and in the barn’s shows.  I loved riding and showing with her. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun.
She did get bred again to the stallion.  She had a filly, female foal.
Yet after that birth “Missy” developed a stifle problem, so was retired from the program.
She was sold to a good home.

Here’s a Pastel portrait of “Missy” and her filly.

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Art  News

the gift horse mosaic

Le Cadeau du Cheval
Several artists in the Equine Art Guild were a part of this unique tribute to the horse. Click on the image above to read all about it and the artists who participated in it’s creation, as well as see where it will be coming to a location near you in the coming year!

Soldier Portraits
Darla Dixon organized a group of artists who will create no-charge compassionate portraits for the families who have lost a loved one in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. We are looking for artists to join our efforts, and also for non-artists who will help spread the word about this free service and token of our gratitude to families who have sacrificed so much.”
For more information, contact Darla (darla@darladixon.com) or visit SoldierPortraits.org.

Love is What We Need

Love Abounds

“Love is What We Need”

There’s that song by The Beatles ” All You Need Is Love “.
I know.  Just Another Love song.
Yet , What happens when Love is in the mix?

We should love ourselves first. We are then in a place to share that love with others.

We can feel love for someone special to us.  We can chose to create a life together.

We can be in love with doing something specific.
It can turn into a passion for doing work in the world, that in the end makes a difference.

Love brings people and things together, where fear and anger break them apart.
Love helps healing, where hate break us apart.

We can open up ourselves to someone, or something in the world when we turn toward it with love.

My husband was stationed years ago in Italy when he was in the military service.  One of the gifts he brought home to his family then were some beautiful animal rugs.
He held onto the one with Lions on it.
When we got married we hung the Lions in our livingroom.
One day he pointed out that the tails of each lion were each covered by a plant in the art work.  He wondered if the tails were close to each other or not.
That was one small detail left for the viewer to decide on.
So he asked me to do a painting of it but make it so one could see the tails.
So I did.

Here’s my painting of it.

Lions

Tails close to each other.
We were engaged at that time.
We’ve been married over 20 yrs now.  Through lifes ups and downs, love has helped us be open to each other and the possibilities.

Love is there.

Love is what we need.

Best,
LG

Lisa’s Art & Horses

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Art  News

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Le Cadeau du Cheval
Several artists in the Equine Art Guild were a part of this unique tribute to the horse. Click on the image above to read all about it and the artists who participated in it’s creation, as well as see where it will be coming to a location near you in the coming year!

Soldier Portraits
Darla Dixon organized a group of artists who will create no-charge compassionate portraits for the families who have lost a loved one in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. We are looking for artists to join our efforts, and also for non-artists who will help spread the word about this free service and token of our gratitude to families who have sacrificed so much.”
For more information, contact Darla (darla@darladixon.com) or visit Soldier Portraits.