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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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.

Happy Spring

Happy Spring

Well almost.  The Spring Equinox is March 20.

The month of February blew in snow storm after snow storm.  Snow piled on top of snow.
The snow banks were very large after the snow plow went by and we shoveled what we could.
March roared in like a lion, with some snow to top it all off.

The other day was the first day in a long time that was warmish and the snow began to melt.
Slowly the snow is melting.
I’m just seeing the ground underneath today.
And I’m hoping to see some crocuses come up when the snow melts away enough.  The crocuses usually come up and through at the end of February.  But because of the large amount of snow, nothing has yet had a chance to be un-earthed.
Yet soon all will be un-earthed and ready to bloom.

All this unfolds before us.  The seasons change and we witness it.

It’s been as magnificent as ever.

I look forward to seeing the horses at the farm, where I volunteer, grazing on new grass in their paddocks.  And all of us enjoying the warmer weather.

Spring.  Glorious Spring.

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“Kicking up their Heels”
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Eclipse and Sophie thrilled to be out on a warm spring day, as the snow melts away.
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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, visit SoldierPortraits.org.

A Thanksgiving Poem

Happy Thanksgiving

This month in the USA, we celebrate “Thanksgiving”. It’s a time to remember what we’re thankful.
Through good times and bad times, there are always things we can be thankful.

I know this year I have seen many changes, and yet what I’m thankful for rides along the ups and downs. Mostly family and good friends are the main stay.

I’d like to take a moment now to Thank you:

Thank you for being a subscriber to my newsletter. Being a part of my journey. Meeting me along the road, through this newsletter.

Thank you to my clients and customers. I love being able to share my creativity and collaborate with you to bring wonderful works into this world.

Thank you for being you.

I’d like to share with you a Thanksgiving poem that my family regularly recites on Thanksgiving day.
( I know “Indian” is not considered politically correct)

The world has changes over the generations of human kind.
Yet we still come together because we need each other.

“A Thanksgiving Poem”
Where we walk to school each day
Indian children used to play
All about our native land,
Where the shops and houses stand.
And the trees were very tall,
And there were no streets at all,
Not a church and not a steeple
Only woods and Indian people.
Only wigwams on the ground,
And at night bears prowling round
What a different place to-day
Where we live and work and play!

Annette Wynne

 

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Deer

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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 SoldierPortraits.org.

“Who Who” says the Owl

“Who, Who”, says the Owl.

Happy Halloween

As my girls get ready for Halloween parties and fun, I think about the different costumes and characters they’ve dressed up as over the years.

A pumpkin
A cat/ Kitten
Dora
Spiderman
Princesses
Ghosts
Witches
Hello Kitty
Angel

I’ve been in a reflective mood lately too.
I wonder sometimes myself where I’m going, and who I’m becoming.
I wonder who we’ll be next.

I’ve been

A gypsy
A Man in a suit
A scarecrow
A horseman-rider
A clown
A woman of the evening
Sleepy (one of the dwarfs)
A Cat

Halloween costumes are just a mask. A disguise.
Yet they are part of memories and time.

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Great Horned Owl
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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 SoldierPortraits.org.

Muddy

1st day of Spring- March 20th
Happy -waiting- for Spring

Muddy

It’s March.  And there are signs of spring such as crocuses and buds on trees.  Yet March, as I’ve known it, is a month of varying weather.  The saying, “In like a Lion, Out like a Lamb, ( it can be the reverse too) reflects the ups and downs of weather patterns well.  This year March came in more like a Lamb, warm weather for just a bit. Then, of course, it got cold again and snowed.

There is an organic pattern here: from Cold and snowy to warm and thawing weather. The pattern follows its own natural course.

Melting snow makes for Muddy times.  I insist on still wearing my boots out.

There is a strong sense of change in the air.  A change that’s noticeable.  Yet one couldn’t have notice this earlier. There are things going on underneath. Under the cold and frozen snow covered ground
( we got a bit this year) there are things germinating.

Changes happen when we can’t see them, as well as times when we do see them.
I stopped and admired those crocuses, as they opened to the sun.
There are things  just waiting for “just the right” time to come out further and be seen.  There are processes in motion, gone unnoticed until the flower breaks through and blooms forth.

So Be patient. Change can bring some amazing things to fruitation.

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“Mourning Dove on branch” is a pen and Ink drawing.

I love the cooing sound these doves make.  They have been coming to the feeder more, along with other birds.  The Tree branch has buds- signs of spring.

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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 SoldierPortraits.org.