Talent is merely a Seed

“Talent is merely a Seed”

Talent is merely a Seed.
Talent isn’t everything.

Talent is a gift within us that one can nurture and grow.  The seed of talent can sprout with efforts of time and practice.  The practice of honing and developing the skills required to see that talent emerge.
One can have a talent and yet not use it.
I can’t think what a shame it is not to put energy into a talent.
Talent is a gift to share with others and serve the world.

I like to think that these newsletters of creative thoughts and art work has fulfilled that for me in some ways.

Thank you.

Feature Art/Product:

pony, horse,equine, equestrian, T-shirt

Gallop Pony
Pen and Ink/digital

This image is available on children’s T-shirts.
A great gift for a horse crazy child.
Order a T-Shirt here.

Lisa’s Art & Horses

Art  News

Cadeau de Cheval
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.

In Good Time

“In Good Time”

I’m happy to report I’m on the mend.  Our bodies do heal when given time to do so.  Though impatience and restlessness do surface, I try to remember to breath and relax.  Not always easy.
My hubby’s funny remark to Patience is “Patience.  How long is that going to take?”.  Yes, we live in a society that does seem to rush and want things, “Now’.  Yet sometimes the sweetest things come with time, like a fine wine.

Slowly but surely I’m able to do a little more with my foot each day.
Like in the “Tortoise and the Hare”, we learn that slow and steady wins the race.
Rushing through could burn someone out, or in my case hurt my foot over again.  Instead I can pace myself each day. I do exercises each day to flex it and stretch it and gradually I’m able to move it a little more.

This can  be done with other things in our lives too.

Each week I take time to do something each day for my art business.  Whether doing art work, or networking online, posting on my blog, each step takes me along my creative business path.  I’m like the Tortoise.  I started Lisa’s Art & Horses in 1990.  I started out with note cards and selling them at arts and crafts fairs.  I added T-shirts and portrait services along the way.  I can say there  have been times  when I’ve had to change up some things I’ve done yet I just keep plodding along focused on my path.  The journey continues on with some exciting things along the way.

I’m excited to mention I’ll be an Art Entrepreneur exhibitor at ICON7 (Illustration Conference) Rhode Show Bazaar in June.  I’m excited about meeting others in the field and connecting with them.  It’s June 13-16 in Providence, RI- see a link for more details below.
You’ll never know what will be on the path.  One might miss it if one goes too fast.

Best to you.

Feature Art:

Blue Ribbon T-shirt

Blue Ribbon Winner Tee“, was one of my first images that I had printed on T-shirts.
I have a selection of my other images on Tees at my T-shirt Design page.
Check out Great Gift items at Lisa’s Art & Horses

Please feel free to contact me with questions on art/products and/or comments at lisa@lisasart.com

 

Art  News
ICON7- Illustration Conference
June 13-16
Providence, RI

ICON 7 Rhode Show Bazaar
June 15,   6:30P.M.- 10P.M.
I’ll be among the illustration exhibitors at this event.  🙂
Open to the public.  Come on by.

 

Le Cadeau du Cheval

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.

 

Drawing on Passion

“Drawing on Passion”

My mom recalls I started drawing when  “I first picked up a pencil”.  I have  always enjoyed drawing.  Though there were some times I’d go for a little while without doing so, I have always come back to it over and over.   I would seem almost lost if I didn’t take time to draw, like something was missing. I’m also very thankful for my parents and teachers that encouraged me to “keep it up”.

Thus, I pursued a career in art.  I felt following my talents and strengths would lead me to where I was meant to go in the world. I can say there have been ups and downs, yet I wouldn’t change a thing.  I love creating and so that’s what I do.

I’ve always felt that no matter where I’m at in life,  I’ll be able to create.

We attended a Billy Joel/Elton John concert recently.  The Piano men of Rock.  Billy Joel and Elton John may be reaching their senior years, yet they continue to play and create some awesome music.  They’ll be rocking to the end of time.

On the same note, you can count on me creating on and on and sharing my art and journey.

Here’s one of my newest images I recently did in scratch board.

African Elephant.


Some one commented on this when I posted it at wetcanvas.com.  They said it reminded them of the “Baby  Elephant Walk”.  Ha, I remember that song and can play it on the piano…well sort of.  I’m a bit rusty on the piano, though I enjoy playing some times.

Can you feel the rhythm?

To see my latest scratch board images (part of my journey to 2010 BankRI exhibit) Visit my Blog.

Thank you for being a part of my journey.

Feature Art/product

“Jumper Pony”

“Jumper Pony” is a charcoal pencil drawing I did from a reference photo I took at a horse jumping show.

A young rider and pony jumping a fence.  It was exciting to watch them do their round on the course.

I had this image printed on T-shirts and sweatshirts.

“Jumper Pony” is available as a T-shirt or sweatshirt. Children and Adult sizes available.

Please feel free to contact me with questions on art/products and/or comments at lisa@lisasrt.com

Please feel free to forward this newsletter to friends and family.  Just click the”Forward to a Friend”  link below.

Art  News

The Equine Art Guild’s News

Le Cadeau du Cheval

Several artists in the EAG 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!

Visit The Equine Art Guild website at www.equineartguild.com .

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.

Other News

Women Business Owners Events: October 22-24,2009

Convention Theme: “Wild About Business”

Early Bird Rate Expires April 9, 2009

WBO National Business Convention presented by Office Max, Inc. will be held in Houston, Texas on October 22-24, 2009. 500 women entrepreneurs from around the world will experience a convention of networking, workshops, and a live business expo.

Our attendees will kick-off this years convention with business socializing and keynote speakers during our semi-formal reception at the Houston Marriott North at Greenspoint on Thursday, October 22nd.

Our attendees will continue building their business with live, hands-on interaction with each of our panelist led workshops and key note speaker on Friday at the Humble Civic Center. Each 3 Day Attendee will have the opportunity to showcase their business during our Business Expo (open to the public) on Saturday at the Humble Civic Center!

“Learning how to work effectively and efficiently so that your personal life does not suffer in the beginning years. Learn how to join together and make mastermind groups, support groups, and other related teams of women that support, guide, and stimulate each other. It is a phenomenal experience to join together and share wealth of knowledge and to know that you’re not alone. ”


WBO Gift Shop

Shop the WBO Gift Shop and help WBO and members of WBO. We have added
new items to the gift shop and will continue to add more and change
items.

Before you go shopping somewhere else, check out the WBO Gift Shop.

“Wisps and Strokes”

Welcoming summer.

“Wisps and Strokes”

Summer has arrived in the Northeast.  As usual it’s a mix of weather.  Some days are rather cool and rainy.  Other days are hot and sunny.  And sometimes the sky darkens with storm clouds of rain, lightening and thunder.  As the sun comes back out and the storm moves off, I sometimes enjoy gazing at the huge clouds.  They reach up so high they appear as if they were mountains in the sky.

Sometimes it is like a painting by our creator. Wisps and strokes of paint on nature’s canvas.

I can’t help finding wisps and strokes when painting horses, too.  Their manes and tails flap and flow with the horse’s movement.  Their coats gleam in the sun shine.

The horse’s beauty has been portrayed through the ages and continues to inspire us into the future.

Take the time to see the beauty around us in nature, and in the things we have in our lives.

Blessings,

LWG

Feature Art/product

Blue Ribbon

“Blue Ribbon” is a pastel painting of a horse with  a blue ribbon on his halter. I created this in celebration of the “winning feeling” working and riding horses.

“Blue Ribbon is available for purchase at the Equine gallery.

Order a “Blue Ribbon” T-shirt on sale at T-shirt page.

Please feel free to contact me with questions on art/products and/or comments at lisa@lisasrt.com

Please feel free to forward this newsletter to friends and family.  Just click the”Forward to a Friend” at the bottom of the page.

 


Art  News

The Equine Art Guild’s News

 

Le Cadeau du Cheval

Several artists in the EAG 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!

Visit The Equine Art Guild website at www.equineartguild.com .

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.

Other News
Women Business Owners Events: October 22-24,2009

Convention Theme: “Wild About Business”

Early Bird Rate Expires April 9, 2009Register for the WBO National Business ConventionWBO National Business Convention presented by Office Max, Inc. will be held in Houston, Texas on October 22-24, 2009. 500 women entrepreneurs from around the world will experience a convention of networking, workshops, and a live business expo.

Convention Ticket Contest Our attendees will kick-off this years convention with business socializing and keynote speakers during our semi-formal reception at the Houston Marriott North at Greenspoint on Thursday, October 22nd.

Our attendees will continue building their business with live, hands-on interaction with each of our panelist led workshops and key note speaker on Friday at the Humble Civic Center. Each 3 Day Attendee will have the opportunity to showcase their business during our Business Expo (open to the public) on Saturday at the Humble Civic Center!

“Learning how to work effectively and efficiently so that your personal life does not suffer in the beginning years. Learn how to join together and make mastermind groups, support groups, and other related teams of women that support, guide, and stimulate each other. It is a phenomenal experience to join together and share wealth of knowledge and to know that you’re not alone. ”

 

 

WBO Gift Shop

Shop the WBO Gift Shop and help WBO and members of WBO. We have added
new items to the gift shop and will continue to add more and change
items.

Before you go shopping somewhere else, check out the WBO Gift Shop.

Horse stories that touch our hearts

“Horse stories that touch our hearts”

There’s an incredible connection that can happen between a man/ women and a horse. The old saying “The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man” rings true.

I’ve watched horse shows as well as ridden myself in shows to know the statement is true. There’s something special when we connect. As we learn to work with them we discover how we can work to create a better connection.

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to see one great trainer, Monty Roberts, present at an event. It’s was amazing to see him work with the horses there and witness the changes with the horse and the rider/owners. It solidified for me that with patience and an open mind we can find the way to connect in the right manner.

Even yesterday, Big Brown’s jockey made comments that he sensed that the horse may have been off and “took care of him”. Big Brown won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. Yet he didn’t make history and become another “Triple Crown Winner”. But that didn’t matter as much as taking care of Big Brown.

Throughout history there has been an amazing connection with horses and people. To read or watch those stories that touch our hearts brings out the best in ourselves.

I’ve selected a number of horse stories, books and movies, at my site that bring the connection between man/women and horses together in wonderful ways.

Books on horses

“Warming up to changes”

I’ve been able to sit outside and watch the kids enjoying their new swing set (thanks to family), and the warmer weather. The purple and white irises in our garden have now bloomed and the large tree in our yard gives us ample shade since the leaves have opened.

I’ve taken on a few new things too in my business.

I bought an entrepreneurial book, “The Way of the Accidental Entrepreneur”, and signed up with the coaching group to help me brainstorm, and get clear on the things in my business that need clarification and feedback.

I recently revamped my site too. I changed what I wasn’t happy with and what didn’t seem to be working and placed what I wanted to focus on more to the forefront.

Now that I’ve done that work, I would love to have you explore my updated site and tell me what you think.

Lisa’s Art & Horses

Please feel free to email at: lisa@lisasart.com.

Feature Art/product


“Midnight Race”

“Midnight Race” is a lithograph I did when I was at Southeastern Massachusetts University. I learned a couple of techniques used to make lithographs in the Lithography course I took. I wished to capture the beauty and power in horses, yet I didn’t want it so realistic. I experimented and came up with this image. Later, I entered it in “The Okterfest” of the Taunton Art Association. I received Second Place. Another day I met the artist who was one of the judges at that show. She was excited to meet me and told me she thought the image was real good. With that I entered it with only some hope, of course, into the juried show at “The Harborfest” in Cohasett. Much to my surprise and joy, I received notice the image got into the juried exhibit and received an Honorable Mention award. It was a hightlight in my art career.

Available in prints $65.

Please feel free to contact me with questions on art/products and/or comments at lisa@lisasart.com
Please feel free to forward this newsletter to friends and family. Just click the”Forward to a Friend” at the bottom of the page.

Events:

Lisa Guarino, Lisa’s Art & Horses: Interview at WAHFamily talk radio with Sandra on Monday at 10am.

Art News

The Equine Art Guild’s newest Showing

“REFLECTIONS”
the third in a series of virtual Art Shows by the members of the Equine Art Guild
The Equine Art Guild is proud to showcase this special 10th Anniversary Virtual Art Show for members of the Equine Art Guild.

In our spirit of equality and comraderie, we have helped each other grow in our artistic skills over the years. This online exhibit showcases our proud achievements that we have accomplished through our association with the Equine Art Guild. Each artist was asked to submit a piece they created before they joined the EAG as well as a current piece to be able to reflect back on our growth over the past ten years.

Visit The Equine Art Guild website

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.

Other Events

WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS ANNOUNCES JULY EXPO

April 4, 2008 Houston, Texas: Join Women Business Owners (WBO) online at our JULY EXPO as we learn, shop, laugh, and network. Women from all walks of life will be joining to grow their business, meet other women, and share what they have learned through networking.

This year’s event runs for three days: Thursday, July 17 – Saturday July 19, 2008

Thursday & Friday 7:30am-6pm PST/10:30am-9pm EST

Saturday 7:30am-2:30pm PST/10:30am-5:30pm EST

The JULY EXPO is open to anyone who would like to attend. For more information on the vendors and sponsors of the event, or to join in the festivities on July 17-19, please visit the JULY EXPO site at www.womenbizowners.org/july.

Women Business Owners (WBO) is an international 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in February 2004. Our organization provides education and support for more than 3,000 women business owners throughout the world with online and offline resources. Please visit www.womenbizowners.org today to find out more information about Women Business Owners!

We offer our members online networking chats, online classes, online seminars, online events, and offline (local) networking groups, annual offline convention, and more! WBO’s mission is to help more women succeed in business.

WBO Events Director Anita Bruton says, “WBO is open to all women business owners. Your personal life and business will benefit from being an active member in our group. We believe that through the sharing of knowledge, experience, and direction, our members will find their path on their own business and personal journey.”

WBO is currently seeking sponsors for their upcoming convention to be held October 10th to 12th, 2008 in Houston Texas. You may find more information through their website www.womenbizowners.org. You may also contact the Events Director, Anita Bruton by phone 877-889-5011, or email info@womenbizowners.org or anita@womenbizowners.org.

Lisa Wald Guarino
Lisa’s Art & Horses
181 West Forest Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
lisa@lisasart.com
www.lisasart.com