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.

Special touch, hand calligraphy

Gearing up for my youngest daughters Bat Mitzvah.

So I’m putting my hand calligraphy skills to work again.

I did my oldest daughter’s Bat Mitzvah invitations.
And my hubby and I’s wedding invitations.

Back in 1996, for a special touch for our upcoming wedding, I sent my finance a special invite in a wedding envelope.
(below)

wedding, invitations, hand calligraphy, bar and bat mitzvah

Love, LG

Putting Smiles on Faces

“Putting Smiles on Faces”

It can be so heart warming to do something that puts a smile on someone’s face.
Even more exciting is when one can put a smile on many peoples faces.

I had a recent opportunity where I did Face painting at an event.
The Event was an Open House at Horses Bring Hope therapeutic riding program.

I got organized at my table and painted the director’s daughter’s face.  Once others noticed the face painting table, they came over to have their daughter’s and son’s face painted.
I had a sheet of some images they could look at so they could choose which image they wanted.
I asked each child what they wanted.  Then I painted their face.
When I held up the mirror for them to see it,  a smile would light up on their face.
How wonderful a feeling to be able to put a smile on someone’s face.

We all want to be able to bring happiness to others.
We all have talents and gifts.  I believe we are meant to use our talents to serve others.
And in this case to bring a smile to someone’s face.

Warmly,

Lisa G.

Feature Art:

YoungRider

“Young Rider”

Pastel Portrait

People and Pet portraits

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Art  News

 

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

 

 


Ebb and Flow

Ebb and Flow

Summer is waning.  We’re into the month of August.
There are changes as we head into the end of summer.
Though days start out kind of cool, the heat comes on and the day gets hot.

I feel a need to get going early enough to get things done and to beat the coming heat of the day.

There is relief in going to the pool or the beach.  A chance to get my feet wet and relax.

Noticing the ebb and flow of my energy.
Mornings I want to get going.
By noon, I want to slow down as the heat tires me.
As the heat dissipate at evening I find I can relax and do a few more things before going to bed.
Check email
Work on some art worK.

There are Ups and downs.
Ebbs and flows like the tides.

Though we tend to want to have control, we don’t.

I have found trusting myself to know when to push-pull and when not to is critical.
When working on a art piece sometimes I’m really focused on the vision in my head.  I’m striving for it. There’s a pull to get it just perfect.  But I know from experience perfection doesn’t exist.
I sometimes have to be reminded to allow the creative energy deep in me to come through and out.  And it’s when I allow that the work really comes to be what it’s meant to be. Not through pushing and pulling alone.  But collaborating with the creative flow too.

So ebb and flow with it.

Surrender.  Allow.
Let the creativity flow.

Feature Art:

beach,summer

“Cohasset Beach island”

Pastel

 

Check out Great Gift items at Lisa’s Art & Horses

 

Art  News

the gift horse

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.

 

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

 

Feature Art/Product:

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Deer

Scratchboard

Prints available at fineartamerica.com .

 

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 SoldierPortraits.org.