Horse in Snow

 

Drawings of Horse in snow.

 

I volunteer on Mondays at a therapy riding farm.  I do cleaning and enjoy just being around the horses.  The horses are set in paddocks with open stalls so they have some liberty when they’re not in a lesson.  I like watching them.

It has snowed a few times this winter here and there.  When the roads are good I go do my volunteering.

The horses have their winter blankets on.  They lie in the snow to conserve heat.  They also seem to like to have a roll in it too.

Enjoy

 

 

A Piece Out in the World

“A Piece Out in the World”

I am an artist.  I create.  I collaborate.  I share my art with others.

These statements have held true for me and show up in my life.

Enter my EQUUS mask.

I have written about my “EQUUS” horse masks before. It seems I get to write about it again.  The story continues.
There is a continuing journey filled with opportunities that show up.  Opportunities that need to be considered and acted on.

In this case: William Shakespeare’s   “Midsummer  Night’s Dream”

Our Friend, Brian, is involved in directing “Midsummer Night’s Dream”  in Malden, MA with the Oak Grove Improvement Association.   They have set up a series of “Theater in the Parks” for the month of July.

My  family is involved.  I am the graphic artist, and my kids are playing the little fairies. (too cute)

“Midsummer Night’s Dream” has a play within the play.  One character wears a donkey mask. So there was a need to have a donkey mask.  So one of my EQUUS masks was modified accordingly to be a donkey mask.  Cool, yes.

The thing about my EQUUS masks that is interesting to me is that this art work has endured.
I created 6 EQUUS masks in 2000 for Ubiquity stage’s production of “EQUUS”.  They are masks/ props.
A lot of props go to the way side after a production.  Yet not these masks.
Over the years these masks have been used in 2 plays, one Halloween costume, and 1 art exhibit.  And now another play added.  A friend mentioned the word “Enduring”.  hmmmm

How is this?
This is something to ponder.

Perhaps I should just enjoy each opportunity as it comes.

I’ve enjoyed the events and connections along the way.

I look forward and wonder  what’s ahead.

I feel a commitment  to share my art with the world.

My EQUUS mask as Bottom’s donkey mask in “Midsummer Night’s Dream”

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
“William Shakespear’s Midsummer Night’s Dream”
presented by Malden Shakespear Project
Oak grove Improvement Association
Saturdays in July at 5:30 P.M.
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.

 

IllustrationFriday: creative fun- Sight

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word of week: Sight

I decided to deviate a little and go with a phrase with the word “sight” in it.

“What a Sight”

illustrationfriday word of week- sight "What a Sight"

 

“What a sight it is”  to see a young foal find his legs, though long and lanky, and run for the pure pleasure of it.  Horses are gifted with strength and speed. As “prey” animals in the wild, they do need to be able to run at a moments notice. Yet the young foals do seem to enjoy running and jumping in play.  Moving and playing are part of growing.

This image was done from a reference photo I took at the horse farm I used to take riding lessons at.
This was one of the new foals that year. The Mare and foal were out in the coral. There were still some puddles from the melting spring snow. The sun was shining bright and this foal ran round and round. His reflection could be seen in the puddles for just a glimpse as he passed by a puddle.

Pure Joy.

Enjoy

interested in any of the illustrations? contact me. Lisa@lisasart.com

 

IllustrationFriday: creative fun- Hitched

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word of week: Hitched

illustrationfriday word of week - Hitched

Pen and Ink

“Nava Hitch” image.

I did this illustration for a screen printer. He needed a pen and ink drawing of draft horses in harness for a client.
The client owned and showed draft horses in harness.
This illustration was converted into an embroidered logo on polo shirts for the “Driving Team”.
Screen printer told me they came out really nice.
:-)

Enjoy

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.