Summertime, Camp Time

“Summertime, Camp time”

When I think of summertime I think of long, warm days outside in the sun. ‘
I also think of camp.  The girls will be going to camp.  They’ll enjoying an array of fun activities.

I’ll be helping campers at Horses Bring Hope horse camp. Being a part of sunny days with horses and kids.
I remember going to camp when I was in my teens.  I learned to ride horses at camp.  It was awesome.  One of my favorite camp horses was a quarter horse named, Ceasar.  He was a Blue Roan color.  He had black and white hairs throughout his coat.  It looked blue-ish when the sun shone on it.  He was a great horse camp horse. Steadfast.  oh, and he had a rocking horse canter, which I got to experience my first time cantering.  So nice.

horse camp, horse

Cheers to long, fun days ahead.

Feature Art:

arabian horse, galloping

“Going for a Gallop”
Pen and Ink

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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.

 

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

 

 


A Drawing to be part of HBH Raffle Basket

I will be creating a Raffle Basket of my equine art for Horses Bring Hope’s Spooktacular party in Sept.

I volunteer with this great therapeutic riding program, Horses Bring Hope. I get to witness the power of healing with horses.  I love it.

So I will be giving something special for their event.

I took a few pictures and did some sketches as I do when I in process to create a portrait.

horse art

charcoal pencil

Summer Time

Summer Time

Summer is a great time to be outdoors taking in the warm and beautiful weather.

I volunteer at a therapeutic riding program and one of the benefits is getting to ride.
The farm has trail paths that stretch far back on the property.
It’s great to go on the trails.
On a hot day it is really nice to walk down the path shaded by trees.

There are lots of woods and some fields.  It’s just beautiful.
Occassionaly one may spot wildlife.
On one trail ride I went on we saw two deer pass over the path.

The surrounding landscape and horses inspire my creativity.  That is why I indulge in being there when I can and taking it all in.

Feature Art:

horse

“Arab at Gallop”

Pen and Ink

 

 

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.

 

 

The Possibilities

“The Possibilities”

Saturday, June 6th my family and I watched on TV the last race of the Triple Crown Races at Belmont Park.
The favorite to win the race and win the three races of the Triple Crown Races was “American Pharaoh”.
There hadn’t been a Triple Crown Winner since 1978.
I was just a little kid then and didn’t know much about horses then. I didn’t see the races.

In 1973, Secretariat, would win the Triple Crown. Recently I saw the movie about Secretariat’s story. I loved it. I also watched a replay of the race that was recorded back then on Youtube.
I remember thinking how cool that must of been for those watching then.
And how I had learned about it when I got older.

Well, the events of our time have come. And I, my husband and two girls (13 and 11) got to witness seeing Live on TV a horse that would run all 3 races and Win.

I was poised as I watched the race. The girls watched interested.
As “American Pharaoh” headed down the last stretch of the race and pulled ahead and away from the pack of horses behind him, I couldn’t help but start screaming and cheering.
“OMG, we have a Triple Crown Winner. (over and over) I had never seen it Live on TV and was so thrilled. “It’s really happened.” I got to witness this along with many other people who watched the race. And I was among those people who were seeing it for the first time.
“Awesome. Just Amazing”.
It one of those feats that takes the right horse, the right rider, the right timing and such for it to happen.
For there are things that only transpire in certain circumstances. And this was one of them.

My youngest daughter was jumping up and down with excitement at seeing him win.
My oldest daughter typed out what was happening. lol
Our family got to share that moment together and witness something very special.

It’s times like that that I am very grateful.
Those special times where we have a moment to take in something very special.
Those times when we can see a moment that can inpsire us.
That can make us believe in something.
That can want us to turn the words “impossible” into “possible”.
To consider that maybe our doubts are the only thing that are holding us back.
And we should focus on what the Possibilties are.

Quote from Ford

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”

? Henry Ford

Say “I Can”.

 

Feature Art:

power

“Power”
Pen and Ink/Digital

 

Art News

Horse gift

“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.

Feature Art/Product:

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“Kicking up their Heels”
scratch board

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.