4th of July-Independence weekend, We went to a Pawtucket Red Sox game July 3.  Baseball, BBQ and Fireworks.  ….though it’s fun to enjoy a BBQ and fireworks, that’s not the underlining reason we celebrate Independence Day.
We celebrate the fact that our founding fathers were able to break from their original government and rulers to create a nation of their own.

My husband and I at one point watch the movie version of “1776”.  According to the play and history, becoming a nation came down to the last minutes of the last hour.

Well, This Pawsox was an unusual game. A long game ensued.   The game went into 16th inngs.No one knew who was going to win.  At the beginning of the bottom of the 16th inning, the Clippers were one run ahead.  The Pawsox would get one runner on first base.  The next batter up hit the ball  out of the park to bring in 2 runs and win the game.  woohoooo

At the climax of “1776” play, the representatives were down by one vote.  There had to be a majority of “Yes” votes to be able to sign the Declaration of Independence.  In the last minutes of the last hour, a representative stepped up and put a vote in for “Yes”.
Our country would become a nation, The United States of America.
Two hundred Forty years later our country is still going strong.

Now that the Pawsox won, We got to see the Fireworks. Yeah!
Was it worth the wait?  We didn’t get home until after midnight.  Yes it was.

Happy Independence!

Lisa G.

Feature Art:


Soldier portrait

Watercolor pencils


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 SoldierPortraits.org.

Love is in the air

Love is in the air

Febuary is a month to celebrate Love.

I’ve recently taken interest in learning about “The Law of Attraction”. That our “thoughts become things”. We attract situations and things thru the energy of our thoughts and feelings .
We can change who we are, what we’re doing, and whom we want to be with by changing our thoughts. Positive thoughts and actions can lead to wonderful changes in our life.

Love has powerful energy. We first need to find the love within ourselves. Then other loves can enter our lives. Whether it’s finding a passion to turn into “our”work, or finding someone to be with and create a life together.

I found this article of interest on this subject. Read thru it and perhaps try the exercise.

Love is all around us.

Love is All There Is-The Rest We Make Up
By Dr. Iris Fanning

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness. Sigmund Freud

I’ve worked with thousands of people…young and old; the two basic life balances and sometimes struggles are finding one’s right work and creating loving relationships. We’ll celebrate love in it’s many forms this month. Enjoy!


Albert Einstein said the most fundamentally important question that you will ever ask yourself is this, “Do I live in a friendly or a hostile universe?

If we are to believe that something, some intelligence, created the universe, we have to come to some determination of what characteristics that “something” possess. When we believe that the Universe is fundamentally a friendly place, we then realize that the characteristics of spirit are also friendly.

Since we are made/created by spirit then we too can assume we are infused with the same characteristics of spirit which created us. So, what characteristics does God/spirit/universal intelligence have? Love, peace, joy, acceptance, happiness, contentment, intelligence, prosperity, perfect health, abundance, creativity, mastery, affluence, flow, ease, and energy.


You are a unified field with spirit or that which created you. So, when you experience love, you experience it from the very creative source of the universe. Affirming that love is “in me, through me, around me and as me” attracts more love, peace, joy and acceptance in your life. When you sense/feel love flowing through you, your experience is one of optimism, hope, love, joy and trust. When you have those feelings, love comes to you easily. You experience joy from simple things. You have a sense of wonderment and awe. You bring more of those good experiences into your life.


I invite you to take this month to align yourself with the creative power of the universe. Affirm that you are loving and loveable. That there is an abundance of everything you need. Hold this thought in your mind and remind yourself of this anytime you feel frustrated, agitated, bored or unhappy. As part of this experiment, simply notice & record. What changes have you experienced? Are people reacting differently to you? Do you feel happier or more at peace? Do pets or children act differently around you? Notice whether conflicts increase, decrease or stay the same? Are you easier or harder to live with?

Please try this experiment and then email me at coachiris@hotmail.com with some of your experiences/results. Expect wonderful new things to happen!

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Feature Art/Product

“Abba Dabba Honeymoon”
colored pencil

My mother often sang this song to me when I was a child. In my senior year at Southeastern Massachusetts University, I had to come up with a Final project. I decided to illustrate this song, which stemmed from my childhood.

This song was orignally written by Arthur Fields and Walter Donovan in 1914. It was used in the film “King of Jazz” in 1930.

In 1950 the song became a smash hit record when Debbie Reynolds sang it in “Two Weeks with Love”.

Enjoy the monkeys and sing along “Abba Dabba Honeymoon”

Art Exhibit News


The Equine Art Guild’s Latest Showing
“Interpretations” is an On-Line Exhibition of work by member artists.

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

Equine Art Guild

Have a great day

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Lisa Wald Guarino
Lisa’s ART & Horses
181 West Forest Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02860