Chocolate

Chocolate

In February, there is Valentine’s Day. My birthday is in February, too: Feb. 7.
We went out for dinner for my birthday to Gregg’s restaurant. They are known for their chocolate layered cake, “Death by Chocolate”. We had some. Yummy
Then we shared chocolate candies with the girls on Valentine’s Day.
I do have quite a sweet tooth and love Chocolate.
I do know there are people out there rthat don’t like it.
We’re all individuals.
Lot’s of love to go around.

Thought I’d share a picture from the past.
My Dad and I at the table. He’s writing something, while I’m drawing.
My Mom would comment often that I’ve been drawing since I could pick up a pencil. I was always drawing.
I also shadowed Dad at times, as shown below.

Dad, drawing, shadowing

Love,
LG.

Lisa’s Art & Horses

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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.

Ah, December

Happy Holidays

Ah, December.
Candle lighting:
We celebrate Hanukah. I do enjoy lighting the candles and saying prayers. Then I shut the
room lights off and just sit and gaze at the warm glow of the candles.
Christmas lights:
We bundle up and go drive around to see the lights. There is comfort in seeing lights here and
there among the darkness of the longer nights.
Family and friend gather together:
Holidays wouldn’t be the same without each other.
Warm, delicious food:
Well, food is part of the holidays.
Snow:
We had a white Christmas. yay
Cold:
when it’s cold one wants to just stay under the warm covers and rest. Do bears have the right
idea. 😀
Some thoughts as we are in the last month of this year, 2017.
How was your year?
A mixed bag of some really good stuff, with some hard times.
What worked, went right?
I got some wonderful commissions that enabled me to work and connect with clients.
What didn’t go the way it was planned?
I fall back on Robert Burns’s quote:
“The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men,
Gang aft agley,
An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
For promis’d joy!
(The best laid schemes of Mice and Men
oft go awry,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!)”.
What could be the next step?
Stay Open.

Warmly,
LG

 

Feature Art:

candle light, Christmas, Hanukah

“Candlelight”

Scratch board

Art News

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

 

“Warm”

Summertime

“Warm”

I live in Rode Island.

A couple of months ago, Rhode Island updated it’s motto to “Warm and Cool”.
Though it’s the smallest state in the nation, it has a large coastal area and a couple of Islands.
Being in the North, we experience all the seasons.
Rhode Island does pride itself on it’s beaches and water activities.
Our girls are at an overnight camp that enjoys waterfront activities on a large pond in southern RI.

Before they left for their adventure at camp, we took in some summer fun activities.
Hiking an Audubon trail
Watching the sun go down at R. Wheeler beach
Blueberry picking and pie making

I’m happy to report also I’ve been busy doing some pet portraits.  Business has warmed up.
I’ve enjoyed bringing out each persona of each dog.
An sweet energenic Spaniel
A lovely white golden retriever
and a multi-colored Boxer that’s face just makes one smile.
Below in Featured Art product I share the Boxer.

Enjoy

Feature Art/Product:

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“Mosby, Boxer”
Pastel

Interested in a portrait.
contact me at: lisa@lisasart.com

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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.

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.

Spring has sprung

Happy Spring

Spring has Sprung

First day of Spring was Monday, March 20.

I’ve been seeing some signs of spring.

I spotted some long, green leaves in the front near the bushes.  They look to be the daffidol leaves that I’ve gotten to know. So I’m looking forward to the next steps over the next couple of weeks, where the flower stem produces it’s blosom and it eventually opens.

Another wonderful event happened at the farm where I volunteer with a therapeutic riding program.
One of the boarders at the farm had a pregnant mare.
A horse’s gestation period is about 11 months.
Recently, She looked quite round and ready to foal.
She gave birth to her foal the day of the March 8th blizzard.
Babies are cute.  And this little foal was definitely very cute.
I enjoyed seeing the foal.

I’d seen some foals before.
Years ago, when I was taking riding lessons at Haskins Farm in Berkly, MA, they had a Quarter Horse stallion and breeding services.  They had one or two mares at the farm that were bred and had foals each year.
The students and I loved to go see the foals.  We’d peek in the stalls to have a look at foals.

One of the broodmares at the farm would later be placed in the riding program.  “Miss545” aka “Missy”.
I would get the chance to ride her in lessons and in the barn’s shows.  I loved riding and showing with her. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun.
She did get bred again to the stallion.  She had a filly, female foal.
Yet after that birth “Missy” developed a stifle problem, so was retired from the program.
She was sold to a good home.

Here’s a Pastel portrait of “Missy” and her filly.

Feature Art/Product:

horse, mare and foal,equine, art, pastel

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the gift horse mosaic

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