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.

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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

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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

 

Process, Beauty

“The Process, The Beauty”

Time seems to pass quickly when you’re busy.
October seemed to just fly by.
Sorry for not touching base with a newsletter last month.
I got caught up in some great projects.
One of the projects was a painted saddle.
It started with a painted saddle we saw on Facebook.
From there, I collaborated with founder and President of “Horses Bring Hope”, Dina Godinez, on painting a saddle for their October Gala event.

As I do with any project, I research what’s involved, choose material and supplies for the project, and then put my artistic skills to work to bring that project to completion.

“The Process”
I looked up what others have done to paint a saddle in the past.
I used light sanding paper to take off the top shine and create a surface that paint would adhere to. I rubbed rubbing alcohol to condition the leather surface.
I decided what kind of design and details I would paint. And then went ahead with painting.
I sprayed all the painted areas with a finish.

painted saddlepainted saddle

“The Beauty”
Having completed the project, I then shared it with my client.
This is probably the best part by far.
There is a wonderful sense of connection, when I share my art with others.
Creating gives me the chance to express myself.
Sharing what I have created opens communication between me and the people I share it with.
It’s a great feeling.

What is double the fun for me as a parent is seeing my girls enjoying a creative project.
For Halloween they thought up ideas, gathered material and supplies and created their own costumes.
We had a lot of fun Trick or Treating with friends and walking the neighborhood.
So grateful.

Have a great gathering.

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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.

“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.

Cherish the Memories

“Cherish the Memories”

This past month there were a few people we knew and loved, a brother-in-law’s father, a good friend, and step father-in-law that passed away.
Reminded, though we were sad, that we’re all connected.  Family and friends were there to support one another. We gathered to comfort and be present with each other.
There was talk of memories of the person passed.  Talking about the times we had together.  Remembering the moments that stood out for us.

We are mortals.
Each life is just a unit of time in space.

Yet there are some moments when we get a glimpse that we are connected to something much bigger than ourselves.
And so we can feel not so alone but a part of it all.

The below feature art work is a portrait I did years ago.
The pony had been the family pony.  Many little children got a ride on his back.
Their granddaughter would be at the farm on a show day and would eventaully get a ride on his back.
The pony was on in his years and they wanted a portrait to remember him with.

I did this portrait of “Oliver” with their granddaughter on him.

Feature Art/Product:

YoungRider

“Oliver and his Young Rider”
Pastel

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

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Gift Certificates available.

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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.

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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.