Autumn Leaves

“Autumn Leaves”

I’m sad to say I lost my Mom on Sept. 29th.  It has been a tough week, yet with the support of family and friends we’ve been able to take it one day at a time.

I lost my Dad in 2010.

I am in my 50’s.   I’m seeing my girls grow up.

I look out the window to see autumn leaves changing from green to reds, yellows and oranges.

On one of my walks in the morning, I thought about the season’s change. There is a season for everything.  In autumn the leaves of the past season nourish the next spring.  There are seasons in our life.  A lot of my aunts and uncles have passed on.  Those before us supported and nourished our generation. There is a continuum. The leaves fall.  Flowers grow and bloom, then wither.  The flowers and leaves decompose and nourish the soil.  Our children will grow up and learn.  They grow with each experience. They will meet the world as it is in their time.  It will be our turn to nourish this new generation as we go forward.

Great Pond, ponds, nature, Autumn, Fall

Much Love,

LG

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.

Be Present

Be Present

Shoes, beach, summer

I stand at the end of the beach and feel the wet, muddy sand in my toes. I enjoy the moment the waves wash over my feet.

I breathe in a whiff of the salty air.

I look at the face of the person next to me and smile. For a moment they just look at me. Then they smile a little, too.

I talk softly to the horse. I let them smell the brush i am holding. I then brush them. Horse brings it’s soft nose to me. Then breathes a relaxation sigh.
horse, grooming, brushing

It’s being in the moment that is the gift- the present.

It grounds me.

I can feel Ok in that moment.

Take time to be present in any day.

Best,

LG

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.

Be Still

A new year.

We had some snow storms. I like to sit curled up in a blanket on the couch and watch the snow fall outside our window. I’m nice and warm in my blanket. Outside it’s cold. Snowflakes dance and lightly fall to the ground.
There’s a need to stay inside and warm. My energy level tends to be on the low side, and I feel like not doing much of anything, but sit and gaze out the window
There is a sense of stillness, watching the snow fall.
I’m reminded to be present in the moment and let things unfold. So often in business we set goals, and timelines to meet. Yet there are times when things aren’t going right or flowing the way we had anticipated. That’s when we need to step aside and relax to stay open to the
opportunities.
In creating art work, I find that being open and letting things unfold as they may is necessary. I may have an idea of what I want to create and how it should look. Yet sometimes it doesn’t quite work when I am working on it. I get frustrated. Sometimes I’ll put it aside and go do
something else. And sometimes I will throw out the paper.
I’ll eventually start again, when I’m calm. I will relax and decide not to go with my first envision of what I wanted to create. Instead, I’ll be still for a moment and then let my creative juices flow to create what the artwork will be.
That’s usually when I create the best art – when I am open to the possibilities, instead of trying to dictate them. The artwork is always so much better than I could have imagined. Sometimes it takes being quiet to get to that state.

Best,
LG

Feature Art:

winter, silence,snow,forest

Scratch board

Art News

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.