Day by Day

“Day by Day”


The non-profit I work Full time for has not yet opened back up.
I work with disabled adults and they are high risk. So planning and evaluating have
been going on in upper management.
I attend the weekly staff meetings on Mondays and check email for news and
information.
I’ve had moments, as i’m sure a lot of us have, of feelings like we’re just going
through the motions every day.
I get up, exercise, make breakfast, do errands and etc.
Yet there are ways to find joy in any moment too.
We’ve driven to the beach to watch the sunset.
We’ve gone on a few hikes to take in a different view point.
We found a new game to play in the house, Funnel Pong.
I have been taking some time to do figure drawing and hone my skill.
I did finish writing and illustrating my book. It’s off to publishers to review.
It felt good to finish a project.
Staying creative is a must.
Steady onward,
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

Marvel of Life

Sharing a poem and thoughts.

“Marvel of Life”
We witness nature. We witness days and nights. We witness seasons.And the cycles of life.
There is birth and death.Rain and sun.There is blooming and aging.
Life cycles continue on. 



A Journal note:
May 1, I went for my daily walk around  our neighborhood.  Within a mile of our house is an elementary school and playing field.  As I walked by the playing field I saw a yellow bird on the fence.  I identified it as an American Gold Finch.  When I finished my walk, I excitedly created a checklist of birds on ebird.com mobile app.  I told my daughter what I saw.  About an hour or so later, My daughter noticed the American Golden Finch in our yard at our feeder.  She got her camera and took a picture of it.  
We live in a city and don’t expect to see many unique birds.  Yet we have seen some.There are a pair of Wild Turkeys in our neighborhood.We noticed a lot of Robins in our area.  One pair is nesting in a neighbor’s tree.  
Our earth is filled with amazement and awe.May we be inspired by nature and how is perseveres. 
Best, 
LG





 
  
  
  
  
             Black Capped Chick-A-Dee 
 



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.

Secret Ingredient

“The Secret Ingredient”
I like to cook and bake.  One of my favorite breakfast foods to make is pancakes. I have a recipe I use that I like.  Because I’m mildly lactose intolerant I add Lactaid milk instead of regular milk.  I like putting strawberry jam and cinnamon on the pancakes.I make pancakes for breakfast sometimes.  
We had a pancake mix recently that my girls used to make Japanese pancakes.  They didn’t  use the whole box.One of my daughters decided to make the pancake mix for breakfast.She followed the recipe on the box and ate them.  
Yet after, she told me they didn’t come out as good and sweet as my pancakes that I make from scratch.  
It warmed my heart. 
I told her, “There’s a secret ingredient.  It’s Love.”  

Ok, so it’s not a secret. 

We all know that when we put love into what we are doing it makes what we’re doing that much more special.  ?

Lisa G.

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.

Resilience

“Resilience”

March,

“In like a lion, out like a lamb”

Typical weather for the month of March. March started with windy snowy days. Next were days of warming up and melting of snow. Then it turned cold again. Once that was done, weather warmed up again.

We got a good amount of snow, that took a while to melt. Once it melted, I saw some Crocuses come up. They are the first flowers to come up between the end of winter and the beginning of Spring. They come up during a time when the weather can be cold and snowy one day, then warm and sunny the next . Though they only bloom for a short time, they show their beauty and resilience of life.

For living things to survive and thrive, they must be adaptive and resilient. It’s part of life. Sometimes we have winters in our lives, where we must step up and persevere through whatever we’re facing.

There are spring and summer’s in our lives too. Whether it’s seeing a situation through, a project or goal, the spring/summer in our lives is when we can celebrate our successes and achievements.

Those warm, sunny days can make us feel fully alive and joyous.

Where ever we are in our life, we must rise up and meet the season.

We can do it.

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