Love is What We Need

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“Love is What We Need”

There’s that song by The Beatles ” All You Need Is Love “.
I know.  Just Another Love song.
Yet , What happens when Love is in the mix?

We should love ourselves first. We are then in a place to share that love with others.

We can feel love for someone special to us.  We can chose to create a life together.

We can be in love with doing something specific.
It can turn into a passion for doing work in the world, that in the end makes a difference.

Love brings people and things together, where fear and anger break them apart.
Love helps healing, where hate break us apart.

We can open up ourselves to someone, or something in the world when we turn toward it with love.

My husband was stationed years ago in Italy when he was in the military service.  One of the gifts he brought home to his family then were some beautiful animal rugs.
He held onto the one with Lions on it.
When we got married we hung the Lions in our livingroom.
One day he pointed out that the tails of each lion were each covered by a plant in the art work.  He wondered if the tails were close to each other or not.
That was one small detail left for the viewer to decide on.
So he asked me to do a painting of it but make it so one could see the tails.
So I did.

Here’s my painting of it.

Lions

Tails close to each other.
We were engaged at that time.
We’ve been married over 20 yrs now.  Through lifes ups and downs, love has helped us be open to each other and the possibilities.

Love is there.

Love is what we need.

Best,
LG

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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 Soldier Portraits.

Give Thanks

“Give Thanks”

This Year in America has been quite an interesting one.

I know a lot of people have felt tensions on views and opinions.
We’re all indiviuals, with thoughts, minds and view points.
The variety of perspectives can be as many as looking through a kalidoscope.

May we take the time to see each other just as we are.
And be Thankful for what we have, who we are and those around us.

Give Thanks for all.

Without Thankfulness and hope, where would we be?

Our lives are an amazing miracle.

Love,
Lisa G.

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fox, animals,wildlife

Sleeping Fox
Pastel

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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.

 

Quotes

“Quotes

A new school year has begun.  Our daughters each entered a new school this year.   Our oldest is in high school, while our youngest in Junoir high.
“My,  How time goes by.”

Some of the conversations we have now with our daughters are really wonderful and interesting.

Our youngest daughter, the other night, asked us about quotes.

Answer.com:
Quotes are inspirational, funny, wise, etc. things that people have said. Most of the time sayings are put into the same category.

Here are a couple of my favorite quotes.

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne WilliamsonA Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”

The Fall Equinox was just the other day.  Here’s one for Autunm.

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”
GEORGE ELIOT, pen name of Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880), author ofSilas Marne

What are some of your favorite quotes?

Lisa G.

Feature Art:

sleepingfox

Sleeping Fox
Pastel

Prints available at fineartamerica.

Check out Great Gift items at Lisa’s Art & Horses

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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.

“50”

Happy Birthday

“50”

Feb 7th is my birthday and it happens to be a milestone birthday , 50.

wow.
“…how did I get here.” (line from Talking Heads song)

I’ve had mixed thoughts about this approaching age.
Though I know it’s just a number, I can’t help the many thoughts that come through.

What stands out at this point in my life?

What’s been coming up is remembering to Surrender.
Surrender… to allow life to ebb and flow.
Don’t count on an intricate plan, for I have learned how that doesn’t pan out.

One of my favorite quotes is from “Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck.
“Best laid plans of Mice and Men often go awry”.

“Ah, yes”, I say to myself when I think about that quote.  I have experienced that and have gained that wisdom, even though I may need an occassional reminder.

I can remember when I graduated college, back when, and how there was a stirring Big feeling of “Taking on the world”.
Hmmmm.
Well it didn’t pan out as I had expected and planned.  No surprise there.
There were challenges that I faced off and met.  Yet  there were also some wonderful and amazing things that happened to me that I couldn’t have even imagined.
Rather rich and fulfilling.
Things to learn. And things to embrace with wonder.

To allow.

My experiences has been that as much as I use my head to figure things out, and even use my heart in conjunction,  I will at times go with my gut feeling on things.

Maybe it’s because I’m an artist.
My sensitivity, awareness and observing levels are pretty acute.

That gut feeling has felt like an inner compass to me and has faired me well, I must say.
That gut feeling has proven to be right so many times…  spot on in fact.

With all that said, I must then continue my my journey with all I have to guide me.

Feel free to email me about your own experiences of “going with your gut” or what came up when you hit a Milestone birthday.

Warmly,
Lisa G.

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african elephant, nature art

African Elephant
scratch board

 

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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.