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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Art  News

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.

Summertime, Camp Time

“Summertime, Camp time”

When I think of summertime I think of long, warm days outside in the sun. ‘
I also think of camp.  The girls will be going to camp.  They’ll enjoying an array of fun activities.

I’ll be helping campers at Horses Bring Hope horse camp. Being a part of sunny days with horses and kids.
I remember going to camp when I was in my teens.  I learned to ride horses at camp.  It was awesome.  One of my favorite camp horses was a quarter horse named, Ceasar.  He was a Blue Roan color.  He had black and white hairs throughout his coat.  It looked blue-ish when the sun shone on it.  He was a great horse camp horse. Steadfast.  oh, and he had a rocking horse canter, which I got to experience my first time cantering.  So nice.

horse camp, horse

Cheers to long, fun days ahead.

Feature Art:

arabian horse, galloping

“Going for a Gallop”
Pen and Ink

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Art  News 

the Gift Horse

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.

 

Putting Smiles on Faces

“Putting Smiles on Faces”

It can be so heart warming to do something that puts a smile on someone’s face.
Even more exciting is when one can put a smile on many peoples faces.

I had a recent opportunity where I did Face painting at an event.
The Event was an Open House at Horses Bring Hope therapeutic riding program.

I got organized at my table and painted the director’s daughter’s face.  Once others noticed the face painting table, they came over to have their daughter’s and son’s face painted.
I had a sheet of some images they could look at so they could choose which image they wanted.
I asked each child what they wanted.  Then I painted their face.
When I held up the mirror for them to see it,  a smile would light up on their face.
How wonderful a feeling to be able to put a smile on someone’s face.

We all want to be able to bring happiness to others.
We all have talents and gifts.  I believe we are meant to use our talents to serve others.
And in this case to bring a smile to someone’s face.

Warmly,

Lisa G.

Feature Art:

YoungRider

“Young Rider”

Pastel Portrait

People and Pet portraits

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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 Soldier Portraits

 

 


A Drawing to be part of HBH Raffle Basket

I will be creating a Raffle Basket of my equine art for Horses Bring Hope’s Spooktacular party in Sept.

I volunteer with this great therapeutic riding program, Horses Bring Hope. I get to witness the power of healing with horses.  I love it.

So I will be giving something special for their event.

I took a few pictures and did some sketches as I do when I in process to create a portrait.

horse art

charcoal pencil

Summer Time

Summer Time

Summer is a great time to be outdoors taking in the warm and beautiful weather.

I volunteer at a therapeutic riding program and one of the benefits is getting to ride.
The farm has trail paths that stretch far back on the property.
It’s great to go on the trails.
On a hot day it is really nice to walk down the path shaded by trees.

There are lots of woods and some fields.  It’s just beautiful.
Occassionaly one may spot wildlife.
On one trail ride I went on we saw two deer pass over the path.

The surrounding landscape and horses inspire my creativity.  That is why I indulge in being there when I can and taking it all in.

Feature Art:

horse

“Arab at Gallop”

Pen and Ink

 

 

Art  News

the gift horse
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.