Presence of Love

This past week one of our Uncles passed away.
It was a beautiful service.
Though there was snow and slush, we walked where we could in the cemetery.


The one thing that is always present is Love.


One of my favorite passages is “When I Die” by Merrit Malloy


When I Die
Give what’s left of me away
To children
And old men that wait to die.
And if you need to cry,
Cry for your brother
Walking the street beside you
And when you need me,
Put your arms
Around anyone
And give to them
What you need to give to me.
I want to leave you something,
Something better
Than words
Or sounds.
Look for me
In the people I’ve known
Or loved,
And if you cannot give me away,
At least let me live in your eyes
And not on your mind.
You can love me most
By letting
Hands touch hands
By letting
Bodies touch bodies
And by letting go
Of children
That need to be free.
Love doesn’t die,
People do.
So, when all that’s left of me
Is love,
Give me away”


Best,
LG

Memorial Garden Plaque

Art News


“The Horse Gift“
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.

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.

Lisa’s Art & Horses

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.