Finding Peace and Joy


2024


How do you find time for a moment of peace and joy?


In our busy lives it’s easy to get caught up in the rush and noise.


For a while now in the media everywhere there’s news about Trump trials, extreme
politicians, war in Ukraine, Israel and Hamas terrorism, etc.


I do my best to limit my time reading news online or watching T,V.


Here are some things I’ve been doing lately.


January: winter in nor’east


Bird watch from home
Watch LiveCams at explor.org: Lots of nature and animals cams, as well as short
programs to keep one abreast of what’s spotlighted on the Cams.
Drawing, sketching
Writing
Pet Time with out rabbit and bearded dragon.


Best,
Lisa G.

Sketch of Aryana Humming Bird at explor.org

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

We can Thrive

This summer I’ve been happy to see two hummingbirds around our yard.
I feel amazed each time I see them.
They are territorial.
The one that has been at this summer location for a time defends his territory.
When the second one comes over he gets chased away.
I wonder. The second probably gets some sips in at the feeder when first one is off
somewhere else.
But when spotted, there is a chase and race that ensues.
The dances in life are there. The struggles are real.
Yet we can thrive.
Best,
LG
PS: Below is a sketch from a trip to the beach in the evening.

“Moon over Beach” Pen and Ink sketch

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.


Fly Away

Happy Autumn


Autumn brings cooler days.
The leaves of deciduous trees change color and fall in their preparation for winter
.
Some birds migrate south to warmer climates.


In summer, I enjoy seeing the ruby throated humming bird that visits my humming
bird feeder. He hovers as he sips from each sugar water hole. Sometimes he sits
on the perch for a time to rest. He flies off so gracefully to another place in the
neighborhood.


I saw him last week. It’s September and I didn’t think He’d still be around, yet he
was. Perhaps gearing up for his travels ahead.
This week I haven’t seen him. He may be off on migration to Central America.
Such a long way to travel.


Fly away my friend.
Hope to see him in a new warm season ahead.


LG

Chipmunk, Pen and Ink

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

A Bunny and A Beardie

I’ve been working full time hours for my job with United Cerebal Palsey organization.  I work with disabled adults in their apartments.  It’s good purposeful work. 


I have sent out my manuscript with sample illustrations to publishers.  So now there is an amount of waiting to see what response I get.  


As any creative person, I must keep on creating.  


I’m someone who loves animals.  We had a couple of Beta fish for a time.  


Yet our daughters wanted a different pet.


I can’t have a cat because I’m allergic to them.


Well, we have two pets that you could call unique.
A Bunny and A Beardie


I’m writing about our experiences with them at my View from Highly Sensitive Person blog. I’m including illustrations and photos with my writings.
Link: https://viewfromhighlysensitiveperson.blogspot.com/


A Bunny and Beardie

Baby Bunny Kenji

Baby Bunny: Burrowing and Boxes

Baby Bunny: Inside and Out


I started with Bunny stories since we got Kenji first in January.  Then in April we got our Beardie, Hagrid.  


More post to come.  
Best, Lisa G.

EPSON MFP image

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.