Characters

My younger daughter and I enjoy being out in nature and bird watching.

Bird watching opened us up to learning to identify birds, as well as learning more about each bird that we saw.

We would note how they moved and acted in their surroundings.  

How they moved and acted got my daughter and I thinking about them as characters. 

I thought about Warner Bros and Disney characters.

Here are some characters I found myself identifying with the live birds and animals.

Daffy Duck: American Black Duck
Donald Duck: White Pekin Duck
Woody Woodpecker: Pileated Woodpecker

Thumper: Cotton Tail Rabbit
Bugs Bunny: Hare

Tasmanian Devil: same as name
Wily Coyote: Coyote

The list could be easily lengthened with other characters/ live wildlife.

Grateful to you all that read my newsletter.  

Please Feel free to pass this on to someone you know that would enjoy reading this too.

Best,
Lisa G.

PS: sketches of Kenji Bunny below.

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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.

What kind of year will 2023 be?

Well,

In astro-numerology 2023 is a 7 year.

    ” 7 emphasizes introspection, emotion, analysis, intuition, reflection, seclusion, research, and FAITH. This is meant to be a quieter, “inner” year in which you can learn the answers to your most burning and often avoided questions.”

The Chinese yearly zodiacs are interesting, too.

2023 is the year of the Water Rabbit.

The sign of Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture.

Some thoughts to take into the new year.

Best,

LG

Our Kenji Bunny

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.

“Being Together

Happy Holidays


After such an awful year of COVID-19 and the struggles that abounded, It was good
to be able to have some family over at Thanksgiving, We felt sure enough, having
all been vaccinated and being well, to do so.


It warmed our hearts to see, talk and be with each other.
I’m so grateful.


Throughout the time, we did connect on ZOOM many times, and I did appreciate that
as many of us had to distance our selves from others for our health.


It is a deep innate nature to want to be in a group together and see each other face
to face,


Life in our world consist of being together in some way.
In the animal kingdom it is done for protection and continuity of a creature.
Language supplies us with many words to connect groups of animals.


a Herd of horses, wildebeest
a Pack of dogs, wolves
a Flock of birds
a Pride of lions
a Troop of Kangaroos
a Murder of Crows…hmmm.
a Litter of puppies
a Parade of elephants
a School of fish,


and more to explore at : https://grammar.yourdictionary.com/word-lists/list-of-namesfor-groups-of-animals.html


Best,
LG

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.