MUD Season

March winds are blowing. There are some signs of Spring.


This time of year has been called MUD season.
There are days when it’s still cold, as winter hasn’t yet passed. Yet there are warm
days when the ground begins to thaw. Snow melts to water. The ground gets
muddy.

One year we visited New Hampshire at this time.
A lot of the landscape was still bare and brownish.
We took a scenic drive along the Kancamagus Highway.
The view changed as we went from lower elevation to higher elevation. From low
elevation with bare brown trees and brush to higher elevation with snow covered
mountain tops.
We stopped at one point to check out a short trail. We came across tracks in the
snow. They were moose tracks.
Great pics were taken.


Spring is forthcoming.

Below I am featuring a Pastel painting of a mare and foal in a paddock at this time of
year. Snow melting away to Spring.


Best,
Lisa G.

Lori’s Foal Pastel Painting

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.


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.

IllustrationFriday: creative fun- Sight

illustrationfriday.com

word of week: Sight

I decided to deviate a little and go with a phrase with the word “sight” in it.

“What a Sight”

illustrationfriday word of week- sight "What a Sight"

 

“What a sight it is”  to see a young foal find his legs, though long and lanky, and run for the pure pleasure of it.  Horses are gifted with strength and speed. As “prey” animals in the wild, they do need to be able to run at a moments notice. Yet the young foals do seem to enjoy running and jumping in play.  Moving and playing are part of growing.

This image was done from a reference photo I took at the horse farm I used to take riding lessons at.
This was one of the new foals that year. The Mare and foal were out in the coral. There were still some puddles from the melting spring snow. The sun was shining bright and this foal ran round and round. His reflection could be seen in the puddles for just a glimpse as he passed by a puddle.

Pure Joy.

Enjoy

interested in any of the illustrations? contact me. Lisa@lisasart.com

 

Breath Love

“Breath Love”

A good friend of mine passed away recently, ending her fight with cancer.  Before she died, she pondered some questions.  One question was “Who am I”. She thought about it for a few days.

She pronounced one day to a friend , “I know who I AM, I’m Love”.  Through her life she did exhibit much love.  She touched many people in her life: family, friends, children and adults she taught horseback riding to, people she cared for, etc.  Though her time on this earth seemed to be shortened, her life was full and full of love.

Love is what binds us together in many ways and facets.  There are family, friends, loved ones/partners in life and so much more.  Love expands.

I attended her viewing and “Celebration of her Life” service.  There were many people at both events.  Some people I hadn’t seen for a number of years as my life shifted the way …..well, the way life does.  Yet despite the years and time there was a strong connection there for us all.  Comfort to share, Memories to talk about and being present in time. And more than anything, Love stood out among us all and connected us.

Love interwines and weaves through our lives.

In this rough time of change, we have each other to get through each day.

So ask the Questions:

Who am I?
How do I want to be in this world?
How do I want to contribute to this world?

I learned about a meditative prayer to help bring ease.
Breath in Peace, Breath out Love—a simple meditative practice.

Breathe
LG

Feature Art:

“Giraffe baby”, scratch board.

In Honor of my friend, Carole and “the Team” that saw her through to her last day.
“The Giraffe Award”— for sticking out one’s neck to fulfill needs and wishes.

I created this image  from a reference photo I took of one of the baby giraffe’s at the Roger William Zoo.

Baby Giraffe is available in prints at fineartamerica.

Check out my scratch board images at my scratch board page.
Check out Great Gift items at Lisa’s Art & Horses

Please feel free to contact me with questions on art/products and/or comments at lisa@lisasart.com

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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.

 

 

 

A Light winthin Us

Happy Holidays

“A Light within Us”

We enter the season of winter.  The daylight hours are shorter. The dark hours and night time are longer.  Is it no wonder then that the holidays we celebrate in December involve light in some way or another.

We might consider that long ago, Man discovered how to control fire in a way that helped him.  The light of Fire brought light to long nights in winter.  The light of fire gave warmth in cold weather.  The fire gave us a way to prepare food for consumption over a period of time.

Light has also inspired us in many ways.

Light is a symbol of Hope.
Light is a symbol of remembrance.
Light is a way to see through darkness and is often reflected upon during a dark time.

We can do our own inner work with the idea of light or a flame within us.  We can open our mind to ask questions as:
“What do we want?”
“How can we be in the world?”

We can explore our inner fire and flame so that we may shine.
And intertestingly enough, when we shine we let others know they can shine too.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond imagination. It is our light more than our darkness which scares us. We ask ourselves – who are we to be brilliant, beautiful, talented, and fabulous. But honestly, who are you to not be so?
You are a child of God, small games do not work in this world. For those around us to feel peace, it is not example to make ourselves small. We were born to express the glory of god that lives in us. It is not in some of us, it is in all of us. While we allow our light to shine, we unconsciously give permission for others to do the same. When we liberate ourselves from our own fears, simply our presence may liberate others.’”
– Marianne Williamson in Return to Love: Reflections on a Course in Miracles

Let there be light  inside and out.

Blessings,

Lisa G.

Lisa’s Art & Horses’ 2012  Monthly calendar.

ArtWanted daily Calendar
My “Deer” scratch board image will be featured in the ArtWanted Traditional calendar on 11/09/2012 day page.
Check out this daily calendar of artists’ work.

Deer, scratch board
“Deer”, scratch board

Check out my scratch board images at my scratch board page.
Check out Great Gift items at Lisa’s Art & Horses

Please feel free to contact me with questions on art/products and/or comments at lisa@lisasart.com

 

 

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.