Dynamic Dreamer ~ Art Weaver

The Ghostly, Mythic, Tarot & Fairy Tale musings of Lisa Hunt

Back from a break, new art, review and what the kids are doin’.

Me, Kyra and Kort after Kyra’s piano recital

For the first time since I started my blog 5 years ago, I took a month off from posting. I didn’t stop painting, I didn’t stop filling lisahuntart orders, I didn’t stop playing piano and I certainly didn’t stop being mom, family woman and friend. But I did have to prioritize and make sure that what I did have time for I did it well.

Some of the recent holiday orders that I just sent out.

Kort recently blurted out, “You are so patient with the children”.  I was touched by his words because  I didn’t consciously recognize this facet of my demeanor.  A good deal of my time and energy is invested in hearth, home and the people who occupy it. This was not necessarily true a decade ago, but I’m mellowing with age and am finding great value in those things that require the most patience.  I am spending less time in the studio these days, but am getting just as much accomplished as I did in my frenetic 20s and 30s.

A rose in bloom. One of many in my garden. (photo by Kort Kramer)

I recently planted rose bushes, something I’ve refrained from in the past because of all the nurturing they require. Well, they’ve been blooming non-stop for over a month, a reflection of the meticulous care I’m taking with everything I do.

This includes nurturing my desire to paint big watercolors (approx. 16 x 20) with lots of detail. After all of my years as the busy illustrator, I’m now the patient painter. I’m taking my time, squeezing paint out of tubes with care and pausing between applications. I’m letting feelings completely dominate my muse and am utilizing years of painting experience to help bring those feelings into tangible expression, a phrase that I love to use.

The final Turkey-Shapeshifter Watercolor painting

The final Turkey-Shapeshifter Watercolor painting

My favorite blogs/websites are those that obviously take a lot of thought, time, research and creativity. Don’t get me wrong, short and sweet blog posts have their place in a world saturated with distractions, but for myself I love blogs that remove me from media befuddlement and help me to pause and ruminate. With that said, I try to emulate that which I admire.  For me, I treat my blog like a sacred canvas, where ideas and poignant observations foment into a world of inspiration. I like to think that all the busy life stuff in between is part of this virtual painting, feeding a stream of understanding, compassion, patience and artistry. If all those things aren’t in their proper place, then the blog would fall flat and stale. In other words, if I’m not feeling it, I won’t blog.

 

Speaking of wonderful websites , Magickal Buffet just posted the List of Favorite Things 2012. I’m happy to report that Ghosts and Spirits Tarot is among the picks! Here’s an excerpt of what the editor wrote:

“I am fortunate enough to see plenty of tarot decks.  I reviewed many this year and they were all so amazing, but there was one that spoke to me.  I can’t fully explain, and maybe there are some tarot readers out there who can say this experience has happened to them, but this tarot deck just filled me with such awe and wonder it made want to work with it, right then, right that moment.  It’s the “Ghosts & Spirits Tarot” by Lisa Hunt.” Rebecca Elson is founder, publisher, and primary writer for the website The Magical Buffet

That’s a wonderful way to finish out a chock-full year of creative reverie. I humbly thank you, Rebecca!

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Kyra's holiday project for school and Kyra singing as a member of Unicorn Sound.

Kyra’s holiday project for school and as a choir member of Unicorn Sound.

Kyra, who loves piano playing, singing and art-making had a busy month of performance and projects.  To finish up the 2012 year, Kyra had to do a report on Songkran, the Buddhist New Year celebrated primarily in Thailand. She had a great time capturing the panoply of colors and illustrating water play as part of the Songkran tradition. She also sang holiday music at a local mall with her school “choir” Unicorn Sound (Yes, I love that name!).  I love watching Kyra work and play because it’s a learning experience for me as well; and I truly feel how precious that is.

Here Kyra is at her Lynn University December 2012 piano recital

Connor worked hard prepping for end-of-term final exams, but he did break to work on his animations in between. He also placed 3rd with in the PTA Reflections art contest with a drawing he did in art class. He had entered at the insistence of his art teacher, not because we told him how good it was. ;) More of Connor art to come soon!

~Wishing everyone a peaceful holiday filled with love and light!

The Star from The Fairy Tale Tarot

 

~ Lisa


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2 Responses to “Back from a break, new art, review and what the kids are doin’.”

  1. lisahuntart says:

    Thank you kindly, Chris! Your words mean a lot to me.

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