Dynamic Dreamer ~ Art Weaver

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

The finished Ostrich-Shapeshifter: From challenge to triumph.

| February 20, 2014

Ostrich was one of the birds I relegated to the end of the list. I was intimidated by the prospect of drawing such a gargantuan avian creature—the largest bird in the Winged Enchantment series. Eventually I began doodling around in my sketchbook with the idea that I wanted this piece to properly reflect a “grounding of spirit to earth” (reference: Lesley Morrison). I didn’t want to stick its head in the sand…

Almost there.

| December 2, 2013

Over 3 years and about 2,000 cups of coffee later, here we are down to the wire.
Bird on a wire that is. Why has the Winged Enchantment Oracle taken so long?

Flying free as a bird–the power of sketching

| August 20, 2013

For the past few weeks, I’ve been flying free as a bird through the power of sketching. These gut-driven swoops of the pencil help to break the mental sound barriers allowing ideas to spill over into consciousness…

Dealing with the Chaos Monster

| May 30, 2013

I pride myself on consistency, efficiency and productivity, but April-May turned out to be a long dance with the Chaos Monster. Not all chaos is negative, sometimes we need this kind of whirling energy to get things done! At other times It adds to life’s challenges that call for one to prioritize and sacrifice the illusion of perfection…

The finished Duck-Shapeshifter, a messy palette and good news for Ghosts & Spirits Tarot.

| March 27, 2013

The Duck-Shapeshifter is reflective and quiet. It was painted with lachrymose intent enhanced by expressive faces hidden in the elements. I know for myself, sometimes stressful situations actually help fuel the art-making process. It starts when emotions well up inside and provide a zestful energy that is vital for soulful creative output. I think for me, art has been an unwavering friend that helps me keep things in perspective…

Happy New Year! ATA logo design, fixing this old house and getting organized for 2013

| January 9, 2013

A few months ago, the American Tarot Association approached me with an awesome assignment: Design a new logo that would encapsulates the idea of “community”. For me, the concept of community engenders simple beauty, connectivity and the capacity to feel compassion in the face of challenges and elation in the glow of another’s achievement…

The finished Goose-Shapeshifter painting, pelican in progress and nurturing creativity in the home.

| November 9, 2012

“I am the Goose, the mysterious guardian of migrations everywhere. I am the soul who travels. I am the quest within. If you are stagnating today, it may be time to seek warmer pastures. It may be the call to a journey, the same journey that marks the beginning of every great story ever told. I may inspire a road trip, or open your eyes to those wide open spaces on the other side of the fence. But whichever ways I lead you, you will never return home the same.” ~Lesley Morrison…

The finished Waxwing-Shapeshifter and visits from the mango-eating mouse.

| June 22, 2012

The waxwing bird reminds me of Mardi Gras, Key West, masked crusaders and Jazz music. Yes, Jazz music. There is something downright funky about this bird with its unique visage and scrumptious coloring. While deep in painting trance, it was easy for me to ‘become the animal’ and to feel the energies of its illusionary mastery. The piece perfectly combined action and inertia—with the figure’s ostensible calm masking the immense energy circulating about.

Hawk-Shapeshifter, Building Bridges and Banishing the Stage Fright Phantom

| June 9, 2012

The beginning of June ushers in huge sighs of relief. The intensity of Springtime activities gives way to the more layed back sounds of summer as music recitals and school finals become fixtures of a more punctuated period gone by. Now everyone can purge old papers and move on to fresh music and clean canvases, […]

Two more works-in-progress, Ghosts & Spirits Tarot in review, and more from Fairy Tale Corners

| May 25, 2012

The other day I accidently stumbled on a bird nest with two eggs inside. I felt terrible that I had inadvertenly disturbed what I feel is sacred territory, but much to my delight a third egg appeared the next day with attendent mama grackle watching nearby…