Dynamic Dreamer ~ Art Weaver

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

Mockingbird-Shapeshifter, Women in Fantasy Illustration and other news.

| April 2, 2014

“Mockingbird teaches a valuable lesson about mimicry. What we mimic in our lives will be reflected back to us in our experiences, which allows us to see what we truly are or what we are striving to become.” ~ The Healing Wisdom of Birds by Lesley Morrison

Finished Kingfisher-Shapeshifter, works-in-progress, and colorful inspiration

| October 11, 2013

Here’s the finished Kingfisher-Shapeshifter watercolor painting. I actually started painting this piece while I was sick—and kind of dragged my feet in the process. But I found comfort in the soothing waters I was rendering with paintbrush. The act of painting served as a form of healing visualization. It helped bring my body and mind into balance, just like the elements of this piece. Art has been a reliant therapy on so many levels for me. It helps keep my engines tuned-up…

Enjoy your messes while you can!

| September 17, 2013

I was talking to a neighbor of mine who recently became an empty nester. She told me that now that kids are all grown up and gone, her house is in perfect order: neat, clean and quiet. Before I could tell her how happy I was for her (because my own house is hopelessly disorganized and loud with kids, cats, and creativity), her eyes welled up. She told me “Enjoy your messes. It’s life. Enjoy it while you have it because one day you are going to miss it all…”

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 Seagull-Shapeshifter, a nomination and other Hunt-Kramerville news.

| March 8, 2013

No two days are ever the same in my humble studio. Nothing is really planned except a cup of coffee. Sometimes I work on art orders for lisahuntart.com, other days I work on my blog or mingle with my online buddies. But if I get sucked into a total art-focused groove that pretty much takes over the brain, overshadowing all else until I express what needs to be expressed…

Seagull-Shapeshifter, Fairy Tale Spreads and our humble, creative life.

| February 1, 2013

Seagull-Shapeshifter was inspired by the birds in my backyard.

After sending everyone off to school/work, I like to open up my day with a cup of coffee and a porch chair. Those precious few minutes between me and the open sky provide the necessary clarity to mentally jot down my to-do list. It’s like my own opening bell–a ringing in of the new day with prospects of an industriousness…

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…

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

| December 21, 2012

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…

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…

It was a good drawing week!

| October 18, 2012

After what felt like a slow dance with creative malaise, I rebounded this week and cranked out two drawings. These were ideas that had been simmering in my sketch folder for a while after initial attempts failed to yield satisfactory results.