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?

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…”

The Finished Blue Jay-Shapeshifter Painting and More Cozy Corners

| April 13, 2012

April is one of those pivotal months during the year that mark a time of transition and preparation. I spent two weeks giving my house a deep spring cleaning as a way to purge the debris of a season gone by and to commemorate new beginnings and a period of creative fecundity ahead…

Hawk-Shapeshifter and Fairy Tale Corners

| April 2, 2012

When I asked my friend Lesley Morrison to pose for a bird, she chose Hawk-Shapeshifter. As I began sketching, it became apparent that this piece would encompass vistas and layers of landscapes–internal and external…

The influence of past surroundings and what I’m working on now.

| September 12, 2011

As many of you may know, I recently spent a few weeks up North visiting my childhood haunts in Connecticut. Fortunately I was able to capture some beautiful photos before Hurricane Irene descended on the woods and wreaked havoc in my old neighborhood. My poor parents lost a lot of trees, as to be expected in an area inhabited by so many of these formidable giants.

Daydreaming with Loon

| August 7, 2011

I was and still am a daydreamer. What does that oft misunderstood term mean to me? For me, it’s about letting my foot dangle in the cool waters of dream imagery–where the slightest, most unassuming thing can initiate a fit of daydreaming, active imagination, and fantasizing. Basically, when I’m not drawing, painting or writing, I’m thinking about drawing, painting and writing, at least on a subconscious level…

Clearing the Cobwebs, Dusting the Books.

| July 22, 2011

Just when I thought I was done with spring cleaning, I spontaneously decided to clean my bookcases. Like my editor said to me on a Facebook post about this latest ambitious endeavor: “Sometimes cleaning out the cobwebs is good for the psyche and the soul!”…

Dream Ghosts, Pain & Shakespeare

| September 17, 2010

The Ghost of Banquo came to me in a dream. I saw him with vacant eyes and a wise aura. I saw stillness and movement all at once and it dominated my unconscious. It was as though The Ghost of Banquo was trying to tell me something—a prescient figure with an important message…