lisahuntart | 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…
lisahuntart | 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…”
lisahuntart | 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…
lisahuntart | 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.