Dynamic Dreamer ~ Art Weaver

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

Birthday blog day! The last three drawings of a three year project.

| January 13, 2014

Today I turn age 47. What was I doing 20 years ago? I was working on my very first deck project, the Shapeshifter Tarot. Since then I’ve navigated through many creative oceans and have squeezed through many tubes of paint. I’m not as idealistic, but I’m wiser. I’m not as indefatigable, but I’m fluent and efficient…

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?

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…”

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…

The finished Blackbird-Shapeshifter & Snapshots of the Studio

| August 6, 2013

I am blackbird, the enchantress of the soul. I am melodious and hypnotic, and lure the curious heart toward the hidden worlds. I will silence the mind and allow spirit to creep into awareness. I break through the boundaries, cracking whatever separates you from eternity…

Raven has lingered the longest!

| July 18, 2013

I am no stranger to Raven and its mythological stature. I’ve collected stories and sketched the corvus for as long as I can remember. No wonder— It is a rather omnipresent bird in folktale tellings and has an almost divine position in the mythos spectrum…

Winged Enchantment work-in-progress, Victoria’s Adventure and what the kids are doing.

| July 1, 2013

Winged Enchantment series is more like a fine artist’s dream than a rushed illustrator’s pile of worries. After what seems like a lifetime of one endless deadline, I am finally realizing the pure joy of doing art without thinking much beyond a day in the life with my paintbrush…

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…