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

Final Crane-Shapeshifter painting: Be still, you are crane

| September 20, 2012

The finished Crane-Shapeshifter watercolor painting I love birds and I try to absorb their good energy whenever I can. During a walk or jog, I’m inspired by their sights and sounds, quite numerous in this watery region that is checkered with canals and lakes. If I am lucky, I will see a crane. It is an […]

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…

People who Inspire Part 2: Parrot-Shapeshifter

| November 4, 2011

I’m not a big fan of using photographic reference. For me, I feel it tends to impede my creative flow. But sometimes a photograph will provide the artist with a peek at the world from a new point of view. When I rely too much on my own mental resources without refreshing the internal well, there is a potential for stagnation and redundancy…

Sketching and painting my fine feathered friends for “new project”

| March 25, 2011

After the intensity that accompanied the Ghosts and Spirits Tarot work, my new project provides the perfect calm that I now need to refill my creative well. Birds have always been supporting and sometimes leading subjects in my work…