Thursday, August 30, 2007
Trees give us not only beauty and add dimension to our world, they give us shade, provide animal habitat, wood for all our human "creature comfort" needs, and hold the soil in place. They grow everywhere in amazing diversity, until we raze and burn the forests.
We can all help the Earth and help to insure human survival by planting an extra tree or two in our yards, or by sending in Action Alerts that address issues such as clear-cutting for industry and rainforest preservation. Join the World Wildlife Fund or the Nature Conservancy or the Rainforest Action Network, to put in YOUR two cents!
The way I look at it, the "Tree of Life" is at the heart of life.
Text and image c Lynda Lehmann. You can purchase this print at www.lyndalehmann.com.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Ken has illustrated some of the poems and is currently working on more.
If you need a laugh, grab your favorite kid and come by my site to read poems such as:
**My Stinky Shoes
**Goblin in My Closet
**Big Hairy Toe
Sharon K. Shubert
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Visit http://www.lyndalehmann.com/ if you would like to see more of my work, or purchase this print! You can buy it framed at http://lyndalehmann.imagekind.com/
Textured Acrylic on Deep Gallery Wrapped Canvas
16 X 16 X 1.75 inches.
Being an artist in the midst of today's technology can certainly be a challenge!
While the resources for exposure are almost endless on the internet it can also be an all-consuming task to maintain your online presence.
It's been a while since I posted anything here on my blog and today I would like to share this new piece entitled "Family Ties".
When I originally painted this one, I just wasn't sure...you know how we artists are, we can never decide if we like something or not and we are way too hard on ourselves. How many pieces have you painted over and had someone come to you and ask where it is?...too late...ooops! We can never get it back once it's gone!
Anyway, I didn't do that and "it is what it is". I knew that I did love the simple "rawness" of it and it has since received some wonderful, positive feedback from fellow artists, which is always good.
As artists we must learn to always go with our gut instinct.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
I just wanted to share this beauty of a Maine sunset with you. The backlit clouds and their reflection on the lake surface were just glorious!
I love being in a place where the fabric of the land is not torn and tattered, where the Earth's skin is still (relatively) healthy and brimming with life. No litter, no crowds, no noise: just the gentle wind on your face, reflections silver on the smooth water, and a panorama of the heavens unfolding on the twilit sky. You can have a sense of yourself in relation to the universe, and tune in to your thoughts in a focused way that's not often possible, with all the distractions of modern life.
How will we preserve what's left of our natural heritage, these pristine and "holy" places, for future generations?
Image and text c 2007 Lynda Lehmann. View more of my nature shots at www.LyndaLehmann.com
Thursday, August 16, 2007
These works are beautiful, inspirational pieces to mat and frame; give as a gift or purchase one for yourself!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
A large part of our lives is spent waiting for one thing or another. How much time we spend waiting is probably due to our expectations of life: do we believe in predestination or waiting for the hand of a higher power to intervene in our behalf, or do we take responsibility for our fates in spite of our varying beliefs in Deity?
Many of the world's cultures have, I believe, a myth of a sort of Cosmic Jester embedded somewhere in their mythology. According to books I have read, whose titles escape me at the moment, this notion is so prevalent, almost universal, that we have to question why this is so. It seems the Jester is seen as a sort of intermediary between the physical and spiritual worlds, i.e. between man and God. The Jester is the force responsible for synchronicity, or what I would call "meaningful coincidence." When one's life takes ironic turns and "special" or remarkable events seem to coincide with personal milestones or rites of passage, this becomes a tantalizing notion.
Most of us have at least a few recollections of events in our lives that seemed to present us with some unique personal meaning, especially "fitting" for us as individuals living in the greater cosmic soup.Which moves me into thoughts of energy, the eloquence and organized chaos of the universe, etc.
No matter where each of us stands on these issues, it's fun to speculate. No one knows the answers, and I suspect that truth is as fluid as the ocean. If only we could see the whole picture....
Which activities and passions we choose to pursue during our short lifetimes, determines who we are and shall further become, while we wait for answers.
Text and image c Lynda Lehmann. "Waiting" won a Special Recognition Award at a Period Gallery juried exhibition. A matted archival digital print of "Waiting" is available at www.lyndalehmann.com, on the last page of the site.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Just posting to touch base. It is has been a while since I have posted on this blog, sorry. I have not been creating much art of the past year, but now I am getting into make clothing and wearable art. Here is the first skirt I made. It was a lot of fun. This is just a little bit of what I have been up to.