Wishing everyone a peaceful, magical and blessed Valentine’s Day!
Your story is that of an Angel
– a multidimensional, amazing angelic Being –
in the midst of one of the deepest and greatest experiences
an Angel will ever have.
~ Adamus ~
I wish it need not have happened in my time…
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times.
But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien – The Fellowship of The Ring
Be in Life…
Be in life.
Live it. Experience it.
This is why you’re here.
~ Saint Germain ~
Wishing you a Magical New Year filled with new adventures and expansive experiences!
A magical portrait of a beautiful Lady….
I love doing special portraits for people, and last month I was asked by a wonderful customer if i would paint a portrait of her as a fairy, with unicorns and surrounded by magical, elvin inspired elements.
Of course, I said I’d love to!
Painting portraits do take quite some time, and seeing as we were working to a budget I suggested that we use a photo that she really liked of herself, and I could use that as the basis upon which to paint the fairy and magical theme.
I used photoshop to print her photo portrait onto the Stonehenge watercolour paper I always use to paint on.
Then, I outlined the portrait composition with all the elements she’d like, including special flowers and majestic dragonfly-fairy wings, and filled in a light colour wash.
…..I included two flower fairies placing a garland above her head….
…..and some little nature spirits (hidden – you need to look closely!)
She was thrilled with the end result, and I was absolutely delighted to have captured the essence of this lovely woman whom I have come to know as a friend.
If you would like a magical portrait done, please contact me. I can work around any budget starting from $75 – and can do couples, pets and children as well.
Thanks for stopping by, and have an magical day!
Know what makes You laugh…
Know what makes you laugh and keep those things close to you.
Know who likes to share laughter and keep them close
to your heart.
~ Kuthumi ~
Wishing Everyone a truly blessed and happy New Year !
~ revisited from 2016 ~
Cat Inspiration !
Just before Christmas last year we adopted two very special cats from our local animal rescue center the Decorah Humane Society.
These gorgeous kitties are good friends, and are already providing me with so much entertainment, love and inspiration.
This is a new artwork of little Orson doing her favourite thing: chasing anything that moves. I imagine if she could swim, this is what she’d be doing 🙂
This delightful Cat and Koi artwork is available as a $10 print in my Online Shop.
I am currently working on a magical realism-style painting about Emily, who is named after our favourite poet Emily Dickinson and writer Emily Bronte.
She is such an enigmatic and beautiful cat, and is proving to be the perfect muse. She has a fascination for water and loves staring at this fountain…
This is a playful piece using Emily and photoshopped artwork of mine – I liked the pattern motif of Arts & Crafts / poppies with her stark black and white markings.
I’ll be posting more about the new painting soon ~ thanks for stopping by!
For the Love of Trees : Drawings Paintings and Jewelry inspired by these noble Nature elements
This is my latest Tree artwork “Tree of Love”
It is available as a beautiful print here.
It is also available as a gorgeous tattoo design here.
~ I have a thing for trees, as do so many people. I’ve depicted Trees in many forms and media; they are such integral elements of the environment, and resonate so strongly with humans. They are truly one of the great nature archetypes and possess much symbolism and sacred energy. You can see my Tree Range of art & jewelry here.
~ this lovely image depicts two lovers, growing from separate roots, into one beautiful canopy filled with life.
The print, as well as the original watercolour painting, are available for sale.
This is my business logo, but was originally created as a T-Shirt design, which you can buy here.
This powerful image of a woman in a tree has resonated with many women who have bought my art. She represents the feminine divine energy in nature, linking earth and sky. It is available as a beautiful print here.
I also have made a lovely little whimsical drypoint etching of a Dryad (or tree spirit)
And, of course, there are my Tree of Life jewellery pieces, which have been cast into lead free pewter from my original wax carving – all for sale here.
My love affair with trees continues. I am blessed to have lived in nature reserves surrounded by trees, both here in the Upper Mississippi valley, and also in the stunning Blue Mountains, Australia.
They will continue to inspire me, and keep me company as I journey onward in my creative endeavours!
“Foggy Trees” Pikes Peak, McGregor, Iowa, by my husband – round the corner from our little home..
Thanks for stopping by!
My Garden Fairy ~ the inspiration of nature, creativity and art
One of my biggest joys is spending time in my beloved garden. I talk to the flowers, trees, birds, bees and other animals that visit, but there is another little spirit that resides here that is harder to see…
This whimsical fairy was created with watercolours and dried pressed flowers that I picked from my garden: petunia, lilly, rose and pansy petals amongst others. I also included mulberry ink from our beautiful old mulberry tree’s bountiful supply.
You can see the remarkable detail of the petals’ veins in the prints.
She sits amongst the mushrooms and flowers, keeping watch on all the elements that grow in this magical realm.
She is part of an exhibit at The Left Bank Shop & Gallery in my hometown of McGregor, Iowa. The exhibit, “Local Inspiration” features work of selected gallery artists interpreting local themes. She is for sale there, or you can buy a gorgeous archival reproduction print here on my website Liza Paizis.com/Fairies
Thank you for visiting, and have a magical day !