Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Beautiful Seashells on Your Postage Stamps!


 



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Monday, August 10, 2015

Return to Blogging...



  





To my readers and blogging friends whom I met so long ago, on our respective blogs.  I don't know how life threw me off course (but then again, I do) but the tides have taken a peaceful turn and my little boat is upright.  So I am aiming for solid land and to blog and produce a lot of art and gift products, the things that give me joy.   

I know we have all gone through all kinds of changes.  Sometimes getting back on our feet is tough. My advice is to hang in there and believe in the future you were trying to make for yourself. 

I hope to find you again if you are still blogging.  I will try to intersperse the usual nature articles and poems with my more "commercial" posts. I hope to keep it going!  My best to you!

All Photos c Lynda Lehmann

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Monday, March 9, 2015

IDENTITY THEFT and FRAUD SITUATION!


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Image “Waiting” c Lynda Lehmann
I want to advise my FB, artist and blogging friends that the URL to my main web site has been stolen and is being used fraudulently and no doubt, to dubious ends. I have no idea how many folks who know me or who don’t know me, have visited lyndalehmann.com, and I want to warn you against doing so. If you choose to go there, you are at least forewarned and are doing so at your own risk.
Someone has snatched my name/URL (from my first and primary site, now defunct, with the owners no longer at the helm) and used it, along with my photo and some content from my bio, to create a site of dubious merit. This person has posted numerous articles in my name. Many of the articles it links to, look legit at first glance. A mysterious disclaimer on the front page about cookies and tracking makes me wonder….just what they’re after. Harnessing traffic from my once-busy site that I have lost possession and control of, or just stealing identities to pull off internet schemes?
So, lyndalehman.com, which was my beloved first and foremost site with well over 1000 art images on it, now appears to be a fraudulent baiting/phishing site of some kind. And the worst thing is that it appears at the top of all my web listings! So that means a lot of unsuspecting people have visited there.
I’m trying to address the situation, but just want to warn you that if you go there and see my name and image, it’s not me. It’s a case of internet identity theft. Just so you know!
I have been advised to post this on my sites, so that no one will be unwittingly taken advantage of.  In the meantime, I am “Waiting” for resolution of this problem.







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Thursday, July 17, 2014

“Seashell Burst” and Other Archetypal Forms


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I call this image "Shell Burst" because it reminds me of the proverbial "Sunburst."  The sun has been a metaphor on numerous levels for the human species since the beginning of time, so it seems to follow that any image resembling a sunburst might conjure subconscious archetypes.  This closeup of a gorgeous fluted conch in relation to an adjacent shell makes a meditative still life that to me, is a tribute to nature's gorgeous diversity.

I am impressed by the delicate ridges of shell that encircle the center, and I'm reminded of the repeating, self-mirroring forms in nature that are expressed in the mathematical algorithms of fractals as well as in so many natural forms.  The self-replicating forms of ferns and other plants are perfect examples of the impressive genetic codes that determine each species of life on earth, and the same majestic display of order within diversity goes on at the highest heights of mountains as well as in the depths of the oceans that comprise our globe.

What are some of your favorite examples of repeating forms?



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Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Balanced Form of Self-Love



The Eloquence of Dreaming - Mixed Media - Image c Lynda Lehmann


Producing art gives us power. I see it as a power over ourselves, over our energy, perception, motivational systems. And perhaps most important, I view it as a supplanting of our need to achieve a social equilibrium (which in my mind is never really possible anyway), by a need to achieve harmony with ourselves in relation to the universe. 

The truth wear six billion faces, and each has different life circumstances, a different life script, if you will, and a different mode of being. For me, doing art takes me to a place from which I can accept all scripts and embrace the subjective and relative nature of truth. Because my own script is to me so engaging, at times enthralling, and always varied and full of mystery, it teaches me both tolerance and hope. It gives me confidence in the infinite potential of the universe, for hope, harmony, and healing. In short, it gives me joy. 

 I've heard it said that artists, in doing art, are participating in a God-like Creation process, and indeed it is true. While we are by no means transmuted into gods by the creative process, we at least become His humble hand-maidens. We see glimpses of beauty and wonder in places where other people may fail to look, unearthing it at every turn. We see new relationships, both visual and metaphoric, sociological and scientific. And this is our reward for moving away from the more petty power struggles that so often escalate into real and dangerous conflicts around the globe. 

I've heard it said, also, that we artists make art in order to find love and to be loved. I think the apex of this is that in the tender connections we make to the universe, we find some degree of self-love. I think this is a balanced form of self-love that perceives the relative and tenuous nature of things, including the subjective nature of our own lives. Therefore, in my opinion, it is a mature self-love, not to be confused with narcissism.



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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bark Abstraction: Art on Trees



Barkreation - Image c Lynda Lehmann


The rough and irregular bark of a Southern Pine resembles shingles or a jigsaw puzzle and creates a lively abstract pattern.  I find exquisite beauty in the articulated and varied surfaces of tree bark. Nature moves us in unexpected but exhilarating ways.



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Monday, July 7, 2014

Ecstasy at Twilight



Ecstasy at Twilight  - Image c Lynda Lehmann 


Sometimes the sunset is so complex, poignant, and compelling to look at that it has the power to move us like a love poem or a wonderful new song.  I have long been fascinated by the fact that each sunset is different and although I have borne witness to hundreds if not a thousand of them, they never cease to captivate me. Each one feels like a rebirth or an epiphany, making me aware of the mystery and complexity of life and our universe. 


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