Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Hope you have had a peaceful Halloween evening, with only sweet, smiling faces appearing at your door!
If you would like to see more of my florals and other photographs, please visit www.lyndalehmann.com . Image c 2007 Lynda Lehmann.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The life of a tree is revealed not just by its height or its growth rings, but by the marks and scars its days have wrought upon its bark. The bark reveals the character of a tree in the same way the lines on a person's face show his or her age. The bark speaks of hardships endured, as well as of life-force and survival.
Text and image c Lynda Lehmann. If you would like to see more of my work, please visit www.lyndalehmann.com . Thanks for visiting!
The title says it all. The name of this palm escapes me because I was too busy taking photos to write it down. Regardless of its name and and species, it was clearly designed and engineered by an unseen intelligence of a higher order. The structure of this tree, viewed at a local arboretum, is unbelievable!
I remember some course work in industrial design in college, when we talked about angles creating structural integrity and strength, a principal applied in architecture, packaging, and other forms of design. The most common example is probably corrugated cardboard, with which we're all familiar. But no human endeavor can ever rival the design and structural adaptations in nature!
Image and text c Lynda Lehmann. Please visit www.lyndalehmann.com if you would like to see more of my work.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Image c 2007 Lynda Lehmann. Acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Available at www.lyndalehmann.com .
Thursday, October 25, 2007
This painting is available at www.lyndalehmann.com. Image and text c Lynda Lehmann. All rights reserved.
Read it here: http://community.oceana.org./ and take just two minutes to send a letter out in your name, protesting this destructive practice. We can all do our part! Let's help protect our oceans, all the species in them, and our own food chain!
The above image, "Blue, Turquoise, Blue," is available at www.lyndalehmann.com
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Since I didn't have time to work on a longer post tonight, I thought I would just share this cute young goat with you, and wish you the joy of your own sense of wonder. It's one of our greatest gifts. This goat sure seems to have it!
Image and text c Lynda Lehmann. If you would like to see more of my art, please visit www.lyndalehmann.com
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
What better blessing than for us to be able to communicate with people all over the world through our blogging? We form new friendships, hear other points of view, form alliances, and affirm our common humanity. All good things...
Thank you Kim, for being so friendly and for working hard to build bridges! Your wonderful, open smile says a lot about who you are! That's why I'm posting this image in your honor. It's called "Inner Glow."
I'm glad I "met" you, Kim!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I have to comfort myself by telling myself this: While there is life, there is hope. If I can still find beauty on the beach or in the forest, there is hope. If I can see the universe in a cluster of beach pebbles, there is hope.
I wish each of you hope and resolve as you lay your head down tonight. May we all find enough beauty in our world to really cherish it. May we work collectively and as individuals to preserve our Earth.
Image and text c 2007 Lynda Lehmann. To see more of my art or purchase "Galaxy," please visit www.lyndalehmann.com .
I want to thank Cindy from Rosehaven Cottage for the beautiful Rose Medallion Award. I want to express my gratitude for this wonderful lady's support. It's been a joy to get to know her a little bit, through our blogs. Cindy adds beauty to this world through her words and actions. Maybe one day I'll be lucky enough to see the transformation that she and her husband Brent have wrought on the grounds of Rosehaven Cottage. If I had half her energy and gardening aptitude, our place would look a heck of a lot better than it does! Cindy, maybe you would like to bring your perseverance and Green Thumb over here?
Thank you Cindy, for being you, and for giving me the honor of your Rose Medallion.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The images are "Shards and Needles" and "Burnished Leaves and Blueberries." The blueberries in the photo are the wild kind that bears like, and they were submerged in a puddle atop a granite rock in a river in New Hampshire. Prints of both are available at http://www.lyndalehmann.com/
Monday, October 15, 2007
Many of my blog posts have been about the Earth, and if you are familiar with my art, I think my love for our planet comes across. The same passion is in my writing, in poems, stories and several novels that are dear to my heart because of their meaning. I can't seem to write or paint or point my camera and shoot, without thinking of how the human condition impacts our planet. Mostly, I think, it's greed and selfishness that cause some people to behave as if the universe exists for their private gain. I feel sorry for those who don't feel connected to the universe, or a sense of oneness with Creation. Or however you want to say it.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
The truth wears six billion faces, each with different life circumstances, a different life script, and a different mode of emotional 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, when involved in creative process, is so engaging to me, always varied and full of mystery, it teaches me both tolerance and hope. The bounty of creative options available to me gives me confidence in the infinite potential of the universe, for hope, harmony, and healing. In short, it gives me joy.
-The above two paragraphs are quoted from my article "Art and Power," published in Creativity Portal, http://www.creativity-portal.com/bc/other/art-power.html . You can read the article in its entirety if you like. I'd be interested to hear how you experience your own subjectivity!
Image and all text c Lynda Lehmann. If you would like to see more of my art or purchase this image, please visit www.lyndalehmann.com. Or you can buy it framed at Imagekind: http://LyndaLehmann.imagekind.com/
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Such places give me solace, fill my soul with joy, mystery, and renewed hope for the world.
This past summer while canoeing, I came upon some half rotted tree trunks burgeoning out of the muck of the overgrown lake shore. I thought that even in their decay, they have their own beauty. After all, they speak of the infinite and continuously unfolding life cycles that play out all over our gorgeous planet.
I want to share a few of these views with you. I'll post more when I find them. I thank God for the sunlight, for the pristine peace of the lake, and for these quiet outposts of life and life that has passed. They all speak to me of Eternity.
Image and text c Lynda Lehmann.
I think it sounds exciting and sure hope it works!
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
These are some samples that I've photographed in my wanderings in Northeast forests. I hope you will find them as interesting as I do. Maybe you'll even find them to be beautiful!
If you know their names and classifications, I'd love to hear from you on that. My last memory of learning science is of seventh grade biology class, and that won't help me here!
If you are interested in purchasing any of these images, you can find them for sale at http://www.lyndalehmann.com/
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Thank you Floyd and William, for your kind acknowledgement! I'm grateful for the creativity, intelligence, and sharing brimming from the blogging community. Maybe we can all find in our collective good will and wisdom, new hope for our common humanity!