Hello toads & fellow visitors!! I am very happy to feature the lovely artwork by Lisa Graham. She is a registered nurse by training and self-taught artist, family girl and art junkie living in Wichita, Kansas, USA.
"I have explored creative outlets since childhood...dance, piano, cello, doll making and more... but did not find my true love in art until nearly 42 years of age, when out of boredom I drew a picture of a chair in my living room with my grown son's old Crayola colored pencils. I was so elated with the result that I went out the very next day and bought a quality set of colored pencils and I drew anything and everything I could think of for the next two months. I felt like I had tapped into a part of my brain that had never been used before. Then one winter night at a friend's house, she suggested we paint something. I have been painting ever since.
The inspiration for my art work is drawn from a vast mix of imagination, emotion, life travels,family, friends, and every day scenes and places that catch my attention. A funny expression, an old photo, a beautiful building, a quaint cafe, a mother leading her children, grief and loss and joy, or even the color of my morning coffee...these are all the things I love to capture in my paintings."
Bree & Dreamweaver Coat
The Blessing Bringer
"I hope my work brings you joy and causes you to look more closely at the beautiful world around you. I also hope that if you have ever wished you could draw or paint that my story will encourage you to take that first step. Discovering this passion for art has been life changing for me and it would be for you too!
Thank you for looking at my art!"
Facebook: Lisa Graham Art
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaGrahamArt
Our challenge is to write a new poem or prose poem or flash fiction (250 words limit) based on the work of Lisa Graham. If you upload her image/s in your writing, please acknowledge the name of the artist and link to her site. She has expressed interest in our work and I will be sending her the link after we have completed our challenge. I will be checking in during the week to see if anyone else has linked up.
Wishing you all Happy Weekend ~ Grace (aka Heaven)