STANDING IN GRATITUDE – nyt maleri

STANDING IN GRATITUDE – nyt maleri

“Standing in Gratitude” Mixed media på lærred, 24 x 30 cm – find maleriet her: https://www.lisemeijer.dk/malerier-til-salg/  – Og kontakt mig direkte for køb eller spørgsmål om originaler.

Der er et par nye malerier at finde under Galleri/ malerier til salg! Bl.a. dette som omhandler TAKNEMMELIGHED:

“Stiller du dig, så du tillader dit hjerte at være taknemmelig for de små ting du allerede har, så vil hjertet begynde at ringe med taknemmelighedens tone.

Det kræver kun én ting: at du slipper den falske luksus det er at klage. Som i SLIP. STOP. NO-GO. NADA. NIENTE.

Det er IKKE let. Tro mig, selv jeg har ofte SÅ meget lyst til at…..
(læs hele teksten i dagens Kreative Tirsdags Vitamin:
https://mailchi.mp/…/hvordan-man-trder-vk-fra-mangel-og-ind…)

Kærlig hilsen Lise.

 

Lag af Liv og Lys – udstilling samt nye julekrybbe figurer i Adventskirken, Vanløse

Lag af Liv og Lys – udstilling samt nye julekrybbe figurer i Adventskirken, Vanløse

“Your true colors” 40 x 50 cm, 3200 DKK

“Det har jeg aldrig prøvet før, så det klarer jeg helt sikkert!” var ca. hvad jeg i bedste Pippi-stil hørte mig selv sige , da præsten Lene fra Adventskirken i Vanløse spurgte om jeg ville skabe et sæt figurer til kirkens julekrybbe.

Heldigvis gik jeg igang i god tid, for det var slet ikke så let som jeg troede, det der med at lave holdbare figurer i 3D. Men nu er Josef, Maria og det lille Jesus barn klar til at stå og lyse i kirken i juletiden!

Ved samme lejlighed er der udstilling af mine malerier i kirkens lokaler i hele december og januar.

Herover ses Maria og Josef under tilblivelsen

Udstilling: LAG AF LIV OG LYS – Fernisering søndag 26.11 

Efter gudstjenesten, som starter kl. 10.30, holder vi fernisering på udstillingen med originale mixed media malerier. Selve ferniseringen finder sted ca. kl. 11.15. Her fortæller jeg historien bag mit liv som kunstner og om selve processen bag både figurerne til julekrybben og billederne. Desuden vil jeg synge et par af mine sange for jer. I forbindelse med receptionen byder kirken på et lille glas.

ALLE er velkomne.

Udstillingen kan ses frem til ultimo januar i kirkens åbningstid.

Du kan læse mere om udstillingen på kirkens hjemmeside. 

Adressen er: Adventskirken, Sallingvej 90, 2720 Vanløse

Måske vi ses på søndag!

Kærlig hilsen Lise. 

“Giving Back” 21 x 30 cm, 1400 DKK

Clashing wills & quiet hearts

Clashing wills & quiet hearts

"Healing hearts/ Helende hjerter" Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr.

“Healing hearts/ Helende hjerter” Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr. For sale.

Text in the painting reads:

“IN THE QUIET SPACES LIVES JOY – CREATIVITY – CONNECTION + CARE.

HEALING OF OUR HEARTS.”

When we want something with our will and act on it, we create a direction, a movement. Directions and movements are powerful; they can move mountains and people. They can create the wildest new things and tear the old and dusty down to pieces. They can leave their mark and shape the world.

Directions can also clash. When two wills headed in opposite directions collide, conflicts can arise. And it is often worst when the two wills thought they were going to the same place. And bang, they collide, abruptly stopped. And get angry with each other, for no one likes being stopped in their progress.

And out there in the land of wills and actions, where everything is directions and creating power, it is often difficult to resolve this conflict.

It actually CAN´T be resolved from that place; the two wills are already moving in two different directions. Each of them of in their full right to do so. It takes strength to move mountains, all power needed. So the only focus there is room for in the country of wills and directions are often: That mountain has to be moved! And so, the two wills collide like two angry bulls ready for battle. And I have yet to meet anyone who has successfully coached two angry bulls into happily grazing side by side.

To resolve the conflict, we must sidestep and be silent. Completely quiet. So quiet that we can listen above and below and right into the middle of the very core of life. So quiet that we can hear the earth below us, with all the layers of primeval history. So we catch the universal melody of the past and future and endless possibilities in one. So quiet that we just ARE, without needing to move anywhere, because everything is right here and always have been. So quiet that we ARE love.

In love, it is not just possible, but completely natural that there is room for several directions at once. In love, coexistence is a wonderful opportunity to honor our differences while we create and contribute with each our bit to the world. Even when it’s hard and it looks like what we want are opposites, each of us can continue to live and act without being stopped by someone who want something seemingly different. Deeply rooted in love.

Do we need to enter a meditation room or a monastery to be quiet for hours or days every time there is a conflict? For God´s sake, NO, certainly not! The silence of love is timeless. For some it works to practice in a monastery or a meditation room. Personally I love to practice this healing quietness when I paint and create things. It is a state that works through us, and it doesn´t take more than a tiny moment to create a healing difference in a conflict. As lont as that moment springs from the love in a quiet heart.

Is it easy? NO! (permission granted to shout from your lungs full volume!)

Is it possible? Yes it is. (said with quiet wonder, like when you are unsure whether it is a lark you can see in the sky, and just have come to agree with yourself that “yes, it is”.)

With big love, from a sometimes frowning bullhead with an also soft and quiet heart.

Lise.

You can be that listening ear you need so much!

"The music between us" - mixed media on canvas, 13 x 18 cm SOLD

“The music between us” – mixed media on canvas, 13 x 18 cm SOLD

(New art – part of a series of mini-paintings for my exhibition in Pakhuset– sold)

You are a life-musician. Yes, you are!

You create music in the way you interact with others. Your life-music is moving energy that vibrates in space. That music can move, give courage or heal.

In musical ensembles, one of the most important things to master is the art of listening attentively, while at the same time contributing with your own sound. To give and take your space simultaneously, like in a dance.

Many people’s greatest wish today is to be heard. And often there is a lack of attentive listening. But for every voice that needs to be heard there must be an attentive and courageous listening ear.

You can be that listening ear in the world. And contribute to a more harmonious world-melody with your ability to be part of an ensemble. Watch and give time. Listen to the spaces in-between. Maybe you need to wait with speaking? Or perhaps it’s time to talk firm and loud? Give space and notice the spaces. And then contribute with something you truly feel is needed. And feel how the music evolves.

You can start with listening to yourself and then move on to extend this service to someone you meet.

With your listening attention, you can help someone else to also watch and listen. It´s attractive and contagious!

Big love from Lise.

PS: I hear you!

New art: Letting go & Sisters by Nature + glimpses from an exhibition in Pakhuset, Klintholm Havn

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Dear friends.

I have been painting a lot lately. And facebooking a lot. And also Instagramming. And of course sending out my newsletter with shop offers and free printable and stuff.  (Subscribe here if you like!). I have not been blogging much though… a bit too many balls perhaps!

But today I am eager to share two new paintings with you. They kind of appeared as twin-paintings, as you can see above.

The first one is about letting go and recognizing your own garden of love. The second is about that natural bond there is between girls, woman, ladies:

Letting go with love

“Letting go”, acrylic and paper on deep edge canvas, 60 x 80 cm. – 4.800 kr.  / 24 x 32 in, 690 $

This one comes with a small text:

“Let your hair down and allow the wind to flutter through your soul. Release the birds. Dare for a while to doubt and loosen your grip. Let whatever you kept bound in fear, fly freely.

And see, you stand on a fertile ground of love. It was given to you at birth and you can never lose it. Every time you love, forgive, release or look at another with honest, clear eyes, it becomes richer and greener. Water it frequently. And above all: enjoy it! And smile at all the birds you love when they come to refresh themselves in your garden, again and again.”

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Sisters by nature

“Sisters by Nature”,  acrylic and paper on deep edge canvas, 60 x 80 cm. – 4.800 kr.  / 24 x 32 in, 690 $

The second painting is about that special bond that can be between ladies, woman, girls. A sense of natural connection and understanding that is so special, and, to most ladies, so, so important. I kind of really like how they turned out, plus I personally like the light and green colors a lot.

They are both part of a local exhibition rigth now in Pakhuset, Klintholm Havn on Møn here in Denmark. That is a very charming place. We had the opening last sunday complete with all the 25 artists and over 200 guests, live music, pizza from the local pizzaria (which happens to be the best in the area) and of course drinks and lost of smiles and chats. I love those kind of happenings! Here is a peak into my little booth there, it´s almost a small shop complete with cards, posters, cups and Calendar. And, of course the paintings. If you are nearby I recommend a visit to Pakhuset, this old 3 store building filled with art!

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I love how in every booth you get a glimpse of the next; this way the arts and crafts blend and compliment each other very well!

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Gotta say, I am actually very happy with the cups! They are really beautifully made with a fine shining finish – in our home they are a clear favorite, and they make a wonderful gift with joyful, uplifting images.

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You can really sense how old and raw the building are – that´s also why it´s only used from may to september; it´s too cold in the winter but very charming during summer time. A big bonus is that this part of Møn is very well visited because of the many tourists coming to enjoy the special Møn´s Klint, the beautiful white cliffs.

Till soon, and take much care,

Lise.

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New art: The river of my heart (and about being stuck in emotions…)

I just finished this, one of my bigger paintings:

“RIVER OF MY HEART”

"River of my heart/ Hjertets flod" - 31,5 x 47,2 in/ 80 x 120 cm, acrylic and paper on deep edge canvas. Price: 925 $/ 6.500 kr.

“River of my heart/ Hjertets flod” – 31,5 x 47,2 in/ 80 x 120 cm, acrylic and paper on deep edge canvas. Price: 925 $/ 6.500 kr.

“The river of our heart flows continuously. It contains every emotion, every color, light and darkness, and also all our greyness. Sometimes deep, sometimes low and shallow, and always weaving through life’s landscape of narrowing and widening, wild forests and fine gardens. Its task is to FLOW. And it wants to flow freely, and in return it brings joy in abundance when we dare let it do just that.”

– Lise Meijer

– Lately I have been pondering how emotions are like the weather: they shift according to all kind of outer influences – like high or low pressure, warmth or cold, and also pollution and many other outer or inner causes. It takes a lot of skill to learn to predict the weather, and even when the expets have done their best – they can be wrong! The weather color very much how we experience the day & the world, and it is NEVER permanent! Also, there is always, always a blue sky or a crisp clear starry night to be found behind the clouds.

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Above: Celeste (11) recently did my hair with an upside – down heart which I loved!!!

It is the same story with emotions: they move through us all the time and  like the weather they can never be completely fixed. They appear due to the processes we are exposed to, inside and outside ourselves, but it can be hard to always determine what caused them to turn up. And even harder to change them when cloudy emotions seem to fill the whole inner sky. The best cure of cloudy emotions I know is MOVEMENT! Any kind of movement; physical exercise, a walk, going to the cimema, doing some cleaning or tidying or creating something. It is also the last thing I want to do when stuck in heavy emotions. But once I do, things slowly shift. It often takes a while, but there will be a shift.

And believe me, I had many (MANY) mornings in my life where I had no idea of how to get myself unstuck enough to begin working! Especially during the latest years where all I had to do was to get up, go upstairs and get myself to create. Wonderful when you FEEL like it! And seemingly impossible at other days. But I have sincerely come to love the fact that there IS  something I can do about that state, even if I don´t feel the effect immediately.

I love the fact that I can change my inner weather!

And when nothing else works, I go to the chapter “Mood shifter” in this wonderful book. Highly recommended!

With love from Lise.

PS: as always, I ship worldwide with joy, both items from my shop with prints and cards and original art!