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The sound of A sudden stillness

HealingHearts

(“Healing hearts”. Text reads: “In the quiet spaces lives JOY – CREATIVITY – CONNECTION + CARE. Healing of our hearts. To purchase this original painting, contact me.)

The other night I sat down in my living room together with Rune after the children were put to bed. During all the busyness of life we have learned that if we want to have some time together we best put it in the calendar, at least once a week. But often, when we reach that point of the day where the dinner has been served + cleaned away and the children has got their attention and love and are put to bed, we are both a bit frazzled. And it takes quite a shift to move into anything new. So, that night, we agreed to just sit for a while. And take a moment to breathe.

And there I sat and was completely STILL. For more than 5 minutes. at 8.30 pm. Wow!

Lise Meijer profil (2 of 21)

(Me, on a beach on Bornholm)

As I settled, I began to notice the many fine sounds in the room. The calmness of the evening, inviting us to listen to the inner voice and find peace with whatever IS. And I SAW my life, and me in it.

I began noticing how much I have in my life to be grateful for. It is a lot. And I felt the healing of being grateful for what there IS, rather than to long for what IS NOT.

It hit me almost as a chock how I very rarely just SIT.  Without having some specific inner or outer activity going on. I have many wonderful practices. I consider my painting process as kind of a meditative state, a deep inner quiet and a connection to fine things. I do running and pilates. And I walk. I also write morning pages. But just sitting without doing anything has not been part of my practise, so far. From now on it will.

And to be quiet together with someone I care for before engaging is a beautiful way to start a meeting.

Thank you, Quiet moment. Once again, I am grateful to be alive. I will try to remember.

Tree of Dreams - Drømmetræet

(“Dreamtree”, original sold – signed prints available HERE)

New newsletter + win a painting!

“Blooming garden/Blomstrende have”  24x30cm/7,9 x 11,8 in - 1.600 kr./ 299 $

“Blooming garden/Blomstrende have” 24x30cm/7,9 x 11,8 in – 1.600 kr./ 299 $

Dear friends here!

I have a BRAND NEW NEWSLETTER and I warmly invite you to join it! And if you come along before march 1rst you automatically sign up to win AN ORIGINAL PAINTING – the one you see above. Or another available painting of that same size. You ALSO receive a coupon code with 20 % dicount in my webshop!

To parttake you simply sign up before 1rst of march by clicking HERE!

(Then you write your e-mail and name, and click the SUBSCRIBE button, easy peacy)

I will draw a winner in the week following 1rst of march and announce it here, on FB and by direct mail.

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If you are in doubt whether this newsletter is for you, feel free to JUST TRY IT OUT! To sign off the list again takes just one click and you receive no hard feelings in return, truly. I too make cleaning sessions in my inbox now and then, that´s totally understood and a healthy sign!

I have been planning and dreaming about creating this newsletter for a loooong time. In fact, it has become one of those elephant-tasks that I knew would be just a tiny cute mouse-task once I got around to it. For a whole year I put it off (A YEAR!!!), until I was so fed up with it I made it my nr. 1 priority in the beginning of this year. But that´s how it is; sometimes we are just not ready even though what we want to do would only takes 5 minutes or one day out of a lifetime. And there are many inner and outer reasons for that!  + many wonderful ways to overcome those resistances, like in this list of links.

But now it´s here!!! I managed to spend that day to learn the tiny mouse-bite of techy stuff so I can offer you more eye-candy than a normal mail, because I love when things are pleasing to the eyes. By joining you will be the first to know about shop sales, workshops, and I will spice it up with small bites of creativity and other news, in both english and danish.

I look forward to sharing news + inspiration with you (typically about once a month), don´t forget to SIGN UP!

With care, Lise.

 

BIRTHDAY GRATITUDE SALE – UP TO 50 % OFF

I am grateful for so many things – for starters, I am grateful to be alive in this simple, complicated, beautiful life. And to be almost well again after a nasty flu.

AND, tomorrow, the last day of the first month in the year is my BIRTHDAY! I decided to celebrate with a BIRTHDAY-SALE, Because, one of the many things I am grateful for is all YOU wonderful people who for the last years has shown kindness and interest in my art and products, and continue to support in many ways – thank you so much!

Simply head over to my webshop and use the code “BIRTHDAY15” at checkout (all capitals, no quotation marks), which gives you a 25 % OFF any purchase this saturday AND sunday. That is on top of the january 25 % sale on signed prints and calendar, which means a 50 % bargain on some items, if you use the code , yep!!! Find the shop right HERE, enjoy and cheers!!!

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(I know – this pic above is slightly out of season, but we can always dream in january…..)

Pure Joy

This and many other signed prints is part of the 25 % off sale in january – and with the code BIRTHDAY15 you get an extra 25 % off, voila!

Bubbles and soothing messages for you – and new prints!

Dear you.

Do you sometimes feel that you are too …. wild, quiet, impossible, crazy, forceful, stubborn, strong, passionate, expressive, chatty, opinionated, loud, weird? That you basically are a burden and TOO MUCH?

Well, then you are probably quite creative and chock-full of life that needs to be shared with the world! Here’s a salute to you and all the beauty you contain that deserves to have a place in the world – with all of you, just as you are, no less!!!

"You are a Blessing/ Du er en velsignelse" Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr.

“You are a Blessing/ Du er en velsignelse” Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr.

Text in painting above reads:

“You are a true blessing. With all your funny quirks and odd colors. You are NOT a burden! You are you ……
You are a life force, an honest party, a true story and a waterfall of inspiration and beaming smiles. You are a blessing, just as you are!”

AND, I just made the image above and the 3 below available as signed prints in my webshop, you can check them out here! AND, if you buy 3 prints I have made this discounted set just for you!!I Perhaps a new years gift to yourself or someone you think would be thrilled to receive a print with a soothing message!

""House of Inspiration/ Inspirationens hus" Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr.

“”House of Inspiration/ Inspirationens hus” Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr.

“Blooming garden/Blomstrende have”  24x30cm/7,9 x 11,8 in - 1.600 kr./ 299 $

“Blooming garden/Blomstrende have” 24x30cm/7,9 x 11,8 in – 1.600 kr./ 299 $

"Pouring Joy/ Rindende glæde" Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr.

“Pouring Joy/ Rindende glæde” Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr.

Love, Lise.

Wall Calendar 2015 on Presale NOW!

Dear friends,

I am thrilled to introduce: Wall calendar 2015!!!!

Aaaand, RIGHT NOW it´s on PRESALE at a reduced price (about 20 % off) in my webshop HERE. The offer lasts for 2 weeks and is only for purchase through my shop.

Calendar 2015 forside

I have put a lot of care and consideration into the calendar to make sure it would show the art in a big and wonderful way AND have space to write in with it´s 5 columns (= space for your or a whole families appointments). I am so happy it worked out!

If you know you want the calendar or want to gift it to someone, grab the opportunity. I will send the first calendars out last week in October. BUY THE CALENDAR HERE!

The Calendar shows 12 of my paintings in luxury print on 250 g paper:

FebJuniNov

JuliSeptDec

To see more AND To make sure there is a copy for you and get the presale discount, head over TO MY WEBSHOP

We never know beforehand

Circus of BalanceScan

“Circus of Balance”, available as A4 poster right here in my shop

We never know beforehand. Not fully. We have to walk the path, often feeling partly blindfolded or dimmed in our vision. Like driving through the night, only able to see as far as the frontlights are able to light up the darkness. And still we somehow get there. That is, if we “get up, get in the car and drive”. Sitting at home wondering how to drive in the dark won´t do it.

When I created this image it was for an international competition. I felt way out of my comfort zone and actually scared, but I dove in and really gave it my very best. I even went to have the painting scanned professionally and payed a graphic designer to create the file in the right dimensions. I often refrain from any kind of competition because I am afraid that I won´t be able to handle if I loose!

Well, I didn´t win and I was not selected as one of the top 50 either. There were more than 2000 entries from all over the world, but still I could feel my heart drop: “how will I ever get there” “There” meaning learning how to get into a market I don´t know much about, learning how to make a business from my passion, learning how to earn money from what I create so that I can keep creating.

I am still learning, and often frightened too. However, this image went on to become the all times bestseller amongst my creations so far. Whenever a shop places an order, they will give a number of their wanted cards and images in different sizes, and very often they add: and could you give us 10 extra of this image in all your sizes please, it is selling so fast!

What I am saying is: I could not see, it felt utterly uncomfortable, I still gave it my best – then I felt like a looser, and my heart dropped. But found my way forward with what was important: to keep driving/creating from my passion. And then this image found it´s very own way of being of use and joy in this world, slowly but steadily finding it´s own place and usage.

I am very thankful for that experience, the whole of it!

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