af Lise Meijer | dec 6, 2013 | From my life, Paintings, Prints, Soul speed, Uncategorized
“Joy under the tree”. New painting. Available for purchase HERE, as the very first of a series of small and affordable paintings on Etsy, yay!
Strange how we humans create traditions and then keep them up long after no one can remember or manifest their true meaning. Strange how just a little awareness can shift that.
One day a most wonderful Christmas tree presented itself to me. A tree standing alone in a winter landscape. And yet not alone. It was part of a beautiful world of life, not visible to the eye unless you were able to see through the cold winter earth beneath its roots. There were presents under the tree! But a very special kind. The kind that makes you still with wonder and joy. They were pure life energy and juices from trees and plants withdrawn into the ground to be stored and renewed during the cold season. And they were wrapped in a deep understanding of the cycle of life and death.
I saw a world of promise and new life. Forces making ready for the year to come. And I noticed how the tree was settled, knowing that what the eyes can´t see is still there, as pure joy under the surface. That this is another kind of spring, felt by those who are able to be so still that they can hear what goes on under the surface.
Detail from York Minster
This December I will try once again. To do what I can and leave the rest. And not be driven by traditions. But rather use them as an opener and guide to what may be a hidden truth. Remembering that true presents has joy and connection and don´t come with a demand. I know it´s not easy in this world. But I firmly believe we can create our own new traditions, little by little. Traditions connected to something true. Something real. Even if it´s something we can´t see it with the eyes.
Here´s to lots of true joy under the trees this year!!!
PS: part of my sanity in times like this comes from the small (or sometimes big, yay!) moments of reconnecting with myself through writing morning pages. Lifesaving. Really.
af Lise Meijer | nov 18, 2013 | Calendars, Cards, Lise Meijer Web Shop, Prints, Uncategorized
My dear ones. A new and smaller card size 4 x 5,5 inches (A6/normal postcard size) has now finally found it´s way to my etsy shop!
Please allow me to show off! You can choose between 3 collections of 8 cards here, but first I would love to show you the Heart and Soul collection which is perfect for sending out small chrismas greetings or accompanying your presents with love. The cards are single, with the title of the image written in very small letters on the blank back, and comes individually packed in cellobag with white envelope included. Aaaaand, the quality is THICK and GLOSSY, yes, like in a quality-card. And very affordable. Enjoy!
The second collection is called Joy and Balance. And I truly think it does just that: spreads messages of joy and balance! Here it comes:
The third collection features some of my own favorite cards and is called Birds and Nourishment:
Go visit my shop and order now to get them in good time for christmas! Plus, there are so many other goodies in there, including the Calendar which is almost selling out so you would have to be real quick if you still want one, just saying. Only the Danish version available now, but they are really almost the same, even the names of the months.
I also truly love the BIG POSTERS and think it is an incredibly affordable way to bring BIG art into your home. there are 4 images available in the big size, and they look truly gorgeous in a frame! Measures 19,7 x 27,6 in (50 x 70 cm) truly BIG!!!
As always, you can buy my signed A4 posters in any image you should want. Just ask if you don´t find the one you are looking for, and I will create it and sign it for you, pack it and send it right to your home with love. A wonderful present too!!!
And of course I also do gift-wrapping if you wish, just say so in the notes right before checkout.
Hope you enjoyed! I truly enjoy sending off these products which I created with joy and pride. And I am so thankful for all of you who have supported my small but growing business these last years! Truly.