LOVE for 2016!

January 1, 2016

“And we are put on this earth a little space that we might learn to bear the beams of love”
~William Blake


2016 Love by Lisa Rivas

A beautiful tree crafted from the loving hands of artisans and made with tiny seed-like beads.

“To those who have given up on love: I say, ‘Trust life a little bit.’”
~Maya Angelou

Whispering to The Stars…

December 22, 2015

A small painting created from magic, with a new method and medium.
If you have followed me on Instagram, you would have seen all these images…
…sprinkled here and there, whispering.
They have now found a home together under the stars!

Whispers of The Stars by ©Lisa Rivas

“Whisper to The Stars” © Lisa Rivas – 11.5″ x 11.5″ – Mixed media on Birch board, ready to hang – $350

“I will love the light for it shows me the way,
yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.
~Og Mandino

For my Dad…

December 4, 2015

A tribute to my father

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My father gave me two very precious things to my life:
One was unconditional love / support ; the second was the direction / acknowledgement to be creative.

Today, it is 3 years since he passed on to the other world. He is very much missed.  Heart

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone can give another person, he believed in me.” ~Jim Valvano

Into the memory of…

December 1, 2015

Just a day ago, the most beautiful bird was brought home to me by my little friend Madison.
it’s terrible when it happens… any bird or creature. But it is the way of nature, a cats course…

What totally caught my eye was it’s refinement, the stunning delicate patterns!

Rest in Peace dear bird - Lisa Rivas    Your Feathers - Lisa Rivas

It so impressed me that I took some photos of this flight-gone beauty. The more I looked, the more amazing…
There were secret markings and subtle worlds locked in it’s fabulous plumage.

Into Memory by Lisa Rivas

"Into the Memory" by ©Lisa Rivas - charcoal on paper

I wrote about it in my journal and decided to do a sketch in it’s memory.
This tribute reminds me of cactuses & rocks!

“Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.”
~Emily Dickinson

A Golden Chance…

November 24, 2015

By losing a bit of control in our methods of creation ...
 *** Magic will then occur! ***

Golden Chance by Lisa Rivas
Golden Chance – no pen, gold ink, paper – © Lisa Rivas

"The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life,
the clearer we should see through it."
~Niccolo Machiavelli