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My Thoughts Fly Far Beyond Me: Painting #37

Artists for A Pristine PlanetMy Thoughts Fly Far Beyond Me: Painting #37. I did a painting a long time ago that I like so much I won’t sell it. Its title is “My Thoughts Go Out Far Beyond Me,” and as you can guess, was the inspiration for this one.

My thinking is this: if we truly are One, there’s only One of us here, and what I think goes out to infinity and back again, and affects your reality just as much as mine. After all, if we really are One, you are me and I am you and we are all together! Sound familiar?

This was a fast painting because I have a meeting I have to go to tonight and I didn’t want to have to finish it and upload it after I got home. What a challenge to paint so fast – my I-need-to-get-it-perfecter bell was clanging away –

Want the original of My Thoughts Fly Far Beyond Me? Just email Lyon at AngelaTreatLyon.com and request it!

If you miss getting the original, you can get posters, greeting cards or really beautiful prints on canvas or paper of My Thoughts Fly Far Beyond Me here http://bit.ly/My-Thoughts-Fly-Prints.

Don’t have room for a painting or print? The holidays are coming – I invite you to get a beautiful Mousey Pad of it here: http://bit.ly/My-Thoughts-Fly-MP.

And I liked this one, too, so much that I made a throw pillow out of it – this would be a great pillow for coaches and therapists, just as Learning to Love Myself is. Here’s where to get one: http://bit.ly/My-Thoughts-Fly-Pillow

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Red Night: Painting #48

Artists for A Pristine PlanetRed Night: Painting #48.

What happens when you hate what you painted and start to paint over it? Sometimes it gets better than it was in the first place.

That’s what happened today. I felt like a mush head all day – by Friday, if I’ve been going over my limit of an hour or an hour and a half for a painting – like I have this week! – I end up exhausted.

I started to paint a rag-tag combo of Rousseau-like elements, and got about half done and hated it.

Artists for A Pristine PlanetSo I painted it yellow, and then a coat of magenta…and all of a sudden, the mood shifted…it was sweet…and I liked it!

So I added a few more elements and presto, it was done! I like it much better than the painting I had planned, too!

Here’s what the pillow looks like, and the painting is shown here in a frame for illustration purposes only – frame NOT included.

This one was painted in acrylics on heavy watercolor paper mounted on a 12″ x 9″ canvas.

ORIGINAL: Get the 12″ x 9″ original acrylic on canvas painting of Red Night: email Lyon at AngelaTreatLyon.com and let me know you want it.

PRINTS & GICLEES: And if you miss getting the 9″ x 12″ original acrylic on canvas painting of Red Night, get a fantastic, high-quality print of it here
http://bit.ly/Red-Night-Prints.

MOUSEY PADS: You can also get a gorgeous, gem colored mousey-pad here:
http://bit.ly/Red-Night-MP.

PILLOWS: You can also get a beautiful, comfy Throw Pillow here:
http://bit.ly/Red-Night-Pillow.

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Sunset Through the Leaves

Artists for A Pristine PlanetSunset Through the Leaves

When the setting sun hits my garden wall just right, the leaves all light up from behind just like organic jewels.

This view is right outside of my office, so I get to see it every single afternoon as I sit here and work!

Lucky me!

The original is SOLD! Thank you!

When you get these original paintings, you help me support the cleanup of the nasty plastic drinking water bottle trash we’ve created on the planet.

Because out of each piece I sell, I donate to an organization that helps research the problem and how to best approach it and where, or do the actual cleanup needed.

Thanks!

You can get a mousey-pad of it here:
http://bit.ly/sunset-leaves-MP
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And since you missed getting the original, I invite you to get a print (on paper or canvas) starting at $104: PrintsbyLyon.com.

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Painting #5: 5 p.m. Canoe Club

Artist for A Pristine PlanetHere in Hawaii, the afternoon is sweet as sugar.

The clouds gather over the mountains and sweep towards the beach, and if it rains it doesn’t last long.

Near where I live, this is what it looks like when the canoe club gathers to practice every day. When I go down to the beach it’s just like getting a shot of pure Life – I always come home re-energized.

This painting was done in acrylics on 9″ x 12″ canvas. The original does not have the watermarked words on it!

Here’s how you can get the original of the painting: just send an email to Lyon at AngelaTreatLyon.com and let me know you want it.

If you miss getting the original, you can get a print of this image HERE starting at $104.00. You can get prints on paper, giclées – framed or unframed – and beautiful thick, glossy, richly color-imbued greeting cards.

Painting #10: Ko’Olina Afternoon

Artists for A Pristine PlanetKo’Olina Afternoon. Painting #10.

This is one of the most popular snorkeling spots on Oahu – easy to see why.

I wanted to do this view because I had never painted palm trees before, and it scared me to death. Came out OK, methinks.

To get this original 9″ x 12″ painting, just email me at: Lyon at AngelaTreatLyon.com. $100 plus S&H.

You can get a mousey-pad of it here: http://bit.ly/ko-olina-mousey-pads.

And if you miss getting the original, you can get beautiful prints on either paper or canvas, framed or unframed, (starting at $104) here http://bit.ly/ko-olina-prints.

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The Village and the Sea – A New Agreement? Painting #47

Artists for A Pristine PlanetThe Village and the Sea – A New Agreement? Painting #47.

Chagall was an amazing painter. I always liked his stained-glass-like colors, but until I tried actually painting like him, I never realized how masterful he was.

In his original painting (posted below), called “the Village and I”, he uses various devices to pull you in and literally guide your eye as he wants you to see the story.

My guiding lines are more blatant than his, but that’s OK. It still works. You can see the sacred spiral that starts at the top right with the village.

Under that, you’ll see what looks like the grim reaper and a women holding something.

I never saw it before, but she’s holding a line like a string that goes from the fish’s eye to the human’s and then to herself.

In Chagall’s version, the string is attached to a cow, perhaps signifying the village’s interdependence with the animals and other critters the village ate and produced, and the animals who depended on the humans to keep safe from wild animals and weather.

Artists for A Pristine PlanetHe has a farmer stepping over that line, going out to the fields to reap the harvest. In my version, I wanted it to look like the Reaper will cut that connecting line if we don’t make an agreement soon, and take action to keep the seas safe.

Now you follow that spiral line down to the fish – the Spokes-Fish for the seas? – with the red moon under it – bloody with the death of the ocean creatures? Red for rebirth? The red crescent moon for wild, powerful women who are taking action now more than ever to help the planet? Maybe all three….

Now you get to the human, whose mouth is within the inner circle with the fish’s – communication? Their eyes are certainly targeted on each other’s. Then the posey and the background red of life-beginnings, regeneration, life.

The human is green, which I don’t have to say much about, since green seems to be such a buzz-word now; and is offering a posey – hopefully a peace offering and sign of intention for husbandry. It’s within a special triangular shape, perhaps a wedge opening a new space for future possibilities with the inner circle.

I really liked it that Chagall added such whimsical touches as the necklaces and the rick-rack design on the hat, as well as the odd configuration of the human’s eyeball – almost looks like an old rotary phone. Hard to believe that his painting was done almost exactly 100 years ago!

Want the original of this one? Email me to get the 9″ x 12″ original painting of The Village and the Sea: email Lyon at AngelaTreatLyon.com and let me know you want it.

PRINTS & GICLEES: And if you miss getting the 9″ x 12″ original acrylic on canvas painting of The Village and the Sea, get a fantastic, high-quality print of it here:
http://bit.ly/Village-Sea-Prints.

MOUSEY PADS: You can also get a gorgeous, gem colored mousey-pad here:
http://bit.ly/Village-Sea–MP.

JOURNALS: You can get a handy blank-paper-insides journal here:
http://bit.ly/Village-Sea–Journal.

PILLOWS: You can also get a beautiful, comfy Throw Pillow here:
http://bit.ly/Village-Sea-Pillow.

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Painting #6: Puerto Vallarta Umbrella

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Puerto Vallarta Umbrell: Painting #6

This is kind of an odd bird – I almost threw out the photo I used for reference for this piece as I went through my photogrpahs after I got home from Mexico because it was so fuzzy.

But after looking at it more, I decided it was kind of neat and thought I’d paint it, instead.

I love how the pinkish ‘auras’ around the people get kind of shmooshed into the layers of the sunset – that was how they really looked.

It had been a very hot, dusty day, and there was no breeze. Everyone and his left brother was on the beach, trying to cool down, waiting for the evening breeze, enjoying each others’ company as the sun slipped into the rosy sea.

Get the 9″ x 12″ original:
Just email Lyon at AngelaTreatLyon.com and request it! $100 plus S&H.

Get a print here: http://bit.ly/puerto-vallarta starting at $104.

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Our Secret, Painting #49

Artists for A Pristine PlanetOur Secret, Painting #49. Tonight I saw a young guy and his girlfriend strolling down the street, and they looked just like this. What do you suppose he was whispering to her?

ORIGINAL: Get the 12″ x 9″ original acrylic painting: email Lyon at AngelaTreatLyon.com and let me know you want it.

PRINTS & GICLEES: And if you miss getting the 9″ x 12″ original acrylic on canvas painting of Our Secret, get a fantastic, high-quality print of it here:
http://bit.ly/Our-Secret-Prints.

MOUSEY PADS: You can also get a gorgeous, gem colored mousey-pad here:
http://bit.ly/Our-Secret-MP.

JOURNALS: Get a handy-dandy black-page journal here:
http://bit.ly/Our-Secret-Journal.

PILLOWS: You can also get a beautiful, comfy Throw Pillow here:
http://bit.ly/Our-Secret-Pillow.

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International Coastal Clean Ups Near You….

Artists for A Pristine PlanetAs A volunteer (organizations and individuals) you can join the international Coastal Cleanups to keep our beaches clean.

By doing this, we minimize the amount of trash swept from our coastlines, as these will ultimately end up in the Pacific Garbage Patch.

Many volunteers walk, while other set out on boats or don scuba gear to remove garbage from below the ocean’s surface.

This is the perfect opportunity to do YOUR bit, as people from all ages and walks of life come together for a common goal: to rid our oceans of garbage.

The coastal clean up of 2009 collected 1.1 million plastic bags, and enough cups, plates, knives and forks for a picnic for 100,000 people!

We – you and I – are responsible for the garbage currently floating around in our oceans, and every single bottle or bag we negligently throw away will have a negative impact on our environment.

By joining a Coastal Clean Up, we can prevent that, help clean up what we’ve already messed up, and maybe even provide a pollution-free planet for the next generation. What beaches and waterways are near you that you can spend a couple hours helping to clean every so often?

Credits: http://www.oceanconservancy.org, and image: http://dipity.com

“Floating Islands” of Garbage in Our Oceans: the Junk Raft Project

Artists for A Pristine PlanetThe Junk Raft project (http://junkraft.com) was funded by the Algalita Marine Research Foundation.

Its aim was to “creatively raise awareness about plastic debris and pollution in the ocean,” specifically targeting the Great Pacific Garbage Patch…

“sailing to Hawaii on 15,000 plastic bottles and a Cessna 310, to raise awareness about plastic fouling our oceans.

“They sailed 2600 miles in a 30 foot-long raft made from an old Cessna 310 aircraft fuselage and 6 pontoons filled with 15 000 plastic bottles. I presented our last gyre sample from our marine debris trawl. In a glass peanut butter jar were hundreds of fragments of plastic and zooplankton floating around. “This is what you get when you skim the ocean surface. 2/3rds of the earth is ocean, and is now a plastic soup.”

“I also showed the shriveled stomach from the rainbow runner I caught a couple weeks ago, with 14 fragments of plastic in it’s stomach. This is why we crossed this ocean. Then we talked about what we do about it.(Image and text in blue: from http://junkraft.com)

Dr. Marcus Eriksen, also from the Algalita Foundation, crewed the Junk Raft, along with Film maker Joel Paschal. Many volunteers lent a hand in the construction of the Junk Raft by collecting bottles and cleaning them. These volunteers included Bell Elementary, Santa Monica High School and the Westbridge School for Girls.

The junk raft sailed from Long Beach California, where to Foundation is situation, to Honolulu, Hawaii. Just like the Kaisei Mission, the Algalitha Marine Research Foundation will fund more expeditions in the future, which will focus on the removal of ocean garbage.

So, yes! There are indeed foundations and organizations out there who do their part to clean up the garbage patch. What can YOU do to help?

Stay tuned – more this week onother projects….

http://dipity.com (image titled Dipity)
http://planetgreen.discovery.com (image titled Planet green)

Sometimes I Just Like to Do YOU! – Painting #45

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SOLD. Sometimes I Just Like to Do YOU!, Painting #45. O Bad Me!

What happens when a friend comes over and suggests a naughty painting?

You do it, of course!

Only it isn’t half as naughty as it could be, and is actually more fun than anything really nasty-naughty….It made us laugh a lot, anyway –

This, in case you hadn’t guessed, is the counter-part to Sometimes I Just Like to Do Nothing!

So can you figure out who said what first? Is she answering him? Or is he responding to what she said? Hih hih hih….(You’ll notice neither of them have plastic water bottles with them – there are secret springs under the palm trees….)

PRINTS & GICLEES: And if you miss getting the original of Sometimes I Just Like to Do YOU!, get a fantastic, high-quality print of it here http://bit.ly/Do-YOU-Prints.

MOUSEY PADS: You can also get a gorgeous, gem colored mousey-pad here:
http://bit.ly/Do-YOU-MP.

PILLOWS: You can also get a fun, beautiful, comfy Throw Pillow here:
http://bit.ly/Do-You-Pillow.

Oh – and here are what the fishies are saying…

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Blocked! Painting #44

Artists for A Pristine PlanetBlocked! Painting #44. Ever felt as if you had every idea in the world – but they were just outside your grasp?

Agh! What to do!?!

They call it writer’s block, artist’s block…whatever. Good thing I have tapping…(http://EFTBooks.com)! I always just go for a walk and that seems to get me back in the groove again….

ORIGINAL: Have some fun! This would make a good joke-gift for that friend who is a writer or artist…. Get the 12″ x 9″ original acrylic painting: email Lyon at AngelaTreatLyon.com and let me know you want it.

PRINTS & GICLEES: And if you miss getting the 9″ x 12″ original acrylic on canvas painting of Blocked, get a fantastic, high-quality print of it here http://bit.ly/Blocked.

MOUSEY PADS: You can also get a gorgeous, gem colored mousey-pad here: http://bit.ly/Blocked-MP. It’ll remind you that you really do have it good!

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“Floating Islands” of Garbage in Our Oceans: Project Kaisei

Artists for A Pristine PlanetFloating islands of garbage would be the easiest to remove from our oceans. But instead, we’re dealing with tons of tiny plastic pieces, mostly floating just below the surface.

Project Kaisei, one of the expeditions to research and clean the Pacific Patch, was supported by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Brita.

Project Kaisei consisted of a team of ocean lovers, scientists, sailors and environmentalists who came together to study how to capture the plastic waste and also how to detoxify and recylce it into fuel.

The team used unmanned aircraft and robotic surface explorers to explore the trash vortex, measuring height and depth; and collected up to 40 tons of garbage for testing, using patented catch methods to remove the debris. A second project is set to start 18 months after the Project Kaisei mission.

The Scripps Institution also contributed to the SEAPLEX expedition: Scripps researchers spent 19 days on the ocean in 2009 researching the Patch. They were also looking at the impact of plastic mesoplegaic fish, like laternfish. They used a oceanographic research vessel, 170 ft long and aptly named New Horizon.

The Kaisei project was jointly funded by Mary Cowley, who has been sailing most of her life and ran a yacht catering business for many years.

Recently she has undertaken the collosal challenge of studying and cleaning the great Garbage Patch. Her aim is to help further scientific study of the effect plastic has on life, (marine and human) as well as to collect plastic debris and set up a recycling project.

Stay tuned to hear about another Garbage Patch project in a couple of days….

Image: Garbage Patch http://treehugger.com

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http://www.oceanconservancy.org
http://www.wikipedia.org
http://sio.ucsd.edu
http://www.csmonitor.com/

Think Bottled Drinking Water is Safer & Healthier? You’ll Be Shocked at How Wrong You Can Be!

Artists for A Pristine PlanetDo you choose bottled water because you think it is the easier (and healthier) option?

Convenient and good for the environment and water resources?

SO, SO WRONG! OOPS!

Clever marketing blinds us to the facts. “…out of a sample of 1,000 bottles sold in the U.S., at least 300 would have some level of chemical contamination.” (read more HERE)

“Each year, bottled water sales grow about eight to 10 percent. In 2005, bottled water sales surpassed milk, beer, juices — everything but carbonated soft drinks.” (read more HERE) It’s now five years later, and we use way more.

“Sometimes bottled water is tap water: In spite of the springs, mountains, and other bucolic scenes depicted on labels, some bottled water is nothing more than tap water, NRDC and Consumer Reports have found.

“The Aquafina brand, for example, is drawn from the municipal water supplies of Detroit, Fresno, and other cities. Coke and Pepsi – the main producers of bottled water (under different brand names) also use tap, not spring water.” (read more HERE)

Artists for A Pristine Planet“Despite the Hype, Bottled Water is Neither Cleaner nor Greener than Tap Water

“A Suffolk County, NY, study tested 88 bottled waters, and what they found was horrifying. It was this study which discovered the cancer agent, benzene, in Perrier and caused it to be withdrawn, but they also found: Freon, kerosene, toluene, trichloroethylene, and xylene in a number of other bottled waters.

“The NRDC in the USA reported that one-third of bottled water products they tested were found to violate an enforceable state standard or exceed microbiological purity guidelines, or both, in at least one sample. Despite popular misperceptions (spawned primarily by advertising), bottled water is not regulated….” (read more HERE)

Because of how bottled water is manufactured, the entire plastic water bottle industry is detrimental to the environment – and not just because of the effects of discarded bottles on our beaches, oceans and waterways.

1. Non-renewable resources (natural gas and petroleum) are used in the manufacturing of plastic water bottles.

2. To produce PET, the type of plastic from which water bottles are made, more than 1.5 million tons of plastic is used per year. That’s a LOT of plastic!

3. The emissions caused by producing PET affects our health, and contributes to the Green House Effect.

Artists for A Pristine Planet4. This manufacturing process uses approximately 17 million barrels of oil per year, in the United States of America alone.

Water Policy Expert and Director in Oakland, CA, Peter Gleik, puts it into perspective by explaining: “It would be like filling up a quarter of every water bottle with oil.”

The oil used in the manufacturing process could be used to fuel more than 100,000 cars a year!

Add onto this the fuel used in trucks and ships to transport the water bottles to the various outlets….

It takes approximately 3 to 4 litres of water just to produce one 1L plastic water bottle. “In fact, more water is used to make PET bottles than is actually put into them.” (read more HERE)

Artists for A Pristine PlanetPlastic water bottles disposed in mixed trash containers make up part of the 88% of water bottles not being recycled.

Instead of being recycled and reused as different products, they end up on our beaches, in oceans or landfills, where it takes approximately 450 to 1000 years for them to biodegrade.

When plastic water bottles degrade, they produces toxins (like chlorine gas) which can lead to diabetes, hyperactivity and breast cancer.

Do you see the real need to change how we’re doing things?

What can you do?

First, please recycle your plastic water bottles.

Check out water filters or use Prill Beads (Ebay – I use the ones that cost $8 – they last forever). Better yet, use reusable glass, stainless steel (or other) bottles instead.

Learning to Love Myself: Painting #36

Artists for A Pristine PlanetSOLD. Painting #36: TITLE: Learning to Love Myself. How many times, as a coach, have I heard people tell me, “I want to get rid of my anger/fear/sadness/doubt”?

I wish I had a buck for each time – I’d be a millionaire plus! But our shadows are as valuable as our light! What if we loved our shadows as much as our brilliance?

All we need to do is stop resisting, and turn to the sun of our highest being, and the shadow drops back into its proper place. Good to get to know it, but not let it control us.

Artists for A Pristine PlanetIf you missed getting the orginal, you can get posters, greeting cards or really beautiful prints on paper of Learning to Love Myself here:

http://bit.ly/I-Love-All-of-Me-Prints.

Or maybe you want a bigger canvas – you can get a print on canvas (called a giclee) that is up to 36″ x 48″ at the same site. Indulge!

Don’t have room for a painting or print? This would make a great gift. I invite you to get a beautiful Mousey Pad of it here: http://bit.ly/I-Love-All-of-Me-MP.

And I liked this one so much I made a pillow out of it – this would be a great pillow for coaches and therapists! LOL – Here’s where to get one: http://bit.ly/I-Love-All-of-Me-Pillow

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