Posts Tagged ‘Hawaii’

Midnight Message: Painting #54

Artists for A Pristine PlanetMidnight Message: Painting #54! Do you ever have Dreams that are so crystal clear that you just know you’ll remember every shred of them when you awaken in the morning?

I get those in the afternoon if I take a fiver – I wake up with images and ideas rockin’ and rollin’ – it’s actually where I get a lot of the idea for these paintings!

This was a particularly difficult image to prepare for online viewing because of the contrast of the red underpainting and the green-blue over painting. It appears darker here than the original.

Here is what the journal, mousey pad and pillow look like, too.

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

PRINTS & GICLEES: And if you miss getting the original of Midnight Message, get a fantastic, high-quality print of it here:
http://bit.ly/Message-Prints.

MOUSEY PADS: Here’s where to find a gorgeous, gem colored mousey-pad:
http://bit.ly/Message-MP.

JOURNALS: Get a great blank-paged Journal here:
http://bit.ly/Message-Journal

PILLOWS: Want a beautiful, comfy Throw Pillow?
http://bit.ly/Message-Pillow.

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You Make Your Own Weather: Painting #52

Artists for A Pristine PlanetSOLD. You Make Your Own Weather: Painting #52!

If we really are All One, then there is only One of us here.

In that case, we each need to watch the vibrational weather we make with our thoughts, feelings, actions and perceptions!

Breathe, center…breathe, center…breathe, center….feels great!

I love the weather you make – I can feel your love from here!

JOURNALS: Get a great blank paged Journal here:
http://bit.ly/Weather-Journal

You can see what the journals look like below – they make great stocking stuffers if you’re looking for holiday gifts! Artists for A Pristine Planet

PRINTS & GICLEES: And just in case you miss getting the original of You Make Your Own Weather, get a fantastic, high-quality print of it here:
http://bit.ly/Weather-Prints
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PILLOWS: Want a beautiful, comfy Throw Pillow?
http://bit.ly/Weather-Pillow.

MOUSEY PADS: Here’s where to find a gorgeous, gem colored mousey-pad:
http://bit.ly/Weather-MP.

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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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Brain Storming: Painting #57

Artists for A Pristine PlanetBrain Storming: Painting #57!

I just couldn’t resist!

Every time I hear the words, ‘Brain Storming,’ I think of this image – and have, for years!

Why do we think we have to be so darn serious all the time?

Let’s use our words to make some fun in our lives!

I’m showing it here as if it were framed – frame is NOT included. Looks great, doesn’t it? I love that gold frame! No simple black or silver for this painting!
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PRINTS & GICLEES: If you miss getting the original of Brain Storming, get a fantastic, high-quality print of it here:
http://bit.ly/Brain-Prints

JOURNALS: Get a great blank-paged Brain Storming Journal here:
http://bit.ly/Brain-Journal

MOUSEY PADS: Here’s where to find a gorgeous, gem colored Brain Storming mousey-pad:
http://bit.ly/Brain-MP

PILLOWS: Want a beautiful, comfy Brain Storming Throw Pillow?
http://bit.ly/Brain-Pillow

ORIGINAL: You can get the 12″ x 9″ original acrylic on canvas painting of Brain Storming by emailing me at Lyon at AngelaTreatLyon.com

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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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Storm Coming Over Lanikai: Painting #56

Artists for A Pristine PlanetStorm Coming Over Lanikai: Painting #56! Once in a while I indulge myself by going to one of the most lovely beaches here in Hawaii, Lanikai Beach. In Hawaiian, lani means heaven, or heavenly, and kai means ocean, salt water. The beach couldn’t be named more aptly.

Shed of its details: tourists, boats and evening strollers, here it is. I love the bold-brush style and how it accentuates the feeling in the air.

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 original of Storm Coming Over Lanikai, get a fantastic, high-quality print of it here:
http://bit.ly/Storm-Prints

MOUSEY PADS: Here’s where to find a gorgeous, gem colored Storm Coming Over Lanikai mousey-pad:
http://bit.ly/Storm-MP

PILLOWS: Want a beautiful, comfy Storm Coming Over Lanikai Throw Pillow?
http://bit.ly/Storm-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)

Adoring My Dream, Painting #39

Artists for A Pristine PlanetSOLD. Adoring My Dream,
Painting #39.

I know, how many times a day do you go around holding a giant fish to your heart?

But what if that was Fish the Dream, the one you never ever want to have swim away?

What if it was the Perfect Dream for your life?

What if, when you hold it close, everything is Just Right? That’s what it’s like to live your Dream – everything seems Just Right.

If you missed getting the original, you can get posters, greeting cards or really beautiful prints on canvas or paper of Adoring My Dream here:
http://bit.ly/Adoring-My-Dream-Prints


Don’t have room for a painting or
print? The holidays are coming – I invite you to get a beautiful Mousey Pad (14.95) of Adoring My Dream here:
http://bit.ly/Adoring-My-Dream-MP.

And I liked this one so much (again!) that I made a throw pillow out of it – this would be a great pillow for coaches and therapists! Get one (24.95) here:
http://bit.ly/Adoring-My-Dream-Pillow.

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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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Courage, Clarity & Communication: Painting #35

Artists for A Pristine PlanetSOLD! Woohoo! Painting #35: TITLE: Courage, Clarity and Communication. A friend asked me to do a painting for the three things she values most in her business: Courage, Clarity and Communication. This is what I saw when she described her idea. She has a deep spiritual connection to her own Deep Self as well as Source, so of course that aspect of it had to be there, too.

If you missed getting the original, you can get posters, greeting cards or really beautiful prints on canvas or paper of Courage, Clarity and Communication here http://bit.ly/CCC-Prints.

Don’t have room for a painting or print? I invite you to get a beautiful Mousey Pad of it here: http://bit.ly/CCC-MP.

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The Great (Enormous) Pacific Garbage Patch

Artists for A Pristine PlanetImagine taking your children or grandchildren to the beach: sandy white shores, pristine water, marine wildlife creating a serene picture, maybe a dolphin or two putting on a show to make the kiddies giggle. (Photo: Kalk Bay, Cape Town, SA;  Cheryl-Anne Roelofsz)

Sadly, that picture is slowly fading.

Instead of sandy white beaches and clear blue waters, we have debris covering thousands of kilometres of beach front.

We have animals entangled in and ingesting plastic litter: turtles mistake plastic bags for jelly fish, albatross mistake red and brown bits of plastic for shrimp – and those cute dolphins? They get caught in discarded fishing nets and lines and either die by strangulation or starvation.

Entangled seal by derelict net, Hawaii. Photo Source: NOAA

You might just (mistakenly) assume that this only happens on land areas and off the immediate coast – surely out in the middle of the ocean the situation would be much better?

Not so.

Here’s why: Gyres. A gyre is a large scale circular feature made up of ocean currents created by a system of high pressure air currents that spiral around a central point. They make up 40 percent of our oceans. They are also accumulators of garbage….

Artists for A Pristine PlanetNorth Pacific Gyre. Illustration: NOAA

The biggest (known) vortex of debris can be found in the Central North Pacific Ocean, spanning approximately 7 to 9 million square miles…”combined” garbage, floating in patches of roughly 1700 miles across.

Three times bigger than the USA (3 million square miles!), the Pacific gyre contains two accumalations of garbage in the western and eastern regions, collectively known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch floats between Japan and Hawaii; the Western Patch floats between Hawaii and California.

An even bigger garbage patch is said to be found in the Southern Hemisphere, where expeditions are currently underway to study and search this area. Experts are frightened about what they will find. This southern patch is estimated to be four times larger than the Pacific Patch.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is characterized by high concentrations of suspended plastic debris; think of a “soupy mix of plastic filled seawater,” as one reporter put it.

Artists for A Pristine PlanetGreat Garbage patch, floating debris. Photo Source: flyaddicts

When animals ingest plastic, it gets lodged in their windpipes and they suffocate.

Or it gets into the animal’s stomach, and it will be unable to eat and will starve to death.

A dead whale washed up on the shores of France in 2002, and upon investigation 800 kgs of plastic was found in its stomach.

The plastic tides and garbage patches also modify ecosystems. Marine Biologist David Barnes was quoted in a report, saying: “It can actually change entire ecosystems. Plastic debris which floats on the ocean surface acts as rafts for small sea creatures to grow and travel on. This represents a potential threat for the marine environment should an alien species become established. It is postulated that the slow speed at which plastic debris crosses oceans makes it an ideal vehicle for this. The organisms have plenty of time to adapt to different water and climatic conditions.”

Artists for A Pristine PlanetPlastic Sea. Photo Source: Coastal wiki

The different types of garbage found in the ocean may vary, ranging from plastic bottles, nappies and cigarette butts to fishing line, nets and cans. They all share a common origin. Humans. Its time we wake up and do something about it…now.

Sources: http://coastalcare.org and http://www.franklygreen.com, as well as articles published by Claire Le Guern Lytle and David Barnes. Thanks to Cheryl for her help.

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Did you know that 85 MILLION plastic drinking water bottles are being thrown out every day? I’m MAD about our oceans getting all mucked up! So – I’m painting 100 paintings in 100 days to raise awareness. I invite you to join me on my Facebook Fan Page Artists for A Pristine Planet, and do us all a favor – hit the ‘Like’ button! I’d love it if you would ask your friends to go there and ‘Like’ it too – thanks!

© Angela Treat Lyon 2010

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I Will Keep You Safe Always, Painting #34

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Painting #34: TITLE: I Will Keep You Safe Always. This is a Dream I had recently. The goose was (of course) the Golden Egg Goose, and it came to me for protection. I took it up in my arms – no small feat, since it was enormous – bigger than me! – and it shrank itself nicely to fit comfortably. I asked it if that meant that the Golden Egg would shrink, too, and it just had a good belly laugh.

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

Artists for A Pristine PlanetAND – check this out! – I like this one so much I made a throw pillow out of it – see it here: http://bit.ly/Safe-Always-Pillow

If you miss getting the orginal, you can get posters, greeting cards or really beautiful prints on canvas or paper of I Will Keep You Safe Always here: http://bit.ly/Safe-Always-Prints

Don’t have room for a painting or print? I invite you to get a beautiful Mousey Pad of I Will Keep You Safe Always here for $14.99: http://bit.ly/Safe-Always-MP

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