WHERE THE SOUL IS LISTENING – invitation to exhibition opening

Talking with trees

Dear YOU!

It is a very special and great pleasure to invite you to the opening of my new exhibition WHERE THE SOUL LISTENS in the beautiful and tranquil Orangery at Gisselfeld monastery, a small hours drive from Copenhagen.

The opening will be from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on sunday, August 7th

At. 11:00, the people who runs the place, Stig Lauritsen – known from the “Have haves”, a garden programme at TV2 – and landscape architect Greg Kobett, will invite you for a glass of wine. And I will invite you to listen in to a small story about my art as well as a few songs.

 

Important note: if you print this text you will get free entrance to the garden on the opening day – otherwise it is 50 DKK pr. person, so please print and bring this text as your free ticket.

 

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Throughout the exhibition period, you can, in addition to original art, also purchase prints and cards.

And I would love to see you and yours at the opening!

Love from Lise.

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Dear sister Water

Gift of water

“THE GIFT OF WATER”

Dear sister Water. I love you!
 
– To bathe in you – soaking in a wonderful hot tub, a quick cold shower, or the other way around.
– To swim in you – in a Swedish lake or in the sea around Denmark where I live.
– To drink you. The best tasting water is that from a clean stream in the wild after hours of walk on tired feet.
 
You truly are a healing gift to us humans.
 
Thank you dear sister Water that you are here!
 
Love from Lise.
 
PS: This painting is from a new series of art for the upcoming exhibition in the brand new gallery in Gisselfeld Kloster Orangery in Denmark. See more details of the place and event HERE“The gift of Water” measures 60 x 80 cm and is created with mixed media techniques on canvas with deep edges: Price: 6.500 DKK

GRATITUDE – and about being here, on Earth

Gratitude
Photo: “Gratitude”, mixed media on canvas, part of a new series of mini paintings
GRATITUDE.
 
I am sincerely happy to be human here on earth, with opportunities to love, learn and grow.
 
I remember once when I was about 15 years old, I wrote in my diary that I was happy to be a human being on earth, and it was here I wanted to be now. That I did not want to be heading anywhere else , but simply be fully present here.
 
My parents were religious. Not in the usual understanding, but in a searching, open way. I have deep respect for the fact that they never tried to enforce their beliefs on me. Still, I experienced that what they searched for often sounded like something that was THERE (in heaven) and not HERE. I wanted to be here. I liked it here, on earth, and I could feel heaven right here.
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I’m still happy to be here. I mostly feel it when I have good days and can get a grasp of life. On days where everything seems to fall apart (and that happens for us humans, certainly for me!), I find it more difficult to feel gratitude.
 
I would like to practice that; to be able to FEEL gratitude, even on those days. Maybe just for tiny tangible things as my bed, our sweet cat – or a good cup of coffee.
 
Today I’m just grateful. For the blossoming spring, for my work, for my family and how we develop together, and for good friends. Tomorrow may be different. Thank you, Creation, for everything. It is a unique and rich experience to live!
 
Love from Lise.
 

50% OFF selected paintings!

Hello dear reader (you!)

Right now and till the end of May I offer 50% off some of my paintings.

Since 2011 when I put brush to canvas for the first time in 20 years , I have painted over 100 paintings and sold more than 3/4 of them.

It did not happen by a magic spell, but by quietly but persistently listening to my inner compass, and acting on it. Day by day, I headed towards the place where passion vibrates (that story can be found here).
And, I want to celebrate!

A life unfolding

Life unfolding” Acrylic on canvas, 75 x 75 cm. Price: 5.500 DKK (now 2.750 DKK)

To be honest, it is also high time to make a little room for new paintings here in my studio! I sincerely hope that the right paintings find their way to their soul- and wall-matches!

See all paintings on sale HERE (Or come and see them in my studio!)

I ship worldwide, and accept Pay pal. Danish customers, you can simply use mobile pay or bank transfer.

Please send me an e-mail at: mail@lisemeijer.dk to purchase paintings, or ask any questions you may have.

I hope you will ENJOY!

Love from Lise.

Almost like a small shop!

FullSizeRender_3 I know that you may not live in Denmark. And if you do, you may not live anywhere near Møn, a small cosy island loved by artists for it´s light and beauty. But if you do, or if you happen to be on holiday nearby, you are hereby WARMLY INVITED to the gallery opening coming sunday, 1rst of may in Galleri Pakhuset, Klintholm havn, Møn.

I quite enjoy how it is almost like creating a small shop in my corner of the charming old building with original paintings and special products.

26 artists will be exhibiting on the two gallery floors in. Lots of crafts and art and good atmosphere.

Oh, and there will be wine, possibly hot pizza slices & live music. And YOU are so welcome – as well as your neighbor, children or anyone interested you meet on your way. Make sure to come and say hello; I´m on the top floor, first booth to the right when you come up the stairs. I´d love to meet you!

Pssst: I always have some good offers on products on a day like that!

See you Sunday, may 1rst, between 1 & 4 PM in Galleri Pakhuset, Klintholm Havn on Møn. See more about this and upcoming exhibitions HERE.

Or check out the gallery page on FB

See you there!

Love from Lise.

New painting with spring-feelings!

Bloom freely

“Bloom freely/ Blomstre frit” – 31,5 x 47,2 in/ 80 x 120 cm, acrylic and paper on deep edge canvas. Price: 925 $/ 6.700 kr.

First painting in 2016 was begun before new year and is called: “Bloom freely”.

I got a feeling 2016 is going to be a juicy, interesting, prospering, deep gazing and wildly dancing year for me. With more doing than thinking. Daring to open more, give more, blooming freely.

That is my intention, because frankly, everything flows a lot better for me when I just get out of my inner thoughtfulness and act! Then things start to happen, coming my way too. And I get the energy and inspiration needed for the next steps.

In other news: Vision board workshop coming up – veeery soon now!

In exactly 12 days we will spend a saturday with letting the visions bubble and sit down by the lake of dreams trying to catch them and make visual boards to inspire us throughout 2016.

If you live nearby you are most WELCOME TO JOIN – last signup is coming friday, read more HERE.

Wishing you ligth + joy filled steps in the coming time, spring is not here yet, but the light is returning!

Lise.

 

 

Clashing wills & quiet hearts

"Healing hearts/ Helende hjerter" Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr.

“Healing hearts/ Helende hjerter” Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr. For sale.

Text in the painting reads:

“IN THE QUIET SPACES LIVES JOY – CREATIVITY – CONNECTION + CARE.

HEALING OF OUR HEARTS.”

When we want something with our will and act on it, we create a direction, a movement. Directions and movements are powerful; they can move mountains and people. They can create the wildest new things and tear the old and dusty down to pieces. They can leave their mark and shape the world.

Directions can also clash. When two wills headed in opposite directions collide, conflicts can arise. And it is often worst when the two wills thought they were going to the same place. And bang, they collide, abruptly stopped. And get angry with each other, for no one likes being stopped in their progress.

And out there in the land of wills and actions, where everything is directions and creating power, it is often difficult to resolve this conflict.

It actually CAN´T be resolved from that place; the two wills are already moving in two different directions. Each of them of in their full right to do so. It takes strength to move mountains, all power needed. So the only focus there is room for in the country of wills and directions are often: That mountain has to be moved! And so, the two wills collide like two angry bulls ready for battle. And I have yet to meet anyone who has successfully coached two angry bulls into happily grazing side by side.

To resolve the conflict, we must sidestep and be silent. Completely quiet. So quiet that we can listen above and below and right into the middle of the very core of life. So quiet that we can hear the earth below us, with all the layers of primeval history. So we catch the universal melody of the past and future and endless possibilities in one. So quiet that we just ARE, without needing to move anywhere, because everything is right here and always have been. So quiet that we ARE love.

In love, it is not just possible, but completely natural that there is room for several directions at once. In love, coexistence is a wonderful opportunity to honor our differences while we create and contribute with each our bit to the world. Even when it’s hard and it looks like what we want are opposites, each of us can continue to live and act without being stopped by someone who want something seemingly different. Deeply rooted in love.

Do we need to enter a meditation room or a monastery to be quiet for hours or days every time there is a conflict? For God´s sake, NO, certainly not! The silence of love is timeless. For some it works to practice in a monastery or a meditation room. Personally I love to practice this healing quietness when I paint and create things. It is a state that works through us, and it doesn´t take more than a tiny moment to create a healing difference in a conflict. As lont as that moment springs from the love in a quiet heart.

Is it easy? NO! (permission granted to shout from your lungs full volume!)

Is it possible? Yes it is. (said with quiet wonder, like when you are unsure whether it is a lark you can see in the sky, and just have come to agree with yourself that “yes, it is”.)

With big love, from a sometimes frowning bullhead with an also soft and quiet heart.

Lise.