The life and work of artist, farmer, Golden Retriever breeder,etc.... Lisa Head Harbidge

Friday, March 12, 2010


Well, I was fortunate to be able to see the new exhibition of Degas sculpture, drawings and paintings at the new Art Gallery of Alberta. Amazing! While the sculpture Little Dancer was the only piece he ever exhibited in public in his life (and it was there) also in this exhibit was work he had in his studio when he died, and they were cast as is in bronze. These were the most intriguing to me. The artist's touch is present and so alive that they capture the essence of sculpting with passion. His drawings on tracing paper were beautiful and full of expression and it is funny to think that someday someone could come into your studio when your gone and what you would otherwise toss as a study, or uncompleted could end up touring the world surrounded by security guards.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Well Finally!! Spring has officially arrived here. Faith has come into season so we can finally get our puppy planning underway. Perfect timing to raise puppies for us and pefect timing for those wanting a new puppy to raise this summer!
Spring has also arrived in many other ways here too, with lots of bookings for dog grooming and we are starting to build some of our popular show jumps for horses. I have also been painting more and will post some pics of my work when they are ready. The incredible power of the extended day length and warmth of the sun has made a huge difference in the strength I have now and hope you are all able to make the most of it too!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Hey! I have my first follower! Welcome! I promise to try and get better with my commnications this year with everyone and I hope this will help me keep in touch...


So here we sit waiting for Mother Nature to kick in so I can do the breedings I have planned for my golden girls. The weather is certainly warming...all the dogs are starting the spring shed and with 6 of them in the house right now it appears like we are starting a new decorating trend...I'm calling it "Plush"!