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Lorraine Ortner-Blake
N6096 Highway W
Portage, WI 53901

 

 

Wedding and Family
Apache Wedding Blessing
Time marches on (Family)
Our family is a circle of love
Always kiss me goodnight
May you be strong as the oak
The most important thing a father can do

 

Children, Teaching

Time marches on (Family)
You are as Precious
Our family is a circle of love
Always kiss me goodnight
The most important thing a father can do
The blossom cannot tell what becomes of its scent
The teacher said to the students

 

Nature

Shoot for the Moon
What is Man Without the Beasts
Those who Dwell Among the Mysteries
Trees are God's first alphabet
Though we travel the world over...Emerson
All the flowers of all the tomorrows
Many men go fishing... Thoreau
May you be strong as the oak
If you have built castles in the air your work need not be lost.... Thoreau
I asked God for all things
Consider the lilies...Live one day at a time. Matthew 6
 
 
 

 

Bible, Religion, Philosophy

Whatever is True, Think on These Things
You'll never walk alone
It is good to give thanks
To Everything There is a Season (Ecclesiates)
I've learned
Try to be nice to people
Praise Verses
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace
God, grant me the serenity to accept (long version)
All the flowers of all the tomorrows
Many men go fishing... Thoreau
Choose Peace
Live Love Laugh
Live in each season as it passes.... Thoreau
Life is short and sweet
Here I am, Lord (small)
Here I am, Lord (long version)
The Lord bless you and keep you.... Numbers 6:24
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Artists of being alive
Consider the lilies...Live one day at a time. Matthew 6
God, grant me serenity
Bidden or not bidden God is present.
Perhaps Today

 

New Things Ahead:
Goals, Retirement, Change, Graduation

To laugh often and much (Success) Emerson
Who know but that you are here for such a time as this?
Wake up to the morning of your life
God, grant me the serenity to accept (long version)
Though we travel the world over...Emerson
We can do no great things
All the flowers of all the tomorrows
May you be strong as the oak
Live in each season as it passes.... Thoreau
If you have built castles in the air your work need not be lost.... Thoreau
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams.... Thoreau
Conquer by continuing
Dream Big
Artists of being alive
God, grant me serenity

 

Loss, Sympathy, Challenge

When you are sorrowful
The unselfish effort to bring cheer
When someone you love becomes a memory

Live in each season as it passes.... Thoreau

Some people come into our lives
Life is not waiting for the storm to pass
Conquer by continuing
May you always have enough
I asked God for all things
God, grant me serenity
Do not stand at my grave and weep
Never to have seen

 

Friendship

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy
I've heard it said that people come into our lives
Some people come into our lives
May you always have enough
 
 
Music and Arts
Musicians Prayer
Artists of being alive
 
 
 

 

Lorraine created these designs with watercolor and gouache (a sort of opaque watercolor). These reproductions are on a variety of paper types and in many sizes.

Click here to see Lorraine's artworks as they are created.

Wedding and Family
Apache Wedding Blessing
Time marches on (Family)
Our family is a circle of love
Always kiss me goodnight
May you be strong as the oak
The most important thing a father can do

 

Children, Teaching

Time marches on (Family)
You are as Precious
Our family is a circle of love
Always kiss me goodnight
The most important thing a father can do
The blossom cannot tell what becomes of its scent
The teacher said to the students
 

 

Nature

Shoot for the Moon
What is Man Without the Beasts
Those who Dwell Among the Mysteries
Trees are God's first alphabet
Though we travel the world over...Emerson
All the flowers of all the tomorrows
Many men go fishing... Thoreau
May you be strong as the oak
If you have built castles in the air your work need not be lost.... Thoreau
I asked God for all things
Consider the lilies...Live one day at a time. Matthew 6
 
 
 

 

Bible, Religion, Philosophy

Whatever is True, Think on These Things
You'll never walk alone
It is good to give thanks
To Everything There is a Season (Ecclesiates)
I've learned
Try to be nice to people
Praise Verses
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace
God, grant me the serenity to accept (long version)
All the flowers of all the tomorrows
Many men go fishing... Thoreau
Choose Peace
Live Love Laugh
Live in each season as it passes.... Thoreau
Life is short and sweet
Here I am, Lord (small)
Here I am, Lord (long version)
The Lord bless you and keep you.... Numbers 6:24
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Artists of being alive
Consider the lilies...Live one day at a time. Matthew 6
God, grant me serenity
Bidden or not bidden God is present.
 

 

New Things Ahead:
Goals, Retirement, Change, Graduation

To laugh often and much (Success) Emerson
Who know but that you are here for such a time as this?
Wake up to the morning of your life
God, grant me the serenity to accept (long version)
Though we travel the world over...Emerson
We can do no great things
All the flowers of all the tomorrows
May you be strong as the oak
Live in each season as it passes.... Thoreau
If you have built castles in the air your work need not be lost.... Thoreau
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams.... Thoreau
Conquer by continuing
Dream Big
Artists of being alive
God, grant me serenity

 

Loss, Sympathy, Challenge

When you are sorrowful
The unselfish effort to bring cheer
When someone you love becomes a memory

Live in each season as it passes.... Thoreau

Some people come into our lives
Life is not waiting for the storm to pass
Conquer by continuing
May you always have enough
I asked God for all things
God, grant me serenity
Do not stand at my grave and weep
Never to have seen
Perhaps Today

 

Friendship

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy
I've heard it said that people come into our lives
Some people come into our lives
May you always have enough
 
 
Music and Arts
Musicians Prayer
Artists of being alive
 
 
 

 

 

 

Wedding and Family
Apache Wedding Blessing
Time marches on (Family)
Our family is a circle of love
Always kiss me goodnight
May you be strong as the oak
The most important thing a father can do

 

Children, Teaching

Time marches on (Family)
You are as Precious
Our family is a circle of love
Always kiss me goodnight
The most important thing a father can do
The blossom cannot tell what becomes of its scent
The teacher said to the students
 

 

Nature

Shoot for the Moon
What is Man Without the Beasts
Those who Dwell Among the Mysteries
Trees are God's first alphabet
Though we travel the world over...Emerson
All the flowers of all the tomorrows
Many men go fishing... Thoreau
May you be strong as the oak
If you have built castles in the air your work need not be lost.... Thoreau
I asked God for all things
Consider the lilies...Live one day at a time. Matthew 6
 
 
 

 

Bible, Religion, Philosophy

Whatever is True, Think on These Things
You'll never walk alone
It is good to give thanks
To Everything There is a Season (Ecclesiates)
I've learned
Try to be nice to people
Praise Verses
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace
God, grant me the serenity to accept (long version)
All the flowers of all the tomorrows
Many men go fishing... Thoreau
Choose Peace
Live Love Laugh
Live in each season as it passes.... Thoreau
Life is short and sweet
Here I am, Lord (small)
Here I am, Lord (long version)
The Lord bless you and keep you.... Numbers 6:24
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Artists of being alive
Consider the lilies...Live one day at a time. Matthew 6
God, grant me serenity
Bidden or not bidden God is present.
 

 

New Things Ahead:
Goals, Retirement, Change, Graduation

To laugh often and much (Success) Emerson
Who know but that you are here for such a time as this?
Wake up to the morning of your life
God, grant me the serenity to accept (long version)
Though we travel the world over...Emerson
We can do no great things
All the flowers of all the tomorrows
May you be strong as the oak
Live in each season as it passes.... Thoreau
If you have built castles in the air your work need not be lost.... Thoreau
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams.... Thoreau
Conquer by continuing
Dream Big
Artists of being alive
God, grant me serenity

 

Loss, Sympathy, Challenge

When you are sorrowful
The unselfish effort to bring cheer
When someone you love becomes a memory

Live in each season as it passes.... Thoreau

Some people come into our lives
Life is not waiting for the storm to pass
Conquer by continuing
May you always have enough
I asked God for all things
God, grant me serenity
Do not stand at my grave and weep
Never to have seen
Perhaps Today

 

Friendship

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy
I've heard it said that people come into our lives
Some people come into our lives
May you always have enough
 
 
Music and Arts
Musicians Prayer
Artists of being alive
 
 
 

 

 

Prints

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2. Email me (ortnerblake@gmail.com) with your selection, mention the first few words or title of the designs you’d like. Let me know where to ship.

3. I’ll ship your order! Just send a check when your order arrives.




Apache Wedding Blessing
Now you will feel no rain for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold for each of you will be warmth for the other. Now there is no more loneliness. Now you are two persons but there is only one life before you. May your days together be good and long upon the earth.

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What is man
without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone man would die from a great loneliness of spirit for whatever happens to the beasts happens to man. All things are connected.

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You are as precious as dewdrops. You are as rare as stardust. You as as valuable as truth. You are as welcome as spring. You are as loved as first memories.

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Those who dwell
among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth are never alone or weary of life.

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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you'll land among the stars.

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Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, whatever is excellent or praiseworthy. Think about such things.

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You'll never walk alone.

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To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children...this is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Time marches on
, and change is inevitable. But the one thing that is right and sure in this world is family to remind us where we've been, to watch where we're going and to be with us in the end for comfort--and to carry on.

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To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under heaven. He has made everything beautiful in its time. From Ecclesiastes 3

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Some people come
into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.

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Who knows --
but that you are where you are for such a time as this? Who knows but that God is waiting to bless some simple act--that God is waiting in the darkness for you--a morning star--to appear? Who knows but that you are a sign of daybreak, the light that will signal the end of night for someone. Maybe you have come to this place, this life--for such a time as this. Look into the darkness of the night and discover there your morning star. Then finding that hope for your life, you, too, may be a morning star for some else. Who knows?

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I've learned
that it's not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts. I've learned that it takes you a long time to become the person you want to be. I've learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them....I've learned that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love. I've learned that no matter the consequenses those who are honest with themselves get further in life.

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Trees are God's first alphabet.

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When you are sorrowful
look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Kahlil Gibran

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The unselfish effort
to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

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Wake up in the morning.
You wake up in the morning, and lo! Your puse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of the magic universe of your life. No one can take it from you! No one receives more of less than you!...Wake up in the morning to your life!

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Try to be nice
to people. Avoid eating fat. Read a good book every now and then. Get some walking in. And try to live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations.

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Praise Verses

My soul praises the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. If God is for us who can be against us.

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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkenss, light; and where there is sadness, joy....and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. A Prayer of St. Francis.

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God, grant me the serenity
to accept things I cannot change, courage to change things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardship as the path way to peace, taking as he did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it. Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will that I may be reasonable happy in this life, and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.

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Though we travel
the world over to find the beautiful we mush carry it with us or we find it now.

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We can do
no great things, only small things with great love. Mother Teresa

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When someone
you love becomes a memory that memory becomes a treasure.

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It is good to give thanks
to the Lord, to sing praises to Your name O most high, to declare Your steadfast love in the morning and Your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For You, O Lord have made me glad by Your work; at the works of Your hands I sing for joy. Psalm

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Our family
is a circle of love and strength. With each Marriage and each Birth the circle has grown. Every joy shared adds more love to the circle. Every challenge faced together makes the circle stronger.

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Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after. Thoreau

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Choose Peace

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Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls bloom.

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The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

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Life is not
waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

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The Lord bless thee
and keep thee, the Lord make his face shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee, the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee and give thee Peace. Numbers 6:4

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The blossom cannot tell
what becomes of its scent, as no person can know what becomes of their prescence.

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Conquer by continuing.

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Dream Big

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Life is a Journey
not a destination. Not all who wander are lost.

8x10, $19 | Back to Titles




If once advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau

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Here I am, Lord, is it I, Lord. I have heard you calling in the night. I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.

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Here I am, Lord.

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If you have built
castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau

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Life is short and precious
and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the way with us. So be swift to love and make haste to be kind, and may blessings be upon you from this day forward. Amen

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I've heard it said
that people come into our lives for a reason bringing something we must learn. And we are led to those who help us most to grow if we let them and we help them in return. Well, I don't know if I believe that's true but I know I am who I am today because I knew you.

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Live in each season
as it passes, breathe the air, drink the drink and resign yourself to the influences of each. Thoreau (The tree is full of poetry.)

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Live Love Laugh

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May you be strong
as the oak, yet flexible as the birch, may you stand as tall as the redwood, live gracefully as the willow, and may you bear fruit. Native American Blessing

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May you always have enough happiness to keep you kind and gentle, enough trials to keep you strong, enough sorrows to keep you human, enough hope to keep you happy, enough failure to keep you humble, enough success to keep you eager, enough friends to give you comfort, enough wealth to meet your needs, enough enthusiasm to look forward, enough determination to make each day a better day than yesterday. A Blessing of St. Francis

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The most visible
creators I know of are those artists whose medium is life itself. Their medium is being. Whatever their presence touches has increased life. They are the artists of being alive.

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I asked for health
that I might do greater things; I was given infirmity, that I might do better things. I asked for riches, that I might be happy; I was given poverty, that I might be wise. I asked for power, that I might have the praise of man; I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God. I asked for all things that I might enjoy life; I was given life, that I might enjoy all things. I got nothing I asked for, but everything I hoped for. Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered. I am among all people most richly blessed. 8x10, $19 | Back to Titles

Musicians Prayer | Lord, please bless my music...And pray You'll make my music and instrument for You. 8x10, $19 | Back to Titles

Consider the lilies...If that is how God clothes the grass of the field how much more will he clothe you. So don't be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time. Matthew. 8x10, $19 | Back to Titles




God, grant me the
serenity to accept things I cannot change, Courage to change things I can and Wisdom to know the difference. 8x10, $19 | Back to Titles



The teacher said
to the students, "Come to the edge." They replied, "We might fall."....and they flew. 8x10, $19 | Back to Titles

Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep.

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Bidden or not bidden God is present.

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Never to have seen
, but to have dreamed. Never to have held, but to have felt. Never to have known, but to have loved.

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Perhaps Today

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