More Colorful Art Bookmarks and Inspiring Things

I did a blog post about my colorful, whimsical art bookmarks back in November but I’ve made a few more so I thought I would share them with you.

My bookmarks are printed by me on a heavy fine art paper card stock and coated with 2 coats of satin acrylic varnish which protects it, brings out the vivid color and gives it a smooth finish! You can buy them at the Tumalo Art Co. in Bend, Oregon and at my Etsy Shop online.

A new one is my raven bookmark. I wanted to make one that was more masculine compared to my others. These images were taken from 3 of my raven paintings. The top image is titled “Basking in Moonlight”, middle one is titled “Two Ravens Protecting the Moon” and the bottom image is taken from my painting titled “Two Ravens Sit and Reflect III”.

Raven Bookmarks
Raven Bookmarks

Then I made a bookmark with my whimsical birds. I used three of my favorites. Top image is titled “One Lived in an Enchanted Garden”, middle is “Singing a Fiesta Song” and the bottom image is “Shimmer and Shine”. It is more pastel in color and feels lighter visually than the others.

Whimsical Bird Bookmark
Whimsical Bird Bookmark

Then I have another “Dream Garden” bookmark and I think it is my favorite of all.

Dream Garden Bookmark
Dream Garden Bookmark

On this one I’ve used images titled “Flying Toward a Slice of THe Night”, middle image is “Meditation Garden” and the bottom one comes from my painting titled “Namaste”. All three images are calming to me and just make me feel happy when I look at them.

L. Gruger Bookmarks
L. Gruger Bookmarks

I really love my bookmarks. I might have already done a blog post about this but I just wanted to share some more photos of them.

Bookmarks on my fridge
Bookmarks on my fridge

I’ve always been one to have inspiring things surrounding me. I think it started when my folks put up a huge cork board in my bedroom on one wall when I was a kid so I could tack up my drawings and things that I found that I liked to look at. I just like to have inspiring things around me. It sparks something inside…it taps into creativity that is waiting to soar!

My art studio is surrounded with things that I like and I have my bookmarks hanging about, taped here and there. I like things that dangle and make tinkly music or reflect light or if they do both, that’s even better!

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I have fun things on my window sill, like my Gnome “Oleg”.

The Knome "Oleg"
The Gnome "Oleg"

And the magnetic words that I can play with inspire me.

Magnetic words in my art studio.
Magnetic words in my art studio.

What 3 things do you have sitting about that inspire you?

3 thoughts on “More Colorful Art Bookmarks and Inspiring Things

  • February 27, 2010 at 7:06 pm
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    I chuckle. One of the things is my red dog, sleeping! Another thing is my Little Cotton Rabbits knitted fox. And the quilts I hang on the walls. My whole house is full of odd little things, wonderful little things – including the two puppies. So many things I love to look at. Inside. Outside. One time, I got all my hundreds of folds of quilt material in one room, threw it all down on the floor so I could “organize it,” and two things happened: the stress of all that potential screaming to be used and combined and shaped and joined almost gave me an anxiety attack and (2), I realized that the energy happened when all the colors were not neatly sorted into color boxes, but when they fell in unexpected combinations.

    So many colors, shapes, energies – so LITTLE TIME!!!

    By the way, I envy you your medium. Books and quilts take SO SO SO LONG to come together, and you don’t really enjoy them much in pieces. But to paint? Or to write a song? Glorious!!

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  • February 25, 2010 at 7:09 am
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    Hi Lindy! Just popping in to say I love your bookmarks! I especially love the dream garden ones too, the colors are amazing! Your little gnome is so sweet too. I hope to do another featured artist sunday in the upcoming weeks to share with my blog friends what I have found that is beautiful, inspiring, and artistic. You are going to be next, if that is okay? Your work is wonderful. Have a great day!

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  • February 24, 2010 at 5:24 am
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    hi lindy, i love your bookmarks and dream garden is my luscious fav too! hmmm, 3 things inspiring me..a feather i found while on a special walk, a big agate i found that i named glory, and an acorn i found that has a heart shape in it! these are a few and i’m realizing they’re all finds! wishing you a gorgeous dream garden of a day!

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