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Two Ravens Sit and Reflect painting series

© Lindy Gaskill, "Two Ravens Sit and Reflect II"

As February begins, I’m thinking about Valentine’s Day and this got me to thinking about couples…which got me to thinking about twos…which got me to thinking about my “Two Ravens Sit and Reflect” painting series. I’ve been painting pairs of ravens for a long time. I like painting ravens in twos because “pairs” of animals can symbolize love, partnership, tenacity, fertility, renewal, and abundance. Pairs of an animal are very auspicious. Below is my “Two Ravens Watched the Sunset” acrylic painting.…

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Flaxseed olive cracker recipe

flaxseed olive crackers

Need a little snack in the studio while you’re creating? How about a homemade flaxseed olive cracker right out of the oven? Yumm! Here’s my recipe which can be modified in all kinds of ways! Ingredients 2/3 cup ground flaxseed 1/4 cup ground pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup ground sunflower seeds 1-1/2 cups gluten free flour (you can use regular flour or wheat flour too) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon rice syrup 4 tablespoons coconut oil (you could use olive oil…

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Home – my word for 2016

Home

One of my favorite books is Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D. It’s been one of those books for me where I can open a page and learn a new lesson about “Life.” I decided that I would choose a random page from the book and my “word” for 2016 would come to me. Sure enough, it did. I opened to page 285. I had highlighted a couple sentences from a previous read. One sentence…

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30 reasons why we need art in our lives.

30 reasons why we need art in our lives

Art touches the soul and deepens the spirit and here are 30 reasons why we need art in our lives. 1. Art helps us feel emotion. 2. Art makes us feel alive. 3. Art can adorn our bodies and make us feel beautiful, peaceful, independent, playful, a rebel (you choose the noun/adjective/verb). 4. Art can take us to another world like a dream can. 5. Art can make us forget our troubles. “Art is not a thing, it is a…

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Archival Print – Bike and Raven Art Giveaway

Raven and Bike Print

I’m selling fine art prints on paper again so I’m celebrating by doing a Print Giveaway with my Bike and Raven Art. My new paper prints will be less expensive than in the past. Although they won’t have my personal signature on the back, they will be just as vibrant and colorful on archival Epson paper like the previous ones I was selling. The print below is titled “Peace Out.” The image size is 8″ x 8″ and printed on…

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DIY Aluminum Star Christmas Ornaments

DIY Star Christmas Ornament

If you have a few aluminum pie pans left over after Thanksgiving for recycling, here is a simple DIY aluminum star Christmas ornament to make with them. What you’ll need: scissors a couple of empty aluminum pie tins thick needle embroidery thread (red or green) a small phillips screwdriver hammer (optional) First, cut off the bottom of the pan from the sides. This will leave you with a flat, circle of aluminum. Using a pencil, draw a star on it.…

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What every college art student really needs to know.

What every college art student really needs to know.

I graduated from college back in 1981. That is 34 years ago! Yikes, time flies. I loved my time in college taking fine art classes. Yet looking back on it now, I know there was a lot missing from my art education. One of the things missing was a class or two (or three) on art marketing and business. I did take a class on advertising but that did not even give me the basics on art marketing. I have…

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I have a new sketchbook

I have a new sketchbook. It’s been awhile since I doodled and drew in a sketchbook. It will be fun to get back into it. I especially like the faery princesses I doodled. © Lindy Gaskill  

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