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Jan. 1st 2010 – An Artist's Day Notes

I TAKE A MOMENT to pause and breathe deep. I AM GRATEFUL for a New Year filled with love, hope, happiness, laughter, good health, adventure and fine memories! I AM FEELING stuffed from having a HUGE breakfast I CAN SEE tree shadows out the window I AM HEARING Alabama 3, a new band for me I AM CREATING more space for simple living I AM MISSING twinkly lights from the Christmas tree (which I took down today) I AM HOPING…

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Artist Interview and Lemon Blueberry Muffins

I love Lemon Blueberry Muffins but I’ll get to that in a moment. First I want to tell you about my Artist Interview. I was asked by Amy Komar, an Alaska artist who I met online, if I would do an Artist Interview for on her blog. I said Yes, I’d love to. It would be fun! We decided to trade interviews (I will be featuring Amy on my blog with her artist interview in the next couple weeks…so check…

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Brrrr, it's a cold winter's day

It is so cold outside! I am grateful to be inside and have a wood stove sending toasty warmth into our home. I did get outside though to take a few photos and play with the dogs. It is beautiful with the light dusting of snow. Below are a few photos. Wishing you peace, calm and warm thoughts! Happy December 27th! Happy, Happy New Year ahead! Sharing is nice FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestStumbleUponemailTumblr

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Writing My Artist Statement

I have an artist statement. In fact, I have multiple versions of it. I usually have one that I use on my website and one that I use for my promotional materials. And then I will write one for a specific show that I am having such as the one I’m working on for my show in January at the Black Butte Ranch Lodge in Sisters, Oregon. My artist statements seem to be evolving and changing. It reflects my growth…

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More on the SmARTist Telesummit

Below is more info on the SmARTist Telesummit 2010 that I’m taking and took in Feb. 2009 too. For the next 48 hours (until midnight Dec. 24th PST/CA), or up to 50 registrations, you can get all 3 upgrades ($97 value) for the price of a standard registration for the live 7-day conference: A COMPLETE SET OF WRITTEN TELESUMMIT TRANSCRIPTS-all 14 Sessions Download immediately to your computer. Print. Read. Highlight. 2 MasterMind Panel Days, and 12 Keynote Speaker Presentations. Ariane’s…

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There is Blue

Shades of light blue and shades of dark blue. The bluest blue. I like the color blue. Images that come to mind…. pure, clean, soothing, fresh, calm, still. There is blue… in my home blue glass in my studio in my window blue on the sill blue paper wings blue with a rainbow of color blue. What images are conjured up with blue for you? Sharing is nice FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestStumbleUponemailTumblr

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Dec. 18th An Artist's Day Notes

I AM GRATEFUL for sunshine and blue skies I CAN SEE a mail art postcard someone sent me I AM HEARING peace and quiet I AM WEARING black I AM CREATING a happy life I AM MISSING a nice dark black black pen I AM HOPING for snow I AM PLANNING to finish a painting today PAINTING TO INSPIRE Columbia River Gorge series by Judy Hoiness Sharing is nice FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestStumbleUponemailTumblr

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Postcrossing.com Postcards and Travel

I do love to travel! But since my purse strings are tight right now, I decided to join Postcrossing.com This is a website where you send and recieve postcards from all over the world! And a great way to discover new places to travel! I find it very inspiring. It’s fun to see the stamps and images from the cards and getting a hand written message from someone. I also love getting mail. Real mail that you get in the…

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Christmas Tree and Twinkly Lights

We got into the spirit of the holidays over the weekend.The snowmen and Santa sat all in a row. The doggies waited patiently, hoping for snow. A Ho and a Hum. I wish they’d give us a hot buttered rum! And finally what we were all waiting for… the Twinkly Lights. Happy Holidays! Sharing is nice FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestStumbleUponemailTumblr

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SmARTist Telesummit 2010 for Artists

I love this 7 day online conference to help artists with the development of their art career. I took it last February and I learned so much! At first when I read about it and how much it cost, I loved the info I would learn but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend the $. But then G. asked me how much I had in my marketing budget and how much I allowed for such things such as…

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Dec. 11th An Artist's Day Notes

I AM GRATEFUL for the weather warming up I CAN SEE I have a messy desk that needs cleaning I AM HEARING the bass I AM WEARING navy blue and denim I AM CREATING a hummingbird and garden painting I AM MISSING Thai food I AM HOPING to go cross country skiing this weekend I AM PLANNING to finish decorating our Christmas tree tonight PAINTING TO INSPIRE Sharing is nice FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestStumbleUponemailTumblr

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Christmas Tree Expedition

On Sunday we went on an excursion to get our Christmas Tree. We packed our lunch with yummy tuna salad sandwiches, some easy to peel satsumas and hot spicy chai tea. We got our snow gear together and loaded the doggies and off we went. Happy the 4 wheel drive got fixed on the truck cause it was pretty snowy where we were headed. First stop, the Vistor’s Bureau located down at the Old Mill District to pick up a…

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Dec. 4th An Artist's Day Notes

I AM GRATEFUL for getting some of my projects completed I CAN SEE a sleepy dog at my feet I AM HEARING Ray LaMontagne tunes I AM WEARING navy and denim blue I AM CREATING a 11 x 14 painting I AM MISSING my friend who was here visiting recently I AM HOPING to be more prepared for the holidays this year I AM PLANNING to go get a Christmas tree on Saturday PAINTING TO INSPIRE “Meditation Garden” by me,…

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Whimsical Snowflake and Birdhouse Christmas Ornaments

The Tumalo Art Co., the gallery where I exhibit my art in Bend, has put up three ornamental Christmas trees for the artists to hang their handmade ornaments that they have for sale on. I made some mini whimsical snowflake paintings… and painted some tiny birdhouses as my ornaments. They look cute hanging in a tree outside our house. I brought them down to the gallery today and hung them on the Christmas trees. Happy Holidays! Sharing is nice FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestStumbleUponemailTumblr

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Nov. 20th An Artist's Day Notes

I AM GRATEFUL for conversations with good friends I CAN SEE trees dancing I AM HEARING the dishwasher I AM WEARING blue and green I AM CREATING small paintings for a small works show I AM MISSING the ocean blue I AM HOPING to finish some Christmas ornaments I AM PLANNING to go out with friends tonight PHOTO TO INSPIRE Blue Baja Water Sharing is nice FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestStumbleUponemailTumblr

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Colorful Bookmarks made from Mini Paintings

Lately there’s a couple things I’ve been collecting from my travels and one of them is bookmarks. I love having different bookmarks from places I’ve been. I have bookmarks from Italy and Baja that I especially enjoy using. And I do love art bookmarks that feature the work of artists I admire. So on that note, I decided to make some of my own bookmarks featuring the artwork of some of my mini paintings. I used my large format printer…

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Nov. 13th An Artist's Day Notes

I AM GRATEFUL for soft falling snowflakes I CAN SEE the sun has set and it’s dusk I AM HEARING music in the distance I AM WEARING black and light blue I AM CREATING some holiday ornaments I AM MISSING having pizza, maybe we will have some tonight! I AM HOPING to start writing my Art e-Newsletter for November I AM PLANNING to have my friend from AK stay here next week PHOTO TO INSPIRE Sharing is nice FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestStumbleUponemailTumblr

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Inspiration: How to Stay in Love

I love checking on other bloggers to see what they’re up to and also finding new blog’s to read. Today I discovered a blog about “How to Stay in Love”. And I think it is a great reminder about staying present and being aware of what you put into your relationship. Click on the pic below to go to “the turtle dove project”. It’s a blog by Katrina and her man at http://www.theyouandmeshow.com/ This would probably make a great Valentine’s…

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Artists with a Whimsical Style of Painting on New Website

Calling all artists with a whimsical style of painting and those who love to collect and view colorful, whimsical art! We need you, the artist, on our website at http://www.whimsicalpaintings.com and we need you, the collector and art enthusiast, to stop by, browse and partake in the beauty that these fine artists are creating! As the website says, it is “a collection of fine artists who are making their art accessible to enthusiasts and collectors with a love of colorful,…

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Nov. 6th An Artist's Day Notes

I AM GRATEFUL for my new warm slippers I CAN SEE trees swaying and dancing in the wind I AM HEARING outside noises I AM WEARING blue and black I AM CREATING some holiday greeting cards I AM MISSING dark chocolate I AM HOPING I can think of some inspiring titles for my new paintings I AM PLANNING to have dinner with an old friend on Sunday PAINTING TO INSPIRE Painting by me, Lindy Gruger Hanson To purchase original or…

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High Desert Landscape

I was reading Kristen’s blog about the Lake drive she and her husband went on and where she took a bunch of beautiful photos of the landscape where they live. It inspired me to get outside and take some of my own photos. I live in the High Desert of Central Oregon. There are many who are inspired by this landscape and I am one of them. I don’t often paint pictures of the land though. In fact, the below…

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Oct. 30th An Artist’s Day Notes

I AM GRATEFUL for so many birds in our yard I CAN SEE clouds hovering over mountains I AM HEARING the dryer making noise I AM WEARING black I AM CREATING a new whimsical paintings website I AM MISSING yoga at 5:30 I AM HOPING to get outside and take some photos today I AM PLANNING to carve pumpkins tonight PAINTING TO INSPIRE Monotype by Tracy Leagjeld, go to Tracy’s Blog > Sharing is nice FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestStumbleUponemailTumblr

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The November Holiday Season Sweet Delight Divalicious Sample Box

I discovered a new form of advertising which I think is really creative and super fun! It’s the Sweet Delight Divalicious Sample Boxes! It is a Canadian business and their website is http://www.sweetdelight.ca/samples.html How it works is one can buy a sample box for $25 (Canadian) and inside you will find all kinds of fun things as samples, as well as some full size items! We all like to try things before we buy online and this is a great…

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Oct. 23rd An Artist's Day Notes

I AM GRATEFUL for wood stove heat I CAN SEE it’s a bit windy outside I AM HEARING my dog chewing on a bone I AM WEARING olive green and blue I AM CREATING colorful paintings I AM MISSING finding time to read I AM HOPING to write a letter I AM PLANNING my Halloween costume PAINTING TO INSPIRE Raven Shadows by me, Lindy Gruger Hanson Sharing is nice FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestStumbleUponemailTumblr

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