Chikara Reiki Do Review

healing energy

Over the years I’ve had a fascination with Reiki. I didn’t really know what it involved but I’d read some amazing stories about people being healed from Reiki. Being a big believer in energy and the power of art to heal, and my belief that we are all one, drove me to want to learn more about Reiki energy. I remember reading in my horoscope over the years that I was a natural healer. I felt that in my soul…

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Homemade Mosquito Spray Repellent Recipe

Jungle tree

Naturally when you live in the tropics there are going to be insects. And I’m one of those people that the mosquitoes love to bite. It drives me crazy sometimes. Especially when Greg doesn’t get a single bite and I get a bunch! I do not like spraying chemically infested mosquito repellent on daily that isn’t natural. So I decided to make my own. Sometimes when you are traveling it’s hard to find the ingredients you need. In the small…

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“Dream a Little Dream of You” Teardrop Trailer Art

raven on tear drop trailer

This is my new painting of a little hippy teardrop trailer titled “Dream a Little Dream of You.” My new whimsical teardrop trailer art features a raven riding on top. It makes me smile. There are prayer flags waving in the wind under a tropical paradise of purple palm trees. And it all rides on dreamy waves of blue and pink. © Lindy Gaskill, “Dream a Little Dream of You,” 12 in. x 12 in. acrylic on paper Purchase the…

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“Transcend” Lotus Painting Celebrates My 2015 Word

Lotus Painting

I finally chose my word to represent 2015. It has been a tradition for many as the new year approaches to choose a word to focus on to set the intention for the year. Actually, last year, I don’t think I chose a word. But “Focus” was my word for 2013. This year I chose a word a little late in the game. It was January before I finally decided what it would be. It wasn’t until I painted this…

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Our travels to Todos Santos, Baja Mexico

Sunset in Todos Santos, Baja

We’re in Todos Santos in Baja, Mexico! Yay! So how does one move to Mexico for part of the year and the States for part of the year? People do. We are one of them. Here’s a few photos and our story in a nutshell. If you have any questions, shoot me an email. First you have to make the decision to just “do it.” It helps if you have some way of making a living while you are out…

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New Year Party Painting

New Year Party painting

Hello Art Lovers, I begin the new year with a splash of color! It is fitting that my first painting for 2015 is titled “Fiesta de Año Nuevo” which is spanish for New Year Party. It is a celebration of color, line and pattern! And since we are in Baja, Mexico right now, where you will find lots of that in the ceramics, art and culture here, what could be more perfect than that? © Lindy Gaskill, “Fiesta de Año…

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December Desktop Wallpaper Calendar

December Desktop Calendar

I can’t believe it, I’m late again this month with the December Desktop Wallpaper Calendar for you to download. Well, we’ve been busy. We sold our house and moved so I have a good excuse. Click on the image below and then download the 1600 pxl x 900 pxl December Desktop Wallpaper Calendar. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!   Sharing is nice FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestStumbleUponemailTumblr

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More Mini Jizo Paintings

I really am enamored with Jizo. I get a peaceful feeling when I look at him. He makes me want to close my eyes and smile to the sky with a little prayer of gratefulness. 🙂 I’ve made more mini Jizo paintings below. Jizo Under the Mystic River Jizos Under the Medicine Wheel Jizo Says Bless This Child With Creativity Jizo Brings a Gift Jizo Under the Spirit Tree Jizos Humming a Lullaby Jizo Under the Eye of the Storm…

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Jizo Mini Paintings for Sale

Jizos Under Prayer Flags

First, I’d like to thank Rita of Nurturing Art for suggesting I paint Jizo. Thank you Rita for your inspiration and being a supporter of my art. I love Jizo. He is so adorable with his child-like features. I love his sweet smile and the way he puts his face up to the sky, beaming his joy and gratitude. I didn’t know who Jizo was when I heard the name and so I Googled it. I read in Japan, “Jizo…

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Delicious Water Bagel Recipe

delicious water bagels

I haven’t posted a recipe in awhile. So I thought I’d post my yummy Water Bagel Recipe I got from my sister Sherri. I made them the other day and they are so delicious! Serves 8 1 Pkg Dry Yeast 1 Cup warm Water 2 Tablespoons Sugar 1-1/2 Teaspoons Salt 2-3/4 Cup Flour 2 Quarts Water For flavor you can add other ingredients. I added 1/3 cup chopped onion and 1 teaspoon powdered garlic. Here are directions and I’ll add…

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Photos from our trip up to Washington

Here’s our plan – we want to move our home to Mexico for the winter and Washington in the summer. We want to be closer to family and friends near Seattle and Camano Island. So we traveled up to Washington to check out the communities between Camano Island and Bellingham to see where we might want to purchase property. We were gone for about 3 weeks. We did some camping and visited family and friends along the way. Here are…

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October Desktop Wallpaper Calendar

Owl painting

I skipped September’s Desktop Wallpaper Calendar because we were getting our house ready to sell and I got too busy! So here is Octobers. In honor of all those people who have October birthdays including my hubby Greg, here is an October Desktop Wallpaper Calendar using the art from my painting titled, “It was a Magical Night, said Mr. Owl.” Click on the image below and then download the 1600 pxl x 900 pxl October Desktop Wallpaper Calendar for your…

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Why I use Utrecht paints

Utrecht paints comparison

I’ve been meaning to write about this for awhile now. One day I bought some black acrylic paint to save $. It was a well known online brand but it wasn’t the usual brand I buy which is Utrecht. My lesson. Never do that! I like the paint by Utrecht and this is why. Utrecht paints are opaque! They cover superbly. They are smooth with brilliant color. This image shows one coat of the cheaper black paint on the left…

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A favorite spot is Sayulita Mexico

Sayulita Main Square

In recalling our recent trip through Mexico and Ecuador, I’m finding that my thoughts keep going back to Sayulita. It is one of my favorite spots from our travels. There is a lot to love about Sayulita Mexico. It has a cool main square. Lots of beautiful art. Great views for enjoying a margarita and a marvelous meal. Heard some rockin’ good music at Bar Don Pato. Found some happenin’ cool bars Met some nice people and had a lot…

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Traveling in Ecuador

We landed in Ecuador about 13 days ago. We took a bus ride from Guayaquil to Montanita and stayed in a small town nearby call Manglaralto. We stayed in a cool cabin on the property of Mercedes and George. They run an eco-lodge called La Factoría which is a center for the development of contemporary craft and design, and also offers eco-training programs. We enjoyed breakfast each morning with them which included locally sourced eggs, cheese, bread, honey, yogurt, and…

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April Desktop Wallpaper Calendar and New Painting

April 2014 desktop wallpaper

Click on the image below and then download the 1600 pxl x 900 pxl wallpaper for your desktop. It’s my birthday month so I’m celebrating! Have a terrific April! This wallpaper comes from my new painting titled “We Love Local Artists.” You can see the full painting below. It’s 40″ x 30″, acrylic on wood. I have an 8″ x 10″ print available in my Etsy Shop too. Sharing is nice FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestStumbleUponemailTumblr

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