Feb. 8 – An Artist’s Day Notes

An Artist's Day Notes

I TAKE A MOMENT
to stretch to relieve the stress in my shoulders

I AM GRATEFUL
to be spending time in Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico

I AM FEELING
full from a healthy dinner

I CAN SEE
I’m staying up to late and should go to bed earlier

I AM HEARING
Bonnie Raitt on Spotify

I AM CREATING
a painting with two whales, a palm tree and the sea

I AM MISSING
having close friends near by to visit with

I AM HOPING
to make some new artist friends in Todos Santos

I AM PLANNING
to go on the Todos Santos Artist Studio Tour this weekend

PHOTO TO INSPIRE

Pink sky baja sunset

I never get tired of this view. Each sunset is a work of art and inspires me.

What inspires you?

Peace, Lindy

Jan. 30 2014 – An Artist’s Day Notes

An Artist's Day Notes

I TAKE A MOMENT
to enjoy the taste of a fresh baked banana muffin

I AM GRATEFUL
for when I get up early to start my day

I AM FEELING
healthy from doing a detox diet

I CAN SEE
it’s nearing the end of the month already!

I AM HEARING
the furnace that is warming our house

I AM CREATING
a painting about Peace

I AM MISSING
making time to read

I AM HOPING
I can stick to my scheduled studio time today

I AM PLANNING
to do some traveling in the Spring with Greg

PHOTO TO MAKE YOU SMILE

Studio GnomeStudio Gnome

Dec. 17, 2013 – An Artist’s Day Notes

An Artist's Day Notes

I TAKE A MOMENT
to enjoy the lights on our Christmas tree

I AM GRATEFUL
for Greg’s new job

I AM FEELING
thankful for where I’m at

I CAN SEE
a cute card on my desk that lifts my spirit

I AM HEARING
Christmas music

I AM CREATING
2 big paintings

I AM MISSING
eating dark chocolate

I AM HOPING
to keep doing yoga in the morning
on a regular basis in 2014

I AM PLANNING
new marketing ideas for my art

PAINTING TO INSPIRE

The Whole World is My Home

© Lindy Gaskill, “The Whole World is My Home”, 5.5″ x 5.5″, acrylic on wood mini painting

An Artist’s Day Notes – 6/21/13

I AM GRATEFUL
that we finished painting
the outside of our house

I AM FEELING
like I need to drink more water

I CAN SEE
clouds covering the sky

I AM HEARING
my doggies heavy sigh as
she naps

I AM CREATING
a large abstract painting

I AM MISSING
calm days without the wind howling

I AM HOPING
to paint most of the day in the studio

I AM PLANNING
to work in the yard this weekend

I AM  READING
Following Atticus
by Tom Ryan

MY ART STUDIO

An Artist’s Day Notes – 6/14/13

I AM GRATEFUL
for fresh air and blue sky

I AM FEELING
glad it’s Friday

I CAN SEE
the wind rustling through the trees

I AM HEARING
Greg shoveling dirt in the backyard

I AM CREATING
a painting with two ravens reflecting

I AM MISSING
the ingredients to bake peach cobbler

I AM HOPING
to get to the store soon

I AM PLANNING
to have a root beer float later tonight

I AM  READING
Walking in This World
The Practical Art of Creativity
by Julia Cameron

IMAGE TO INSPIRE

Cactus Flower
© Lindy Gaskill, Cactus Flower in our yard.

Feb. 25, 2013 – An Artist’s Day Notes

I AM GRATEFUL
for my border collie doggie curled up at my feet

I AM FEELING
chilly

I CAN SEE
my new desk

I AM HEARING
water running

I AM CREATING
a painting with colorful trees

I AM MISSING
warm weather

I AM HOPING
for more sunshine and warm days

I AM PLANNING
to stay focused today

I AM  READING
Open Your Own Bed & Breakfast
by Barbara Notarius and Gail Sforza Brewer

IMAGE TO INSPIRE

Aunt Audreys Banner Design by Lindy Gaskill

An Artist’s Day Notes – 6/1/12

I AM GRATEFUL
for music

I AM FEELING
light

I CAN SEE
juniper berries on the trees

I AM HEARING
song birds

I AM CREATING
a new bird painting

I AM MISSING
friends in Oregon and Washington

I AM HOPING
to get some exercise today

I AM PLANNING
a trip to Baja soon

I AM  READING
The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein
(just finished it)

IMAGE TO INSPIRE

yellow cactus flower
©2012 Lindy Gruger, Yellow Cactus Flower

An Artist’s Day Notes – 3/30/12

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I TAKE A MOMENT
to admire the blue sky

I AM GRATEFUL
for yoga in the morning

I AM FEELING
positive energy

I CAN SEE
my peace pole in the yard

I AM HEARING
conversation between Greg and Tim

I AM CREATING
cowgirl boot paintings

I AM MISSING
going to the beach

I AM HOPING
to go thrift store shopping on Saturday

I AM PLANNING
a mini painting sale coming up in April

PHOTO TO BRING A SMILE

Meet Dexter, Belle and Cody's buddy.

Artist's Day Notes – 1/13/12

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I TAKE A MOMENT
to breathe deep and relax

I AM GRATEFUL
for moving to Prescott, AZ

I AM FEELING
a bit overwhelmed
with the amount of work
we want to do on our new house

I CAN SEE
the moonlight shining

I AM HEARING
Cody snoring (our border collie)

I AM CREATING
a comfy nest

I AM MISSING
my Bend, Oregon friends

I AM HOPING
to start blogging more often

I AM PLANNING
to start painting in my new art studio soon

PAINTING TO INSPIRE

Tree Totem by L. Gruger
Tree Totem by L. Gruger

Print Available of Tree Totem here>

Happy New Year!

Artist's Day Notes – Sept. 2

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I TAKE A MOMENT
to look around and soak it all in

I AM GRATEFUL
for spending 8 years in our home

I AM FEELING
healthy from eating
more vegan than I was before

I CAN SEE
our house slowly being packed up
and put into boxes for our move

I AM HEARING
the tick tock of our clock

I AM CREATING
another lantern and peace tree painting

I AM MISSING
sweetriot dark chocolate riotBars
in the cupboard

I AM HOPING
the Bank approves our offer soon on a
cool house we found in Prescott, AZ

I AM PLANNING
to spend some time in the garden today

PAINTING TO INSPIRE

Lanterns in a Midnight Garden, 36" x 48", Acrylic on Canvas
Lanterns in a Midnight Garden, framed, 36" x 48", Acrylic on Canvas by L. Gruger, $2,500

An Artist's Day Notes – April 1st

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I TAKE A MOMENT
to breath deep

I AM GRATEFUL
for sunshine and wind

I AM FEELING
energized by eating good foods and
exercising regularly

I CAN SEE
a new painting in the works for the Place::Twelve Exhibit

I AM HEARING
the sound of frogs croaking in the yard

I AM CREATING
travel plans to Arizona and Baja

I AM MISSING
shorts and sandals

I AM HOPING
to see my brother next week

I AM PLANNING
to drive to Camano Island in Washington on Sunday

PHOTO TO INSPIRE

Peek a boo Deer
Peek a Boo Deer

An Artist's Day Notes – December 27, 2010

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I TAKE A MOMENT
to listen to what my body is telling me

I AM GRATEFUL
for spending Christmas with my sister
and her family

I AM FEELING
overly sugared from eating too many sweets

I CAN SEE
a whimsical peace tree painting waiting
to be finished

I AM HEARING
the hum of the heater in my studio

I AM CREATING
a marketing plan for 2011

I AM MISSING
snowflakes falling softly by
my studio window

I AM HOPING
to exercise more in 2011

I AM PLANNING
to make some pottery

PAINTING TO INSPIRE

Peace TreesPeace Trees, acrylic on canvas, 5″ x 5″, sold

To purchase this print, go to my Etsy Shop

Peace,

Lindy

Jan. 15th An Artist's Day Notes

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I TAKE A MOMENT
to pause and say thank you

I AM GRATEFUL
for staying healthy

I AM FEELING
productive

I CAN SEE
my notebook with ideas in it

I AM HEARING
the heater kicking in

I AM CREATING
a marketing plan

I AM MISSING
a tube of white paint

I AM HOPING
exercise keeps me strong

I AM PLANNING
a Talk to the
Black Butte Art Guild on Monday

PAINTING TO INSPIRE

She Knew Peace Lived Within

“She Knew Peace Lived Within”,
made by me

Jan. 1st 2010 – An Artist's Day Notes

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
for more creative abundance in 2010

I AM PLANNING
to get outside lots in 2010
and enjoy nature!

PHOTO TO INSPIRE

art shrine

Happy New Year!

Dec. 11th An Artist's Day Notes

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

Study for "Heart Necklace"
Study for "Heart Necklace" by Lindy, that's me.

Dec. 4th An Artist's Day Notes

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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 painting by L. Gruger Hanson“Meditation Garden”
by me, Lindy Gruger Hanson

Nov. 13th An Artist's Day Notes

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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

View out my studio window this morning.
View out my studio window this morning.

Nov. 6th An Artist's Day Notes

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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

She Carries A Tapestry of Ancient Colors
She Carries A Tapestry of Ancient Colors

Painting by me,
Lindy Gruger Hanson
To purchase original or print,
visit my Etsy Shop>

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 >