This is my 6x6NW Art Show Submission

Follow the White Rabbit Painting

This is my 6″ x 6″ painting that I’m submitting to the 6x6NW Art Show put on by The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Art Council.  I do enjoy donating art on occasion.

It is titled “Follow the White Rabbit.” It is an acrylic on wood panel. It features a little white bunny in a dense yet colorful forest. Is the sun setting or rising? I think it is setting. What do you think?

I grew up in Lake Forest Park so I like the idea of supporting an organization from my old neighborhood! It looks like a fun event with music and art and a raffle to win “Collectors Choice” which is the opportunity to choose the first work sold.

Their website says, “The Shoreline – Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a community-based arts organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.” It think this fundraiser is pretty inspiring!

The Art Show/Fundraiser will be on Oct. 7th, from 7:00-9:30 pm at the Shoreline Community College, Student Union Building Lobby. Cost $10.

16101 Greenwood Ave N, Bldg. 9000
Shoreline, WA 98133 

The shorelinearts.net website says, the “Art exhibition and fundraiser, 6X6NW will feature hundreds of 6 x 6-inch works of art from artists locally, and all over the country, in all variety of medium. This evening event will include music, food, and a chance to purchase any of the artworks for $36. Proceeds from the event support Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council programming.”

So if you are in the area and looking to purchase some mini art, this art exhibition fundraiser is not to be missed!

Follow the White Rabbit Painting

“Follow the White Rabbit,”6″ x 6”, acrylic on wood panel

When I was in my early twenties, my Mom would purchase some of my paintings and donate them to Fundraising Causes she believed in. I thought it was a pretty cool idea as my work not only was sold but it then got in front of a larger audience.

So, I’d like to donate this little painting to this event in honor of my Mom, Audrey Gruger, who had a long and distinguished career as a community activist and elected official. Audrey served on the King County Council from 1982-1993 and represented the 1st Legislative District in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1976 to 1981.

It would be interersting to know who purchased my work from back then. I did have one person a couple years ago email me as they had one of my early pieces and wanted to know more about my work. It was fun to correspond with that person.

So who will buy this piece? I hope they contact me to let me know. 🙂

Happy art shopping everyone!

 

 

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
Jizo Under the Mystic River

Jizos Under the Medicine Wheel
Jizos Under the Medicine Wheel

Jizo Says Bless This Child With Creativity
Jizo Says Bless This Child With Creativity

Jizo Brings a Gift
Jizo Brings a Gift

Jizo Under the Spirit Tree
Jizo Under the Spirit Tree

Jizos Humming a Lullaby
Jizos Humming a Lullaby

Jizo Under the Eye of the Storm
Jizo Under the Eye of the Storm

Jizo Says Bless this Child with Love
Jizo Says Bless this Child with Love

Jizo mini paintings can be purchased in my Etsy Shop.

Namaste.

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 is one of the most dearly loved of all Japanese divinities and known as the protector of women, children, and travelers.”

My new Jizo mini paintings are below. They can be found for sale in my Etsy Shop.

Here are my first two.
Jizos Under the Light of the Moon
Jizos Under the Light of the Moon

Jizo Under the Cherry Blossoms
Jizo Under the Cherry Blossoms

In the next ones I simplified his nose and gave the background a bit more depth with more layers of paint.

Jizos Under the Rainbow

Jizos Under the Rainbow

Jizos Under Prayer Flags
Jizos Under Prayer Flags
Jizos Under the Light
Jizos Under the Light

Jizo Under the Energy Field

Jizo Under the Energy Field

Jizo Under the Lotus Lamp
Jizo Under the Lotus Lamp

Jizo Standing Brave Under the Serpent

Jizo Standing Brave Under the Serpent

To read more about Jizo, go here: http://www.dharmacrafts.com/2ITM015/DharmaCrafts-Meditation-Supplies.html

100 My Little Buddha painting series

100 My Little Buddha painting series

I’m creating 100 My Little Buddha paintings based on a project I did awhile ago.

Back when I lived in Bend, Oregon I did a project where I sketched a Buddha a day for 100 days. Now I’m taking these little sketches and making a My Little Buddha painting from them. I pick a sketch and use it for inspiration to create the 5″ x 5″ painting.

Here are the first 5. I’ll put them here on my blog when I have more finished.

They are on sale in my Etsy Shop. Click on the title of each painting to go to their listing page on Etsy.

My Little Buddha I – SOLD
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My Little Buddha II
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My Little Buddha III – SOLD
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My Little Buddha IV
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My Little Buddha V
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 Peace,

Lindy

 

My Little Home Mini Paintings Sale

My Little Home Mini Painting Sale

Each mini painting is 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, acrylic on 1/4″ wood that
is set on top of a 1/2″ wood block. Sides and back are painted black.

Each one has felt bumpers to protect your wall and a claw tooth hanger
so they are ready to hang or wrap up for gift giving.
I’ve signed, titled and dated each one on the back in silver ink.

Click on the image to see more photos of the painting or
click the buy me button to purchase.
$75 ea. includes free shipping in the U.S.

Let me know if you would like your sweet little home painting
gift wrapped for free when you go to purchase.

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My Little Magic House

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At Home in the Country
SOLD

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My Home Weathered the Storm

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My House of Faith

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Peace and Home

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The Whole World is My Home
SOLD

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There are Stars on the Inside

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Thanks for viewing my mini paintings sale!

Happy Holidays to you!
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Mini Art Paintings on Canvas

Mini Art Paintings on Canvas

There is something about miniature art that I love. Just saying “tiny art” makes me want to either buy some, see some or paint some. It’s probably goes way back to my childhood when I liked small things such as stuffed animals and tiny dolls. I remember collecting miniature glass animals with my sister, rearranging  them, displaying them, playing with them and adoring their tiny size.

I’ve been looking at ACEO paintings on Etsy and Ebay. ACEO is an art format the size of trading cards…2.5 x 3.5 inches. This smaller format has a wide collector base of people who enjoy looking at and collecting tiny art. Because the size is the same size as typical trading cards, there are different plastic holders and ways of displaying ACEO art (which stands for Art Card, Editions, Originals).

I think one of my goals for 2010 is to create some original tiny paintings in the ACEO size. But until I do, lately I’ve been painting on a 5″ x 5″ mini canvas and having a lot of fun with that!  The painting image wraps around the edge, onto 1.5″ sides so there is no need for framing. I put bumpers on the back corners too so they’ll protect the wall. You can see the mini paintings for sale on my website.

I have different themes I’ve been playing with from garden scenes, to miscellaneous raven and angel paintings. They’re a lot of fun to do because I can finish one in a relatively short period of time and I get the satisfaction of finishing a complete painting! And then I love the way they look displayed in a grouping. I’m really enjoying using the dot pattern too which to me symbolizes connectivity.

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Hope you enjoy looking at my mini art!

Small is Beautiful!