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My Favorite Raven Art Mugs

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I love raven art mugs! Ravens are such mischievous, interesting characters. Some people love them, some people hate them. I love them! And you can find raven art in my paintings quite a bit. A few years ago, one of my art collectors, sent me this gorgeous mug by Natalie Warrens, a Portland, Oregon artist. I love the black with the blue background and the red spirals. It’s very dreamy! It’s funny how one tends to pick certain mugs to…

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Bicycle and Raven painting

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I just got my mt. bike tuned up and it’s been fun riding it! The gears weren’t shifting properly but now they are all good! I love my bike and I love creating bicycle and raven paintings. I have quite a few of them now. Here’s the latest one. I titled it Yay! Joy Ride! because that is how I feel when I’m riding…I feel pretty joyful and happy! I think mt. biking was the first time I ever felt…

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Still the Birds Darryl Purpose CD

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I told you earlier about doing a commissioned painting for the singer songwriter Darryl Purpose. Now I’m excited to receive my very own copy of the “Still the Birds” Darryl Purpose CD. My painting was used on the cover! It’s so fun to finally see the real thing and hold it in my hand. Wow, I’m so honored! I love Darryl’s music! I’m going to listen to it right after I post this. The art direction, design and layout of…

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Commissioned painting and Darryl Purpose’s new CD “Still the Birds”

Still the birds painting

This is a little story of a commissioned painting I did for Darryl Purpose but it’s also a story of meeting Darryl, his music and how it’s touched me. When Darryl Purpose approached me to paint a commissioned painting to go on his upcoming new CD, I was thrilled! I immediately said yes! I’ve known Darryl from way back when I was living on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, Washington. That would be around 1996. I first met Darryl when…

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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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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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“Dream a Little Dream of You” Teardrop Trailer Art

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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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New VW Flower Power Van painting

vw van painting with raven

This is a new painting titled “Flower Power. ” It’s 20″ x 20″, acrylic on wood. I’m loving how the flowers came out in the background and I love the color combination of purple and orange. The stenciled word “Flower” can be seen going up the side of the painting. I like putting semi-hidden words in my paintings. There is a print for sale of this painting in my Etsy Shop> Do you have a VW Van story to share?…

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A Red Snowy VW Bug Painting

VW Bug painting

This is a new red, snowy VW bug painting.The bug image is taken from a photo of a 1959 beetle. 1959 was the year I was born. It’s 12″ x 12″, acrylic on wood panel, $375. I dedicate it to all those who have traveled through the snow and are thankful how well a VW bug plows through! I know, I’ve been there. They are amazing in the snow. I’ve never painted a snow scene quite like this before. The…

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VW Bus Painting titled “Peace, Baby”

Peace Baby, 12" x 12", acrylic on wood panel, sold

This is one of my newest paintings. A VW bus painitng titled “Peace, Baby.” Is is acrylic on a 12″ x 12″ wood panel. The sides are painted black. It is $375 and if you are interested in purchasing it, send me an email. I also have archival prints available in my Artworkbylindy Etsy Shop.W When I was young my friends, Heidi and Mark, had a VW bus. And we went on a couple road trips in their VW that…

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Handpainted Raven Christmas Ornaments for sale

Each year Tumalo Art Co. gallery in Bend, Oregon puts out their anticipated trees full of original, fine-art ornaments for sale. Many are hand-painted originals made by the gallery’s artists! I’ve made a few handpainted raven Christmas ornaments and sent them up to the gallery. These are snowy ravens on ceramic snowflake and star shapes and tied with a festive red ribbon. I wrote Merry Christmas and dated and signed them on the back with silver ink. If you would…

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Number 7 blog post in Zen and the Art of Doing What You Love

This is post 7 in my 10 post blog series on Beth Kempton’s PDF titled “Zen and the Art of Doing what you Love.” You can check back here to see 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and the first post here. The Steps and journal prompts are taken from the PDF. STEP 7: WALK (BAREFOOT) Journal prompts: What big things have you achieved in your life so far? (Big thing = something you are proud of, not necessarily to do with…

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