Lumaprints Partner Spotlight Artist

Lumaprints, who I partnered with a few years ago, asked me to be a Partner Spotlight Artist for their blog. It features an artist interview and photos of my work.

I love artist’s interviews and have done a few over the years such as the one for Art is Fun. So I was thrilled to do it. I love partnering with Lumaprints as they make beautiful prints!

My customers love the prints too! You can read some of my 5 star Etsy Reviews in my Etsy Shop.

Lumaprints Partner Spotlight artist Lindy Gaskill

I like the article’s introduction. Particularly where they say – “Lindy, an acrylic painter and creator of vibrant, whimsical art, resides in the Pacific Northwest and draws inspiration from the region’s lush landscapes. With a passion for infusing her creations with vivid hues, her work reflects her energy and joy. Her art marries the beauty of nature with expressive artistry, offering a feast of color for the eyes and soul.”

Inspired by vivid color and nature

I feel energized and happy when creating with vivid colors. Nature inspires me with birds, trees, and shapes like my favorite, the swirl! You can see my style in these pieces below.

Lindy Gaskill Etsy Shop

A few things I love about my artist feature, besides the introduction are the great questions such as about my creative process and other questions like – How do you handle creative blocks or challenges in your work? and Can you share some of your most successful pieces on Etsy, and what you believe contributed to its success?

I enjoy reading the Partner Spotlight series myself! Reading what other artists are doing and finding new art to admire is inspiring! Every artist has a story and I especially love learning an artist’s process and what inspires them.

Lumaprints Blog

You too can read the Lumaprints blog. Read the Partner Spotlight series, and more and be inspired!

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Digital Download Affirmation Card Deck

My digital download Affirmation Card Deck is one tool I use for creating the life that I want to live. I believe these positive words help me manifest my goals and keep positive energy running through my life.

To help you with having positive affirmations in your life, I’ve created a few digital download Affirmation Card Decks which you can purchase inexpensively in my Etsy Shop. Print them out and use them in your personal projects. They are not for commercial use or for reselling.

Above all, they can help you get to the heart of what you want to create in your life. It’s sort of like reprogramming your mind to think a certain way. I believe we are what we think we are. So using positive affirmations is self-talk that can benefit you in lots of ways!

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Positive Affirmation Card Decks

The best way you phrase positive affirmations is if they are already true. Not that you would like them to be true but that they already are true!

Sometimes your mind will register a negative word even though you are saying it positively. So be careful how you word affirmations. You may say, “I no longer feel stress” but the word stress is what your mind hears so if you say instead, “I feel peace within” you are more apt to actually feel peaceful.

There are so many places you can put these cards so you see them during the day. Put them on the fridge, on the bathroom mirror, your window sill, in your pocket or purse. Tape it to the dash in your car or on your computer screen. Remind yourself how wonderful and creative you are with these affirmations!

Card Deck for Wellness and Weight Loss

In addition, I have a Deck for Wellness and Weight Loss. A DIY card deck to help you commitment to your health and fitness goals.

Sometimes I will pick a card for the day and repeat the affirmation throughout my day. I love the little reminder and to help me with staying fit.

Intention Words Card Deck

And there is a deck with individual intention words. Get started using intentions with this colorful card deck.

By setting an intention before you get up in the morning or before your meditation or yoga practice, it allows the Universe to know how you would like your life to proceed. My Intention card deck comes with an instruction sheet on how to use them with intention sentences.

Artist Use of the Intention Deck

If you are an artist, you can also use these cards to inspire you while you paint! Are you stuck with what to paint next? Pick a card from the deck, for example it might be the “Passion” card. What mark or image can you make that represents that word? Maybe use red in your next paint stroke, or make a heart or kiss shape.

Then pick another card. Maybe it is the “Quiet” card. What represents that word? Is it a soft breeze? A light stroke? Paint what you feel when you think of that word. Or use the colors from the cards. Pick a card and use the colors from it in your next paint strokes. Let your imagination take over and tap into your intuition.

Free Bookmarks

There are also 3 free om lotus bookmarks with all the downloads.

Create the life that you want with these positive affirmation cards. Have fun using them!

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10 Ways to Attract Positive Energy into Your Life

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This is a repost from March of 2015 with a couple modifications.

I’ve listed 10 things that I try to do to attract positive energy into my life. I’ve put a positive affirmation to go with each one.

1. Accept myself and my situation as I am living right now, in this moment. Live here right now. Practice non-judgement and just let what is be.

I accept and appreciate my current situation.

2. Still my thoughts and meditate a little bit every day. Be silent and just be. I’ve been doing Reiki self healing on myself every day and that feels really good.

I feel fully connected to my experience of life.

3. I visualize myself in positive ways. You are your thoughts, so choose the good ones as they say.

Every cell in my body is healthy and radiates health.

4. Give myself or others a gift and be grateful. It can be a compliment, a smile, a hug, a little piece of dark chocolate or a flower but think of it as appreciation and love for myself and others. Feeling grateful for what I have lifts me up.

I am grateful for all the positive things in my life.

5. Take time out to daydream. I have a dream journal and visualize myself accomplishing my goals. You can write out some steps on how you can accomplish what you want out of life.

I am devoting time and energy toward my goals.

6. I set my intention to be happy and I don’t get wrapped up in drama. You deserve happiness and success and don’t let anyone tell you different.

I am a magnet for happiness and success in my life.

7. Have faith. I believe I am right here in the right moment, doing exactly as I am supposed to. I trust in the universe that if things are not going as planned that there is something better out there for me. It will show itself in time.

All that I need comes to me at the right time and place in my life.

8. Let go and detach. Accept others for who they are. I think it’s true if you hold on to anything too tightly, there is a blockage of energy that happens. So let go and relax. It will all be okay!

I accept everyone as they are and continue to pursue my dreams.

9. Seek out my own unique talents. For me, that’s doing my Art. Every person has something unique about them. If you live your life by asking yourself how you are best suited to serve others with your highest and best self, I believe things will start to unfold for you.

I acknowledge and honor my talents, and share these with others.

10. Laugh! I can feel the endorphins spread through my body after a good laugh. It’s healthy so find ways to laugh more. Watch a funny movie, read a funny book or watch funny videos. And hang out with people who make you laugh!

I’m smiling inside.

For more affirmations, check out my positive affirmation card decks in my Etsy Shop.

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You are Unique – A Letter to Your Inner Artist

Many years ago I read the book The Artist’s Way by Julie Cameron and there was an exercise in it where you write an encouraging letter to your inner artist (Task 8 in week 11). I just found mine the other day in a box. Here it is, although I did modify it slightly.

Dear Inner Artist,

Do not be afraid.

Let yourself go and flow.

You can be all that you want to be.

You can make art, sell it and support yourself and your family with art sales.

You can make enough $ to be able to afford the things that you want to own and travel the world.

People will buy the art that you make. You will be successful with your art and it’s sales.

You are a natural leader, a healer and a teacher and people learn from you.

Flow with the the natural rhythms of life that are here to guide and help support you.

You are a great artist!

You tap into your higher power and channel the creativity from the Source.

colorful swirl art

You have control over the life you lead by taking the choices presented to you and acting on them. You know that all that is, is not what it appears.

If you want to be a painter, than do it. If you want to be a creator, than do it. You have the resources and the talent.

Take your motivation and go with it.

You know what to do and if you don’t there are resources to help you learn.

Do not let anyone talk you out of it or tell you that you are not good enough because you are good enough and not “just” good enough but great!

You are unique and have something to share.

You uplift the spirit with your art. Your art is a celebration!

You are so, so, so loved! – From Me

“Expect the universe to support your dream and it will.” – Julia Cameron

Now it’s your turn. What does your inner artist need to hear?



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A nap restores the soul

As a child, I grew up with my bedroom window right next to a fragrant, white blossomed shrub whose scent would waft into my room. It was a fragrant, intoxicating floral aroma. It was a dreamy perfume. One that I would breathe in deeply as I lay on my bed on a warm summer afternoon as I drifted into an afternoon nap.

Just thinking about it makes me relax.

We all need a nap from time to time. It’s especially important for introverts who gather their energy from being by themselves. I’m an introvert and I just love a good nap!

We’re in Todos Santos, Baja, Mx right now. We have a hammock and it is the perfect napping place.

It is the resting of the spirit, the going inward that allows me to come back to the outer world refreshed and ready to create. A nap is like a creative incubation for the soul. It restores me upon awakening and then I can get back into the studio and start creating!

My art studio in our casa.
a good nap is a creative incubation quote

Some people love naps and some people don’t. What about you? Are you a nap person?

Peace and happy creating (and napping),


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105 Things My Heart Loves

Try this little trick if you need a little cheering up. Grab a piece of paper and start listing all the things your heart loves! It will help you be grateful for all the beautiful things in this world.

Here’s my list for today (in no particular order).

  1. Ancient tapestries
  2. Petroglyphs
  3. Lavender oil
  4. A moon sliver
  5. Making original art
  6. Sand Dollars
  7. The smell of a puppy
  8. Daisy chains
  9. Vivid color
  10. Skipping stones on the water
  11. Hiking a trail
  12. Outdoor showers
  13. Spiral shapes
  14. Border collies
  15. Hanging art mobiles
  16. Smell of cookies baking
  17. gnomes
  18. Foot massages
  19. Geodesic domes
  20. Watching ocean waves crash
  21. Watching a sunset
  22. Licking an ice cream cone
  23. Warm wool mittens
  24. Lighting incense
  25. Bangles and dangle earrings
  26. Boots from Australia
  27. Frothy, hot mocha
  28. Game of billiards
  29. Beatrix Potter drawings
  30. Ravens
  31. Watching a sloth move
  32. Laughing until tears run down my face
  33. Solar lanterns
  34. Picking blackberries or blueberries
  35. Camp fires
  36. Watching horses play
  37. Tall palm trees
  38. Laying on a rock in the sun
  39. Bubble baths
  40. Peanut butter chocolate fudge milkshake
  41. Twilight
  42. Handmade sandals
  43. Hanging out with family / friends
  44. Peace signs
    peace sign on van art
  45. The golden hour with long shadows
  46. Smell of fresh cut grass
  47. Delta blues music
  48. Double rainbows
  49. Maps
  50. Handwritten letters
  51. Finger painting
  52. Swimming in the Sea of Cortez
  53. A monsoon down pour of rain
  54. Scented candles
  55. Walking a labyrinth
  56. Watching an inspiring movie
  57. Listening to Christmas carols
  58. Kayaking a flat lake
  59. Star gazing
  60. Remembering a dream
  61. Listening to good ole rock ‘n roll
  62. Yoga outside in the a.m.
  63. Travel to new areas
  64. Visiting an art gallery
  65. Mountain bike riding
  66. Painted toe nails
  67. Mosaic stepping stones
  68. Reading the book The Power of Flow
  69. Writing a poem
  70. Trying new foods
  71. Eating organic
  72. Growing our own food
  73. Van Morrison music
  74. Camping on the beach
  75. Green smoothies
  76. Reading my horoscope
  77. Birthday week celebrations
  78. Hosting visitors
  79. White puffy clouds and blue, blue sky
  80. Flying a kite
  81. Hot springs
  82. Reading Rumi
  83. Taking dogs for a walk
  84. A nap in the afternoon
  85. Sitting around the fire in a Teepee
  86. Dream catcher
  87. Learning, remembering and using a new spanish word
  88. DIY Projects
  89. My gratitude journal
  90. Fresh cut flower bouquet
  91. Intricate henna tattoos
  92. Finding a four leaf clover
  93. Irish accents
  94. Cold beer with a slice of lime and pinch of salt
  95. Dark chocolate
  96. Playing frisbee
  97. Walking through the forest
  98. A wink from a stranger
  99. Old pickup trucks
  100. Planting seeds
  101. Wind mills
  102. Making no knead bread
  103. Online Zoom gatherings with family
  104. Girls night at the cabin
  105. Barefeet in the sand


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