Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Blog has moved to www.lgruger.com/blog

I moved my blog! I invite my followers to go to my Blog on my website and follow me there. I'll be following you back and listing blog links in my Blogroll. Thanks and have a great evening!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I'm moving my Blog to my Website

My Blogger Blog will not be used any more because I am putting a Blog onto my website using Wordpress. I'm still futzing with it and trying to move content from this blog over to that blog. I'm not sure how everything works yet but it's getting there. There seems to be a lot to know about widgets and formatting and plugins but I will learn in time and things will get figured out.

So from now on please go to: http://www.lgruger.com/blog to read my blog.

Thank you to my followers for following this blog and I will figure out how the feed and follower thing works with my new Wordpress blog. If anyone has any tips, please let me know! Thanks!
Good thoughts,

Friday, October 16, 2009

Oct. 16th An Artist's Day Notes

for snow on the mountains

sunshine filtering through the trees

the hum of the space heater at my feet

light green and brown

a big painting

hot soup

to send some postcards

a Halloween Party


"Angel Guide the Way"
by me, Lindy Gruger Hanson

Monday, October 12, 2009

Healthy smoothie for your health!

I read this post on Twitter by @olivosartstudio about healthy smoothies so I followed the link to an article. I was drinking my own smoothie this a.m. and wondered what other's were making for smoothie recipes. Their recipe has coconut milk and cacao in it. Sounds yummy! I'll have to try it! Follow this link to read if for yourself. Claudia Olivos and Sergio Olivos: Healthy smoothie for your health! They are also artists, check out their art while you're at their blog!

My smoothie recipe is below:
Take whatever frozen fruit you have in the freezer. I like various combinations of some blueberries, blackberries, mango, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, etc. and toss some in the blender with a scoop of ground flax seeds and a scoop or two of vanilla whey protein. Add some 100% juice of any kind or water and a couple ice cubes. You can throw in a banana, almond butter, yogurt for various changes to it. Blend it all up and you're done!

Enjoy your smoothie and healthy eating!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tracy Leagjeld - 2009 Deschutes Brewery Jubelale Artist

Tracy Leagjeld is this years Deschutes Brewery Jubelale artist. I show my artwork with Tracy at the Tumalo Art Co. gallery in Bend. I have a fondness for Jubelale art because I was chosen as the Jubelale Artist in 2007. So I look forward to see what the next artist will do for their Jubelale art. I like the word Jubelale! To me it is a "happy" word and it conjures up feelings of festive times!

Deschutes Brewery chooses a different artist each year to represent their seasonal brew called Jubelale. I love Tracy's artwork! She does monotype paintings using oils. She works in layers and each painting is unique and beautiful! See some examples of some of her landscape paintings below.

The 2008 Jubelale artist was Pam Jersey Bird. I've shown with Pam at the Tumalo Art Co. as well and in some other places over the years and I just love her artwork too! You can see her Jubelale art and a selection of her paintings below.

2008 Pam Jersey Bird Jubelale art is above and more of Pam's paintings are below.

This is my 2007 Jubelale Art.

Cheers! Enjoy the season of Jubelale!