Happy Buddha / Ho Tai / Prosperity Buddha
Ho Tai, as he is called in Chinese, is often confused with the Historical Buddha. But a word to the wise; Ho Tai is not the Buddha at all, but is actually a revered Chinese Monk. He is somewhat akin to the West’s Santa Claus / St. Nick, since Ho Tai was famous for his Buddhist sermons and for his bag full of gifts, which he brought to children in order to reward them for coming to learn about the Dharma.
Part of the reason Ho Tai is confused with the Buddha is because they both wear robes, and that in certain languages (Thai, for instance) the vernacular word for the Buddha and for Monks is the same, namely, the word “Phra.” It can be confusing even for us Thai people, because if someone were to use JUST the word Phra, we might not know whether they were referring to the Buddha himself, a monk, a statue of the Buddha, or even an amulet (religious pendant) featuring an image of the Buddha… or an image of a highly revered monk!
Ho Tai is often depicted in various forms as well, either with his arms above his head, reaching skyward, or sometimes holding a bag or knapsack over one shoulder. But no matter how he is depicted, he always has a happy face.
10 x 10 Deep Canvas Acrylic
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A multitude of characteristics. Peach, plum, almond, raspberry, chocolate, bacon and so many more. He’ll pair the wine with the meal, the early and late harvests, the regions and the year. God forbid you say something simple like, ” I like a Merlot for Australia” you’ll be set in for an evening of refinement and elevation.
This wine snob is pretty quiet although very attention grabbing.
36″ x 36″ Acrylic on Canvas
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The people of Mexico have it right. Rather than let the memory of passed loved ones fade, they celebrate them on the Day of the Dead. Feasting, Music, Memories, Candles and plenty of Tequila! ~ Sounds pretty good to me.
10 x 10 Acrylic Deep Frame
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In the electro world of imaginary profiles, who are you really? Are you everyone you say you are? Is the person you ” Like” anything more than a figment of their own imagination? Whats real, what isn’t?
12 x 16 Deep canvas
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Her song is seductive, she’ll lure you to her garden, that is once you’ve crashed upon the rocks.
12 x 36 Deep Canvas
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Tonight … if you have a dark sky, make your acquaintance with the constellation Draco the Dragon, starting at nightfall. At mid-northern latitudes, Draco is a circumpolar constellation, meaning it is out all night long every night of the year. Northern Hemisphere summer evenings are the best time to look, because this is when the Dragon’s flashing eyes look down upon you from up high in the northern sky. This serpentine star figure wanders in between the Big and Little Dippers, with its tail found between the bowl of the Big Dipper and the star Polaris.
Draco the dragon is famous throughout mythology. This great beast was especially present in greek myth. One of the more popular stories involves Heracles and the twelve labors. Gaia gave Hera a golden apple tree when she married Zeus. Hera put the tree in the garden to be guarded by the Hesperides and a dragon called Ladon.
Heracles asks Atlas to gather the apples while he and Athena held up the sky. Atlas, thinking he could trick Heracles into holding the sky forever, gladly accepted the mission. When he returned with the apples, Heracles slipped the sky back on Atlas’ shoulders.
Yet another story is set during the Titan war with Zeus. Athena was attacked by a dragon. She flung it into the air, wrapping it around the pole. To this day, the dragon remains in the night sky.
The constellation, Draco, can be found revolving around the celestial North Pole. This type of constellation is said to be circumpolar.
It’s said you can see Draco in the aurora borealis ( northern Lights) if you watch closely.
Draco, Dragon of the North
36 x 36 inch Deep Canvas
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Join the revolution. Across the world, meeting in small and large groups, people are rallying behind the 4 string wonder in a musical revolution. Today Ukes for Peace, tomorrow Accordions for Justice!
16 x 20 Acrylic Canvas
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The four elements of Earth, Wind, Fire and Water unite in our being. We are Animal and Mineral. It’s when we reach out that we begin to understand.
20 x 20 Deep Canvas
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We live in a time where we are remembering that pharmaceuticals dont hold all the answers. We’ve begun to return to nature and its wonders to heal and nurture. One formulator is bringing a fresh look on how nature can hold our greatest remedy.
Healing Tree Harmonics founder and formulator, Mr. Braden Karringten commissioned me to create this 16 x 40 inch painting but only after I would take time to read and learn about his unique product line.
The background fades from dark cobalt blue and black to a brilliant center, representative of the lack of knowledge being enlightened by truth and knowledge of a better way.
The lifeless forest, bare of leaves arch and reach towards the knowledge, towards the Healing Tree that is robust and vibrant seeking its blessings. This is symbolic of departing from sickness to health.
The Healing Tree bares both leaves and draws nature to it. 5 energy spirals combine to be representative of Braden Karringten’s 4 formulations (Bee Budz, Bee Haven, Chaga Nuggets, Gochaa) and the 5th large spiral unite them all representing wholeness.
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The Kettle River valley is majestic, fresh and healthy. The whistle of the steam locomotives now a faint memory.
16 x 20 Canvas
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