An Orange: New Children’s E-Book from Mark W. McGinnis

My first children’s book in 8 years (the last was Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories).

From the forward:

Helping a child to develop a sense of awareness may be one of the greatest gifts we can give. Awareness, presence, mindfulness, and stillness are gifts that improve and heighten our quality of life from the first steps to the final breath of life – and maybe beyond. It is a simple gift that is be best taught by frequent examples of awareness — by drawing the child’s attention to their sensory perceptions and allowing them to experience freely.

This book is inspired by the classic story of the Buddha teaching mindfulness to village children using tangerines. The book may be read to the child using the illustrations to convey the experience of the orange, or it may read be to the child as the child observes and handles an actual orange, or it may be recalled to the child the next time the child eats an orange or anything else for that matter. The slow and careful sensory experience encouraged by the book can be adapted to many situations and a child can begin to build the sense of awareness and presence that can be a staple of her or his life.

$8.99

Available from:

Amazon.com for Kindle

Barnes & Noble for Nook

iBooks for iPad and iPhone (excellent color)

and

fastpencil.com for PDF file or a hardback copy (more money)

If you should purchase and enjoy this book, please write a review and post to Kindle, Nook, and iBooks  — thank you

Snake River Basin #4: Celebration County Park on the Snake River

This is the fourth paintings in a series of works expressing the great variety of the Snake River Basin that includes most of Idaho and extends into sections of  Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, and Washington.  The painting is done on seventeen Claybord panels and  painted with Golden Fluid acrylics. The size is approximately 70″ X 50″. It was done in 2012.

Snake River Basin #3: Boise River

This is the third paintings in a series of works expressing the great variety of the Snake River Basin that includes most of Idaho and extends into sections of  Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, and Washington.  The painting is done on eleven Claybord panels and  painted with Golden Fluid acrylics. The size is approximately 72″ X 50″. It was done in 2012.

Snake River Basin #2: Shoshone Falls

This is the second paintings in a series of works expressing the great variety of the Snake River Basin that includes most of Idaho and extends into sections of  Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, and Washington.  The painting is done on eight Claybord panels and  painted with Golden Fluid acrylics. The size is approximately 72″ X 48″. It was done in 2011.

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Snake River Basin #1: Malad Gorge

This is the first paintings in a series of works expressing the great variety of the Snake River Basin that includes most of Idaho and extends into sections of  Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, and Washington.  The painting is done on nine Claybord panels and  painted with Golden Fluid acrylics. The size is approximately 68″ X 68″. It was done in 2011.

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Kaua’i Black Ink Paintings

The following are a series of ten black ink paintings that were inspired my a late February-early March week-long trip to the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i.

Kaua'i #1, 9" X 12", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis

Kaua'i #2, 9" X 12", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis

Kaua'i #3, 9" X 12", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis

Kaua'i #4, 9" X 12", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis

Kaua'i #5, 9" X 12", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis

Kaua'i #6, 9" X 12", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis

Kaua'i #7, 8" X 18", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis

Kaua'i #8, 8" X 18", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis

Kaua'i #9, 8" X 18", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis

Kaua'i #10, 8" X 18", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis