Buddha “Bunny”

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Buddha Baby is all ears and ready for the Easter Egg Hunt!  Since he’s a chocoholic he loves all the chocolate eggs.  He also likes the licorice jelly beans.   As you can see he’s ready to do the bunny hop with his peep marshmallow friends.  Did you know it would take 43,000 Peep Bunnies to span the Golden Gate Bridge!  For more fun facts about the little yellow Peeps go to this link.

Buddha Baby has been filling my posts while I finish a commission that’s due.  I will post about it soon, since I hope to be done this week!  It’s been quite an endeavor!  It’s an aerial view for a local rancher on the Delta.

Happy Easter!

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Buddha Baby finds the Pot o’ Gold

FullSizeRenderThis St. Patrick’s Day in California is a beautiful Spring day after the much needed rain. Buddha Baby is dancing a jig because he found the pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow. He’s got his shamrocks and green hat on ready to dance at the Feis with the leprechauns whom he feels akin to due to their small size and folklore. They always have a festive time together!  He’s looking forward to enjoying the traditional corned beef and cabbage for dinner. Maybe his “stone” character will disguise him as the Blarney Stone so that he can steal a few kisses. Meantime Buddha Baby is hoping the luck of the Irish will bring more rain and rainbows.

What are your St. Patrick’s Day traditions?  For the last 50 years in Chicago it has become a tradition to dye the river green on St. Patrick’s day. Watch this time elapsed video of the event.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Leap Year Baby

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Today I discovered Buddha Baby has a Leap Year Birthday! No wonder we didn’t know his birthday! He only has a birthday approximately every four years, so that explains his young spirit with an old soul. He is born of terra cotta clay from the earth. As you can see he really celebrates with all the fanfare since he has to wait four years. We’re not sure how old he really is (does one only count the year with the actual date or count the actual years?). He could be 25 or 100 years old depending on the way it’s counted.

Leap day is full of superstitions, folklore, traditions and myths. The most common tradition is that it is the only day a woman can propose to her beloved. Also, it is not advised to have a wedding on leap day because it means bad luck and may not be considered legally binding (not to mention few anniversaries to celebrate!). Sadie Hawkins dances are often held near leap day when a woman can ask her partner to the dance. Obviously most of us would consider these to be outdated. To learn about more traditions and folklore go to answers.com. Leap year isn’t always every four years. There are three criteria for a leap year according to the Gregorian calendar. Check out this link about leap year for more info about leap year information.

Do any of you have a leap year birthday?  How do you celebrate?

Note: If you are new to my blog you may be wondering, “Who is Buddha Baby?” Check out the “Adventures of Buddha Baby” to find out! He occasionally makes an appearance here as a creative advisor.

Buddha Baby’s New Year’s Resolution

imageI recently heard that Buddha Baby made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and get rid of some of his baby fat.  I’m not sure how he will do it since he’s already hollow.  Who has ever heard of a thin Buddha anyway?  If he loses weight he won’t look like a Buddha Baby anymore!   As you can see he’s been eating a lot of healthy fruits and veggies, but if he’s like the rest of us his resolution will soon be broken.   Every year I try to give up sweets, but I just can’t seem to give up chocolate since I’m a chocoholic.  Besides, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner… maybe Buddha Baby will share his chocolates kisses with me.

Discover more adventures of Buddha Baby and his story in the category “Adventures of Buddha Baby”