New Red Bubble Store and book on Amazon!

I have opened a Red Bubble shop with my artwork on it! I will be putting some Day of the Artist works in the shop as well. Get my paintings on really neat products like iPhone cases and throw pillows…even dresses!

Linda Cleary Red Bubble Shop

My book is now only available on amazon. Here is that link:

Day of the Artist

Thanks so much for all your support!  I’m hoping now that baby is older I’m able to get back to painting and art and everything!

xoxo, Linda

All the links you’ll ever need!

Some folks are still contacting me about where to see/buy paintings etc. Here’s all the links you’ll ever need about this project!

Day of the Artist Blog:


Thanks to everyone who’ve already purchased pieces!  And for all your support!



Happy Happy Joy Joy!


Hello all!

It has been a joy to prepare all these paintings to send out to their new homes!

I can’t believe how happy people are when they receive them in the mail.

Paintings received!

Paintings received!

I’m also excited to meet up with my local pals and hand deliver goodies to them as well.

This project made such an impact in my life in so many ways and sharing all the work

with you and hearing such positive feedback is just the cherry on top!

11924549_10153940060737923_546899143742135043_nI’m super excited to start another crazy project like this (besides having a baby, which is

it’s own crazy creative project!) in the future.  I am humbled and honored11921634_10153945953417923_7124262102238535485_n to have such

support!  Please visit my SHOP to purchase a piece (there are plenty left!).  Currently,

I only have up to April artwork up and for sale.  It should take me another week to post

up all my pieces.  Also, “like” my Facebook page because it sure likes you!



My new Facebook shop!

You can now purchase some of my paintings from this project on my Day of the Artist Facebook page.

How exciting!

There’s quite a bit of items to put up so it’s slowly progressing.  At this moment, I’m working on February’s

paintings, but all of the available paintings for January are already up and for sale.

Just a note that I’ve never used this kind of shop before so hopefully the shipping and orders go smoothly.

I guarantee that I will correct any order mishaps if they happen.

Thanks everyone for your constant support.  The direct link to the shop is below.

Day of the Artist SHOP



My book arrived!

Front cover

Front cover

And it’s pretty awesome!

You can buy them here! I get a profit from it so thanks in advance!

They are $40.99 US dollars. 37.41 in € euros!

Day of the Artist soft cover book &

As my friend says, I just gave birth to a baby…then my actual human baby in October!

Now if only I can find a venue for my art show.  I am really wanting to

The paper is glossy and much nicer than I thought it would be!

The paper is glossy and much nicer than I thought it would be!

sell a majority of the actual art and of course send out the already reserved pieces!

If you haven’t liked this project on Facebook already please do.  I often update that page more than this blog these days.

Day of the Artist Facebook page

Thanks for all your support everyone!



A little frazzled with designing my book…

Since I’ve finished my project I haven’t been posting in this blog.

Getting ready for baby!

Getting ready for baby!

Big news…I’m pregnant!  23 weeks pregnant starting today.  I haven’t been painting, but I have been trying to plan my art show and finish designing my Day of the Artist book.  I’ve already designed a first copy which was VERY frustrating because I chose the wrong format and it ended up being a ridiculous amount of money to print.  To top that all off, you can’t just change the format with the same outline/design.  I had to start ALL over again!  Aaaaaargh.  So on top

Freaking out just a little today about having to give birth at some point!

Freaking out just a little today about having to give birth at some point!

of being pregnant and bloated, I have to redesign the exact same book I’ve already designed.  Hopefully it’ll be finished by the time I have the art show AND before the baby pops out…which I’m also freaking out about.  I’m hoping it’ll be done soon and I can start selling the book online.  I’m super excited about it!

I think I want to do a 30 day challenge or something to take my mind off of baby stuff for a small portion of the day!  And to just get back to painting & creating!  We’ll see!

Back to square one! Ugh.

Back to square one! Ugh.

Wish me luck with the book and I hope that when it’s done you guys who’ve supported me throughout that insane venture continue your support!



The front cover...if everything goes well!

The front cover…if everything goes well!

Harnessing My Creative…Spirits? Demons?

365 Muthagrabbin' Paintings...isn't that enough for now???

365 Muthagrabbin’ Paintings…isn’t that enough for now???

While walking the dogs yesterday and listening to Maron’s interview with Adam Goldberg, Maron made a comment about Goldberg having so many ideas.  Later the conversation turned to the topic of anxiety (in Maron’s interviews, it frequently does).  It didn’t linger on that topic, but my mind did.  Whenever anxiety is brought up, my ears perk up and I feel drawn to listening because I suffer from it as well.  It always makes me feel better when people explain that their anxiety is a result of being abundantly creative.  In many ways this is very true for me.

I’ve noticed that the past few days I’ve been suffering from a bit of anxiety…which isn’t really that rare, I’ve been suffering from it since I was 6 years old.  My brain is constantly active.  “What about this?  What leads to that?

Wakey Wakey...there's so much to do!  Maybe you can start on a new book and never finish it!

Wakey Wakey…there’s so much to do! Maybe you can start on a new book and never finish it!

What can I do about this?  There’s not enough time in a lifetime to do everything I want to do!”  Then that leads to…”I don’t feel good.  Why don’t I feel good?  I must be sick.  Maybe I’m dying.  We all die.  When am I going to die?  Maybe tomorrow?  Oh shit, I haven’t done everything I need to do.”

The words in my brain are much more complex and in moments, much more dark.  People have told me (and I have also told others) there isn’t a reason to really freak out unless someone is pointing a gun to your head or if there’s a tiger in the room (metaphorically speaking).  Well, my brain is so imaginative that I can literally manifest that tiger into my reality.  When my mother passed away in March of 2013, it was a catalyst that drove me into a phase of spiraling anxiety.  After initial denial, I sought therapy which is helping immensely.

Maybe I'll learn the sitar this year?  On top of that, maybe I'll record a sitar song everyday!  Yeah, that sounds not stressful at all!

Maybe I’ll learn the sitar this year? On top of that, maybe I’ll record a sitar song everyday! Yeah, that sounds not stressful at all!

Don’t get me wrong, even with my anxiety, I’m a functioning human.  But I don’t like where it takes me.  It’s a scary place where one feels they have completely lost control…physically and mentally.

Back to yesterday.  I started thinking to myself…”I need to harness all this energy, my creative spirits (demons at times)…but how exactly?”  When will I feel like I’m doing enough creatively?  Being productive to the point of satisfaction?  I paint, draw, write novels, sew monsters and puppets, do a puppet show, perform improv with a great group of people, take classes, write music, play piano/mandolin/guitar/etc., sing, write poetry, make films…etcetera etcetera!

Maybe I haven’t found the exact thing…the specific art that is effective in harnessing this energy?  I just finished painting 365 fucking paintings a few days ago and I’m still thinking, What next???  My creativity is feeding itself.  Sometimes I feel that inspiration is a wonderful blessing, but it can also be a curse.  Sometimes I just

The tiger in my mind...beautiful and freaking scary.

The tiger in my mind…beautiful and freaking scary.

want to sit there, bored, eating my sandwich and watching stupid TV starring teenage werewolves or super heroes without my brain being somewhere else…thinking about the next “project”.  I’m not really complaining.  It’s just very interesting that something like this could be a problem.  Loving too many things.

I’m so lucky that I have the time to even muse something like this.  I am so lucky to have so many talented, supportive, like-minded friends and family.  I’m so lucky to live in such a diverse, creative, artistic area which to share my creativity in.

But still the anxiety lingers…waiting to pounce like a tiger in the shadows.

There has to be a way.  A way to tame that beast, eliminate the fear and learn to love it for what it is.

One day I will find it.



The Best Gifts!

A book from Gerard

A book from Gerard

Throughout this past year as I paid humble tribute to many great artists, a few of them have reached out to me and sent me original pieces of their beautiful artwork.

Gerard Sendrey not only gifted me with his art, but we also became friends and he has written an article about me in Creation Franche’s Publication which is due to come out in a few days.  You can visit the website here.


My tribute on top…then three Gerard sent me.

You can watch a documentary on Gerard here (it comes in two parts) and please visit my blog page here if you haven’t already.  He’s such a wonderful artist and man.

I’ve also received original work from Pierre Silvin, who happens to be Gerard’s son!  His artwork is so special and so hard to mimic since I wasn’t sure of the materials, but even when I received the actual art in the mail, I couldn’t quite figure it out.  His pieces have a kind of luminescence and beauty that can’t be emulated.  Please visit my blog on him here if you haven’t seen his work!  It’s lovely.

Pierre Silvin Original with a nice note

Pierre Silvin Original with a nice note

Today I received 7 pieces and a nice note from Sophie Orlicki who I also paid tribute to!  I squealed when I saw the package because I had a feeling it was going to be artwork.  Her pieces are so beautiful in person and I cannot wait to get them framed like I did with Gerard and Pierre’s work.  Please visit my blog page for her here.

I never expected to receive such thoughtful and wonderful gifts let alone the artist themselves contacting me.  I am honored to have paid them tribute and honored that they reached out to give their

Today's gift from Sophie Orlicki.  So beautiful in person.

Today’s gift from Sophie Orlicki. So beautiful in person.

appreciation and thanks.  It makes me feel very special and makes me understand why I did this project in the first place.  I hope I inspired you all and I want to thank you again for your support!

This is only the beginning!  I am in the process of organizing all my pieces.  Readying everything to take quality photos for the book I’m designing that’ll hopefully be on sale on amazon.  And most of all figuring out the logistics of having an art show with all 365 pieces before sending them out to all that have reserved a piece.  These artists will be getting some Linda Patricia Cleary artwork in the mail soon!

Gerard's work framed and in my house!

Gerard’s work framed and in my house!

Whatever has not been reserved, gets sold at the show etc. will be available online after the show is over.  BUT, if you’d like to reserve one in advance, please message me or “like” me on Facebook, find the painting you want and put your name in the comments to reserve it.  That’s where I am keeping track of everything.  Here’s the Facebook page for Day of the Artist.