The Original Buddha Board: Relax and Paint with Water
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The Original Buddha Board

Use just water to paint fleeting designs on this magical board.

The Original Buddha Board
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The Original Buddha Board - Standard
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Live in the moment with the Original Buddha Board. With just a dab of water, each stroke of the brush appears like black ink on the surface. Similar to watercolor painting, the Buddha Board produces soft, beautiful images. As the water slowly evaporates, your painting fades and a new blank canvas is revealed.

With the mentality of a Zen Buddhist, you're free to create pictures on a whim, without concern for the outcome. The Buddha Board is great for relaxing, clearing your thoughts, and is just plain fun. It's the perfect gift for the hard-to-shop-for.

Features & specs

  • Original Board dimensions: 9 1/2" x 12" x 1/8" (24.13 cm x 30.48 cm x 0.32)
  • Original Base dimensions: 6" x 4 1/2" x 1 3/4" (15.24 cm x 11.43 cm x 4.45)
  • Original Bamboo brush length: 8" (20.32 cm)
  • Mini board dimensions: 5” x 4 5/8” (12.7 cm x 11.75 cm)
  • Mini enclosure dimensions: 5 7/8” x 5 3/8” x 1/2” (14.92 cm x 13.65 cm x 1.27 cm)
  • Mini brush length: 5” (12.7 cm)
  • Ages 5+

Create an infinite number of paintings with the Buddha Board

The Buddha Board fully encapsulates the concept of "living in the moment". Dip the bamboo brush into water and start painting on the board. Your strokes will quickly appear in a rich black color reminiscent of watercolor paintings.

Don't become obsessed with the outcome, but instead enjoy the simple act of putting brush to board. As the water evaporates, your painting will fade away so that you may begin again.

Strokes magically disappear.
With the Buddha Board, you can enjoy the carefree act of painting without consequence.

Quick to setup and easy to use

There are three main pieces that make up the Standard Buddha Board: the board, the base, and the brush. Simply fill the base with water, rest the board in the notches of the base (either vertically or horizontally), and begin creating your temporary masterpiece.

For the Mini Buddha Board, the canvas is integrated into the hinged enclosure. Swing the case open, unclip the mini brush from its holder in the integrated base, and paint away using water from the reservoir under the board.

The mini Buddha Board folds up easily for travel while the standard Buddha Board can be oriented horizontally or vertically.
Meditative art is simple and easy with either style.

Find your zen on big or small canvases.

The Standard Buddha Board’s generously sized canvas and versatile orientation help you explore and create contemplative art with a water reservoir in the base and a bamboo brush.

The Mini Buddha Board folds into its own easel, enabling you to reflect on the ephemeral through art practically anywhere. Its smaller brush clips into the hinged lid while a trough below the canvas holds your water and collects drips. 

Since the art on either board lasts for only a moment, they’re both capable of helping you create infinite art that expresses a singular moment in time.

Standard and Mini Buddha Boards
Both styles of Buddha Board are a meditation on the beauty of impermanence.

Question: What if I really like the painting? How do I "save" it from being erased?

Answer: You could take a photograph. However, please keep in mind that the purpose of the Buddha Board is to relax, clear your mind, and enjoy the painting process. The end result isn't important. And this is probably a good thing unless you're a budding Picasso.

Question: How many times can it be used?

Answer: The Buddha Board can be reused an infinite number of times. It does not get "worn out" from use.

Question: Do thicker brush strokes "last" longer?

Answer: The intensity and richness of the black color can be controlled by how much water is applied to the board. Wetter strokes will take longer to evaporate than relatively drier strokes.

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