I also LOVE "Laughing Buddha," or Hotei. I like this simple video, above, that tells his story.
I painted this Laughing Buddha after getting really upset by something. I thought, "What can I do to get out of this foul mood?" Paint Laughing Buddha! It worked!!!
I created this video of me painting Laughing, or Happy, Buddha for Life Book in 2017. Enjoy! I can't wait to see your Laughing Buddhas!