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My name is Erika. I'm in love with making art, collecting old things & chasing after my two kiddos. This blog is a peek into my happy accidents & plots of total world domination.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Camomile

a bush of camomile

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 316 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Airplane siting.!


5 in the morning. Both kids coming running into the room, to let me know an airplane was flying over the house. :(

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 315 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Chair vs Laundry

Real Life, when your laundry pile is as big as a chair. Ok! It includes sheets!

oil on paper
The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 314 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Papaya.

Anyone else sprinkle chili powder on their papaya?

oil on paper
The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 313 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Zine: A Collection of Portraiture and Botanicals





This year has been my third year of creating an original piece of art every single day and sharing it! Wahoo! I originally started Making Art Everyday because I gave birth to my second child Everett and wanted to find a way to keep creating art on a daily basis. Being a mother is one of the most toughest jobs on the planet. It is way more challenging and harder than I ever thought possible because of the amount love and time that each tiny human really needs. I knew that deep down that I needed this special piece of time dedicated to art, that is meant just for me. I needed it every single day, in order for me to be the best mommy, wife and Erika possible.

On January 1, 2015, I embarked on Making Art Everyday with a 6 week old baby and my two year old daughter Nora. Just typing this post, it sounds crazy that I just dove right in and didn't even look back. At the time, I was just thinking about surviving because of the lack of sleep and then chasing around a two year old. Nora, who lives life with everything and at full force. I realized in these moments especially when I was alone while nursing a baby at 3 in the morning and listening to everyone in the house snore that this was something important. I needed to listen to my gut and I thought, "What was the worst thing that could happen?" The worst thing would be that I would give up and I fail. It couldn't hurt to try and I knew I just needed to take the leap.

So here I am, three years in, and I don't know if I could I ever stop. Now Everett has just turned 3 and Nora is 5 and I am able to have more than 10 - 20 minutes a day, but sometimes it's fun to make things in the most limited amounts of time. I have learned that creating something every day keeps me honest on my journey and keeps me inspired on a daily basis. I'm always looking and searching and finding every day moments, objects and places that spark my creativity.

This is my second installment of creating a Zine. My last zine, 18 mornings, sold out within one hour of posting it online. My new zine is a limited edition called A Collection of Portraiture and Botanicals. Once they are gone, they are gone. I picked two of my favorite subjects portraits and plants and showed what I have been working on this year. I have grown so much over the past three years especially through this work.

So if you would like to purchase a copy just shoot me an email at erikaleesears@gmail.com
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Monday, November 13, 2017

White Moths

oil on paper
The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 312 To read more about this awesome project click here
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