Sunday, March 29, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Attack of the Cacti. I worked on this while using Periscope. Periscope is live videos from people all over the world, doing lots of different types of things. It's pretty brand new like less than a week old. The best part is that it's really fun too.
It was a totally new experience for me because it's chatting while painting. It was pretty great connecting with new people and share some of my painting experience. I am a little shy in sharing my creations outside of the blog, but I have a feeling this will make me a little braver.
I am totally addicted to Periscope and plan on doing it more often and squeeze in some adventures too.
To connect with me on Periscope- just search for Erika Lee Sears.
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Friday, March 27, 2015
Happy Friday! Chester subway stop.
Before I had my 2 kids, I was obsessed with painting subways. I painted a whole series of them old dictionary pages. I don't know if it was something about the movement on the train or maybe the people gathering for the train. We don't have subways in Portland, but we have a max, but there is something enchanting about the idea of a train buried under a city and darting from place to place.
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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Trout in a house. Something new that has been popping up in my sketchbook is painting very suburban homes. Since I live in Portland, well in the suburbs, and grew up in the suburbs. There is something that rings true and honest about it, at least for me.
It also reminds me of that movie the Stepford Wives, maybe because the whole premise of the movie was it may look perfect on the outside but there is a whole lot of crazy on the inside.
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I don't think I could ever get sick of visiting the coast. I love the tiny paths, that sneak through the long wind blown grass and the taste of salt that clings into the air. Looking at these photos, it makes me realize, that I need to be taking more photos!
Nora is getting so big and has started to pick out all of her own clothes. She has been living in those caterpillar shoes and even wants to wear them to bed. She is two and half, and there are has been so many changes this year. She is learning and growing so much, that sometimes it overwhelms me as a mommy.
I can't wait till Everett gets a tiny bit bigger, so that I can start chasing him with the camera. He is such an incredibly sweet and joyful baby, that I am loving every moment.
Can I just freeze time?