Sunday, April 26, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 114



It takes a village.

Weekends seem more busier than the weekdays. Just breath Erika. Just breath.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 113


Stopping to smell the sun soaked roses today. Sometimes I fall victim to over complicating and over thinking my work. I wanted to paint something more impressionistic, simple and more about the movement of the brush.  I crave a lot of structure and lines in my artwork, but sometimes I need the opposite, which flowers provide a relief.

Weekends are meant for simplifying aren't they?

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 112


Have a wonderful friday friends!

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 111


I have been currently obsessing over listening to podcasts during my kid free morning and studio time. When I say kid free morning time, it's before my kids wake up and that means the crack of dawn.  I'm trying a little experiment of instead of staying up really late, doing artwork, and then dragging the rest of the day because I am such a night owl.  I am waking up a couple of hours earlier to get my work done in the morning.  I'm only a week into waking up early versus staying up late and so far I am feeling like I have a lot more alert and energy through out the day.

Back to podcasts! So part of my morning routine has been listening to podcasts.  Podcasts have been giving me that extra nudge of creativity and you can do it attitude.  Something I especially need in the morning. Let's be honest being a creative is really hard and a lot of hard work. and those voices of self doubt are huge and sometimes can feel enormous. I've been starting my morning with a little inspiration and kid free (I can't decide which ones better)

The Lively Show is my current favorite. It's a lot about being an creative entrepreneur with out loosing your intention and inspiration. This one is so great and has so many unexpected guests. Guests that I wouldn't think would inspire me to remember my core goals and to be fearless.

Are you listening to any new podcasts?

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Kiehl's Since 1851


Kiehl's sent me the most terrific care package. Kiehls is a beauty brand specializing in high quality skin care and hair products.  It started in 1851 in an apothecary in New York City and it evolved into a pharmacy then specializing more into beauty products. I have a specific routine in taking care of my skin because I plan on being young forever. (or at least at heart).  I can't wait to try out all of the little lotions, face masks and serums!

They are opening a new location and having their opening ceremony tomorrow at their new Tigard location. They are giving away free goodie bags to their first 50 patrons, free facials, and free gifts with purchase.

Details
Opening Date: April 24, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Address: Washington Square, 9585 SW Washington Square Road, Tigard, OR