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.


Friday, August 22, 2008

Rupert the Pet Owl and Summer

This is Rupert the pet owl.

Well it's that time of year again- summer is almost over. With summer coming to a close- it's my personal favorite time of year BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON. Even though I haven't been in school years I still have some strange fascination with school supplies. I love strolling down the aisles looking at the pens, pencils, and the best back to school supply of all crayons. When I was growing up I would get so excited for those crayons especially if I could have the biggest box.

Portland gets about 2 months of really good weather and it makes you almost forget about the 10 months of really crappy weather. It is absolutely beautiful outside and I don't know almost how to enjoy it. When it's really nice outside all I want to do is sit in the sunshine and think how nice it is and how warm I am.

Time to go sit out in the sun ;)
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Birds.. I am obsessed..

I am currently obsessed with birds.. especially little plump ones. I don't know what it is about birds.. owls.. or anything that flys- I can just paint them over an over an over..

I finally found my way out to this adorable art store called Muse Art and Design . They have everything from Williamburg's handmade oils to Speedball screenprinting and blockprinting supplies. This shop is pretty adorable and a total mom and pop shop located on Hawthorne. They are also having an artist trading card contest which you can apply as many times as you want and could potentially win an Ipod Nano. I like painting on small surfaces but trading cards totally intimidating!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Past, Present. and Future

31 is gone and over. The blood, sweat, and tears were worth it all in the end. It was a huge success! This event propelled the independent art movement and increased awareness to all different levels of artists.

Currently in the works for me is I will be in a show in Manzanita, OR at Gallery Lune for the month of August. It is a group show with me, Sandy and Alex Anderson, Marci K Erspamer, Jolyn Fry, Laura McCluney, Brian Mock, Kelly Neidig, Curtis Settino, Cara Thaya and Louie Van Pattern. This gallery is pretty adorable and amazing. So if you are at the Oregon coast- you should swing by.
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