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.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hello World!

So here is my little painting currently at the Love show at the Olympic Mills. I went over there today to look at all the paintings because it was so hard to look at the opening because there were so many people. My friend Lisa baked me some delicious cupcakes which was my inspiration because who doesn't love cupcakes? I think everyone loves cupcakes. After I finished all of the sketching- I totally ate them all in one sitting. MMMMM!

I have been painting like a crazy person this week for the SE art walk fast approaching and a few little things for my etsy shop. Hopefully everything will dry soon so that I can put up some pictures.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Love and Beyond

The love show is upon us and opening night was this last Friday. The show will be up until the end of March. There are over 250 artists that participated and the opening was a complete zoo of people. Honestly it is one of the most interesting shows I have participated in and have been in. There is such a wide array of art in the show from paintings to installations.

I have started planning my next piece in my Oregon landscape series. I have been taking Sunday drives around NW industrial parts of Portland. So hopefully I will start the painting this week.

In class this week we are starting to paint people which I am DEATHLY afraid of since all my people look like cartoons.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A La Shoe

This weekend has been a very busy weekend for me! Lots of painting and being creative. My homework for class this week was to paint a shoe. I decided to paint my favorite shoe- my black converse hanging over a chair in my kitchen. We could use whatever color palette we wanted but had to paint a shoe. I have been wearing converses since high school- which basically means FOREVER! So I knew instantly I had to paint my beloved converse. I used oil paint on wood with a number 4 Filbert brush.

I am still working on my cupcake painting for the love show and I hoping and praying that it's all done by this next week. I am probably am about 65-70% done but I really need to get focused and be productive. I always seem to reach a point in a painting that I get caught up in all the details when instead I need to just move forward... and that's were I am at with my cupcake painting.

Everyone have a great creative week. Can you believe it's already February!
© Erika Lee Sears