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.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

last thursday...

The weather has been so amazing here this last week or so- it reminds me that summer is here again and that time is moving a little faster every year.

I have been known to buy piece of art here and there and have made a mini gallery in my hallway to really show case some of my favorite pieces and all originals. So that everyone that comes to visit can appreciate some of the work that I enjoy and work that inspires me.

I have been getting resin prints and things ready for last Thursday this next week on Alberta. I will have a few friends joining me and it should be beautiful day.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Go green!

I know that there are many artists especially in Portland that are green artists. My main issue with using too much recycled material is the archival quality of the work. If the wood that is being used is water damaged or moldy then the painting wouldn’t last and the work would start to deteriorate. So I have been getting leftover wood from different places but the wood is brand new- but it’s left over. Does that mean it’s considered green or recycled materials? Since it’s new but it’s left over. A good friend of mine from my art group discovered these brand new slash "recycled" cabinet doors that were scraps. One person's garbage is another person's treasure. Pretty fabulous.

So this Friday at Muse- the auction is ending for an Artist a Day paintings. 50% of the proceeds go to helping buy school supplies for teachers. I can't believe it's almost Summer! almost June- ready for Summer!


Monday, May 4, 2009

An Artist A Day

So here are some pictures from the artist a day that I just finished at the Muse Art and Design. I started out with an undertone of yellow Cad Medium and then spent the whole day painting quickly! The opening is on May 15th and there is really a mix of artists of a lot of different mediums and experience.

So this week I am back in my studio working on a painting that seems like it will never be finished. What's the old saying? Work is never truly done. I mean Leonardo carried the Mona Lisa around with him and worked on it until he died.
© Erika Lee Sears