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.


Gorillas and Cupcakes

WOOHOO! it's Friday.  I am just going to be the first to admit that this has been a long week and I am so thrilled it's Friday.  We are running away for the weekend and going to the beach and getting recharged for next week.  The weekend is going to be filled with oyster shooters.. margaritas.. movies.. running and laughing on the beach.  My little dogs just love running in the sand, but they don't like the sand getting in their puppy snouts.  I think pug noses could be considered snouts right?
I painted this for my friend Jaden who is having a little baby soon and she needed a gorilla for her jungle themed baby's room.  I think he looks like a king of the jungle!  She is also a kinda amazing photographer!
This one is going to my giveaway winner whom has a thing for baking.  :) Who doesn't love cupcakes? 
I am going to mail these out next week, I am just waiting for them to be 100% dry.  It's oil paints and they take forever to dry.  What are you up to this weekend? Creative thoughts your way!

PS- Oh husband was so generous to help me make blog buttons- tell me what you think.


Mandy Crandell said...

These are brilliant! I'm jealous of your weekend. Indiana is still covered in ice.

Angela said...

Your skills never stop amazing me!! Have fun this weekend!!

Unknown said...

mmmm...That cupcake looks yummy.

sarah said...

have a great time at the beach, that sounds wonderful!

Cindy said...

enjoy your weekend at the beach you lucky dawg! love the cupcake painting and the buttons, too!

Michelle Brunner said...

Love the paintings....your style is always fantastic! Have a great weekend!

Joyce said...

Enjoy your weekend hanging with your husband and the pups at the beach. Your paintings look great! xo

Tracey said...

Running away for the weekend sounds pretty magical to me! :)

Haha, and I definitely think that pug noses qualify as 'snouts'! I hope you all have a wonderful time.

I'm loving all the tweaks you're making on your site at the moment - it's looking more and more fantastic (the buttons are wonderful!!).

Pia said...

You are brave leaving your job!
I like your paintings. And your photos!
Blog buttons look excellent!

Anonymous said...

your button sits nicely on my blog.

larissa bree said...

while ill be! thats the prettiest painting ever! I am so excited to have it up in my house!

jaden said...

AWWWWWWWWWWW <3 You are SUCH a sweetpea!

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