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.



I just want to say thank you so much for all the nice words yesterday and all of the support that you have given me and I am truly thankful.  My kickstarter project will be up for the next 43 days and I still can't believe that I just got this project off the ground. Woohoo!  I was super nervous shooting the video because I am a little shy in front of the camera.
(oil study on paper)
The reason why I wanted to create my own artist  residency is because I thought number one it would be a great project to do and I have always wanted to do a artist residency.  Typically an artist goes to art school and then goes and does a residency or a fellowship, but sadly I never went to art school.  I also wanted to make art and take pictures and fund my project based on the book and my paintings.  So why not make my own residency?   That's where Kickstarter came into the picture.
I have a ton of art shows and events lined up in Portland for the next couple of months and planning on going to Hong Kong end of April.  Busy times! But who needs sleep?  What are you up to this Wednesday?


Laura said...

Wow, you've got so much going on and this Hong Kong project sounds amazing - and I love your attitude and ambition regarding the whole thing! I will definitely be sure to spread the word in whatever small way I can! I wish I could say I was planning something as big and exciting on this Wednesday but I'm working, going to class, and hopefully creating a small little something in today's few free hours. Have a good one and best of luck again with your residency project/funding!

Michelle Brunner said...

Erika, you inspire me so much! I can't wait to see all of the amazing art you will do in Hong Kong! Your video was very professional also, how long did it take you to put together?! I hope you will continue with your blogging while in Hong Kong as well!

Have a great Wednesday:) By the way, do you have any other netflex recommends?

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

I need sleep! hehe. You'll be great girl! Keep us updated since we won't be in Portland ourselves

sarah said...

so cool and inspiring! this wednesday involves class and my meditation and mindfulness workshop, and then a meeting with my professor. possibly some welding if I'm feeling up to it!

Unknown said...

I think it's fantastic that you're doing this residency. Who needs art school anyway when you're as talented as you are! I'm so proud. Congrats!

PS - I tagged you in a Q&A, feel free to play along if you want to!

Angela said...

I JUST saw the video! What a cool idea!! I just blogged about it :)

nora chou said...

hey, just heard about your hong kong project! - sounds really exciting! would be brilliant to see how you are inspired by my hometown!

all the best!!!


Ashley said...

This sounds so exciting! So inspirational. :)

Tracey said...

I'm so excited for you!! :)
I really loved watching your video ... you are an absolute natural in front of the camera.

It sounds like you have busy, but fantastic times ahead ... as ever you're an inspiration! :)

Quin Sweetman said...

I will definitely pledge! What an exciting way to make your art and experience the world. BTW, you and your video look wonderful. How did you do it? I totally want to do something like this in the future. Thanks for the inspiration!

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

Thanks so much Quin! I had some help from my husband's little brother who helped me shoot it and make it. He is mega talented :) I was going to post a blog post in the near future about tips for making a video.

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