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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.

NEWSLETTER

Day 1- A Painting A Day in August.

My first painting for the month of August I think I was a little too ambitious because I tried to do an urbanscape but I finished! It's a miracle! I am actually a little proud of myself for doing this month long challenge of a painting a day because I think it will take me into a new direction.    What do I have to lose?  Just sleep I think.
I really wanted to paint something form NYC because I miss it soo. I miss the little yellow cabs. the sounds. big city. bright lights. the people in suits.:) Have you ever been to NYC? It's one of my favorite cities in the world- old with the new- and so tall.  This one I am going to put in my etsy shop once I can take a better photo (when the sun comes up).  What are you working on this August?

55 comments

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Love the expression and New York is a great place to paint, I enjoy the cabs! This month I will try and take more photos :) x

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

wow, you're doing something like this EVERY day? freaks me out just thinking about it, lol.
just make sure you're still enjoying yourself!


it's beautiful, the balloons add a touch of fun to nyc.

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

The man with the balloon could be a younger version of the guy in Up!

Rebecca said...

That's so good! I would love to visit NYC!

Lyndall said...

Oh, this is very New York feeling, I really like it! I thought of doing a painting a day in August too, but I'm not that dedicated. I think I'll be easy on myself and try it for a week sometime. Good luck! I can't wait to see the others you do :)

Annabella said...

A painting a day? Wow! I love your painting of New York - one of my favourite places. The balloons add a touch of whimsy to the urban scene. I don`t know what I`ll be doing but I love the idea of a challenge!

Katie said...

Love the balloons! This is fantastic :)


xo Katie
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Mandy Crandell said...

Beautiful! Is this by Grand Central?

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Triple Thread said...

I love your painting, it so perfectly captures the essence of NYC. I've only been there once but I think about it every day! In August I'm working on rounding up some friends for test photoshoots as I upgrade my equipment. I can't wait to see the results!

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

Loving this! The balloons are such a fun and light hearted addition to the hustle and bustle of the scene.

SaffaKate said...

Once again, I just think you are uber talented! Can't believe you painted that in a day?
Great first choice for a painting, go big(apple) or go home, right?

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Peiyinn said...

You are so good skill in painting! Love the painting! How good if I know painting. :D

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

What a great painting! I miss NYC, too! So much!

Alessandra @ Tribal Times said...

Yes, I totally miss NY! The energy is unlike any other place I have ever lived. That painting is fantastic!

Mental Chew said...

I couldn't kick something like this out in a year's time! I am really excited to follow your work this month.

MJ said...

This is absolutely awesome!!! And yes, I love New York. Haven't been back in a few years, but now the urge is stronger thanks to this post!

Diego Sousa said...

you've chosen the colors beautifully :)

~BB~ said...

that's great! I love the balloons and the taxis - the colors just pop!

vintch said...

girl you are more than talented. looks so, so good! you've got a true gift and i love seeing you put it to use!

Collins said...

you did this in a day? you are incredibly talented lady!

my messy girlfriend said...

it looks very very good:)
im really looking forward to see the other paintings you will do everyday:)
have a lovely evening
x

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

You did this?!! You are super talented!! Sell it up!!!

HazelandMare said...

That is amazing! I can't believe that only took you one day!

I adore New York City :) I love it around Christmas time, and I try to go every year! It's a very magical place!

Really, really amazing work!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Beautiful and talented??? I'm jealous already! (c: I love this new painting...I've never been to NYC, but this pretty much captures exactly what I imagine it to be like! Glad to find the blog!

Mo Pie, Please said...

My goodness, girl! It's awesome!!! I would love to have one of your paintings hanging up in our new house!

gracey said...

Very NYC! I love how the back & foreground ambiance compliments that man with the balloons! :)

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Wait... you did that in a single day? Holy wow, that is impressive.

Andrea@Fancy That! said...

I think...balloooons!!! Hurrah!

Punctuation Mark said...

i love NY... it's one of my favorite cities!!!

Sasheen Williams said...

Beautiful and inspirational. The cabs are my favorite, I love the look of NY cabs. I love the idea a painting a day that is so ambitious!

debbiecutieface said...

wow, that's lovely. Especially for someone who is as obsessed with NYC as I am!

fashionapp said...

lovely post!
I love your blog!
xxx

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michael ann said...

oh this is fabulous! what a great goal, i can't wait to see everything you come up with :]

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

very lovely! How long does it take you paint one like this?

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Wow, you are off to a great start!
I love this project and I think you are going to get way more out of it than you might imagine at first! This will do so much for perfecting skill, inspiration and who knows what else...
Can't wait to see the next one:D

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Oh I love it! You have so much talent, great that you are using it.

This August we are working on refinishing two end tables we salvaged from our dumpster! :)

Junaluska said...

Wow, a painting a day is highly impressive! I love the balloons. As for me, I just finished redecorating my room, and I couldn't be any happier with it.

Little Petite said...

Wow this is amazing! You're very talented :] I'm jealous! thelittlepetite.blogspot.com

lamina @ do a bit said...

Wow a painting a day... phew.. that is ambitious!! Can't wait see what you do :) Love the yellow cabs very cool!!

Jw said...

I love your ambition! I'm excited for all the new paintings you will be sharing.

:)

ps. the red balloons really make the painting, I think.

ag. said...

Wait a second, one day?! You are incredible! I'm in awe...really, so much awe going on right now...

That's Ron said...

wow! that looks nice! . I'll like to know how that looks like with my own eyes. One day I'll visit NYC

kate said...

oh my goodness - i can't believe you did this in a DAY! so talented :)

love the yellow cabs!

kristina@beancakes ❤ said...

oh you're a really great artist indeed!! this is such a great piece of artwork. i love the use of shadows on snow and the yellow cabs!
xo ~ kristina

Ashley said...

NYC is one of my favorite places to visit- I love all the excitement!

Wander.Lust said...

wow what an amazing goal! good luck with it, i love this ny landscape. xoxo

iheartkiwi said...

What an amazing project! You are so talented! Loving the homage to NYC.

Last year I did a project 365 where I took a photo every single day for an entire year... it was tough to stick with it but totally worth it in the end!

christine donee said...

a painting a day?? You are one awesome lady, that's for sure.

I'm doing a photograph each day.. but that seems a bit easier?

Bad Joan said...

Fantastic piece!

GTBB,
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bobbi said...

wow, a painting a day it's hard work. You're very commetted. I have never been to new york, byt right now big cities are not on my list. Maybe when I'll be older I will visit cities for now it's just places where there is a lot to hike...

A Lost Feather said...

ahhh. i am just constantly impressed with your talent! i've about run out of different ways to say that which is not good because i'm sure you will be posting genius paintings all month haha :)

Teddi said...

your urban nyc scene, turned out fantastic!

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Blue said...

I Love this challenge! I need something like that, just not painting. I will leave that to you, because unlike me, you are very talented!

little t said...

I love this- very talented!!

And this is a great challenge to set yourself. I will be following.

Painters New York said...

New York...??? That's my favorite holiday destination.... I just like to be there.

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