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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.

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Summer Plans!

This weekend we made it out to the coast and the weather was just perfect.  I am actually a little surprised at how gorgeous it was because we hardly get weather like this.   Typically you go to the coast in full jeans/sweatshirt/hat/gloves and get a whiplash from the wind. BRRR! but not this weekend.. it was gorgeous.. sunshine.. warm sand. and sand pipers scuttling along the ocean's edge.  Awww aren't we cute in that photo below? My husband let me take a quick pic of us and his beard. :)
We took a walk around some of the trails and we saw 2 little black bear cubs. and the problem was.. I was wearing a bright red sweater.  I was a little panicked because they were maybe 20 feet away from us and I wasn't sure if bears are like bulls with liking red?  We didn't see mama bear, but we scooted out of there so fast!   and guess what else..
I am so excited to announce that I am going to be a doing a painting every day for the month of August.  I start painting today and will show you my first painting tomorrow! I am going to be doing some step by step painting demos and some painting tips.. included in my painting a day through out the month of August.   It's going to be a busy month! Have a terrific Monday :)!

47 comments

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

what a nice treat that must've been, to have such glorious weather.
how wonderful, if slightly scary, to see those cubs!

really look forward to your painting bits-n-bobs!

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Sounds great!! The bear cubs would have been interesting, yet scary too! Hope you have a fab Monday! x

Rebecca said...

Good luck with doing a painting every day! I love going to the coast with my dog on lovely summer days = perfect!

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

Yay! I'm excited to see your Painting Every Day works of art!
The photo of you and your husband is sooo cute!

MJ said...

A painting a day?!! Will we get to see some I hope!!! Lovely sweet photos:)...

Diego Sousa said...

i love painting as wel :)

post some of yours!

Katie said...

What a great challenge! I can't wait to see your first painting! xo

{The Perfect Palette} said...

a painting a day in august? love this idea.

Loving all these creative ideas.

xoxo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Kristin H said...

Very cute and in a very romantic atmosphere:)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! I cant wait to see everything you create! Love your paintings

Brissa said...

a painting a day?! that sounds like a huge goal, one i definitely couldn't do. good luck!! i'm excited to see them!

Collins said...

wow, a painting every day will definitely keep you busy but i can't wait to see them!

Miranda said...

I've never ran into bears, and I live not far from them. It would scare me and at the same time, I would be so excited. They are one of my favorite animals.

Looking forward to seeing your painting a day posts!

debbiecutieface said...

I can't wait to see all your paintings! You're incredibly talented.

And man, I would've been scared to find the mama bear too! But I'm sure the cubs were cute...in a scary way!

Ajax said...

Which part of the coast did you guys make it to? Must be a really deserted area for bear cubs. Wow.

Mo Pie, Please said...

You look so great in those photos! I really love your hair! And hooray for a painting a day - that's really exciting!

Andrea@Fancy That! said...

oooo...can't wait! I'd love to try something new!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Teeeheee! I love your blog! You are an artist, indeed. WELCOME TO MY WORLD! ANd thank you for dropping by! Anita

Danielle said...

I can't wait to see all the paintings!

sherri lynn said...

wow I would be so scared to see those cubs! I am so excited to see your paintings this month! I've always wanted to learn how to paint.

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

Can't wait to see your paintings!

Becca
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demie said...

what a fantastic idea! - i might try that ; )

Sara Bell said...

Aw, you're adorable! I love that doggy picture. =]

Hannah said...

What a fun, prolific month August will be for you!

Shelby said...

Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog! You and your husband are so cutee!:D I'd love it if we followed each other!

Shelby xoxo
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Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

What lovely weather! It's been ages since I went to any beach, a few years I think. But I'm probably gonna go there soon to visit someone.

Quite an ambitious project, but I know you're gonna do an amazing job! Can't wait to see them:)

Amylou said...

What a nice day out and that pic is so sweet!
Oh and that will be awesome! Can't wait to see your paintings!

t said...

Cute pics!

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rebecca said...

hello, sweet puppy!

rebecca said...

and bears? where the heck do you live? jealous.

Lisa said...

Looks like a gorgeous summer day! I bet the bear cubs were cute but I'd be scared of the momma bear getting too close. Can't wait to see some of your paintings!

<3 Lisa
http://www.sheworeflowers.com/blog

mary shouvlin said...

glad to hear you got to enjoy the lovely weather (especially for the coast!)! love the photos!

my day in a sentence said...

I'm glad you had fun! And I'm really looking forward to the demos! :)

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

gorgeous photos!! so cute/scary re the bear cubs :)
your painting project sounds fun ~ will be looking on!

punkychewster said...

i'm glad you guys had a nice sunny day at the coast! i always took it for granted when i lived in tropical singapore where you could go to the beach 365 days of the year. then i moved to places with seasons, and have since learnt to appreciate the sun, sand and sea so much more!

Jw said...

"A picture with his beard" love it. Men are so funny :)

Courtney said...

a painting everyday?? that's a commitment! i'm gong to have to check back to see what you've come up with.

Ta said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am stoked to see you're paintings. I think its a great challenge. I just started doing the August Break photo challenge. One a day. Not as hard as painting i think. But i'm going to challenge myself to make it a NEW photo every day.
Thanks again.

Rachel Emma (Daydream Frenzy) said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend! I'm jealous! We need some of that good weather down here in Texas!

:)
xx

Alessandra Mazzini said...

Nice!! i wanna see your paintings!

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Tabitha said...

Ugh. I envy that its summer over there. Its been raining so hard here recently.

Cant wait to see your paintings!

Pink Ronnie said...

Wow, a painting a day! Can't wait!
Ronnie xo

Peiyinn said...

Just found your blog!
Like your blog. I'm your new follower. :)
Thanks for drop by my blog. :D

marjorie rose said...

Bear cubs?! Wow, I'd be super excited then triple scared that the mommy bear is somewhere nearby.. whew!

Still, glad you had a great beach weekend!

Kimia Kline said...

oooo so excited for your august a painting a day series!

Andrea Reh said...

A painting every single day? Good luck!

Andrea x

Mandy Crandell said...

So excited to see your creations!

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