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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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Making Art Challenge

We are now in March. yay! and I am seeing signs of spring popping up. I can't believe February is over and I am all finished up with my Instagram challenge. My challenge for February was to make art every day and post it on Instagram. Sounds simply right, but it was tough!  With this challenge I wanted to be more brave in showing peaks into my sketchbook and my unfinished art projects. I did it and I made some really awesome art that I am proud of.  The only draw back about doing an Instagram art challenge is that I missed showing my artwork here and talking about it in my tiny corner of the universe.  I also reaffirmed how much I still love to make art and that I need it my life. I also missed doing art that takes more time and creating more in-depth work- so I am going to be sharing more stage by stage work and more paintings.

Currently I am doing a 30 day of lists challenge on Instagram. It is a list a day prompt for promoting more art journaling whichI need more in my life. The best part of the challenge is getting more wear and tear in my sketchbook and that it helps me create more ideas and create more artistic flow.

Have you ever experienced flow? It is when you work and everything comes out how you want it- its like all the stars align. This print is now available in my etsy shop. Happy Weekend.

20 comments

Molly {Dreams in HD} said...

love this print erika! also, just wanted to let you know that i featured your 'old blue' painting on my blog today...it is so lovely :) the name is also quite nostalgic for me because my grandfather who passed away this past november used to have an antique truck named 'old blue' that is now in a museum :) he loved that truck like crazy.

Erin said...

When you hit a stride and everything comes out on paper exactly like you imagined it in your head...that is the best kind of feeling. I know that feeling well, but I would love it if it came around more often! xo

Jayda said...

Love that print! And I can't imagine making something every day for a month!

Katrina Sophia said...

Love this! Only challenge I am on at the moment is #100happydays, which I am rather rubbish at remembering. I would love to do these art challenges maybe I should start thinking about participating xx

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Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

you have been doing such amazing work lately. you are so very talented. i have been thinking a lot about you doing the 30 day challenge and it's been inspiring. i mean i haven't done anything yet, but it has me thinking and usually when i think on something like this, i do something and i have a spurt of accomplishment. so thanks!

Lauren said...

That is a very lovely print! What an inspiring challenge. I think we all need a little art in our lives. :)

Lauren Michelle Major said...

I wish I could paint, but I'm terrible at it! Your print is so awesome! I look forward to the futures pieces you share!

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Erin @ Thanks, I Made It said...

hooray for march, and good luck with your new challenge! love the print-- makes me think of my mom's old camera collection :)

Ellie said...

Wow, gorgeous print! Have a lovely weekend Erika!

Hildi said...

Yay! I love March. It's already light out there and the vibe is totally diffferent. Now is perhaps the time to regret all my dates with Ben & Jerry.....You are so talented and I love your art work. Nothing is like a good proper flow where you stuck your whole being in and reappear hours later not knowing where the time went...X

ediot said...

cute print.
sounds hectic.
I just started up my blog again, and that has given me lots of energy to get it going again :)
have a good weekend

Courtney Sweet said...

Art every day, wow. That sounds like a challenge to me and my non artistically inclined self. Way to rock it! Love the print.

rooth said...

I really enjoyed your February challenge - kudos to you for completing it and please don't ever stop sharing your art with us

Mariamma. Iris. said...

It is so exciting to be so very close to spring! I'm excited for the momentum of fun that I associate with Spring turning into summer. Your blog is lovely <3

xo,
Mariamma

Tori said...

This is such a sweet print Erkia! You have some crazy awesome artistic talents.

Eva said...

Love this one Erika! It's just beautiful! How many time you spent for doing it? ;)

Jennifer Prod said...

such a gorgeous print, and so happy that you're hitting a period of flow in your work - is there anything better? i just started following you on instagram!

Katherine Thomas said...

That's a great painting! How did you come to choose the subject? I look forward to seeing more peeks into your sketchbook!

Ambika @asunnyellowindow said...

Love this blog Erika! Some lovely inspiration here. Following you now!

Tina L. Hook said...

I'm always seeking flow. I love the idea of a daily creative journal to stay inspired and build momentum. Creative Living is my mantra for 2014.

In my world, I try to write at least one page a day for this very reason.

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