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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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View Master

If you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed I have been doing a little painting.  In my first trimester it was pretty hard to do any sort of art work but I am slowly finding time and solutions to paint. Let me tell you, I really missed it, like a lot! I have been mainly working in my sketchbook and have been painting in bed.  I know in bed isn't the best place to do any sort of art work but there is nothing more comfortable than wearing a good pair of pajamas, in my favorite pair of fuzzy bunny socks, laying on a big pile of pillows and making art. And, why not? Art can happen anywhere can't it? 

Did you have a view master as a kid? I sure did! It's a little device that you look through with circular cardboard filled with color photographic film.   They have been around a long time and the one that I had when I was kid was filled with disney cartoons.  The view master is a place that once you look inside it puts you into this little viewing tunnel and literally transports you through time and place. I used to turn on my rainbow bright record player and flick through my view master for hours.  Can you tell I was a child of the 80's?   

I really like this one a lot and think Im going to put a print of this in the kiddos room. I am about to start a total make over on that room since Nora and her new baby brother will be sharing a room. I'm still on the fence about a theme but I love the idea incorporating art that makes me think of adventure and wonder, which everyone needs now and again.  

PS. OH and this print is available in my etsy shop

17 comments

Lauren said...

I LOVED my view master! Loved it. I could spend hours with that thing and a guaranteed good gift was more disks for me. I missed this on IG, but I was traveling this weekend. Need to go sneak a peek.

Tori said...

This painting is amazing. I just love your art, I'm glad that you have had some time to do more painting :).

http://evaetsandra.com/ said...

Ah! the old view master, I loved it when I was a child !
It's good for you if you can draw a little bit again ;)

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

i am so happy that you are making art again. i missed seeing it in my instagram feed, but of course i am most happy you are feeling well enough to be at it again. i am doing a big bedroom make-over for my tots now as well. i really like this view master print, i am going to have to put on my short list of possible art for their room.

and, since i have been cleaning and de-cluttering i have also been keeping my eye out for this giant box of view master slides that i have - ET, Gonnies, Star Wars - ugh, so many cool slides, and i can't find it anywhere!!!

To The River said...

I am the child of 80's as well and I could go for an age remebering the things that used to mean me a lot and that would be ridiculous today. still, I would never trade those memories neither those ways of having a long day fun. specially, whole day playing outside i can't see that much these days. good work! xx

Krugthethinker said...

I *love* your paintings--they have such a rich depth of color. And three cheers for making art wherever it is most comfortable!

Rachel @ Love, Rachel said...

You are so talented! Love that piece

Martina Visnjic art said...

As soon as I open the account on instagram, I'll follow you. :)
Love your view-master. Beautiful colors.

Meghan said...

I had a view master as a kid too. I loved it! we had lots of Disney stories. I haven't thought about it in a while, but it was definitely a treasured toy!

Amanda said...

Sure, why not paint in bed? :) My grandparents had a view master at their house that I loved but I wonder if I would've enjoyed it as much if I'd had one of my own . . ?

And congratulations on your pregnancy!

Amanda said...

Sure, why not paint in bed? :) My grandparents had a view master at their house that I loved but I wonder if I would've enjoyed it as much if I'd had one of my own . . ?

And congratulations on your pregnancy!

Hena Tayeb said...

it looks great! and yes art can happen anywhere

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

This is lovely! I definitely had a viewmaster and I loved it growing up. :)

rooth said...

Painting in bed? Who wouldn't want to do that :) This is adorable

Loulou said...

That's an excellent painting! And how I loved our viewmaster when I was a kid. Such a great toy.

Mandy Crandell said...

Looks great! I've enjoyed seeing your paintings pop up on Instagram. :)

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Katrina Sophia said...

Love it! The colours are stunning. You are so talented.

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