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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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Friday, July 31, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 212



Last night, I had a dream that I was in a teepee at the edge of a birch forrest. 

oil on paper.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 212. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 211

sunflowers are in bloom.

oil on paper.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 211. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 210



an octopus. 

oil on paper.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 210. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 209

portrait practice.

I have learned so much through out this journey especially about composition, but specially portraits. I have always struggled with portraits. I don't think I will ever be fully happy with a portrait painting.

There are so many layers to a human face and the curves and soft edges are the challenge.

Are you making anything today?

oil on paper.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 209. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Monday, July 27, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 208




Ugh. no much time for art today. 20 minutes. Portland House.
oil on paper.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 208. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 207

Time seems to be slipping by. Nora and I went for a walk today and we picked a big bushel of these yellow flowers.   She ran right up to the flower bush and stuck her face right in.  When she pulled away there will little speckles of yellow in her hair and face. Her eyes were filled with smiles. 

Can I just keep this memory forever?

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 207. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 206

It's the first rainy day in a really long time and it smells like fall.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 206. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Friday, July 24, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 205


This adorable puppy came over for a play date. :) 


TGIF

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 205. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 204


I think breakfast is easily one of my favorite meals of the day. When I was a kid, I hated breakfast.  It might have something to do with eating a ton of coco puffs and lucky charms, but breakfast was never that appealing. 

Since I usually wake up before the kiddos it's my time to have a crusty croissant smeared with jam and some citrus tea. Sounds perfect, doesn't it?

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 204. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 203



200! You guys I hit 200! Can you believe it. I really can't.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 203. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 202

Portland roof tops. Best sort of view.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 202. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 201



Brownie Hawk-eye Camera

 Art is a funny thing. An outlet. My Joy. To make art, can be a struggle but it's always a constant. I don't know where I would be with out it.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 201. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 200

SLUG BUG!

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 197. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 199

Every year I try and grow plants in my backyard. I have 2 dogs and 2 kiddos, that love to pull and ruin plants. So I have never really been able to grow anything and I keep it pretty sparse. BUT this year, a tomato decided to grow on my tomato plant. I felt like I needed to mark the occasion.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 199. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Friday, July 17, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 198


Ice cream and sunnies!

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 198. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 197

Old Motel

Making art is my joy. My pure joy. Being a mommy, I have to be so extremely selfless to my children. I love being a mother. I can not tell you how much happiness has come into my life being a mommy. (way more than I ever expected or hoped for). Being a mommy is one of my greatest adventures! 

I am not just a mother, but I am also an artist and I'm just Erika.  I think sometimes living day to day, we forget how important it is for us to be individuals and listening to our inner self. Being a mother is one of my greatest accomplishments but it's not all that I am.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 197. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 196



Watermelon Smiles! yay!

I can't believe we are halfway through summer and I don't think I have nearly eaten or enjoyed enough water melon.  

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 196. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 195



Jump! 

This is where I want to be today.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 195. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Monday, July 13, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 194



The neighbors kitty snuck into my yard today.

Inspiration is everywhere, isn't it?


The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 194. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 193


Out picking daises.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 193. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015// Day 192



No time for art. It really makes me sad when I don't even have 20 minutes to dedicate to my creativity.  on a side note, I think I found our new house. yay!

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 192. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Friday, July 10, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 191



Days like today, call for cake. spice cake with cream cheese frosting. that is.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 191. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 190





I can't believe it's Thursday! yay. We have been so busy trying to find a new home, that squeezing in time for art has been really hard.  The housing market is pretty competitive in Portland, and we need to find something we love.

Making anything today?

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 190. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 189



Cheese!

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 189. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 188

Maybe just maybe I found some inspiration in some old buildings.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 188. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Monday, July 6, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 187

I love going on vacation and being away home, but I have determined I don't like making artwork while on vacation.  I think it's something of my brain needing an art break too. Making art everyday this year, has been one of the most rewarding art experiences I have ever experienced.  But trying to do this project when I need a break and can't take one, I think is really challenging.

I would love to skip a day like today but I know I can't and won't give up.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 187. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 186


To make art on the road, I typically use a water color set because it is so easy to travel with. I usually leave my oil paints at home because they are way messier and spirits are hard to travel with.  I cracked today and found an art supply store and bought an oil painting kit. It's not my typical palette but it gets the job done and it makes me miss painting in my studio even more. 

We recently sold our house which included my studio and everything is all packed up for our next adventure. It makes me a little sad, that I don't really have a "home" or studio. I know this is supposed to be exciting but it's sort of terrifying.

It did make my day catching this bear sniffing a big hydrangea bush. :)

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 186. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 185



Happy 4th of July! I can already hear the fireworks going off in the distance and it's only mid afternoon. They take their fireworks very seriously out at the Washington coast.  There is going to be fireworks all up and down the coast until the wee hours of the mornings. It's pretty much the best thing ever.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 185. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 184


I love visiting the coast so much. It really is the best way to get out of the heat of the city and it's fourth of July weekend.  We are out visiting my parents for the next week or so and it's a break that I needed. Hopefully I can dive back into my sketchbook and spend some quality time drawing.

Nora has been busy treasure collecting and its the best seeing her little imagination at work,

What are you up to this weekend?

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 184. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 183



Fly a Kite today!

 We are on vacation for the next couple of weeks and escaped to the beach. (the best place to fly a kite) We hope to explore a few beaches, eat lots of ice cream and collect tons of seashells. What more could you ask for?

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 183. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 182


If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?

Yes!!

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 182. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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