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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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Monday, November 30, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 334



since having no time for art. vintage clock.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 334.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Dat 333

still away from home and missing my studio. 

morning vibes.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 333.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 332



currently away from my studio for a few days and on vacation. I brought my oil paints and of course my sketchbook. Even though I love a good holiday away. I hate being away from my studio. and my kids don't sleep on vacation when means my little pocket of time to make art is cut in half. 

maybe 20 minutes of art with several starting over points and lots of interruptions.  I'm only at day one on vacation and i'm ready to go home.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 332.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, November 27, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 331



30 minute sketch. floral practice

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 331.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015// Day 330

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am so especially thankful this year. Last year at Thanksgiving, I had a 2 week old baby Everett. I had just started thinking about making art everyday because I missed having it in my life on a daily basis.

I looked at m two kiddos this morning. Nora standing on her toes while playing with a table full of legos. Everett peering up at Nora with so much curiosity. Nora is such a great big sister and loves her baby brother so very much.   2 pugs that are constantly and happily on crumb duty.  and have their noses pressed to the ground waiting for their treats.

We also bought a house this year, and a house that I am so excited to make lots of new memories in and raise my family in. I'm thankful for a husband who always inspires me to do my best and to stay creative on a daily basis. I really can't wait to start working on building my dream studio!

Gosh! and I am  also to the end of my year long art journey. I plan on continuing to make art and share my journey because I just feel like I have just started and I have so much more growing to do.

I am grateful. and thankful.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 329


fancy tea time with fresh scones and girl friends.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 329.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 328

Nora's new thing is that she is afraid of the dark and wants as many lamps in her room as possible. 

Are you afraid of the dark?

30 minute sketch

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 328.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, November 23, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 327



my neighbor hanging his cloths out to dry in 40 degree weather. 
oil on paper

30 minute sketch

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 327.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 326

sun soaked. the best thing about painting portraits in this size- is really making decisions on color and brush stroke.

oil on paper


30 minute sketch

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 326.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 325

Lemons for your lemonade.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 325.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, November 20, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 324

Dreams of wings last night.

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.- Atticus Finch”  ― Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird

30 minute sketch

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 324.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 323


morning light and rumpled bed.

30 minute sketch

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 323.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 322

Last painting for the upcoming show The Big 500! Always a little sad, relieved and proud, when I complete the very last painting. I did it! Yay! Link below for more details about the show.

This painting is the next painting for the upcoming art show Big 500.  

oil on wood panel

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 322.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 321



30 minute sketch. smiles all around
oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 321.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, November 16, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 320



day of doctor visits. my view today.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 320.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 319

vintage polaroid camera. 

today was a day with everything going wrong. but at least there is art.

This painting is the next painting for the upcoming art show Big 500.  

oil on wood panel

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 319.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 318

It makes me so incredibly sad and with a heavy heart thinking about Paris. Paris is such a truly magical and special place.  A place filled with croissants, macaroons, chocolate, baguettes, laughter, friendships, fluffy coffees, amazing art work, inspiration around every corner, gorgeous gardens, memories and I could keep talking about all of the beautiful things that make Paris Paris. 

I keep reading different articles about what really happened and why this would happen. I'm sure in the coming days and months, we will all learn more. I still can't believe something like this would happen in a place like Paris. A place that brings so much joy.

Oh Paris. This is just so senseless and I hope that one day each of us can be closer to accepting one another through our words,creativity and beings.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 318.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, November 13, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 317



30 minute sketch and polka dot practice.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 317.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 316



Portland City Lights. Last one for small series of Portland rooftops. 

This painting is the next painting for the upcoming art show Big 500.  

oil on wood panel

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 316.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 315


Neighbor's cat snuck into my dreams last night.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 315.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 314

typing notes and drinking tea sort of day.

This painting is the next painting for the upcoming art show Big 500.  

oil on wood panel

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 312.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, November 9, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 313

sitting room.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 313.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 312



more city vibes.

This painting is the next painting for the upcoming art show Big 500.  

oil on wood panel

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 312.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 311




morning tea and notes. 20 minute sketch.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 311.. To read more about this awesome project click here


oil on paper

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 310



Vintage Spartus Rocket

This weekend, we are celebrating my son's very first birthday.  It's amazing how time just flies and Everett is going to be one soon! We are having a few friends and family over and I am baking a cake! Let me tell you, my house smells pretty incredible right now.  

I hope you are having an incredible Friday.

This painting is the next painting for the upcoming art show Big 500.  

oil on wood panel

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 308.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 309


Quick 20 minute sketch. Flowers.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 309.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 308

Downtown Portland Rooftops

This painting is the next painting for the upcoming art show Big 500.  

oil on wood panel

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 308.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 307



portrait practice. quick sketch. buffalo plaid. doesn't get much better.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 305.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, November 2, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 306

Vintage Polaroid 360 Land Camera with Flash. 

Case of the plaid. I am slightly obsessed.

This painting is the next painting for the upcoming art show Big 500.  

oil on wood panel

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 306.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Making Art Everyday in2015 // Day 305


Happy Sunday!

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 305.. To read more about this awesome project click here
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