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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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Sunday, January 31, 2016

January // #12monthsofpaint



olgakryl // angelgerardo // heyhooraydesign // madelinetrait // gabelkarsten //heyhooraydesign //chojnacka //coryeksteenart //tingle

I can't believe it's already the end of January and there has been over 2000 posts under #12monthofpaint. The artwork has been so beautiful and inspiring. I can't wait to see what the year brings and all the wonderful artwork people make.

Announcing the theme and challenge for next month tomorrow!

My talented cohosts for this project are : August WrenCourtney Cerruti and Meighan O'Toole

Want to read, learn and participate about this project click here.
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Day 31 // Making Art Everyday in 2016



blue

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 30. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Day 30 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

neighbors dog

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 30. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Day 29 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

sitting room

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 29. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Day 28 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


after a few tries- and several attempts. portrait practice.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 28. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Day 27 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

fancy tea.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 27. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Day 26 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

Laundry lines.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 26. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, January 25, 2016

Day 25 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

blue landscape study. 30 minute study.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 25. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Day 24 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

plant shopping

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 24. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Day 23 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

dreams of moths last night.

oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 23. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, January 22, 2016

Day 22 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

kitchen and lemons

oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 22. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Day 21/ Making Art Everyday in 2016



adventures in portrait practice // 30 minute sketch.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 21. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Day 20 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

found the morning light.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 20. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Day 19 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

blue neighborhood study

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 19. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, January 18, 2016

Day 18 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

blue time study. time is on my mind. since I have none! but on the upside we are redoing my studio.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 18. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Day 17 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


caught these two cuddling. peanut and jelly.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 17. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2016 // Day 16

really inspect by blue this month. blue portrait study.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 16. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, January 15, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2016 // Day 15

I realized today, that I have a lot of books ready to read. So I no longer have them on a table but stacked on the floor. What are you reading the month?

30 minute sketch

oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 15. To read more about this awesome project click here
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January // 12 Months of Paint


There has been so much beautiful work by so many amazing and extra talented artists.  I am cohosting a year long project with August WrenCourtney Cerruti, and Meighan O'Toole. We pick different themes every month and challenge you to make something! This months theme has been blue. Tag your art on Instagram with #12monthofpaint.  We will be featuring different artists through out the month on our feeds. I can't even tell you how inspired it has made me. I have been looking at the feed everyday, and am just awestruck at how stunning the work is.

Want to see more about this project? click here.

Art by: cleomade, herphany, drawingsarah, poopingrabbit, thedandelionhustle, ohn_mar_win  heyallday, juliefillo, aisforanika
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2016 // Day 14

paper boat. 20 minute sketch.

oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 14. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2016 // Day 13

oranges.

oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 12. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 12



not much time for art. 30 minute sketch. rainy day traffic.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 12. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, January 11, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2016 // Day 11

"Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming." - David Bowie.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 11. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2016// Day 10


portrait practice. 30 minute sketch

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 10. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 9

flowers for your Saturday.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 9. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, January 8, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 8

still seeing spots of blue. This month's theme for the project #12monthsofpaint is blue. I have been seeing blue everywhere.  I was originally only on the hook for making 1 blue painting this month but am super inspired by making more things around the theme and seeing how blue keeps popping up in my day to day. 30 minute sketch

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 8. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 7

clouds floating over Portland today.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 7. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2016 // Day 6

lemons

oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 6. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2016 // Day 5

I am completely feeling the blue vibes. It might have something to do with the current challenge for the month #12monthsofpaint. I feel like I have been seeing signs of blue around every corner and it's just getting into my artwork.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 5. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, January 4, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2015 // Day 4

First Portrait practice of the new year. Vintage photos of ladies bundled for winter. I thought it was appropriate since we got a whole inch of snow, which means the whole city of Portland shuts down for the day.

Stay warm friends.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 4. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2016 // Day 3

Tea time.. get it.. :) We made it home and I love being in my studio but it's snowing in buckets.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 3. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2016 // Day 2

breakfast in bed. 30 minute sketch.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 1. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, January 1, 2016

#12monthsofpaint


I have teamed up with these really awesome and extremely talented ladies (August Wren, Courtney Cerruti and Meighan O'Toole) for a once a month painting challenge.  We will be making a new piece of art each month inspired by a specific theme.  These ladies are so crazy talented and they inspire me with their daily paintings, classes and passion for art. I feel lucky to be apart of such talent and if you need daily inspiration I highly suggest following each of them.

We will be doing this painting project for the entire year of 2016 and we want you to join us! On the 15th of every month we will be announcing the next months challenge and posting our own work, but you can post any time! and work at your own speed.

I think I am more excited to see what everyone else makes versus my own. This is also a great way to start the new year of making art. yay!

Use the hashtag #12monthsofpaint  and the theme for January is Blue

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Making Art Everyday in 2016 // Day 1

BRRRR! The temperature is minus 5 but wow it sure is gorgeous outside. I am still away from home for a few days and I dearly miss my studio, but I want to try to make art outside of the studio this year. I love my studio and it makes me really uncomfortable to work outside of it.  I want to try new things this year.

Trying anything new this year? 

oil on paper

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