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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, February 29, 2016

12 Months of Paint // Portraits Part 2

@iainmmcgregor // @debmillerart // @isabelladisclafani // @aimeesicuro // @alittlelodge // @zazaroxy

This month's theme for #12monthsofpaint is Portraits! Tomorrow we announce the new theme for March.  There has been over 4000 uses of the hashtag #12monthsofpaint on Instagram. It is really inspiring to see everyones take and beautiful pieces. 

Portraits is something i am constantly working on and I do love a challenge.My talented cohosts for this project are : August WrenCourtney Cerruti and Meighan O'Toole

Want to read, learn and participate in #12monthsofpaint more info is here.
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Day 60 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

since it's leap year!

thinking about shapes and color for portraits.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 60. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Day 59 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

saw this guy peaking through the grass. 20 minute sketch

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 59. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Day 58 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

plein air this morning.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 58. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, February 26, 2016

Vote for me! Pottery Barn Kids Minted Challenge




I decided to enter my whales in sweaters into the design/art challenge on Minted. The contest is for Pottery Barn Kids and voting is only open for a few more days. You can vote now by following the link and clicking the art to vote.

Thank you for supporting my journey in chasing after art.

Vote Here!
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Day 57 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

paper planes. extremely quick sketch.

headed to the beach for a few days. can't wait to recharge and get out of town.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 57. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Day 56 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

work in progress. I need more art time.


oil on wood.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 56. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Day 55 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

Ready for summer!

"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invisible summer." Albert Camus

oil on paper. 30 minute sketch

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 55. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Day 54 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

bikes and balloons

oil on paper.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 54. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Day 53 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

portrait practice. I signed up for a portrait class in April. pretty excited about it. so for now it's just practice.

oil on paper.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 52. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Day 52 // Making Art Everyday in 2016



a room with a view

oil on paper.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 52. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Day 51 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

everyone has colds. cutting some lemon for tea

oil on paper.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 51. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, February 19, 2016

Day 50 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

working beyond the sketchbook today, but still have work on this one.

oil on paper.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 50. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Day 49 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

Nora and Everett have colds.. So flowers.

oil on paper.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 49. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Day 48 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

quick 30 minute sketch. still trying to get my studio in order. it seems like I have so much to still unpack and go through from the move.

oil on paper.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 48. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Day 47 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

teacup.

oil on wood.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 47. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, February 15, 2016

Day 46 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


dreams of bees last night. might have something to do with my over haul of my studio. we bought a new house this summer and I didn't  have a chance to really go through and organize my studio. now with a new work space, I am trying to really focus on decluttering. since i am a girl who loves art supplies, I have a lot to go through.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 46. To read more about this awesome project click here
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12 Months of Paint // Portraits



//@francinehd//@smallofferings//@susanbschwake//@facewiley//@papirklipp//@cobblerswife Wow! There has been so many special portraits created so far this month and I love just looking through Instagram and seeing all the beautiful work.  

This month's theme for #12monthsofpaint is Portraits!

Portraits is something i am constantly working on and I do love a challenge.My talented cohosts for this project are : August WrenCourtney Cerruti and Meighan O'Toole

Want to read, learn and participate in #12monthsofpaint more info is here.
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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Day 45 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

Happy Valentines Day! Headed out for a family day of pizza and visiting a local farm. such a great combo.

30 minute sketch // books and flowers

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 45. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Day 44 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

20 minute portrait practice. its fun just to let go and make about a million mistakes. portraits are very hard and challenging but it's fun to just let it be.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 44. To read more about this awesome project click here

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

Want to read, learn and participate in #12monthsofpaint more info is here.
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Friday, February 12, 2016

Day 43 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


 "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." Mark Twain

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 43. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Day 42 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

Vintage Rolleiflex Camera!

oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 42. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Day 41 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

long shadows are my favorite.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 40. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Day 40 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

tea

oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 40. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Day 39 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

funniest thing ever! portrait practice

oil on paper // 30 minute sketch

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 39. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Day 38 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

last day at the coast. 30 minute sketch

oil on paper // 

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 38. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Day 37 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

painting in front of others is very hard. quick sketch.

oil on paper // 

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 37. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Day 36 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

road trip! I am headed out of town for a few days to a art retreat. I am going with out kids and my husband. yay! I am excited because I need a well earned break but I am going to miss them a lot.

There are 8 of us and we are all different types of artists.  It's going to be fun to just take some time and be creative for a couple days. I am also looking forward to being open to trying some new art techniques. 

I have a really big phobia about painting in front of others and I hope this weekend I can face my fears. be brave and open.

oil on paper // 30 minute sketch

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 36. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Day 35 // Making Art everyday in 2016

holy chandelier. 30 minute sketch.


The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 35. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Day 34 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


tea time. beyond the sketchbook today.

oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 34. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Day 33 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

30 minute sketch. terrariums. 

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 33. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, February 1, 2016

February // #12monthsofpaint



This month's theme for #12monthsofpaint is Portraits!


Portraits is something i am constantly working on and I do love a challenge.
My talented cohosts for this project are : August WrenCourtney Cerruti and Meighan O'Toole

Want to read, learn and participate in #12monthsofpaint more info is here.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 32. To read more about this awesome project click here
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