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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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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Day 91 // Making Art Everyday in 2016



See ya later Palm Springs. I miss my kiddos and my studio. 

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 91. To read more about this awesome project click here
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March // #12monthsofpaint


estemacleod // loveluckbliss // estemacleod //lelapain //herphany //simonemonrad // soniabrittainart // m_lee // flightofcarousels


This month's painting challenging for #12monthofpaint is green! and let me just say. The work has been so inspiring and beautiful.  March is the month, that really welcomes spring and I can't think of a more beautiful color that embodies it.

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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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Day 90 // Making Art Everyday in 2016



Motregen Botanical Garden.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 90. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Day 89 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

found the magic at Joshua Tree.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 89. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, March 28, 2016

Day 88 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

Headed out of town for a few days.  I wanted to capture the iconic Portland airport carpet. It's a thing that you take a picture of your feet when you come through town. Over the last year or so, they have started replacing the famous carpet, but you have to go and find the bits of the carpet that are left.

We are headed to Palm Springs for a few days and can't wait to be inspired.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 88. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Day 87 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

a bunny study

Happy Easter friends!

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 87. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Day 86 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

vintage photo booth strip. 30 minute sketch

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 86. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, March 25, 2016

Day 85 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


citrus

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 85. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Day 84 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

neighbor's party house.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 84. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Day 83 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

fort building today.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 83. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Day 82 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

reading room

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 82. To read more about this awesome project click here

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Day 81 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

it's a bird.. it's a plane..

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 80. To read more about this awesome project click here


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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Day 80 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

a study of a curious and mischievous fox

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 80. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Day 79 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

30 minute portrait practice...

Happy Weekend.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 79. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, March 18, 2016

Day 78 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


morning shadows in a sitting room.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 78. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Day 77 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

blue wren

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 77. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Day 76 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

coffee date with an old friend. 30 minute sketch.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 76. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

12 Months of Paint // March


aviemeadows  // corinnehaigdesigns //rhowdeshell // miekesmakes //brusheswithcreativity //jessieamo // madelinetraid //miawhittemore // woollythistle

This month's theme is Green.  Green is such a lovely color, since spring is right around the corner. There is so much beautiful work and it all makes me think of spring! 

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 75 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

turning sketchbook pages into paintings. work in progress.

oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 75. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, March 14, 2016

Day 74 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

Happy Pi Day.

Pie Date between girlfriends. 

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 74. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Day 73 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

always stuck in traffic // 20 minute sketch

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 73 . To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Day 72 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

clock // 20 minute sketch

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 71 . To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, March 11, 2016

Day 71 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

neighbors house. 30 minute sketch 

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 71 . To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Day 70 // Making Art Everyday in 2016




30 minute sketch..bugs.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 70 . To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Day 69 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

portrait practice

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 69. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Day 68 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

30 minute sketch.. caught the light.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 68. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, March 7, 2016

Starting Your Career as an Artist

Guess What?! I am teaching a workshop.  eek! I am on year two of sharing my artwork everyday while being a busy a mommy of two, but I have have been showing my work for nearly 8 years. I quit my corporate finance job 6 years ago to persue my love for painting and I have never looked back.  Some of my highlights include my artwork being featured in Portlandia, Significant Mother and the Brooklyn Art Library.



It's a 3 day live workshop!  

This Workshop Will Explore:
–  Using a side project to launch your art career– Creating work and designing your portfolio– Building an audience for your work– Creating artwork that attracts media– Finding galleries who will love your work
I am super excited to share this with you and help you take your creative leap in becoming an emerging artist. If you book now- there is an early bird discount and use the code "artistsvip"
PS!oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 67. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Day 66 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

caught this guy on the table. 30 minute sketch.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 66. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Day 65 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

quick 30 minute sketch. can't even describe the beautiful greens I have been seeing this spring

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 65. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, March 4, 2016

Day 64 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

These toadstools make me so happy.

I feel like I might be coming out of this creative rut.

oil on paper


The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 63. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Day 63 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

work in progress

oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 62. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Day 62 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

totally uninspired. barely 20 minutes in the studio.

oil on paper // 20 minute sketch

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 62. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March // 12 Months of Paint

This month's theme is Green.  Green is such a lovely color, since spring is right around the corner.

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 // 20 minute sketch

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 61. To read more about this awesome project click here
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