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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, July 31, 2016

Day 213 // Making Art Everyday in 2016



20 minute sketch. found some old oak trees on an old road.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 213. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Day 212 // Making Art Everyday in 2016



spending the day eating lots and picking up flowers at the farmers market. 20 minute sketch.

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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Friday, July 29, 2016

Day 211 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

explosions

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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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Day 210 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


dreams of riding in a canoe last night in a lake the same color as the sky.

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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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2016 // Day 209



afternoon tea.

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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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Day 208 // Making Art Everyday in 2016



Portrait practice form a vintage photo. Just keep swimming.. my motto and maybe some day i'll get better at portraits.

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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Adam's Peanut Butter - Message in a Jar



If there's one thing I love more than anything, then it is to make art every single day.  It's extremely hard and challenging but it has been one of the greatest rewards.  Sometimes I have no idea what I am going to make that day and sometimes I have ideas days in advance, but creativity is a total roller coaster; a rush. And, there are definite peaks and valleys. 

When I first started sharing my sketchbook, I was afraid of showing the bad art days. There were days I didn't want to make art at all but had to make something, but I have grown to really cherish even the off days. It's also been really important for me to share the journey every day because then I am accountable. I have to to share it no matter what and then I can never really ever give up.

I am partnering with Adam's Peanut Butter to do a Message in a Jar. Adam's was born in the Pacific Northwest and they are celebrating their 100 year anniversary all summer long. yay! Portland, Oregon, the heart of the Pacific Northwest, happens to be home for me.

To join in the party, I am going to be hiding one of my daily sketches, some peanut butter of course and coupons for even more peanut butter goodness..  A Peanut Butter Care Package.  

I'll give you a hint as to where I am leaving it...Somewhere close to the Portland Art Museum. 

Good Luck.

 I am a paid contributor for Adam's Peanut Butter. All opinions, photos and art are my own.
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Day 207 // Making Art Everyday in 2016



riding a bike while throwing flowers.. sounds like a perfect afternoon

oil on paper

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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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Day 206 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


It's always interesting to me when quotes pop up when you need them. I was at the hair dresser, thumbing through a cosmo and saw this quote.

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.” ― Henry David Thoreau

oil on paper


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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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Day 205 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

ice cream makes the world a better a place especially chocolate ice-cream. 

oil on paper

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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Friday, July 22, 2016

Day 204 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


Last summer we bought our house and I feel like we are still getting to know it. A few of these gorgeous purple pine cones popped up this last week and are pretty gorgeous.  20 minute sketch in my back yard.

oil on paper

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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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2016 // Day 203


20 minute sketch // Caught a garfield.

oil on paper
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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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Making Art Everyday in 2016 // Day 202

20 minute sketch // Portland roof tops.

oil on paper
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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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Day 201 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

20 minute sketch. 

oil on paper

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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Monday, July 18, 2016

Day 200 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


girls from the neighborhood.

oil on paper

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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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Day 199 // Making Art Everyday in 2016



sugar.

oil on paper

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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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Day 198 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

fire starter

oil on paper

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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Friday, July 15, 2016

Day 197 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


making wishes.

oil on paper

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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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Day 196 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

turning sketchbook pages into paintings. light reading..oil on wood.

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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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Day 195 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

typerwriter/coffee/and notes. what else you need?

oil on wood.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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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Day 194 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

a bear study

oil on paper

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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Monday, July 11, 2016

Day 193 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

in more exciting news, Everett has figured out how to take off all his cloths. oil on paper

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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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Day 192 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

Last night, my dream I watching people jump out of an airplane. tons of them into a field of lavender. I woke before I could jump.

oil on paper

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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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Day 191 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


beach babes. 20 minute sketch. oil on paper

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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Friday, July 8, 2016

Day 190 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

Nature hike and our treasures.

oil on paper

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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Darling Press Studio: Art in July

This Friday I have an art opening at the Darling Press Studio. I will be sharing some of my a painting a day for the month of July.

Hope to see you there
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Day 189 // Making Art Everyday in 2016




portland neighborhood... and 20 minute sketch.
oil on paper

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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Not A Lemon Show

I have a painting in the upcoming Not A Lemon Show in San Francisco. It opens this Thursday!
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Flash Giveaway! Cavalia Odysseo Portland

Hey Portland friends! I am teaming up with Cavalier Odysseo Portland for an awesome giveaway!

Have you seen the tents in downtown Portland lately? 65 horses and 45 artists now showcase a spectacular performance of equestrian and theatrical arts.  This show will be fun for the entire family and mine is very excited to go. Nora loves horses and can't stop talking about it!

We are giving away 4 tickets (2 pairs of Gold category tickets) for this Saturday, July 9th at 8:00 pm. Flash Giveaway! Cavalia Odysseo Portland
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Day 188 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

20 minute sketch. lightning.

oil on paper

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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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Day 187 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

roadtrip signage.

oil on paper

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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Monday, July 4, 2016

Day 186 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

We spent the morning whale watching. Biggest whale watching tip: to find the whales look for the birds.

oil on paper

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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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Day 185 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

mama I want to count the stars - nora sears

oil on paper

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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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Day 184 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

I have something to tell you that's really funny.

oil on paper

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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Friday, July 1, 2016

Day 183 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

not sure why I can't get the planes off my brain.

oil on paper

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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12 Months of Paint for June and July!


blossomrising // willowmarkworks // susanbschwake // curiouslydoing //julznally // annamiekaart // isabelkehr // traceyleachart // blossomrising


Wow! 12 Months of Paint has over 8,000 posts on Instagram. It's pretty incredibly that there is so much beautiful work. Here are a few of my favorites for June.

July theme is going to be Fruit! and twist is making it into a pattern.

Can't wait to see what you make.

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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