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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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Friday, September 30, 2016

Day 274 // Making Art Everyday in 2016



never enough time for just about anything. a couple compasses.
oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 274. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Day 273 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

It's that time of year again. I am getting ready for the holidays. I am painting for my favorite show of the year, the Big 500! It's 500 artists making art and it's all a fixed price of $40 a painting. The show is a cash and carry show, which means you remove it from the wall and buy it! that's it! It's a show that is near and dear to my heart because I have been apart of it from the very beginning.

Want to see more artwork from the previous years? Big 500 //Big 400 // Big 300 // Big 200 // Big 100

oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 273. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Day 272 // Making Art Everyday in 2016



trying to soak up the last bits of summer. 20 minute sketch

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 272. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Day 271 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

apple picking today.

oil on wood.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 271. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, September 26, 2016

Day 270 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

red coat // red lunch bag with red thermos

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 270. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Day 269 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

as soon as summer is over all i want to do is pack my bags and head into the woods.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 269. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Day 268 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


15 minute sketch. the crunch of the falls leaves. the crackling fire. smores building. sounds like my kinda fall.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 268. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Day 267 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


For the upcoming show Caution May Be Hot.  A group show dedicated to the paper coffee cup- sounds pretty perfect right. What's not to love about coffee? 

This is what my daughter, does with a coffee cup. Pokes a hole in the bottom and uses it as a telescope.

Opening Details and theres 2!

Long Weekend Store
5636 Shattuck Ave, Oakland CA  94609
October 21st

Fayes
3614 18th Street, San Francisco, CA  94110
October 27th

Oil on Wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 267. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Day 266 // Making Art Everyday in 2016



First day of fall, and in exciting news- coo coo clock siting. 15 minute sketch.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 266. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Day 265 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

So busy. so incredibly busy. but this quote caught me today.

"I will love you until the chances of us running into one another slip from slim to zero, and until your face is fogged by distant memory, and your memory faced by distant fog, and your fog memorized by a distant face, and your distance distanced by the memorized memory of a foggy fog. I will love you no matter where you go and who you see, no matter where you avoid and who you don’t see, and no matter who sees you avoiding where you go. I will love you no matter what happens to you, and no matter how I discover what happens to you, and no matter what happens to me as I discover this, and now matter how I am discovered after what happens to me as I am discovering this." 
— Lemony Snicket
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Day 264 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

 a swift. 

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 264. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Day 263 // Making Art Everyday in 2016



jewels.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 263. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Day 262 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


morning moments. 20 minute sketch

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 262. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Day 261 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

a bucket of farmers market flowers.


oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 260. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Day 260 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

30 minute portrait practice. another teenager from the neighborhood. 

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 260. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Day 259 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

it's my birthday! my special day of pure gluttony. but first birthday cake. 20 minute sketch.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 259. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Day 258 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

For the upcoming show Caution May Be Hot in San Francisco!


oil on wood.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 258. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Day 257 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


stuck in books

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 257. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, September 12, 2016

Day 256 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

morning meeting. love being able to sketch little parts of my city. even though the Mt Tabor theater has been closed for quite some time and even has had a name change. I love painting little corners of my neighborhood.

20 minute sketch.


oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 256. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Day 255 // Making Art Everyday in 2016


 
“And what, O Queen, are those things that are dear to a man? Are they not bubbles? Is not ambition but an endless ladder by which no height is ever climbed till the last unreachable rung is mounted? For height leads on to height, and there is not resting-place among them, and rung doth grow upon rung, and there is no limit to the number.” 
― H. Rider HaggardShe

20 minute sketch.
oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 255. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Day 254 // Making Art Everyday in 2016



Do you ever fantasize about dropping everything and running away some where? 20 minute sketch.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 253. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, September 9, 2016

Day 253 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

glowing flowers in my dreams, last night.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 253. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Day 252 // Making Art Everyday in 201

a day so filled with everything but art. 2 minute sketch and a gentle reminder that I need art in my life and get  back to work. paper planes.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 252. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Day 251 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

summer is slowing fading into fall around these parts, but eating a little bit of citrus will always make me think of summer.

oil on wood.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 251. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Day 250 // Making Art Everyday in 2016




“I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night — there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.” 
― Marilyn Monroe

oil on wood.
The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 250. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, September 5, 2016

Day 249 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

last day of vacation and we head home today. I definitely feel recharged and happy for the few days off. I enjoyed a few date nights with Tim and got  to have more than 7 hours of sleep a night. (which is a big deal)  I feel ready to attack the studio with a new purpose.

5 minute sketch.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 249. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Day 248 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

Oregon Coast. 5 minute sketch. Early morning sketch.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 248. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Day 247 // Making Art Everyday in 2016



Caught a few of these guys wandering by the water. It's already September and the bucks have come out with horns and all.
oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 247. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, September 2, 2016

Day 246 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

Headed out of town for the next few days and I can not wait. I am very burned out from all of the work projects and commissions. and I love doing what I do but I need time to recharge.

15 minute sketch.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 246. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Day 245 // Making Art Everyday in 2016

15 minutes sketch. major bouts of procrastination making art today.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 245. To read more about this awesome project click here
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September // 12 Months of Paint


seedandstar // jeanmonsanto // daniofthedawsonkind //willowmarkworks //lisaeks // christinearia //madelinetrait //daniofthedawsonkind //soymariaca

I think this has been my favorite month to date, for this challenge. There is something so magical about the translucence quality to water and the magic that it has especially in art work.

September's theme is handwriting or hand lettering. I am a little nervous about this one because I am not much of a hand letterer but I have been practicing! But I have a few friends that are hand writing experts and I more excited to see what everyone else makes.

There is only a few months left for this challenge and it's never too later to participate.  To learn more click on the link below.

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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