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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, April 30, 2017

Day 120 // Making Art Every day in 2017



weekends are meant for sweet treats and having adventures. 5 minute sketch.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 120. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Day 119 // Making Art Every day in 2017

The last few nights Everett has been suffering from toddler night terrors. It's something a little different then a regular bad dream. He doesn't wake up and appears to still be asleep but he cries, which is tough on me. So I have been up late through out the night consoling him and reading over and over again his favorite book The Hippos Go Berserk (his favorite book). I lay awake and feel a lot like this.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 119. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, April 28, 2017

Day 118 // Making Art Every day in 2017

 Neighbor's old barn, which I think is probably haunted.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 118. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Day 117 // Making Art Every day in 2017

lemon madeleines this morning.... and they were good.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 115. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Day 116 // Making Art Every day in 2017

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 115. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Day 115 // Making Art Every day in 2017


10 minute warm up sketch. all the sparkles.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 115. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, April 24, 2017

Day 114 // Making Art Every day in 201

Happy Monday. Amazon delivery guy. portrait practice. 

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 114. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Day 113 // Making Art Every day in 2017

20 minute sketch. sunday morning moment.


oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 112. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Day 112 // Making Art Every day in 2017

my kryptonite.  

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 112. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Day 111 // Making Art Every day in 2017

buzzz.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 111. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Day 110 // Making Art Every Day in 2017

Painting what's around me. Reflection of lamps and a Monstera plant. 15 minute sketch

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 110. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Super Easy Bookshelf Makeover!



I am an avid thrifter. Thrifting is something that I have been doing for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my mother and I would look for garage sale or estate sale signs and immediately pull over. We looked through old houses, crawled through smelly basements and searched lots of web-filled attics in order to find treasure. Some of my most special memories with my mother are riding in her old orange rusty van in summer looking for finds.

Recently, I found this bookshelf for my son's room for a whopping two dollars and with a price like that, I couldn't pass it up. I have been looking for some sort of small bookshelf for some time, but with thrifting you have to be patient. I also knew I wanted a bookshelf that I could make over, so it needed to be solid, but it could have some water damage and even light wood damage. It needed to be something that I could just make over and not feel guilty about it. I also wanted to use high quality paint because it wasn't going in Everett's room. Everett is in a, "tearing everything apart," phase and the bookshelf needed to be able the handle the abuse of a two-year-old.


Supplies:

Paint. I used Behr Color Magnet
Primer
Paint Brushes
Foam Roller

Directions: Clean and get all the grime off the bookshelf. This one was housed in a garage for a long time and I gave it a good cleaning and then it was ready to prime. I used a foam roller and applied a layer of primer. Once the primer is completely dry. I only had to apply one coat Behr Marquee Paint.

It is a total makeover and I couldn't be happier with out it turned out. It was so incredibly easy and Everett just loves it!

PS. This is a sponsored post but the opinions are of my own.
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Day 109 // Making Art Every day in 2017



oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 109. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Day 108 // Making Art Every day in 2017

group swim

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 108. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Day 107 // Making Art Every day in 2017

“I have dreamt in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind. And this is one: I'm going to tell it - but take care not to smile at any part of it.” 
― Emily BrontëWuthering Heights

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 107. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Day 106 // Making Art Every day in 2017

Happy Easter. Chasing the white rabbit this morning. Spending the whole day hiding and finding easter eggs.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 105. To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Day 105 // Making Art Every day in 2017

in my dream last night. walking through roses. the grass and leaves were thick and wet. 15 minute memory sketch.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 105. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Friday, April 14, 2017

Day 104 // Making Art Every day in 2017

15 minute lemon study. feeling like I have no time for art again.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 103. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Day 103 // Making Art Every day in 2017

Last nights dream. floating in a river in a canoe and the water was drowning in flowers. 20 minute sketch

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 103. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Day 102 // Making Art Every day in 2017


found some magic

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 102. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Day 101 // Making Art Every day in 2017

study of green

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 101. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Cuyana Portland Pop Up!


Hey Portland! Cuyana is coming to town and they are having a pop-up shop this weekend. Cuyana's brand philosophy of Fewer Better, is the art of buying quality over quantity for your closet. I am a person who practices in surrounding myself with things that I truly love and what inspires me. I can't wait to go! To kick off the weekend pop-up, I wanted to share this with you and this Thursday an opening party and conversation on intentional living, with Portland-based Katie Searle-Williams (Co-Founder of Kinfolk), Hannah Ferrara (Founder of Another Feather), Joanna Bean Martin (Founder of AfterAll), Currie Person (Founder of Spartan Shop), and moderated by Cuyana Co-Founder Shilpa Shah.  


Cuyana Portland Pop-Up

APRIL 14 - 16

Friday and; Saturday: 10am - 6pm

Sunday: 12 - 5pm 



Spartan Shop | 1210 SE Grand Ave 



Shop Cuyana essentials with free live monogramming all weekend (which is seriously the best). 
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Monday, April 10, 2017

Day 100 // Making Art Every day in 2017

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a common place thing,  but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars." - Jack Kerouac 

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 100. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Day 99 // Making Art Every day in 2017

avocado toast

 oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 97. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Day 98 // Making Art Every day in 2017


quick morning sketch. spent last night drinking far too much wine and catching up with old friends and barely caught the sunrise this morning.
oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 98. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Day 97 // Making Art Every day in 2017

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 97. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Day 96 // Making Art Every day in 2017


cone of shame.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 96. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Day 95 // Making Art Everyday in 2017

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 95. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Day 94 // Making Art Every day in 2017

smiles! portrait practice tis morning.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 94. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Monday, April 3, 2017

Day 93 // Making Art Every day in 2017

morning breakfast.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 93. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Giveaway Rhea Footwear

Giveaway Alert! Yay! I am super excited to share a fantastic give away with you. I teamed up with Rhea Footwear to bring you an awesome pair of shoes. Besides being extremely cute, they are so comfortable and crafted with non slip technology. I have been wearing my pair as I chase my kids and work in my studio. I can wear them anywhere including date night with my husband, which is a plus.

Rhea Footwear is giving away a pair of any of flats of their choice. yay! The giveaway is for US residents only and I will be drawing the winner this Friday. Good Luck. Rhea Footwear Giveaway
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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Day 92 // Making Art Every day in 2017



2 minute sketch.. of a foam filled ocean but caught the pinks this morning. 

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 92. To read more about this awesome project click here.
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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Day 91 // Making Art Every day in 2017

2 minute sketch of the ocean. rained all day but love not spending too much time thinking about it.

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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