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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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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!!!

So the last few years, Nora and Everett both want store bought costumes. I'm probably one of the few parents that wants to craft and make a costume from home because they are seriously the best! a kid from the neighborhood in a epic cardboard dinosaur costume- 10 minute sketch.

 oil on paper 

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Monday, October 30, 2017

7 up sign

capturing a piece of Portland that has been long gone. I was flipping through old photos - and I am really old ones from when I was a kid and toted around a hot pick 80's long camera.


 oil on paper




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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Bunny


oil on paper

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Double

A nomad and a tower walked into a bar.... a study of a couple old cameras

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Night lights

this skyline never gets old.


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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mushrooms

mushrooms from my yard. 

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Biggest Fan

a collection of fans.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Motel 6th Ave.

always love this sign.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday

I need all my super powers today. Between being a mom, working artist, and a wife. I am feeling the need to rise through and really give it my all today. Being a mother to a kindergartner has been extremely challenging this year because it's all new. Maybe it's harder on me then it is for my kids, because I just want to protect them and try to help them live the best life.

But I need my super powers today.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Flash



vintage flash camera collection

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Blue Birds

last nights dream. blue birds flying in and out.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Hay

One of Portland's flat iron buildings.

oil on wood.

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Commissions for the Holidays.

Custom commissions are now open for the holidays! I am now taking orders to make a special and unique oil painting just for you or as a gift for a loved one. I work on commissions year-round but this year I only have a few spots available for a custom oil painting before Christmas.  I would be honored to make something for you or your someone special because a painting is one of the best gifts ever! It's thoughtful, meaningful and a gift that you will have forever.

To get more information, just shoot me an email at: erikaleesears@gmail.com


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Thursday, October 19, 2017

What time is it?

oil on wood.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

More of Portland

Can't get enough of Portland's nightly glow.



oil on wood.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Herme


oil on wood.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

portland

portland.

oil on wood.

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Everett Turns 2

My sweet little monster. He is gives the best hugs, has the best laugh and is always trying to escape. He loves pizza, Mickey Mouse and most of all chocolate. We had a joint pizza party with him and one of his best friends. So, 15 screaming kids in one of those twisty tube mazes with ladders and slides. Then, greasy kid-friendly pizza and copious amounts of sugared cupcakes.

I wish I would have been able to take more pictures, but it was so dark in the pizza place. This picture sums him up, waiting for mischief but he is taking it all in. After blowing out his candles, he promptly only ate the frosting from the top.






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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Bath



giving my plants their weekly shower.

oil on paper

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

changing of the leaves

working like a crazy person the last few weeks. but i did take a moment to realize the changing of the leaves. 1 minute sketch



oil on paper

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Explorations in portrait


oil on paper

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Imma a blimp!

Life has been getting busy in all the good ways, but its nice to just take a minute to take time for my sketchbook.

oil on paper

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Swimming with the sharks

oil on paper

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Pink Velvet Couch

In exciting news the neighbor's kids through a big party when their parents were out of town for the weekend. The next day all of their pink furniture was sprawled out on their yard. They havent brought it back into the house yet, so hopefully it doesn't rain.

oil on paper

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Red- Portrait Practice



quick portrait practice. red.

oil on paper

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Cantaloupe

The moment you realize you cut into a perfect cantaloupe. You know it's going to be a good day. The day mostly consisted of pumpkin carving, 80's music and a long wooded walk.


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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Chutes and Ladders

I have been feeling a lot like this lately, like my life is a game of chutes an ladder. Trying to meet my goals, being a present mom, wife and then holding on to myself.  Goals are insight but seem farther and then close at other times. 2 minute sketch.

oil on paper

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Floral Friday



floral friday.

oil on paper

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

To the woods.



“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.” 
― George R.R. MartinA Game of Thrones


oil on wood

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Rolleiflex

Still my favorite camera.

oil on paper

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Bikes and Balloons

Last nights dream was riding a bike through my neighbor with balloons tied to the back. It was rainy and smelled like autumn and I kept riding through piles and piles of freshly fallen leaves

oil on paper

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Oranges

oranges! 10 minute sketch.

oil on paper

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Nora turns 5

And like that she turned 5.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Morning Fog

On my way to coffee this morning, everything is coated in a big blanket of fog. 10 minute sketch.

oil on paper

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Halloween 2016



Do you see that wild, maniacal look in Everett's eyes? Well, he was just about two in this picture and he could not sit still at all or and not follow any sort of direction. He is pretty much a wild animal and full of mischief. Everett is an ice cream cone and Nora is Bell from Beauty and the Beast.

This is the first year that I didn't make the kids costumes. As soon as Nora saw the Halloween costumes at Costco, she immediately wanted to be a Disney princess.  She is the most girly girl, with always wanting to wear a princess dress with accessories.

These photos make me smile for sure. I'm not sure if it's the Halloween costumes or the sheer joy of capturing a moment in time. Halloween was always one of my favorite memories as a kid because I got to choose my own costume, and for a night I could be whatever I wanted and get a ton of candy.
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