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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.

NEWSLETTER

Monday, November 20, 2017

Running.

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. " Steve Jobs

Getting so close to making it another year of this journey.

2 minute sketch

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 319 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Everett's First Day of Preschool

A lot of firsts this year, especially with this guy! Everett starting a whole new chapter and missing his big sister terribly. He loves her so much, but this is such a good way for him to make his own friends and grow.  He is most excited to get lots of play ground time and playing with lots of new puzzles. The structure will be good for him and having to learn how to follow directions from a teacher. Can't wait to see what the year has for this guy.
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Lady

Bug


The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 318 T
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Rose Time


It's never to early to start celebrating the holidays!


The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 317 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Camomile

a bush of camomile

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 316 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Airplane siting.!


5 in the morning. Both kids coming running into the room, to let me know an airplane was flying over the house. :(

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 315 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Chair vs Laundry

Real Life, when your laundry pile is as big as a chair. Ok! It includes sheets!

oil on paper
The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 314 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Papaya.

Anyone else sprinkle chili powder on their papaya?

oil on paper
The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 313 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Zine: A Collection of Portraiture and Botanicals





This year has been my third year of creating an original piece of art every single day and sharing it! Wahoo! I originally started Making Art Everyday because I gave birth to my second child Everett and wanted to find a way to keep creating art on a daily basis. Being a mother is one of the most toughest jobs on the planet. It is way more challenging and harder than I ever thought possible because of the amount love and time that each tiny human really needs. I knew that deep down that I needed this special piece of time dedicated to art, that is meant just for me. I needed it every single day, in order for me to be the best mommy, wife and Erika possible.

On January 1, 2015, I embarked on Making Art Everyday with a 6 week old baby and my two year old daughter Nora. Just typing this post, it sounds crazy that I just dove right in and didn't even look back. At the time, I was just thinking about surviving because of the lack of sleep and then chasing around a two year old. Nora, who lives life with everything and at full force. I realized in these moments especially when I was alone while nursing a baby at 3 in the morning and listening to everyone in the house snore that this was something important. I needed to listen to my gut and I thought, "What was the worst thing that could happen?" The worst thing would be that I would give up and I fail. It couldn't hurt to try and I knew I just needed to take the leap.

So here I am, three years in, and I don't know if I could I ever stop. Now Everett has just turned 3 and Nora is 5 and I am able to have more than 10 - 20 minutes a day, but sometimes it's fun to make things in the most limited amounts of time. I have learned that creating something every day keeps me honest on my journey and keeps me inspired on a daily basis. I'm always looking and searching and finding every day moments, objects and places that spark my creativity.

This is my second installment of creating a Zine. My last zine, 18 mornings, sold out within one hour of posting it online. My new zine is a limited edition called A Collection of Portraiture and Botanicals. Once they are gone, they are gone. I picked two of my favorite subjects portraits and plants and showed what I have been working on this year. I have grown so much over the past three years especially through this work.

So if you would like to purchase a copy just shoot me an email at erikaleesears@gmail.com
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Monday, November 13, 2017

White Moths

oil on paper
The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 312 To read more about this awesome project click here
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First Day of Kindergarten.

I can not believe that Nora is officially in Kindergarten. She insisted on having her hair curled and styled for the event. She is so super excited to start this new chapter in her life. She took the bus with confidence. After she got on the bus, I saw she was afraid but I knew there are many moments in life that you have to go for it and figure it out. This is probably one of the safest ways for her to learn how to be independent and jump right in. She is curious and ready to climb the biggest mountain.
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Portrait Practice.

This weekend, we celebrated Everett's third birthday. Two has been challenging, way more challenging then Nora ever was or at least for what I remember.. Everett loves to dart, escape, and run as fast as he possible can every where he goes. His favorite is still full body hugs, has the most ticklish of tummies and still will never turn down a chocolate chip cookie.  Happiest of Birthdays Ev. 10 minute portrait practice sketch.


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The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 311 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Mango La Croix

oil on wood
The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 310 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Morning Portland.

oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 310 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

La Croix



oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 309 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Go by Train

Portland's Train Station

oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 308 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Argus

oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 307 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, November 6, 2017

Portland at Sunrise.

 oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 306 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Fan

fans a profile.

 oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 305 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, November 4, 2017

morning cake


nothing quite beats a morning cup of hot lemon tea with a pieces of chocolate frosted cake. 5 minute sketch.

 oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 304 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, November 3, 2017

Powells



powells books.
 oil on wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 303 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

The moon

last nights dream. starring at the moon and seagulls flying all around it. 5 minute sketch.

 oil on paper 

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 302 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Yellow

this yellow typewriter.

 oil on paper 

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 301 To read more about this awesome project click here
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