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Covid Painting

It took me this long to actually give a painting this name, “Covid Painting”. Not just Covid but “Covid Painting”. It’s my second time having Covid and gosh darn I am tired of this. Aren’t we all tired of this

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“Holiday Cheer”

I really wanted to paint something special to go above my mantle for the holidays. I think I am my hardest client. I’ve actually wanted to do this for years. The kids always voted for natural green wreaths and lots

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Kayzee

As an artist it is very hard to not take personally the critiques or negative statements one might make about our deeply personal and creative art pieces. Many years ago a customer came into my showroom and purchases an entire

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My Life Today

In the late 80’s I attended the Art Institute of Seattle. I was in their “Advertising and Graphic Design” program. We were given an assignment based on the details of knowing a client. The instructor said that within 30 minutes

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My Toolbox

I was cleaning up my work space and had a good chuckle. I have three different mason jars with over 25 paint brushes in each jar. One jar for fine brushes, another with medium brushes and another with larger brushes.

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Keeping At It

For the ones who know that keeping at it creates the fun beautiful pieces we paint I am keeping at it. I am encouraging you to do the same. Designing, drawing, erasing and looking for inspiration in my painting. This

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“Your Secrets”

The play room holds all, “Your Secrets”. Every room of your house holds all your secrets and in some cases a lot of dust, too. I was painting this piece and thinking of people who have a lot of secrets.

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Reminder of “New Beginnings”

I painted this series last Spring. It was a season of, “New Beginnings”. I even blogged about it. I find that the changes in the seasons often spark, “New Beginnings” for many people. Do you feel it? Do you notice

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“Esculate” My Emotions

I am sitting here staring at this piece. I have not seen it since May (2021). Is was left on the eisel to dry in a place I visit in California. There I have a space to paint. I painted

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Suzie Q How I Love You

“Suzie Q How I Love You” is more about how to repurpose a painting with a really good story around it. The friendship and love I have for one of my favorite humans, my younger sister Suzie. Inspires this post.

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My Blue Heart

When I am mixing colors and trying to find new hues and gradations of the rainbow I will often come up with unique and unusual pieces. I will take those pieces and put them aside and note the color combination

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Create In Me A Clean Heart

Psalm 51:10-12 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;

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Red White & Blue

Every time I paint with red, white and blue I think of the honor it is to live in America and the love I have for my country. Even when there is uncertainty, division, chaos, and so many unknowns I

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“My Brain”

Ever since I could remember I have always loved the combination of colors. Maybe it started when I got my first pink huffy bike. Maybe it started when I learned the Bible story of Noah and the ark and the

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“Leftover Rainbow”

“Leftover Rainbow” #ArtYouLove by Elizabeth Traub. (That’s me.) It’s a Saturday. I missed a ladies breakfast at church. When I loaned my SUV out to my boys to attend the air show I was not thinking what I had on

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