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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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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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“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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“Open Opportunities”

“Open Opportunities” is Art You Love by Elizabeth Traub. ( That’s me.) I was home one day contemplating being engaged, being married and recognizing how a ring represents that circle of something lasting and eternal. The reality is we look

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“Katrina”

I have a very hard time being patient with the art I create. As a designer most of my creating happens in my head. You go to a client’s home. You walk out each room, your think through favorite colors,

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The Polka Collection

I attended a webinar that talked about what artists should be doing to build their business. One thing the speaker spent much time on was creating a, “collection”. This sparked my interest. I have many collections. As a matter of

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My Personal Journey Today

I have been trying to wrap my brain around being semi retired. It’s strange and weird as well as my personal journey today. I still work on a referral basis for brand and marketing and business development. I am turning

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“Polka Pinka” Dance

It’s pretty amazing to find a designer room space which has the exact color pink of the pink chosen for this piece. I know that today’s designs vary from one person to the next. I would choose this piece, “Polka

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“Polka Blacka” Dance

If I told you where this piece started and how it ended you might just laugh a little. I had all my paints and canvas on the big island in the kitchen. I started cooking dinner. I had a pasta

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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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