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“Calli

This painting was inspired by a sunset that I had taken off my daughter’s Instagram story. Inspiration does not always equal painting the exact image you see in the picture. It’s about that deep soulful feeling you want to put

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Covid Payne

All week long I have been sick with Covid. Looking out the windows and longing to be active and outdoors. Painting with the colors of my soul. My sick Covid soul. I really did not want to give any memory

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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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“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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In Case You Are Wondering…..

In case you are wondering YOU ARE LOVED In case you are wondering…. YOU MATTER!!! In case you are wondering….Some Bunny Loves You In case you are wondering. I painted all these. You can have one for $14.50. Send me

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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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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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