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30 in 30 challenge: Week 2

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30 in 30 challenge: Week 2

Day 9 30 in 30 challenge

The second week of the 30 in 30 challenge has been an interesting one, and I'm not talking about all the hurricane hype and preparations that's been going on 'round here.  Florence has occupied much of our week as we did a lot of cooking, shopping, closing down the pool, storm proofing our home, news watching, and news watching.  Oh, did I say news watching?  Our TV has been stuck on the weather channel for most of the week cause that's what we're suppose to do, right?

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Plein-Air at Oak Grove Lake Park

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Plein-Air at Oak Grove Lake Park

Today was our (my 11 yr. old daughter and I) first official plein-air Tuesday, and we chose Oak Grove Lake Park.

My daughter came to me before school was out and asked if I would do art lessons with her so I came up with what I felt would be a win-win situation for the both of us.  Plein-air painting is something that has been on my "To Do More Of" list, and what better way to get motivated than to combine the experience with teaching...

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Plein-Air Painting In the Backyard

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Plein-Air Painting In the Backyard

These warm days have me wanting to be outside, and this has caused me to be distracted from being in the studio...   Monday, I decided to get my out door fix while being productive so I took the studio out to the garden.   Plein-air painting has been on my list of things to do since the plein-air trip I took a year and half ago, but packing up the car and driving around looking for a place to paint takes a lot of motivation.  But guess what?  You don't have to take a big trip or go somewhere...

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30 Paintings In 30 Days: Day 17

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30 Paintings In 30 Days: Day 17

Saturdays are pretty busy around my house.  It is the day we try to squeeze chores, errands, and family time, but I was able to get all of that done yesterday (except the family time).  My youngest child's birthday is today so I have some fun family time planned for later this evening so I was able to get into the studio early...Yay, no late night tonight!   Although my chores are complete, I still have birthday fun to prepare; therefore today's painting was sweet and simple.  Inspired by one of my fun DIY décor projects I thought I would...

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30 Paintings In 30 Days: Day 16

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30 Paintings  In 30 Days: Day 16

I'M OBSESSED WITH RAE DUNN, AND I KNOW  I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE! If you haven't heard of Rae Dunn, you may not want to know because you will become just as obsessed as all us other crazed fans. (Haha).  What is Rae Dunn you might ask?  Rae Dunn is the artisan who creates these perfectly imperfect pottery that includes mugs, plates, bowls, trays, bake pans, planters, pitchers, etc... the list goes on.  She has created several different designs, but my obsession lies with her large letter designs.   Rae Dunn pottery can be found at places like TJ Maxx,...

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