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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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30 paintings in 30 Days: Day 19-21, 24

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30 paintings in 30 Days:  Day 19-21, 24

Wow, what a month so far!  Can you believe we are nearing the end of this challenge?  By participating in this challenge I have learned so much like... 1.  There is beauty in an imperfect painting.  I love the fine details in a painting, but I have found that I also love the freedom of painting without all those details. 2.  I have more time in my week to paint than I thought I did.  I just have to better prioritize my schedule 3.  The more you paint/create the more your creative juices begin to flow.  I have so many...

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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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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 12

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 12

Day 12 I can hardly believe it is already day 12...we are almost half way through the challenge.  Time sure does go fast when you are having fun (and when your busy). Untitled  8x10 oil on canvas sheet   I have this pitcher that sits on my coffee table, and it is one of my favorites from Christmas.  Can you believe my 10 year old picked it out for me from Joanna Gaines' Hearth and Hand collection?  [My family knows me so well.]  I knew the moment I saw it that it would one day hold a bouquet of flowers,...

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