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Four Seashells

About a week ago I sifted through the paintings I made this past year, and I realized that I had already forgotten about some of the work I had done.  Usually, when I finish a series, I will scan the … Continue reading

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Good Art, Bad Art: The Myth of Spontaneous Talent

There is a myth that great artistic inspiration and talent can flow out of an individual without prior experience or need for editing.  This isn’t possible.  No one becomes an Olympian or a physician, without years of training, so why would … Continue reading

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Procrastination

Today at work I attended a procrastination seminar.  My favorite bit of new knowledge from the program was that “procrastination is not a time management problem”.  The speaker told us that if you are procrastinating, a planner isn’t going to … Continue reading

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Inspiration and Working

I keep a notepad and pen in my purse so that I can scratch my inspirations down whenever they come up.  Today, I went through all the little notes and the notebooks that I have and typed them into my … Continue reading

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Water Lily Embroidery

  I’ve spent the last few weeks on the above embroidery project. The design came from a watercolor series I did about a year ago. I love to use circles in my watercolor work and I wanted to see how … Continue reading

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Opened my Etsy shop, ErinElizabethJohnson

On Sunday, I took the plunge and finally opened my Etsy shop, ErinElizabethJohnson.  The actual work of opening the shop was fairly simple, but taking the first steps towards this goal were hard for me.  I had talked with friends … Continue reading

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Dream

When I was a child, I had a recurring dream where I would see coins on the ground.  After picking one up, more would appear a few feet away.  Quarters pennies, dimes, and nickels covered the side walk and street.  … Continue reading

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