Little Free Library

Have you seen a Little Free Library pop up in your neighborhood? They are showing up everywhere and I love them. The idea is simple: Take a book, leave a book. That’s it. There is one in my old neighbourhood that is exclusively for children, made out of an old newspaper box, with a chalkboard painted on its side for children to draw on. I was recently asked to paint one for the Cougar Ridge community, and it is now up and running, and is one of four in the area! If you want to get your own, click here!

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Back in the Studio!

After that quick taste of summer, school has started and I am finally able to paint again! Yippee! I am scheduling in painting time (among all my other fun things to do) daily using my new calendar app. It’s funny to me that most people who asked me how often I paint thought it was daily, but it was usually only once or twice a week.

Finished up these two and there are more coming! These will be available in my Etsy shop soon, but until then, contact me if you are interested in purchasing.

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Speak, 24″ x 24″, $680

 

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“In the Garden”, 12″ x 24″, $500

Concentrate

SelfLove365: Day 241
My brain is a jumble, like it usually is after vacation, and there is so much to do and catch up on. When I am able to concentrate, I get through things much quicker. Allowing for breaks makes it all more doable, too.
I’m finding my daily meditations to be the best practice for this.

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Painting Auction!

Art Battle 20-minute Training Painting #3

Art Battle 20-minute Training Painting #3 – BEFORE

This was one of the 20-minute training paintings I did in preparation for Art Battle Alberta in Red Deer. It was originally really dark (see above), and I didn’t like it (pretty sure nobody else did, either!). I decided to work it some more and I am happy I did (see below).

"Out of the Darkness", 16" x 20" - AFTER

“Out of the Darkness”, 16″ x 20″ – AFTER

I am currently raising money for my friend Nicole by donating all of my sale proceeds until Thursday to her. To read more about this, go here. To have a little fun, I decided to do an auction, too!

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“Out of the Darkness” measures 16″ x 20″.

This painting is now up for auction!

Starting bid: $100

Shipping not included. ($30 Canada, $40 US)

Please enter your bid in the comment section of this post. Bidding ends at 10 pm M.S.T., Thursday, August 7, 2014.

Thank you!

Much love,
Bel
xo

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