MAN I am bad at this!!

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I know, I know, I say this EVERY single time I write a blog because it’s USUALLY two years in between spurts of blogging. Please forgive me, I get caught up in painting and playing guitar and reading trash on the Internet so it’s a busy life.

I am so caught up in the MOST RECENT school shooting that I have made a little art project I’d like to share.  I do not want this to keep happening. I have many gun owners in my family who would never hurt anyone,  and I love them all very much. I know they are not the problem, I know that the mere existence of guns is not the problem.

But this is not about me and my extended family. It’s about my children. I do not want them to grow up in a world like this if they don’t have to. I do not want to lose my kids to a mass shooting, like so many parents have had to do in recent years.

So, I came here today to introduce you to some “Liberal Propaganda” I just made. And I’ve organized it into a printable template for you to use if you’d like to send a friendly note to some senators out there who MAY (or may not) be listening. I feel like this picture will get their attention.  You can get their contact info here. 

Please feel free to download and use the templates for your canvasing pleasure. And have a wonderful day!

Gia

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Coffee Drawings – More Dishes

I really love these dishes I’m seeing on Pinterest and had a great time drawing them at First Cup Coffeehouse this week. Here is the latest. Also, I’ve just opened my Etsy Shop for the fourth time in eight years! Now, my nicest Coffee Drawings are for sale! Check it out. 

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Work in Progress – My Big Idea

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Stage 1: Collage of papers.`

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Stage 2: Adding some paint to the shapes.

In my many, MANY attempts at a vineyard -inspired painting for “Lushes with Brushes,” I decided to start over. Here is what I call, “Stage 2.” At least, I call it that today. It could become stage 3 or 4. Working out my painting process when I don’t really know my painting process is not so easy. But the fun of painting on the Monaco Family Vineyard with six people this Fall will be worth it.

-Gia

 

Coffee Drawings: Big Ideas

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So, these coffee drawings are my leaning toward a magical Adult Art Camp experience at a gorgeous vineyard in Eastern Washington. The plans are in the very beginning stages and Daylight Savings Time is messing me up really good. Thus, I will write about that more later. Anyway, here are a few pictures. The top is my coffee drawings from the vineyard on my wall of inspiration, the middle, is my painting, in progress, based on these images, and the bottom images, is the vineyard itself.

I wish I had written this better, but there is always tomorrow. 🙂

-Gia

 

 

Coffee Drawings: Drawing (more) Coffee

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At least, it’s a sweet little pink coffee cup from my Facebook friend with a collection of cute coffee cups. I drew this cup three times today at First Cup Coffeehouse in Portland, and I must say, I am ok posting this last version here, however, I am going to get more practice. I drink so much coffee, I should become an expert at drawing the cups, right?

Gia

 

 

Coffee Drawings: Drawing Coffee

Well, thanks to a Facebook friend, I ended up drawing today, even though I said I wasn’t going to. So, thanks Facebook Friend for posting your beautiful coffee cup this morning. 🙂

Gia

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Coffee Drawings: Vessels

So, today, I spent a while at Pappacino’s  in the Woodstock neighborhood of SE Portland, drawing these vintage vessels from Pinterest. Yes, I am getting a lot of my inspiration from that addictive, gorgeous site lately. 🙂  Here they are, vases and bowls….

-Gia

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