Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I wrote this when I was dating my man and every day I'd practically run to the answering machine to see if he had called. Of course, if he hadn't, I was disappointed. I had to talk myself through to my worth in order to figure out I was still okay even if there were no messages on my machine.
There are acres of apple orchards behind our home. I like to walk through them. This is a depiction of a moment during apple harvest. I saw all of these ladders propped up against the trees. They looked so surreal, like, "is someone living up in the tree?" They look quite beautiful at all stages in the year.

Just a small phrase I think I need to remember more often.

I took a really cool walk on the beach when we were in Florida. This isn't me, but it represents an imaginary tropical world that I think I actually saw in Naples.

I made this after our family's trip to Florida in September.

Saturday, September 11, 2010



This is a place on the boardwalk that my partner and his sons love to go to and play games. It has a photo booth that we've all crowded into to get a family photo. The best part about it is the people watching and the fact that you can earn enough tickets to buy a lava lamp.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

If you've ever been to Ocean City, Maryland, then you know that Thrasher's has the best french fries ever. This is one of their many stands on the boardwalk. I didn't really do it justice, but stuff on the boardwalk is always fun to draw.
This is me and my sweetie eating at a local Thai restaurant. We don't do this that often and it is a treat when we do. I felt like this moment needed to be captured in paint.
T This is a local pizza place that caters to the college crowd. I've never eaten there myself, but I hear it's good. I just love the fact that it's a pizza parlour in a house on a residential street. How sneaky is that.
So this is me, as my boyfriend pointed out. Let's just say I love living in the woods, but I also love fashion magazines and red wine. So this is me in Paris if Paris was in the woods.
I wrote this when I decided to start a blog. Great. Just what this world needs - someone else whining, I mean talking about themselves on the internet.
This is a bar across the street from where I work. It is a classicly seedy bar that I think looks awesome from the outside. We rarely go there, however, because they serve drinks in plastic cups and most of our friends go to another bar that we frequent, as a result. In any case, I still love this place even if it is superficially.

I live with my partner and his three sons. We have a non-traditional family, but we do have pretty traditional routines like eating breakfast and supper together most days and having very traditionally ginormous holiday meals.
I wrote this when I was thinking about my mom's birthday and what kind of a card I was going to make her. She didn't get this one because I wasn't sure she would like it.
This is a painting of a bird in a tree. I live in the trees and when I look out my studio window, I often feel like I am living in a treehouse. I love to watch the branches move in the wind and listen to the birds communicate. I'm not the best at depicting either realistically. Other folks can do that much better than I.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

This is a local coffee shop in Gettysburg. They have great coffee and art openings and the upstairs is fun to spend time reading the paper.
I drew this after one of those days when I was really tired.
My nana used to get her hair done here when it was a gas station. It was a gas station with a hair salon inside. I used to love going there with her because there were all of these pictures on the walls of ladies with big bouffant hairdos, like my nana had. I always thought the combs in the Barbicide looked cool, too.

This year I tried to draw a page in my journal every day as a way to make sense and appreciate different stuff in my life and I guess as just a creative outlet. It became more of a chore, though, so I thought, well maybe I'll just do it from now on whenever the need should arise.

This is a map I drew of Gettysburg. It's kind of fun to do these and then look back at them and find out which businesses have left or are still present.

Pretty simple. Caffeine can help.

This is the barn from the farm my grandparents had. I used to look at it every day, but now I live a few miles away in the hills. I loved this barn as a kid because it presented endless exploring opportunities. It was sold a few years ago to a developer, but they went into foreclosure so I'm not sure what will happen to it now.
This is a nice, classic barbershop in Gettysburg. A lot of guys and their sons get their hair cut there. I liked how the building looked - not much different that it probably did in the 1950's or 60's.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

This is just a fun little thing I like to do with some of my sketchbook drawings. I work a lot in my sketchbooks with black and white so it's great to be able to scan the drawings and color them in on the computer.
This might be a little hard to read. The fortune says, "You are cautious about showing your true self to others." I have collected my fortunes and my friends and family's fortunes for a while now. I finally got around to illustrating them and making cards out of them. I think I've sold all of them. It was a great challenge because some of the sayings are so abstract.
This is a painting I did that reflects a little bit on where I live. My dad owns an old red Chevy so I always like to put that into my country-inspired paintings, even if I've never actually driven it.
This is a gas station I used to always pass when I was going to school or for student teaching. I love the style of the building.
This is a painting I did a while ago. It was inspired by a local restaurant that serves great breakfasts.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hi,I am Erin and this site is meant to show some of my artwork.