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Having Fun on TikTok

Not sure how I got there. Over 5K on TikTok. Come find me at @elizabethharrissss. In comments let me know you came over from my website.  Going to be doing more painting, more fun and everyday shares. Even more of

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“Awaking” Art You Love

“Awaking” just might be Art You Love for a very long time. Hanging a piece of art becomes part of your design story for many years. I have a beautiful painting I bought in 2000. My kids know only this

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Happy Turkey Day 2021

This is a super easy cut-paper project you can do anytime of the year with kids, with adults, with yourself. Simple provide the construction paper, the glue, scissors, hole-punch, and a theme. Have everyone make the same cut-paper project. Watch

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My Life Today

In the late 80’s I attended the Art Institute of Seattle. I was in their “Advertising and Graphic Design” program. We were given an assignment based on the details of knowing a client. The instructor said that within 30 minutes

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My Toolbox

I was cleaning up my work space and had a good chuckle. I have three different mason jars with over 25 paint brushes in each jar. One jar for fine brushes, another with medium brushes and another with larger brushes.

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Keeping At It

For the ones who know that keeping at it creates the fun beautiful pieces we paint I am keeping at it. I am encouraging you to do the same. Designing, drawing, erasing and looking for inspiration in my painting. This

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“Your Secrets”

The play room holds all, “Your Secrets”. Every room of your house holds all your secrets and in some cases a lot of dust, too. I was painting this piece and thinking of people who have a lot of secrets.

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“Esculate” My Emotions

I am sitting here staring at this piece. I have not seen it since May (2021). Is was left on the eisel to dry in a place I visit in California. There I have a space to paint. I painted

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Harvest Dances Into Autumn

Do you ever feel like, as an artist, that things just either come together or they don’t? You think through your thoughts on what what you want to paint and then you think it today is the day to create.

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Red White & Blue

Every time I paint with red, white and blue I think of the honor it is to live in America and the love I have for my country. Even when there is uncertainty, division, chaos, and so many unknowns I

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“My Brain”

Ever since I could remember I have always loved the combination of colors. Maybe it started when I got my first pink huffy bike. Maybe it started when I learned the Bible story of Noah and the ark and the

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“Leftover Rainbow”

“Leftover Rainbow” #ArtYouLove by Elizabeth Traub. (That’s me.) It’s a Saturday. I missed a ladies breakfast at church. When I loaned my SUV out to my boys to attend the air show I was not thinking what I had on

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Pleasant Valley

There is a road called ” Pleasant Valley” that many walks and talks have taken place with my children and by myself. Talks with my daughter, talks with my boys and talks with God. I painted this late one night.

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“Adaptable Collection” by Elizabeth Traub

This past week was hard. Really hard. Two things I do when life is hard. I walk and I paint. In the middle of a crazy and hard week I played with these colors, painted a lot and walked every

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American Style

I am an American. I started my life in Central Philadelphia, PA. My mother was a single mom working full-time. We had a black nanny named Miss Elizabeth. My thoughts of her holding me tight when I was scared, dancing

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