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My Blue Heart

When I am mixing colors and trying to find new hues and gradations of the rainbow I will often come up with unique and unusual pieces. I will take those pieces and put them aside and note the color combination

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Create In Me A Clean Heart

Psalm 51:10-12 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;

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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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“Open Opportunities”

“Open Opportunities” is Art You Love by Elizabeth Traub. ( That’s me.) I was home one day contemplating being engaged, being married and recognizing how a ring represents that circle of something lasting and eternal. The reality is we look

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“Katrina”

I have a very hard time being patient with the art I create. As a designer most of my creating happens in my head. You go to a client’s home. You walk out each room, your think through favorite colors,

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The Polka Collection

I attended a webinar that talked about what artists should be doing to build their business. One thing the speaker spent much time on was creating a, “collection”. This sparked my interest. I have many collections. As a matter of

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My Personal Journey Today

I have been trying to wrap my brain around being semi retired. It’s strange and weird as well as my personal journey today. I still work on a referral basis for brand and marketing and business development. I am turning

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“Polka Pinka” Dance

It’s pretty amazing to find a designer room space which has the exact color pink of the pink chosen for this piece. I know that today’s designs vary from one person to the next. I would choose this piece, “Polka

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“Polka Blacka” Dance

If I told you where this piece started and how it ended you might just laugh a little. I had all my paints and canvas on the big island in the kitchen. I started cooking dinner. I had a pasta

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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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Tiny Changes

I walked into my art studio. A space created by an extra bedroom. For over a month I have been making, “Tiny Changes” to make this space work. A spacious room, great storage, great open spaces. The space is not

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Heal Your Heart

What are you doing to, “Heal Your Heart?” We have to allow ourselves to feel all the emotions of the harder circumstances we may be in. If we don’t and we keep bearing that pain then those circumstances begin to

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How To Share Without Gimmicks (Part 1)

How many times do you see a “Sponsored Ad” that had a catching tagline and promised something that turned out not be what was expected? Gimmicky ads are often filled with empty promises and a bait & switch or the,

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Crazy, Fun & Exciting

It’s, “Crazy, Fun, & Exciting” to think about how I set out to become my own client. I turned a brand & marketing website into an art gallery. It was not easy, but this place is starting to look like

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