#squareathon photos & videos

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#Squareathon2020 The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway (not my favourite of his, but I finished it ), Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (still on my list ), The Year Of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (too scary ), The Color Purple by Alice Walker (I uglycried periodically ). . . #squareathon #fini #late #artchallenge #artchallenges #artcommunity #greatbooks #greatauthors #graphitedrawing #pencildrawing #worksonpaper #handdrawn #carveouttimeforart #creative #createexplore #doitfortheprocess #creativehappylife #graphiteart #pencilart #squareart #artstrending #sketchbookart #sketchbook #blackandwhiteart #graphite #pencil #EE

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Autumn is renewing. Another season of grace. We’re given more time to do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing... 5.5” square of spontaneity. Joy in the moment. More grace, . . . #donnaharrisart #flowersbydonnaharrisart #smallpainting #watercolor #squareathon #squareart #dailypainting #flowerart #loosewatercolor #enjoythejourney #watercolor #artjournalpages #autumnvibes 🍁 #moregracetoo

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#squareathon I don't paint every day in this challenge, but I made a few. Thank you @melissadoty .art for this #artchallenge and the prompts

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A quick video of all my #squareathon2020 creations. Can you spot which one is missing? It's one of two which have already been sold. Soon I'll be posting to my stories which of these are available to purchase via DM and PayPal for $30 USD and $5 shipping (domestic ). After that, those remaining will be in my Etsy shop. Thank you to everyone for your encouragement and support! 😊💕🙏 #squareathon #buyartfromartists #buyart #inchies #tinyart #tinytreasures #watercolours #watercolor #watercolourpainting #aquarelle #aquarela #magicalart #bookart #booklover #intuitiveart #mixedmediaart

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Doctor T. J. Eckleburg has had enough. // I'm late to the party for the literary themed #squareathon hosted by @melissadoty .art this month ... but .... I decided to forge on. // Earlier this month I'd circled some favorite books on Mel's list of prompts, thinking it would be fun to envision them via collage. Then all hell broke loose (it seemed ), and I just quit sitting at the art table. // But now I'm back (I hope ). Unlike poor Dr. Eckleburg, who has seen enough of the ashheap of life and has taken off his glasses. He shall see no more. #collage #collageart #gluepaperscissors #paperandscissors #analogcollage #greatgatsby #vintageephemera #acrylagouache

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UPDATE: SOLD. Day 19 of the #squareathon “I could not count the times during the average day when something would come up that I needed to tell him. This impulse did not end with his death, what ended was the possibility of response“ The year of magical thinking by Joan Didion. I have lost both my mum and stepmom to cancer. And even though it was many years ago, I still have days that I think of something that I wanted to ask. Sometimes a recipe, sometimes heart advice. My biggest desire is to be able to introduce my husband and children to them. One of my fond memories of my stepmom is how often we would meet one another in the kitchen in the middle of the night- often the very early hours of the day; for milo and a chat. When we ran out of milo we’ll make custard. Anything milky and slightly sweet ☺️ . You can’t go around grief, the only way is through it but on the other side you are left with the good memories, the good conversations and milo in the middle of the night. The squareathon (by @melissadoty .art ) prompts are based on books and I am taking inspiration from a quote from each book. - not necessary in context 😊 All paintings from the squareathon are for sale £38. They measure 21cm square and are oil on watercolour paper. Just comment SOLD or send me a DM. #milo #milopainting #memories #happiness #squareathon #artforsale #artforhomes #afordableart #availableart #oilpaintingsforsale #oilonpaper #oilandpencil #oilpainting #stillifepainting #contemporarystilllife #contemporaryart #watermixableoil #surreyartist #londonartist #instaartist #susanbenceart

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Day 18 ‘The Colour Purple - Alice Walker’ #squareathon Art Challenge @melissadoty .art

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Day 17 #squareathon ‘The Time Travellers Wife- Audrey Niffenegar’ Art Challenge @melissadoty .art

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Could not follow all the prompts of the #squareathon , got distracted with experimenting with other things. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Thank you @melissadoty .art for hosting, had so much fun and got inspired to paint everyday 😍. Hope for more of such challenges. #squareathon #painting #squarepaintings #bookstagram #bookprompts #painttomeditate #painttherapy #acrylicpainting #lovetopaint #learningtopaint #whatnextopaint #abstractpainting #texturespainting #loveforart #paintpaintpaint

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Day 16 #squareathon ‘The Mermaid Chair- Sue Monk Kidd’ Haven’t read this one and knew nothing of the storyline but went with the mermaid idea😁 Art challenge by @melissadoty .art I’m a little behind but am going to finish.

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17/21 #squareathon 🧡 Today's prompt "The Time Traveller's Wife" inspired this collage piece ... I used butcherpaper, acrylic paint, acryla gouache and china marker all glued down in yupo with matte medium. I love the white and black china marker scribbles and how the butcher paper turns even more translucent once it's glued down. To get a smooth application I got my collage pieces completely wet first and then (after I applied the matte medium ) I smoothed everything out with my trusty catalyst wedge 🌟 . . . . . "the time traveler's wife" 5x5 mixed media collage on yupo. $65 unframed, including US shipping. . . . . #cutandpaste #cutandpastecollage #artprocess #watercolorcollage #watercolours #watercolour #mixedmediaartist #paperartist #paperarts #artaddict #processart #tinyhouselove 🧡 #color #colortheory #artforsalebyartist #crafttherainbow #cutpaperillustration #mindfulart #intuitiveart #colorfulart #artinspiration #collagemaker #mixedmediacollage #collageartwork #squareathon2020

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Anotha Foxie Not from #squareathon prompts but definitely a square-ish. I had fun sharing my #squares and meeting some of the participating artists. Hope to stay in touch and follow me if you like. 😉 Me divertí compartiendo mis cuadrados y conociendo a algunos artistas participantes. Espero estar en contacto y seguirme si quieres. #fox #journal #journaling #foxes #rainbow #limegreen #verde #domestika #español #watercolor #artist #watercolorpencils #aquarela #artista #artistsofinstagram

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Day 22/30 of #30dayswithfloralfriends I’m a sucker for ladies with short hair. If you’ve known me for a few years you know I rocked a short pixie cut for 5 years!! I’ll post a throwback photo in my IG Stories to prove it 🤣 Getting some serious #winonaryder 90’s vibes with this piece so I’ve titled it “Winona with Promise.” This is a 4x4” one of a kind print. $30 Swipe 👈 to see how FAB it looks framed! ⭐️ If you want to buy today’s art reminder: 1. Comment and/or direct message me #sold (first come first serve ). I’ll check time stamps to determine winner. 2. Direct message me your full name, email address, preference on PayPal or Venmo and your shipping address I’m so grateful that my first 2 days sold out immediately! Thank you so much for your support 💕 #daisyfaithart #flowergirls

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Technically the #squareathon challenge is over- but I kind of fell behind on posting pieces and have a few more to share! I had a rough time with this prompt, this is probably version 200. 😬😬 Mixed media: watercolor, acrylic and pastels This piece is for #day12 inspired by The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which I have actually read. #artchallenge #artistsoninstagram #artchallenges #artchallenge2020 #greatbooks #artcommunity #artgiveaway #paperproject #legionpaper #weareinthistogether #mycreativelife #squareart #makersgonnamake #artdaily #dailychallenge #craftsfeed #arteveryday #everydayart

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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway 3in²/7.6cm², watercolor & pencil Day 21- #squareathon2020 *If you want to buy one of my original pieces and it's not on my Etsy, DM me.* This book features bull fighting which I as a vegan and vaishnava abhor. 😠 I wanted to have my last painting speak against it but in a positive way. My message is honor the bull not kill and torture him. 💕 What do you think? Swipe for video. #squareathon @melissadoty .art #inchies #tinyart #tinytreasures #watercolours #watercolor #watercolourpainting #aquarelle #aquarela #magicalart #bookart #booklover #intuitiveart #mixedmediaart #thesunalsorises #cow #krishnawest #govinda #gopala #lovealllivingbeings #ahimsa #krishnaconsciousness

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Thank you @melissadoty .art for another great #squareathon art challenge, I enjoyed it as always, even though this time I've been in a 'low energy' phase and wasn't able to do all the prompts... Thank you to all, old and new #squareathon friends, for inspiration and shared creativity 💛✨♥ 🔸 #squareart #watercolorart #sonnetwatercolors #pigmentliner #illustration #illustrationart #illustrationartist #artchallenge

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Autumn awakes- And every year there is a brief, startling moment When we pause in the middle of a long walk home and Suddenly feel something invisible and weightless Touching our shoulders, sweeping down from the air: It is the autumn wind pressing against our bodies; It is the changing light of fall falling on us. (Edward Hirsch, from “Fall” ) A simple sketch and collage on this first day of fall! . . . #donnaharrisart #collagebydonnaharrisart #squareathon #sketchbook #handbookjournal #penandwatercolor #fall2020 #artjournaling #squareart #moregracetoo

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T H E E N D 21 days of #books 21 days of #collage 21 days of new #challenge & #discoveries . ➡️➡️all my collages are in my highlights #squareathon @melissadoty .art . thank you for all your support, comments, friendship, thumbs up, new friends and so. . hope to see you always around. 😍🧡

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My top 9 picks from the 21 pieces I painted for this year’s #squareathon by @melissadoty .art . A huge amount of fun that really pushed my creativity. Thanks again @melissadoty .art !!

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#squareathon Day 21 / Pattern 15 “The Sun Also Rises” “Going to another country doesn’t make any difference. I’ve tried all that. You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another. There’s nothing to that." Made for @melissadoty .art ‘s #squareathon challenge #pattern #patterndesign #surfacedesign #procreate #artchallenge #illustration #digitalillustration #paperplanes #airplane #sun #thesunalsorises #getaway

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Day 12: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo of #stieglarssonin the #squareathon with @melissadoty .art Ik had geen zin aan het schilderen van een enge draak 🐉, dus dat werd scrollen over het internet voor inspiratie. En daar was het perfecte plaatje! @bol_com bedankt voor deze mooie slapende baby in draken onesie ❤️. Gemaakt op mixed media papier, afmeting 10 x 10 cm, aquarel, zwarte fineliner & HB potlood. Interesse? Stuur mij een bericht 😉 - - - #artbyestherdeboer #squareathon #creativelifehappylife #creative #aquarelle #art #drawing #drawingart #happyartistmovement #createeveryday #artwork #artist #inspiration #inspire #keepgoing #fineart #carveouttimeforart #happy #mixedmedia #mixedmediaartist #mixedmediaart #color #colours #books #onesie #thegirlwiththedragontattoo #dragon #baby #babydragon

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Here are my 2020 #squareathon spread. It has been amazing, looking forward to the next one 😁

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The Sun Also Rises for #squareathon #maggiedoesretirement #watercolor

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9/21 Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. Olé ...I did it! 21 mini square paintings in 21 days! Thank you @melissadoty .art for such a fun #squareathon #toro #bull #boss #smallpainting #purple #originalpainting #smallartwork #spanishbull #lastsquare #ernesthemingway #thesunalsorises

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Something nasty in the woodpile. Cold Comfort Farm for #squareathon #maggiedoesretirement #watercolor

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Squareathon, 20/21. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. . I grew up on a farm in North Dakota. I am a Midwest girl through and through, but I'm probably the worst farm kid ever. I'm allergic to everything, I can't drive a manual, and I'm allergic to everything. Also I am vegetarian. My poor Grammy had the hardest time feeding me from about my senior year of college onward. Especially once I developed a nut allergy. . I loved the book description of the city dandy going back to the farm. I feel at home on the farm, but I don't always feel like I "fit." Maybe I exiled myself too long. Maybe I was never going to fit. Maybe she's born with it; maybe it's Gaybelline. . (For the record my family is amazing. I have a gay cousin, and I'm bi/queer. Our family is lovely, and they have "adopted" my non-binary and trans folks too. If you want to understand the culture, I'd recommend the book Prairie Silence by Melanie Hoffert; she's my cousin's age and grew up in our area. The book sings and feels like home ). . 🎨 @beampaints @alohawatercolors @miyaarts 📃 @legionpaper 🖋️ @posca_usa . #squareathon #squareathon2020 #arttwinfalls #idahoartist #chronicartist #mixedmedia #gouache #watercolor #truecolorsartprogram #experiencetruecolors #lgbtq #foodallergy #fargonorthdakota #americaneedslesbianfarmers @kelleewynnestudios @truecolorartprogram @melissadoty .artist

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Squareathon, 19/21. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. . This is a book about grief. I made an imperfect painting of imperfect hearts using colors I associated with my Grandma Ila, who passed on August 12(? ) 2019. . Within a week, my grandma died, I took my finals at Spanish school (in Vermont ) I flew to Minneapolis, my then-fiance didn't come to the funeral but friend-with-whom-I-had-recently- had-a-terrific-row drove from Chicago to Minneapolis to get me at the airport, we drove to North Dakota, we attended the funeral, we drove back to Minneapolis, I missed my flight, I got a different flight, a friend picked me up in Boise, I got home and saw my dog, I started work, I crashed my car. All in one week. . Then I canceled my wedding. . I spent the latter half of 2019 bathed in tears. I learned and relearned the meaning of real, deep, honest love. The kind that sees me at my snot-covered, choking on tears, wiping my face with my cat's tail most vulnerable. The kind that answers the phone when I'm in bed, completely shattered saying "I guess this is what my mid-30s is going to be-- laying with my dog on a Tuesday night, crying on the phone with my parents." . I still miss my Grammy. I still think of her every time I use turquoise or teal in a painting. I cried last night when Nurse Dyer's gran died on an episode of Call the Midwife! Grief is visceral. It is real. And there is no magic to coming out the other side. . 🎨 @alohawatercolors @miyaarts @beampaints 📃 @legionpaper ✏️ @stabilo . #squareathon #squareathon2020 #arttwinfalls #idahoartist #chronicartist #mixedmedia #gouache #watercolor #truecolorsartprogram #experiencetruecolors #10minutemagic #grief @kelleewynnestudios @truecolorartprogram @melissadoty .artist

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Congrats to everyone who made it to the end of the #GreatBooks #Squareathon ! If you completed part or all of the 21 prompts, good for you! (And part can mean even just one — anything is better than never starting. ) I posted my 13 the other day when I pulled the plug on my participation, but I picked these six favorites of mine to post in celebration today! These have sparked some ideas, so I spent some time sketching yesterday (the first time in FOREVER ) and I hope to have some new projects to share by the end of the week. I’m hoping some of you will also post your collections in their entirety so we can see them all together. . Thanks to @melissadoty .art for hosting — as always, you make art fun and inspiring for all of us. Can’t wait for the next one! ❤️❤️❤️ . #squares #squareart #favorites #geometricart #patternart #patterndesign #patterndesigns #northcarolinaartist #charlotteartist #contrastingdesigns

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Final Day: The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway 🔆 not my favorite, but proud of myself for creating a square everyday - thank you again ❤️ @melissadoty .art for hosting #squareathon2020

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Squareathon Day 21 and Done - “The Sun Also Rises” - Hemingway. With much thanks to @melissadoty .art for her prompts and facilitating a wonderful community of supportive artists of all levels. Be square. #squareathon #squareathon2020

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...aaaand that’s a wrap on #squareathon2020 with this 2/3 finished collage that I’m forcing to fit the prompt #thesunalsorises 🤷‍♀️. My super rad husband @sclifton84 finds Hemingway depressing, but I think this book holds a lot of hope and I kinda feel that way about this year, too. Thanks for this fun challenge @melissadoty .art ! ❤️

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#squareathon 16/21 "The Mermaid Chair" . . . . This little tiny house landscape is a layered mixed media piece: watercolor, gouache, watercolor, bookpaper, kraft paper, yupo and tissue paper 🧡 All the goodies! Even though the composition os super simple the piece gave me hours of fun handpainting my collage paper using a fun watercolor/yupo/varnish technique 🧡 The background color is called: Cyprus by @turnercolourworks and I've had a really hard time photographing it. It's not at all a dark blue but very much a dark green :- ) . . . 5x5 "the mermaid chair" mixed media collage, $85 unframed incld. US shipping. DM or comment to get this original artwork for your home. . . . . #acrylagouache #arttherapy #workonpaper #watercolor_gallery #watercolor_guide #watercolorartist #watercolorist #canson #hahnemu ̈hle #artonpaper #fabercastell #mixedmediaartist #intuitiveart #doitfortheprocess #artfinder #trendingartist #intuitivepainting #intuitiveartist #holbeinwatercolors #danielsmithwatercolors #abstractlandscape #abstractflowers #modernart #contemporaryart #art #paintdaily #artstudio #artprocess #squareathon2020

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#squareathon Day 21: The Sun Also Rises @melissadoty .art “Isn't it pretty to think so?" #squashblossomfinearts

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Top photos & videos on #squareathon

Sep 2019

Here are all the paintings I did for the #squareathon . I did not manage to do every prompt, but I have thoroughly enjoyed every prompt I did! Thank you to everyone who bought a square!! It really means a lot and thank you again to @melissadoty .art for creating the squareathon and @hollyplatt and @andreadeanethompson for co-hosting. You are all marvellous!! I think these squares would look so good on a calendar 🤔what do you think? #squareathon #artcollection #artforhomes #oilpaintings #oilonpaper #landscapeart #contemporarylandscapes #oillandscapes #landscapeartist #patterns #fabricpatterns #surreyartist #londonartist #artforsale #createdtocreate #colorpassionjoy #teatimesquares #susanbenceart

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Day 6/30 of #30dayswithfloralfriends titled “Tatiana with Honor” How can each painting be my new favorite!? I’m really enjoying painting these mini pieces of art each day. It’s so important to have a practice as an artist. I learned the importance of this when completing the #100dayproject last year. 💫 If you want to buy today’s art reminder: 1. Comment and/or direct message me #sold (first come first serve ). I’ll check time stamps to determine winner. 2. Direct message me your full name, email address, preference on PayPal or Venmo and your shipping address I’m so grateful that my first 2 days sold out immediately! Thank you so much for your support. I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend. 💕 #daisyfaithart

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Day 6 (yesterday ) of Mel’s Squareathon of Great books . The squareathon is a super-chill art challenge where anything goes as long as it’s in the shape of a square ! I am attempting to use a quote from each book as inspiration! Yesterday’s book was 1984 by George Orwell, which I read in HS and kept the dog eared paperback copy forever . It would be a very good time to find it and read it again . My quote was , “We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness “. This is a great book that everyone should read . Thanks to @melissadoty .art for the great challenge . #squareathon2020 #squareathon #paintingbookquotes #1984georgeorwell #paintyourheartout #artchallenge #paintpracticerepeat #paintforfun #illustrator #makemoreart #drawinginspo #inspirationisreal #bookstagram #booklover #paintthebooks #creativewomen #thewomenwhopaint #societyofwomenwhopaint #createeveryday #hudsonvalleyartist #keepcreating #bookstagramartseries #bookquotesarebest

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I have hopped into another project ! This one is Mel’s square a thon , and this years topic is great books ! I am a bit behind - yesterday was day 5 !! It’s hosted by @melissadoty .art . I got the great idea of using quotes from the book to inspire me by @susanbenceart , who is making the most wondrous squares ! Here is my first quote from book #5 , #midnightinthegardenofgoodandevil . I haven’t read the book , but yesterday I did a lot of research about it , it was super popular , very oddball , my mom vaguely remembered that she read it before going to Savannah and it freaked her out . I just ordered it and I totally blame @amycobbmcginnis , @melissadoty .art and my mom .There is also a movie which I now need to watch . My first quote is from Chapter one , pg.10, the author is John Berendt. You should join us , you can do little squares too, I am generally just an over achiever . #squareathon #squareathon2020 #paintinginsquares #illustration #womenwhopaintinsquares #womenwhopaint #paintingaboutbooks #bookquotesarebest #makemoreart #bookstagramartseries #bookstagramit #savannah #melssquareathon #artistsoninstagram #artchallenges #societyofwomenwhopaint #makeartfromtheheart #hudsonvalleyartist #sharonnullmeyer #originalpaintings #insanelyinspiredart #creativewomen #lifeofanartist

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As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been experimenting with my new colour palette on some paintings. So, here's the first one of pink grapefruit. Do you like grapefruit, pink or not? I do. 😄 Happy Friday, folks! ✨ . Edit: I’m accidentally taking part in @melissadoty .art ’s cool #squareathon today. 😂 It won’t actually be on until next Monday (15th Sept ), but let this be a little advertisement for it then. . . #gouacheillustration #gouache #holbeinacrylagouache #illustragram #jeahdesign #womenwhodraw #foodillustration #theydrawandcook #womenwhoillustrate #everydaycreatives

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♡ 'Lonesome dove' Now available on my website! (Link in bio ) - I took the liberty this time to ónly use the title from a #squareathon prompt. This mini square canvas is 5 x 5 cm and the type of dove is called 'Laughing Dove'. Isn't that just the best bird name? - Wishing you a day full of laughter! (Background: artjournal made by @angelasmit .art ) #createwithnatureclub

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Day 7/30 “Mable with Desire” available for $30. Happy Labor Day, everyone! If you want to buy today’s art reminder: 1. Comment and/or direct message me #sold (first come first serve ). I’ll check time stamps to determine winner. 2. Direct message me your full name, email address, preference on PayPal or Venmo and your shipping address I’m so grateful that my first 2 days sold out immediately! Thank you so much for your support 💕 #daisyfaithart

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