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Vision Quest

I've been joking with my friends that this trajectory I've placed myself on is a lot less linear than I originally imagined, much like a vision quest. I keep finding myself on side-roads that need to be explored, and though they are technically distractions from...

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3704 Project Update

Thanks for checking in with the 3704 Project! Many of our friends & neighbors have been driving past our mural on Western Avenue and documenting the process we've made over the past couple weeks. We have been at our site most days working on covering...

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Getalong

The Summer has descended upon us and the past few weeks have back-to-back patio parties, family adventures, and general schedule upheaval. On top of our already crazy work schedule, I've gotten the opportunity to create a series of paintings for a new store opening in...

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West Coast Sojourn

I'm excited to share with you all that we've launched our April 25th & 26th Seattle Digital Creative workshop, and have already sold 3 tickets. We'll be starting promotion with Coco + Kelley early next week, so I think that our remaining 9 seats will...

Tiny House. Big Style.

Happy President's Day! The babies are home from school today, and my littlest is still battling a nasty croup virus. (Lord have mercy! I'm so tired of my poor babies being sick!) So, even though my weekend was mostly about taking care of my family,...

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Malcom T. Liepke

I intended to share my work from my painting class last week, but it's...

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Speckles and Freckles

I have always hated my skin. It's embarrassing to admit, but when you hate your skin, it really doesn't matter what size or shape you are, because it's all covered with the same thing. Every since I was a young girl, I've had freckles, speckles,...

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Alt Summit 2014: JUST BE NICE

(image via Alt Summit Flickr // Brooke Dennis and Justin Hackworth) Alt Summit this year was amazing. Totally and utterly different (for me) than last year. Last year I was twirling under a waterfall of glitter (true story!), this year I was more focused. Many of...

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Babies & Olives.

After my mushy heartfelt post yesterday, I bet you thought I was done sharing feelings, but NO. I have more feelings. And some other stuff too. I am totally a baby crazy mom. I absolutely do not want ANY MORE children of my own, but I'm...

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Love Letter to my B*tches

About a decade ago I was living in a tiny apartment in Colorado with my roommate. We were co-workers and friends, so it seemed like a good idea to pool our resources and rent a little place close to the Air Force base where we...

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Tuesdays with Bert: Week 1

As I'm sure many of you can imagine, it can be very challenging to work full time, be a mom & wife, and to find time for creating art. I absolutely love to paint, but I find it hard to justify the time when there...

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two thousand fourteen. WHOAH.

I mean this sincerely when I say that I hope your 2014 is amazing. 2013 was a rough year for the Cooper camp, but I'm a firm believer that you make your own luck. I try to just keep going, and keep believing that I...

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And a Happy New Year…

Hey kids! I just wanted to pop in and say how incredibly grateful I am to all of you that shopped & shared about my sale. It was a red letter day for my little studio and it warmed the cockles of my heart (yeah,...

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25 Things

It's Wednesday, and I thought I'd share a personal and random post inspired by the fabulous Garance Doré. Here are 25 random things you may or may not know about me. 1 – I can play the baritone ukulele. My father taught me to play when...

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Chasing The Coopers

Back in late August, we had our family photos taken at Lake Hefner by my friend Greer Inez. This woman -- she was 9 months pregnant when she did our shoot, and you wouldn't believe how nimble she was. She was literally chasing our girls...

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Holiday Music Made With Love

A long long (long) time ago B.C. (before children) , when Tim and I were first dating and during the early years of our marriage, we had a LOT of free time. Time for leisurely brunches, dinner parties, ski weekends, camping trips...

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Humble Pie.

I wanted to thank all my local supporters & friends for the love they've shown Pippin + Pearl, so I'm throwing a little Art Night Out tonight. I wish I could have invited all our friends coast to coast, but since you can't join me,...

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I lost his mom.

The experience I've had losing my mother-in-law has been incredibly sad & painful. Tim has his own path, his own grief, and his own experience to process.  I have no comparison for this experience and I don't pretend to know how profound it must actually be to...

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The Secret Of Happiness Is…

Don't worry, this isn't going to be some woo-woo post about self-empowerment. I certainly don't know any secrets to having everything awesome all the time. Recently our family has been through some trying times. Like, really trying. Like natural disasters. Like family dying. I've been...

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Pretty Little Pills.

First of all, I'm having a one sided bromance with Sara Jensen & her gorgeous patterns. She's brilliant, cheeky, and her kids are beyond cute - which you would know if you were stalking her on Instagram, like I am. On the subject of pills --...