weekly inspiration & joy : beach watercolors, a summer palette & NYC trip

I LOVE sharing  weekly inspiration over on over on Instagram – next to my blog it’s my favorite online home! You will find lots of color, gorgeous flowers, quotes, affirmations and a peek into my creative process.

Here’s a recap from the week.

For those of you who aren’t on Instagram I invite you to  come over and join me! 🙂

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beach paintings

September 16, 2018

I had the most lovely day painting at the beach. 🏖The water was calm on the boat ride over, the skies perfectly clear and it was sunny ☀️and warm, just the way I like it. More paintings from the day in my stories. :)☀️

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Summer palette

September 17, 2018

Lately my color palette 🎨weaves back and forth between the bright blue skies reflected off the ocean and the vibrant color in my garden 🌸🌻🌸. Both are equally magical. I think somedays we need the serenity of a cool blue and others the energy of a hot pink or orange. It’s amazing how color can effect your mood, don’t you think? What color are you feeling like today?

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Studio move

September 19, 2018

I have been holding onto every sweet moment and memory of summer, not wanting to let it go. Summer always brings with it the joy & bustle of out of town guests, warm beach days, happy music and back porch living~all the things I love the most.
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In the midst of everything, summer also brought a big studio move for me. After some soul searching I came to the realization that although I loved all the space I had at my Velvet Mill Studio, I was longing for a cozier, more intimate place to create. I had been looking for the perfect spot to move to for over a year but hadn’t found a place that made my heart sing. As it turned out, the “right place” was staring at me at home. I will be sharing some thoughts about the move over on the blog soon so stay tuned.
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When was the last time you listened to your “heart whispers”? What did you learn from them? Share with me in the comments. 😊
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Studio tour 🎨

September 21, 2018

Today on the blog I am sharing where and why I moved my studio, along with a little peek inside. (link in bio or here-> http://lauragaffke.com/art-studio-tour/ ). Come on over, I would love to invite you in…
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Skillshare & NYC

September 22, 2018

I had the most lovely time in #NYC on Thursday. It was a whirlwind adventure with the fabulous @anniewlidey. We spent the day gallery hopping, doing a little shopping, eating great food and having lots of laughs.
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The highlights were getting to meet one of my mentors, @amanda_creek in person and going to the #Skillshare headquarters where we listened to an inspiring talk by @BonnieChristine.
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There were many great takeaways from the talk. One of them was her advice to “Grow a deep love for yourself where you are NOW.”
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I find this to be a beautiful reminder for every area of your life. We all are growing, changing and learning new things everyday. In the creative world it can be easy to compare yourself to others and their journey, but it’s important to pause and appreciate wherever you are in your own journey.
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Hope you have the most lovely weekend! ☀️

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Studio view

September 24, 2018

Love the light in my new studio. I have lots of windows with wide shelves for little vignettes which I switch up all the time. ⠀
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In case you missed it I shared a few peeks at my new space over on the blog. Link in bio or here–> http://lauragaffke.com/art-studio-tour/

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