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Seurat’s painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” reminds me of spring…it snowed pretty steady all night, and most of the day today. If someone were spray paint the glass panes of my window white I probably wouldn’t notice. Thats what you see when you look out…just white.

So I wanted to bring some spring into my home !I bought flowers and a plant at Trader Joe’s today! I love that place. The food is so inexpensive, I feel like I’m playing some weird game with myself when I shop there… Lets see how much food I can toss in the cart and try brake over the $100 dollar mark. Today I only hit $70, that place is so damn cheap. My cupboards/freezer are so full! I always feel like I robbed the store. I like to buy pre made frozen food for the freezer for my lazy days?( I know how to cook I swear!) I just throw any old thing in the cart when i’m in that section. I don’t even look half the time. I haven’t found anything gross yet. Thats how I discovered Cowgirl bark its white chocolate with cranberries, pieces of ginger snaps,pretzels, peanuts ,almonds, and I think pieces of rice cake…addictive! I would never in my right mind play this sick game in a another grocery store, because the clerk at the register would have to take items out so I could pay the bill…  and then I would have to slink out of there in embarrassment ! lol  I don’t have the bank account for that game! Any how here is Todays Prince & The Original Seurat Painting!

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Yesterdays Prince

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Here is my cat Betty, some flowers i bought, and a lovely orchid from Trader Joe’s! (The cat is not from Trader Joe’s)

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I really liked the way my Norman Rockwell Prince came out on Sunday, so I wanted to do another famous work of art today. So today I did my version of Klimt’s “The Kiss”. Its fun studying the artwork while working on a piece there are a lot of details you miss and do not appreciate. I love the hands in this painting…thats what captures the love for me!

So here is my version with Prince & also Klimts!

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also yesterday I did a Harry Potter Quidditch Prince.

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I hope you all enjoy! 🙂

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Twenty One Left to Go!

I was texting with my boyfriend (the very handsome Kurt) earlier today, and I was trying to think of a really good Prince to do today. He suggested Norman Rockwell’s Self portrait. I loved it, and went for it! So thank you Kurt for the lovely idea! I really want the last illustrations to be veeeery nice…as Borat would say! I forgot all the details in this painting. Clips of artwork from Durer, Rembrandt, Picasso, and Van Gogh he is using as reference guides. The glass of wine balanced on the book. A good challenge for a snowy day!

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Then I started thinking of self portraits… What self portraits have I done? several in art school…but I have none to share. Maybe another day I will post them with some stories. All I have is this one done about a year ago.

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I did this illustration as a gift for Kurt for his birthday.I need to frame it for him eventually. I think I need to re-draw myself…I can do better than that! I had Kurt take a photo of us on his birthday & then I handed the phone back to him telling him the photo looked weird (after I switched the image to the illustration I had done earlier that he knew nothing about) I thought it was pretty funny!

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342 What color is the dress?

So Friday morning I hopped online while I was doing my normal morning routine, and this post about the color of this dress is everywhere! My Facebook,Twitter,and Instagram feed is totally filled with people arguing about the color of a dress. In my opinion a dress that should probably be burned. The dress is  U.G.L.Y!

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By Friday evening the internet was flooded with ugly dress memes. Which I was loving! Some people are saying the dress is an optical illusion, and not even a real dress. Other people are saying that is a psychology experiment posted by a student. The theory being if the dress appears black or blue you are depressed & If the dress appears white, and gold you are normal.

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They used to be called “jumpolines” until your mom jumped on on back in 1972. oooooh snap!

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A man rushed into a busy doctor’s office and shouted, “Doctor! I think I’m shrinking!” The doctor calmly responded, “Now, settle down. You’ll just have to be a little patient.”

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Questlove From the Roots wrote that Prince has these fantastic Roller Skates. From what I understand Prince invited him to go to a Valentines day rollerskating party. I read a blog that he wrote, and he described these skates as “clear skates that lit up, and the wheels sent a multicolored spark trail into your path. Here is the link if you would like to read it : The Time I went Roller Skating With Prince. So Questlove’s story was the inspiration for todays Prince!!! Whether this story is true or not…I have no idea! For the record though, I would love to see these skates if they really exist!

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My boyfriend built a cool work area on top of our bathroom with lots of free pallets. We live in a loft in Pawtucket, RI in a building that was once a mill. Ive been using his little area lately to photograph my Prince drawings. Its cozy up here and i’m surrounded by his books so it makes me happy. I have been missing him a lot lately because he is away for work.

With this project wrapping up I have been thinking quite abit about the second phase. I have set up an account on Go Fund Me because I need to raise money for this project to reach the next level. I need to scan 365 images so I have electronic files for publishing. I also need to frame 365 images to have a gallery show. Framing is super expensive, there is no way I can afford that without some sort of help. If you would like to help out you can click on this link: http://www.gofundme.com/365daysofprince and donate whatever you can! Anything will be very appreciated !

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Only 28 left to go!!! I have emailed so many magazines,publishers,blogs, and even newspapers to hopefully have the project published. All I have received in my inbox so far is one measly rejection letter. The rejection letter was from a book publisher, whom I had doubts about the fit anyway. Hopefully I can have this project printed by someone after all the hard work I have put into it.  I’m sort of out of ideas of who else to contact. I have been making a serious effort as of the last couple weeks to push this project to the next level. Well enough with the rambling, here is this weeks illustrations!

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Help Support 365 Days of Prince!!!

http://www.gofundme.com/365daysofprince

So I decided to set up a go fund me for the Prince project! Right now all the Princes live in a cozy little box. My hopes are to frame each one. I also need to get them ready incase one of the publishers I have wrote to would like to publish 365 Days of Prince into an awesome book! So if you like my project please donate!!! Thank you !!!

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