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Erica Tipton with Little Van Gogh Art Studio

Erica Tipton with Little Van Gogh Art Studio Art gives me direction and peace. My art comes from a deep place, sometimes a dark place. But each piece is created with so much love that somehow looking at my work, I hope you’ll find peace too.

Operating as usual

For that I am thankful ❤
12/16/2020

For that I am thankful ❤

One of my most favorite pieces. "The Show Must Go On"Beautiful tragedies who live on through their art ❤ (not for sale)
12/04/2020

One of my most favorite pieces.
"The Show Must Go On"
Beautiful tragedies who live on through their art ❤ (not for sale)

Manic.
12/03/2020

Manic.

I finished this one up while having a long phone chat with my best friend who lives 2000 miles away. I painted while lis...
12/02/2020

I finished this one up while having a long phone chat with my best friend who lives 2000 miles away. I painted while listening to her pour her heart and frustrations out. This year has been challenging for her, well everyone, but especially her. Shes such a beautiful soul, feeling so tangled up inside. I imagine her soul to be painted of beautiful colors with some interesting scribbles laid around, just like this one. I wish I could help her mind be still on her hardest days. In honor of her, I shall call this painting, "Amy" ❤

About 1/4 done writing my second book. This is my truth told through poetry. A memoir of my childhood, my journey, my pa...
12/02/2020

About 1/4 done writing my second book. This is my truth told through poetry. A memoir of my childhood, my journey, my pain and my peace ❤ What do you think of the cover?

Tribute watercolors are my favorite to create. I couldn't help but to get emotional creating this one for a special litt...
11/28/2020

Tribute watercolors are my favorite to create. I couldn't help but to get emotional creating this one for a special little girl who lost her very special daddy.

I've always said that art is to create the things that you wish existed. We can never bring back the loved ones we have lost but we can always honor them through art.

Xoxo

11/25/2020

4×6 "be still" magnet minis for sale now!

Www.ericatiptonart.com/bestill

There are so many that hide their pain, tucking their anxiety and trauma deep inside, hoping they will forget. Like an old box collecting dust in the attic. Sometimes there is a direct trauma to cause such burdens but sometimes there is not. I often wonder if I did not experience childhood trauma, would I still be tucking pain into my forgotten box? Some times depression and anxiety welcomes itself into someone’s home, lingering like a bad scent. Over the years, I have learned to talk to my anxieties when they pop in for an unscheduled visit. I very often tell myself to BE STILL. When anxiety or depression dance around you and you see nothing but movement, tell your mind to be still. I like my art to reflect healing and peace, I paint how I managed to overcome statistics and still my mind... and my heart. These magnet minis are my way of giving you a reminder of peace. Stick it right on your fridge so every day you will be reminded to be still. From my heART to yours xoxo

I heard two beautiful ladies are getting married 🥰
11/18/2020

I heard two beautiful ladies are getting married 🥰

This isn’t about politics, it’s about character. Spread kindness with this cozy pullover. Get one at ericatiptonart.com/...
11/18/2020
Apparel Made By Me, For You - erica tipton, art

This isn’t about politics, it’s about character. Spread kindness with this cozy pullover. Get one at ericatiptonart.com/apparel xoxo

Beautiful abstract art and things, made with emotion and love. Be kind, be still- always xoxo

Get your order in for Christmas before it’s too late 🥰Ericatiptonart.com/watercolors
11/12/2020
watercolors - erica tipton, art

Get your order in for Christmas before it’s too late 🥰
Ericatiptonart.com/watercolors

Beautiful abstract art work, made with emotion and love.

I have finally posted some art for sale on my website. Click the “shop now” button to check it out. I really want my art...
11/11/2020
erica tipton, art

I have finally posted some art for sale on my website. Click the “shop now” button to check it out. I really want my art to be put out there, in homes and businesses. To encourage display of my art, all pieces are only $25

Thanks for looking xoxo
EricaTiptonart.com/artforsale

Beautiful abstract art work, made with emotion and love.

11/11/2020
Christmas is coming 🥰
11/05/2020
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Christmas is coming 🥰

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I love these!!! Can’t wait to share more :)
11/05/2020

I love these!!! Can’t wait to share more :)

Post your Cricut creations! I love inspiration :)
11/05/2020

Post your Cricut creations! I love inspiration :)

Long Distance Love Mugs
11/05/2020
Long Distance Love Mugs

Long Distance Love Mugs

My best friend moved to cali almost 7 years ago. One of my favorite things is to drink coffee and talk for hours. These were inspired by her. Together by heart. These adorable mugs are made to order, any states of your choice. One is shipped to you and the other is shipped to your loved one. You

This Is Felix sitting under a special piece that I made for his mama. Felix is my little buddy, I love being like a cool...
10/06/2020

This Is Felix sitting under a special piece that I made for his mama. Felix is my little buddy, I love being like a cool aunt to him. I probably hang out with her kids more than I get to hang out with her but that's okay, his mama deserves the quiet once in awhile.

His mama is one of my best friends. I could go on and on about Kelly.

She was a good girl who turned into a good woman who became a great wife and an amazing mother. She fights hard for her family, her third is due in December.

She had cancer last year. She had a cyst that was "nothing to worry about," the doctors said. She had it drained and I watched her kids when she had to go back for the follow up. After her appointment she came to my house to pick her kids up. I could sense something was wrong because her demeanor was stift. I would have never guessed what she was about to say next because the doctors said, "it was nothing." We cried in my kitchen together and sat together for hours, just talking while our kids played. I promised her no matter what happens, I will always make sure her kids are okay.

What seemed like right after, I was visiting her in the hospital after they removed almost half of her scalp. I was there until 1 in the morning just laughing, crying and talking with her. It was such a somber situation but that is one of my favorite chats with her. Just us, no kids interrupting and genuine bonding.

She has been through so much in her life. Too much. I hope she remembers how good of a person she is and her self worth, no matter what life and others put her through. Her children are so special because of her. I hope she remembers all of these things when she looks at this painting every day in her living room.

10/05/2020

Hi! Just touching base. What a weird year.

As of right now, I am still closed indefinitely. As you probably know, my favorite service is birthday parties and kids classes. I love their energy and I helping each child one on one. I'm still unsure how I can hold such personal classes, while maintaining a distance. Hopefully, I'll manage a new normal soon.

With love always,
Erica

Don't forget to vote! Vote for who you believe- in your heart, body and soul- will be the best for our future, our child...
09/23/2020

Don't forget to vote! Vote for who you believe- in your heart, body and soul- will be the best for our future, our children, and our country.

You are an artist if you believe you are!
09/20/2020

You are an artist if you believe you are!

"Un-lost" can be found hanging up next to the work of the little artist who helped find me- my daughter.It may seem that...
08/18/2020

"Un-lost" can be found hanging up next to the work of the little artist who helped find me- my daughter.

It may seem that I've been a little lost and out of touch but I promise I am not. For the past month I've stayed low, recovering from covid. It's real and it's out there. Stay safe, my friends. Sending so much love. Xoxo I'll check back in soon.

Alot of people are going to disagree with me here but I think you should be a friend first to your kids. A "friendly men...
08/09/2020

Alot of people are going to disagree with me here but I think you should be a friend first to your kids. A "friendly mentor" so to speak.

I am their mother, always and forever. That is what binds us. I'm not here to tell them how to dress or how to feel or what to think. I'm here to guide them to make the best choices for themselves and for those around them. How to be kind, worry little and dream big. To know how to gracefully fight battles and bullies. To listen to them and never punish or judge them for being human yet help them understand that all actions have reactions with consequences.

They have to trust me in order to follow me. And honestly, it makes them respect me and my feelings, deeply. Of course because I'm their mom but also because I'm their friend.

We fail them as children and then our legal system fails them as adults. And sometimes it just becomes too late for some...
08/08/2020



We fail them as children and then our legal system fails them as adults. And sometimes it just becomes too late for some. I am fortunate that I found my art young, it preserved my sweet soul.

Child trafficking is modern day slavery.

I see so much talk about PizzaGate and Wayside and the accusations are horrible and things like that do exist. Please recognize that almost half of child trafficking cases are done by family or those close to the child. It happens in every state and happens right in front of you. To the naked eye it might look like an uncle dropping off his niece to her father after a play date. This is the reality children live in. These kids are conditioned to believe these things are normal and given gifts and being praised for obeying to be abused. The young and innocent will think this is normal because they are so pure to believe those who are supposed to protect them.

We have to open our eyes and be aware of our surroundings and most importantly we need to speak up. Especially teachers, you are the closest insider that most kids have. If something looks wrong, say something. In the worst case scenario, you offend someone but just apologize. The best case scenario, you save a child's life.

I'm not sure about everyone else but I'm exhausted. Emotionally exhausted. The most exhausting part is that I don't have a direct answer of how to stop this or a reason as to why these things happen.

Sending everyone so much love. May there one day be world peace. Xoxo

This commission will be in its new home soon ❤I created this big piece to capture how many obstacles this family has ove...
08/07/2020

This commission will be in its new home soon ❤

I created this big piece to capture how many obstacles this family has overcome and how beautiful they truly are.

I added three vivid colors for each of their children. Teal for their oldest pretty but tough daughter, dark green for their middle child who always says he is strong like the hulk, and hot pink for their youngest princess.

Their life is truely a masterpiece.

Xoxo

07/25/2020
A little dose of watercolors for you ❤❤❤I'm not taking orders right now but if you would like to be put on a waiting lis...
07/23/2020

A little dose of watercolors for you ❤❤❤

I'm not taking orders right now but if you would like to be put on a waiting list, please email me at >>>>>> [email protected]

•Include number of people
•Colors you want incorporated
•Room you plan to hang/place painting
•Any thing that makes your family so special to you
•Frames available, please mention if youd like one. Frame will be chosen and refurbished by me to match your painting

I'll reply with a quote when I start taking orders again.

Xoxoxo
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***all orders will be size 9x12

Equality ❤️
07/23/2020

Equality ❤️

The pandemic taught me something as an artist- I need to focus more on selling my art.I have several pieces for sale. Ta...
07/23/2020
erica tipton, art

The pandemic taught me something as an artist- I need to focus more on selling my art.

I have several pieces for sale. Take a look at my new website ❤

https://ericatiptonart.onuniverse.com

Beautiful abstract art work, made with emotion and love.

to youI may look like a messbut to methis is when I feel my best.Xoxo
07/22/2020

to you
I may look like a mess
but to me
this is when I feel my best.

Xoxo

07/22/2020
"Birthday Candles"Some people are blessed to be born with all of their candles lit, giving them an advance to succeed in...
06/16/2020

"Birthday Candles"

Some people are blessed to be born with all of their candles lit, giving them an advance to succeed in life. Others are born in dim rooms- poverty, broken homes, and trauma.

We may not be able to control how many candles we are born with but we can control how brightly we make the ones we have shine.

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Akron, OH
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