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  • Most people in your life 
were only meant for dreams,
and summer laughter.
They stay until the wind changes,
the tides turn,
or disappear with first snow.
and then there are some that
were forged to weather blizzards 
and understand pain with you while lifting each other higher and celebrating life together.
They were cast in iron, set in gold and never ever leave you to face anything alone.
Know who those people are.
and love them the way they deserve.
Not everyone in your life is temporary.
A few are as permanent as love is old. 
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Words cannot express the love and admiration that I have for @andreaorr_ 💕 but @afewminertweaks and @thegohjo did a great job summing up the magic we share in today's “Creative Besties" edition of the Biscuit ✨

If you're new to The Biscuit,(@cltiscreative's podcast)
It was named 2019’s “Best Email to Land in Your Inbox” by Charlotte Magazine. Full of great content, storytelling, profiles and investigations) - https://www.biscuitclt.com/podcast/creative-besties-sydney-duarte-andrea-orr/

Shout out to @LevelUpCLT, @NoDaYoga and @Duarte_Designs ❤️
Thank you for the love ✌️
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Magic Maker | 📷 The ever SO talented @rodartes.corner
  • Most people in your life
    were only meant for dreams,
    and summer laughter.
    They stay until the wind changes,
    the tides turn,
    or disappear with first snow.
    and then there are some that
    were forged to weather blizzards
    and understand pain with you while lifting each other higher and celebrating life together.
    They were cast in iron, set in gold and never ever leave you to face anything alone.
    Know who those people are.
    and love them the way they deserve.
    Not everyone in your life is temporary.
    A few are as permanent as love is old.
    ________________________________

    Words cannot express the love and admiration that I have for @andreaorr_ 💕 but @afewminertweaks and @thegohjo did a great job summing up the magic we share in today's “Creative Besties" edition of the Biscuit ✨

    If you're new to The Biscuit,(@cltiscreative's podcast)
    It was named 2019’s “Best Email to Land in Your Inbox” by Charlotte Magazine. Full of great content, storytelling, profiles and investigations) - https://www.biscuitclt.com/podcast/creative-besties-sydney-duarte-andrea-orr/

    Shout out to @LevelUpCLT, @NoDaYoga and @Duarte_Designs ❤️
    Thank you for the love ✌️
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    Magic Maker | 📷 The ever SO talented @rodartes.corner
  • 782 42 12 June, 2019

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  • I love teaching watercolor florals. When you break it down into simple shapes and strokes it makes it really easy to learn! This is the loose peony I teach to my students. Just thought I would share with you guys! Now, who’s ready for class?? #watercolorworkshop #watercolorflorals #watercolor_daily
  • I love teaching watercolor florals. When you break it down into simple shapes and strokes it makes it really easy to learn! This is the loose peony I teach to my students. Just thought I would share with you guys! Now, who’s ready for class?? #watercolorworkshop #watercolorflorals #watercolor_daily
  • 229 20 24 May, 2019
  • Time lapse from the rainbow I posted on Friday. I love how this one ended up & have ideas for more in this style in more colors.
  • Time lapse from the rainbow I posted on Friday. I love how this one ended up & have ideas for more in this style in more colors.
  • 1,808 60 9 June, 2019

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  • This may not have gone quite to plan, but I don’t think I can complain about the results 😊 Question is, I have 2 name ideas for this piece, which fits better? “We Didn’t Start the Fire?” 🔥 or “Walkin’ on the Sun” ☀️ (names may be influenced by the Pandora station I had on when painting )
  • This may not have gone quite to plan, but I don’t think I can complain about the results 😊 Question is, I have 2 name ideas for this piece, which fits better? “We Didn’t Start the Fire?” 🔥 or “Walkin’ on the Sun” ☀️ (names may be influenced by the Pandora station I had on when painting )
  • 452 12 8 June, 2019
  • I’m proudly standing with my friends in the LGBTQ+ community this month in celebrating pride month. Equality and recognition matters 🌈
  • I’m proudly standing with my friends in the LGBTQ+ community this month in celebrating pride month. Equality and recognition matters 🌈
  • 582 23 7 June, 2019

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  • There’s something special about LA, or Lower Alabama for all of y’all who aren’t southern. Most of my childhood summers contained at least a week of adventures walking the gulf, playing in the surf and collecting shells. Somewhere in the midst of high school, my collections changed from shells to sand dollars and coral. Over the years, each trip, I’d bring home prized tiny pieces of the broken coral that had washed up along the coast. I’d watch the surf with eagle eyes, and comb the beaches for my little treasures. Hours on hours my patient mom would walk with me, talk life, dreams, hopes and hunt for these little treasures, each of us being more elated at the find of a piece.

Every time I see coral art, I think I could do that. They’ve been in a vase, in a bowl, and lastly stored safely in a ziplock bag since I relocated to North Carolina. Thursday night I had a vision and an idea. So a simple ikea frame turned into the perfect shadow box display for my collection. A simple reminder of His faithfulness. A reminder of hopes and dreams, of leaps of faith and of promises yet to be fulfilled. 
There’s one tiny piece of coral in there that my then-boyfriend-now-husband, and I found. A long walk down the beach, conversations about our hopes and dreams, and a tiny piece of coral reflecting in the surf. 
#loweralabama #cltartist #cltinteriordesign #diyhomedecor #coral #orangebeachalabama
  • There’s something special about LA, or Lower Alabama for all of y’all who aren’t southern. Most of my childhood summers contained at least a week of adventures walking the gulf, playing in the surf and collecting shells. Somewhere in the midst of high school, my collections changed from shells to sand dollars and coral. Over the years, each trip, I’d bring home prized tiny pieces of the broken coral that had washed up along the coast. I’d watch the surf with eagle eyes, and comb the beaches for my little treasures. Hours on hours my patient mom would walk with me, talk life, dreams, hopes and hunt for these little treasures, each of us being more elated at the find of a piece.

    Every time I see coral art, I think I could do that. They’ve been in a vase, in a bowl, and lastly stored safely in a ziplock bag since I relocated to North Carolina. Thursday night I had a vision and an idea. So a simple ikea frame turned into the perfect shadow box display for my collection. A simple reminder of His faithfulness. A reminder of hopes and dreams, of leaps of faith and of promises yet to be fulfilled.
    There’s one tiny piece of coral in there that my then-boyfriend-now-husband, and I found. A long walk down the beach, conversations about our hopes and dreams, and a tiny piece of coral reflecting in the surf.
    #loweralabama #cltartist #cltinteriordesign #diyhomedecor #coral #orangebeachalabama
  • 8 0 2 hours ago

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  • *(For purchase)Frida symbolizes different things to a lot of people. For me she represents HOPE for those going through pain whether physical (like what Frida endured)) OR emotional.. Art always heals the soul & brings hope & joy to the human spirit. 
She continued to create and express her pain through Art no matter what. 
I am selling this 18x24 Acrylic on Canvas piece for $125.00 +ship.  If anyone is interested ~ inbox me. #myheartfullife #cltartist #frida
  • *(For purchase)Frida symbolizes different things to a lot of people. For me she represents HOPE for those going through pain whether physical (like what Frida endured)) OR emotional.. Art always heals the soul & brings hope & joy to the human spirit.
    She continued to create and express her pain through Art no matter what.
    I am selling this 18x24 Acrylic on Canvas piece for $125.00 +ship. If anyone is interested ~ inbox me. #myheartfullife #cltartist #frida
  • 15 0 5 hours ago
  • 🌸happy Saturday everyone !🌸
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Handpainted acrylic on canvas by me as part of a set 🥰
  • 🌸happy Saturday everyone !🌸



    Handpainted acrylic on canvas by me as part of a set 🥰
  • 22 8 6 hours ago
  • Eternity
Mixed Media | Amanda

That which is alive hath known death, and that which is dead can never die, for in the Circle of the Spirit life is naught and death is naught. Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten.
― H. Rider Haggard

#eternity #circleoflife #abundantlife #life #live #flowers #clt #nc #cltartist
  • Eternity
    Mixed Media | Amanda

    That which is alive hath known death, and that which is dead can never die, for in the Circle of the Spirit life is naught and death is naught. Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten.
    ― H. Rider Haggard

    #eternity #circleoflife #abundantlife #life #live #flowers #clt #nc #cltartist
  • 10 1 6 hours ago

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  • Love is Love *sold, thank you!
  • Love is Love *sold, thank you!
  • 222 9 7 hours ago

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  • Morgan on film
  • Morgan on film
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  • Adventures in the Quad
  • Adventures in the Quad
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  • Morgan on film
  • Morgan on film
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  • Going thru old beats 🤣🤣🤣 I was showing my ass
  • Going thru old beats 🤣🤣🤣 I was showing my ass
  • 26 10 21 hours ago
  • After a week of hustling my brain, body and soul ached for a deeeeep cleansing breath. My husband calls it “brain breathing”. Not filling the moment... simply “being”. Like when you were a kid and would sit in the car just staring out the window...
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So that’s what I did today. No agenda, to-do-list, mom stuff or studio hustle... Instead I mountain biked sun-speckled trails (at my granny pace), ate a leisurely lunch in the cool breeze with my husband, laid on a blanket gazing into the tree tops and READ A BOOK! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 So good for my soul!
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How do you plan to let your “brain breathe” this weekend!? ♥️ I’d love to hear!
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〰️ My “Breathe Deep” Collection of artwork RELEASING JUNE 27 🎉 is all about reaching out of the chaos and finding peace, letting your soul  B r e a t h e !
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📷 @lizlarsphoto 
#abstractpainting #wip #cltartist #commission #studioscenes #wip #doitfortheprocess #interiorart #artflowsessions #intuitiveart #carveouttimeforart #femaleartist #artistmother #makingartworkcourse
  • After a week of hustling my brain, body and soul ached for a deeeeep cleansing breath. My husband calls it “brain breathing”. Not filling the moment... simply “being”. Like when you were a kid and would sit in the car just staring out the window...
    .
    So that’s what I did today. No agenda, to-do-list, mom stuff or studio hustle... Instead I mountain biked sun-speckled trails (at my granny pace), ate a leisurely lunch in the cool breeze with my husband, laid on a blanket gazing into the tree tops and READ A BOOK! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 So good for my soul!
    .
    How do you plan to let your “brain breathe” this weekend!? ♥️ I’d love to hear!
    .
    〰️ My “Breathe Deep” Collection of artwork RELEASING JUNE 27 🎉 is all about reaching out of the chaos and finding peace, letting your soul B r e a t h e !
    .
    📷 @lizlarsphoto
    #abstractpainting #wip #cltartist #commission #studioscenes #wip #doitfortheprocess #interiorart #artflowsessions #intuitiveart #carveouttimeforart #femaleartist #artistmother #makingartworkcourse
  • 56 3 21 hours ago
  • Dear storytellers,

While I am confident that all of your stories are safe in the gallery at UNC Charlotte, this is also the longest amount of time that I have been physically away from them. While I am confident that your stories are being shared with folks in our community, I walk around my house feeling uneasy not seeing them neatly stacked in laundry baskets and on quilts in my living room. There is not a doubt in my mind that each of you and your stories and experiences have changed my life for the better. I feel grateful for each of you and your willingness to share part of your story. I will always protect, share, and keep your stories close to my heart.

Love, The Laundry Lady

@unccstudentunion @unccharlotte #charlotteiscreative #charlottenc #charlotte #charlotteart #cltartist #charlotteartist #cltart #storytelling #womensstories #womensvoices #community
  • Dear storytellers,

    While I am confident that all of your stories are safe in the gallery at UNC Charlotte, this is also the longest amount of time that I have been physically away from them. While I am confident that your stories are being shared with folks in our community, I walk around my house feeling uneasy not seeing them neatly stacked in laundry baskets and on quilts in my living room. There is not a doubt in my mind that each of you and your stories and experiences have changed my life for the better. I feel grateful for each of you and your willingness to share part of your story. I will always protect, share, and keep your stories close to my heart.

    Love, The Laundry Lady

    @unccstudentunion @unccharlotte #charlotteiscreative #charlottenc #charlotte #charlotteart #cltartist #charlotteartist #cltart #storytelling #womensstories #womensvoices #community
  • 14 2 22 hours ago
  • Its gone be another hot summer
  • Its gone be another hot summer
  • 55 4 22 hours ago
  • Had a lot of fun with these small palm trees. Swipe to see some closer looks at each one.
  • Had a lot of fun with these small palm trees. Swipe to see some closer looks at each one.
  • 83 2 23 hours ago
  • 🥶🥶🥶🥶😤😤😤😤
  • 🥶🥶🥶🥶😤😤😤😤
  • 41 7 14 June, 2019
  • 🗓 July 30th “Big Don 2” everywhere.... in the meantime stream “Big Don” available everywhere 😤😤😤
  • 🗓 July 30th “Big Don 2” everywhere.... in the meantime stream “Big Don” available everywhere 😤😤😤
  • 19 3 14 June, 2019