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A m a n d a👩🏻‍🎨O l e a n d e r  🎨 Artist 🌴 Los Angeles, CA 📱#amandaoleander ✉️Email for collabs / speaking engagements 👇🏼Art prints and originals👇🏼

Those that know me know that I am a huge Shel Silverstein fan. I have a collection of his books and painted one of my couches like the cover of The Giving Tree book. After posting in my stories a clip of @joeyrudman reading to me I received a lot of messages of people saying they wished someone read to them SO.... I started a challenge where I read to you on my Instagram story a new poem everyday for 30 days. ♥️ Day 2 has been posted.
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What was your favorite Children’s books as a kid?
My favorites:
The Giving Tree
All Shel Silverstein
Love You Forever
The Rainbow Fish
Oh! The Places You’ll Go
Corduroy
The Witches
Madeline

24 Hour Print Sale
Now available on the site. Link in bio to see the rest available.
21 prints available this week
+ Gift cards available ——————————————————————————Nuevo arte ahora disponible en el sitio durante 24 horas. Enlace en bio.
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Nova arte agora disponível no site por 24 horas. Link em bio.
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Nuovi dipinti ora disponibili sul sito ——————————————————————————
New art now available on the site for 24 hours. ——————————————————————————
هم‌اکنون سری جدید نقاشی‌ها به مدت ۲۴ ساعت برای خرید از طریق وبسایت قابل دسترسی هستند.
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رسمات جديدة متوفرة في الموقع على مدار الـ ٢٤ ساعة .
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International shipping available
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Drawing 89/100 of the drawing a day for 100 days challenge. My preferred water temperature: Boiling Point
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Title: Boiling Point
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Título: Punto de ebullición
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Título: ponto de ebulição
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Titolo: Punto di ebollizione
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Titel: Siedepunkt
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Название: Точка кипения
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Başlık: Kaynama Noktası
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כותרת: נקודת רתיחה
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عنوان: نقطه جوش
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العنوان: نقطة الغليان
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Titre: Point d’ébullition

This is me trying to sort my to do list in my head before the holidays. 🗂

Drawing 88/100 of the drawing a day for 100 days challenge. This is inspired by our daily routine of @joeyrudman saying goodbye right before he leaves to go to the gym while I stay in bed for another hour or so. I am not a morning person whatsoever. ———————————————
Title: I’ll Be Right Back
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Título: Vuelvo enseguida
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Título: Volto já
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Titolo: torno subito
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Название: Я сейчас вернусь
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タイトル:私は右に戻るよ
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Başlık: Sana Döneceğim
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タイトル:私は右に戻るよ
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زود برمی گردم!
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العنوان: سأكون على حق العودة
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אני מיד חוזר
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Happy Thursday! 💃🏻
A frequently asked question I receive often is: Are your illustrations based off of personal experience? The answer to that is yes. I feel that the way to give an art piece a “soul” is to create from experience. If you slide through I have posted a couple illustrations and the images or videos that were taken during the time of the inspired moment. You never get an authentic photo of the actual moment so those are the ones I illustrate. Thank you @joeyrudman for being my muse and sweetest person I get to spend my days with.

Drawing 87/100 of the drawing a day for 100 days challenge.
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Title: Bird Lover

Drawing 86/100 of the drawing a day for 100 days challenge. This is part 2 of the previous drawing I created titled: I’ll Be There For You .
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This is my thought process behind it:
I was recently asked what’s one piece of advice I would give for someone in their relationship. I answered it in my most recent blog post but that question kind of stayed in my head for the last week or so. Before bed the other day I was thinking about a piece of advice my grandma gave me a long time ago on cultivating a beautiful and loving relationship. Her metaphor is with a rope. She said a good relationship is like the game ‘tug of war’ when one person pulls and needs more rope the other person gives up some rope and vice versa but once someone lets go it ruins the relationship just like the game. Sometimes your partner will need more “rope” more help or love or time etc. and you give more of yourself to help them with their needs. There will be other times when you need it from them. About a week ago I was feeling off and @joeyrudman did the laundry and dishes and ordered food for us. The week before he was sick and I took care of him and his needs. Most of the time we are both side by side enjoying life together and each doing our part in the relationship but sometimes we need to pick up the slack and do it with love and understanding. So in addition to my other piece of advice this would also be part of my answer. This image came into my mind when I thought about my grandmas advice the other day so I had to illustrate it. ♥️
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Title: I’ll be there for you
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Título: Estaré aquí para ti
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Title: Eu estarei aqui para você
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Titre: Je serai là pour vous
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Titolo: Sarò qui per te
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Titel: Ich werde für dich da sein
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Название: Я буду здесь для тебя
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Title: Senin için burada olacağım
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العنوان: سأكون هنا من أجلك
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عنوان: من برای شما اینجا هستم
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24 Hour Print Sale
Now available on the site. Link in bio to see the rest available.
20 prints available this week
+ Gift cards now available ——————————————————————————Nuevo arte ahora disponible en el sitio durante 24 horas. Enlace en bio.
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Nova arte agora disponível no site por 24 horas. Link em bio.
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Nuovi dipinti ora disponibili sul sito ——————————————————————————
New art now available on the site for 24 hours. ——————————————————————————
هم‌اکنون سری جدید نقاشی‌ها به مدت ۲۴ ساعت برای خرید از طریق وبسایت قابل دسترسی هستند.
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رسمات جديدة متوفرة في الموقع على مدار الـ ٢٤ ساعة .
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International shipping available
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Doing a print giveaway right before the holidays. Tag someone you know who would like an art print. ♥️🎁

If you know, you know.

This is how I feel about going outside sometimes.
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Title: The First Step Is The Hardest
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El primer paso es el más difícil
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Título: o primeiro passo é o mais difícil
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Os premermos passos são sempre difícil
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առաջին քայլը ամենադժվարն է:
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Первый шаг - самый трудный
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Перший крок - найскладніший
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اولين قدم، سخت ترينه!
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題目 : 最困難的第一步
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Tajuk : Langkah pertama selalu susah
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الخطوه الاولى هي الاصعب
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Drawing 85/100 of the drawing a day for 100 days challenge. This drawing is inspired by today. It was raining in Los Angeles all day today it was so nice to wake up to the rain. I’m so thankful to wake up every morning slowly with the sun or rain as my alarm clock. I received a DM today from someone that is working really hard to make ends meet living on their own just working every day to make their dreams come true. To all of you that are in that situation I send you a big hug. I know the feeling. Like I’ve mentioned before, 4 years ago I was living in a little teeny 350/400 square foot studio working 12-15 hour days. I’ve been working since I was 16. I treated my art degree as important as a doctors degree and gave it my all. I was planting the seeds to my future. There’s a passage that was shared to me by an unknown author that is what I strived for. Today I stayed in bed with the sound of rain and remembered it and how it describes my life now. To all of you that are working hard, studying, working on yourselves for your future dreams, keep going. I know it’s exhausting at times. Sometimes people don’t have your vision and that’s okay. I know how frustrating it is to see others have fun and have nice things while you save every bit for rent and necessities while working on your dreams. It is all worth it. Keep going, you got this. 💪🏼 “I want to live simply.
I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books I’ll never be tested on.
I want to paint because I want to,
not because I’ve got something to prove. I want to listen to my body.
Fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up slowly, with no place to rush off to.
I want not to be governed by money or clocks or any of the artificial restraints that humanity imposed on its self. I just want to be, boundless and infinite. “ ✨ If you know the author please share him/her with me.
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Song: A million dreams By: Pink
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Little clip from this morning in my IG story
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Title: Boundless

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