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Some Context - Explorations Hiking & Making Art Outdoors!

coyote wall, mosier plateau, columbia river gorge, columbia river, mosier, hike, claire christy-tirado, gouache, en plein air, outdoor painting
Sketch of Coyote Wall

I don’t know if anyone reads blogs anymore, but I recently got the idea to start one. I’m always posting short-lived content on social media, writing artist statements, or cramming ideas into my sketchbooks that never see the light of day. I want to create a place where I can provide context for the Instagram stories that are 50 images long (aka a “tiny dot day” where I overload my story with footage of my explorations hiking and making art outdoors)… where did I go, why did I go, and how did it make me feel? I want a break from trying to sound formal, professional, or hold back on the length of my writing. It doesn’t matter if I’m writing into a void. I just want to share more about some of the amazing places I’ve experienced and how they inspire me to create. 


Then of course I realize that there are SO many places I want to write about. So many places… so many photos… so many journal pages and paintings to go with them… how can I ever begin or keep any kind of chronological order? So I’m not going to worry about that.. just start and keep going. 


I hope you enjoy.



claire christy-tirado, journal, visual journal



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Tiny dot day is cool but this is genius. Thanks for sharing !

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Thank youuu 🙏🏻🌟🙏🏻 I hope you enjoy!

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STUNNING 😍😍😍

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Thank you!! <3

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