My favorite lion

It’s not often I fall madly in love with my own art. Like, sure I like all my art but this piece has me wrapped around its finger. I don’t think I could sell a piece if I wasn’t proud of it, but liking it so much I decided to keep it to myself? Nah, that doesn’t happen often.

So what makes this piece special to me? I know it sounds crazy but to me, this is my self portrait in a way. I painted my Higher Self. It’s a force that’s bigger and larger and connected to all the energy in the universe. I’m getting all spiritual here but that’s what it represents to me which is why I can’t part with it. I am him, he is me. He hangs in my healing room most of the time but recently I moved it into the living room ahead of a workshop and it’s stayed there. People who have seen him in person reflects on the radiance he exudes.

Above is a photo from when I finished it back in March and the colors are more accurate than in the first photo. Below represents one of my favorite ways to paint – while watching Swedish TV, in this case skiing.

My kind of day! Catching up on Nordic Skiing World Championships while painting AND teaching session today. 💕

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It’s hard to capture his full essence with an iphone… What do you think of this lion? What do you see when you view it?


Fika Podcast Episode 004: Time Traveling with Colette Chase, Part 2

004-timetraveling-graphColette Chase is back for the second part of discussing traveling through the dimensions and how to stay in present time. Catch up on the first episode before you have a listen.


  1. Recap of Part 1 [2:22]
  2. Match your pet! [6:05]
  3. Not everyone’s present time matches [6:42]
  4. Time is relevant [10:20]
  5. Don’t get caught in the Mirror of Erised [20:16]
  6. Got a haircut that’s 20 years old? Listen up. [21:13]
  7. Time Travel exercise [23:18]

Show Notes

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LiveLikeYou eBay Auctions


Hey guys, I cleaned out the studio a week ago and found a bunch of awesome prints. Remember my partnership with Jill Sorensen and how we used to do these together?

Anyways, I’m ending production on these darlings so 25 prints are available to bid on! Currently, 21 are up on ebay starting at $0.99


These glimpses into interior design rooms are fun to hang together or as a solo treat to a kitchen or powder room. I have a lovely framed piece on my collage wall in my powderroom – it draws you in and inspires you!

Sketch by Jill Sorensen and watercolor by me.


Fika Podcast Episode 003: Finding Your Self with Caroline Elliot

Fika Podcast episode threeOn this episode of the FIKA podcast, I interview my sister, Caroline Eriksdotter Elliot, on her journey as an elite swimmer and the identity crisis that ensued when she quit. Who was she if she wasn’t a swimmer? How did she find her new self?

Here are some of the topics we discussed:

  1. Caroline’s journey as an elite swimmer [0:48]
  2. Identity crises after swimming career [17:14]
  3. Advice for the confused [23:35]
  4. Full circle [32:15]

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Fika Podcast Episode 002: Art, Motherhood and Small Biz Talk with Michelle Armas

We’re back with another great episode of the FIKA IMG_8331podcast where I’m interviewing Michelle Armas on art, motherhood and her small business. Here are some of the topics we discussed:

  1. Michelle shares her artist life and how she left her NYC job to go for it [1:22]
  2. The relationship between her art and the customer, and the nerve it takes to showcase your art [9:24]
  3. Why is being creative a necessity and advice for the creative one [11:19]
  4. How motherhood has changed Michelle [14:22]
  5. Repurposing old art [21:43]
  6. Michelle shares her recent adoption process [25:21]
  7. Maternity leave as an artist [29:28]
  8. Advice to the fearful artist and finding the balance [35:21]

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Fika Podcast Episode 001: Time Traveling with Colette Chase Part 1

IMG_8025Welcome to the first episode of my new podcast, Studio Eriksdotter presents Fika!

My first guest is healer Colette Chase, and here are the topics we discussed:

  1. What is Fika? [1:00]
  2. Colette Chase shares how she became a healer [1:50]
  3. Let’s talk Time Traveling [11:34]
  4. A quickie on dimensions (past-future-present) [13:49]
  5. Are you stuck in the past? [15:25]
  6. Hello future! No surprise there. [18:48]
  7. How do we know we’re in present time? [23:55]

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Meet & Greet on April 18


Join me for a ‘meet and greet’ on April 18 where I’ll discuss what brought my to healing and what I’ve witnessed. There will be a demonstration, chance to ask questions and if time allows, a healing technique you may join in on.

Please RSVP here.


Pottery Play Time at LibertyTown

Erica Eriksdotter Pottery with DD Lecky at LibertyTown in Fredericksburg

In one of the healing workshop last year, I was divinely guided to play with pottery and it just happens that one of my best friend’s owns a pottery studio. Funny how it had never entered my mind to try pottery with DD even though I have always wanted to try it. Weird. Anyways, Casey and I headed down for some fun. Continue Reading →


Original Painting: Olive’s Portrait

Olive's Portrait - original acrylic pet painting by Erica Eriksdotter |

Working with Erica on Olive’s portrait was an easy and enjoyable process. I appreciated Erica’s attention to detail, advice and consultation with me during the creation of the painting. I couldn’t be happier with the end product. The details are amazing and it looks exactly like Olive, right down to the asymmetrical pattern on her nose and lines on her face.  We will enjoy this painting for decades to come!” – B.L. of Virginia

Last year I donated a custom pet portrait for Knock Out Abuse annual auction (five year in a row) where all donations benefits victims of domestic violence. The winner was very excited to get started.

Olive’s Portrait is of adorable Olive who is a four year old Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua mix and was adopted from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) when she was 8 weeks old. My client told me she is full of energy and personality, and is a total princess. She loves to play with tennis balls (often two at once) and always wears a collar with a bow on. Continue Reading →