Art as a Spiritual Practice

Lent started a couple weeks ago. For those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s 40 days where Catholics (and I know for sure Lutheran, but I don’t know so much about other sects of Christianity), commemorate the 40 days Jesus was in the desert. We usually give up something (typically something dietContinue reading “Art as a Spiritual Practice”

Coffee and Art: Quotes and Fear of Failure

Making art can be viewed as a meditation. Today, it’s literally so. In my attempt to get out of art block, I wrote a quote that made me think a little too much as I was drawing.

Coffee and Art: The Annunciation

Happy Advent everyone! I’m a bit pressed for time, but I did manage to draw something today! Yay! Since today’s the first day of Advent, I thought it only appropriate to draw an annunciation scene. I love annunciation paintings- particularly the various reactions the artists paint on Mary. Very few of them… if any… thereContinue reading “Coffee and Art: The Annunciation”

How does Art Speak to You?

In October, I attended the second meeting of the newly formed Westcoast Catholic Art Guild (also called Cor ad Cor). One of the members, who I’ll call Margaret for this blog post, asked if I could give her a lift. It was only a five minute drive, and not out of the way, so IContinue reading “How does Art Speak to You?”

Arty Updates

Wow, it’s been so long since I’ve wrote a blog post. Here’s what happened: I left my job at the university to work at an art gallery that also wants to be a hub for environmental activism (hoping I can slowly do my part to clean up the anti-human, Nihlistic mindset and bring more ofContinue reading “Arty Updates”

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! I’m sure many of you think your mothers are the best, but you’re all wrong. Mine is. No questions. Not up for debate. Thank you very ┬ámuch… …is what I would’ve said had Mary had not already held that spot, sorry, Jesus. I very much dread to think what my life wouldContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day”

Our Lady of the Wood: Lenten Project Day 16

Today was a good day. It’s been seven days since I did the priming, and it was now time to start on the actual painting. Thankfully, the disappeared drawing wasn’t a problem. I was able to paint Mary and Jesus more or less the way it was before. I’m really happy with this so far.Continue reading “Our Lady of the Wood: Lenten Project Day 16”

Our Lady of the Wood: Lenten Project Day 10: I Messed Up

  Hey, everyone. So… I learned the hard way that before you start any project with a medium you haven’t done before, you really need to do your research. So, it’s with a heavy heart that I say that the drawing of Mary and Jesus I spent a few days doing is no longer visible.Continue reading “Our Lady of the Wood: Lenten Project Day 10: I Messed Up”