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 diet…

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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.

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Coffee and Art: Birds

Topic: Worry gets you Nowhere Okay, so yesterday’s blog post was a bit of a down note, and I think this next little piece is the perfect upbeat note to follow that. First of all, after going through a couple months (yes, months) of… not feeling like Ashley, I’m starting to feel like my old,…

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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 of…

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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  much… …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 would…

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