WE DID IT! Three Hour Workday Challenge: Day 7 (Conclusion)

Woo! We did it! We got all the way to Day 7! You know what else? I even woke up BEFORE my alarm this morning! Warning, this is a long post, but at the end are my personal reflections on this challenge that I hope will help you too! Learning Time! (30 Minutes) Yesterday, I…

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Three Hour Workday Challenge: Day 5

Waking up at 5 am every morning is not impossible! I see that now! Day 5 of waking up at 5 am and dedicating at least 3 hours to working on art. Every day it feels like it’s getting easier. This morning, I had that feeling again of not wanting to stay in bed because…

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3 Hour Workday Challenge: Day 3

So, looks like I’ll be failing this challenge somewhat this week. The art gallery I’m working at is currently setting up the new show so, I have to leave early to go to services beforehand. BUT I still got up at 5 am! So this challenge is a success in my book. Life happens, but…

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Three Hour Workday Challenge: Day 2

Ha! Ha! Haha! Hahaha! I ALMOST just turned my alarm off and went back to sleep, but I DIDN’T! I think my brain is really liking the idea of getting up and having a set art routine because while normally I would’ve lost this battle, I couldn’t fall back asleep because I was too excited…

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Coffee with Art: How to Let Go of Anger

Without going into too much detail, I did not have the best day yesterday. This morning, I was angry knowing I was going to have to go back to things that were causing me grief and wasn’t sure if I’d be able to handle it. It was at this moment I decided to stop watching…

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Coffee with Art: Painting Piggies

Well! This is the 5th edition to my Source of Strength series. Today is the first day of my weekend after I started journaling again! So, I’ve downloaded the pdf of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, and I’ve been writing in a private journal about how each of his journal entries pertain to my own life. What…

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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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7 Ways to Make Art a Daily Habit

You’ve no doubt heard it again and again and again. Your art teacher told you this, your hero whom you’ve looked up to and take inspiration from has said this, and even your roommate who’s a far more focused and productive artist told you this. If you want to be a good artist, you must…

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