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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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: Journal Idea for Building Inner Strength

People are jerks! There are smart people throughout history who knew this!

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Coffee with Art: Inner Strength is Hard

Well, over these last three days, these paintings have been a nice little bit of therapy. I really enjoyed making them. Tomorrow, I’m going to make a dog with a wolf’s shadow. Maybe a caterpillar with a butterfly’s shadow, and I’ve even thought about making a pig with a wild boar’s shadow. Like I said…

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Coffee with Art: Inner Strength

Glad to see many of you liked my Baby Yoda watercolor. I gave it to Mr. Meyer… not sure what he did with. *Gasp!* Maybe he took it to work! That way Baby Yoda is always inspiring him at work! ^_^ The things that went through my crazy head: I was going to title this,…

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Coffee and Art: Trees

Topic: Art Therapy Have you ever loved something, only to have it ruined beyond repair just because someone used it to hurt you, maybe without realizing it? Maybe there was a purity test factor- someone verbally and psychologically abusing you- calling them out on it, and having them say, “well you just don’t love [example]…

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There is Only Today

When I drew the red panda, I remembered when I drew a guinea pig and wrote “You look beautiful today” on the drawing, and hung it up in the kitchen. One of my roommates remarked that it should’ve just said “You look beautiful.” So what is wrong with “today”? Does it imply that were not…

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When Inspiration Becomes Torment

For a long time, I thought inspiration was a less important aspect of art- and maybe on some level, I still kind of believe that. But I realize now that maybe that might further from the truth than I thought. Sure, I still believe that art is a skill that needs to be practiced, honed,…

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