5 Ways to Stop Struggling with Motivation as an Artist

What do you do when you’re not motivated? Write about not being motivated!

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”

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, IContinue reading “WE DID IT! Three Hour Workday Challenge: Day 7 (Conclusion)”

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 watchingContinue reading “Coffee with Art: How to Let Go of Anger”

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 saidContinue reading “Coffee with Art: Inner Strength is Hard”

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,Continue reading “Coffee with Art: Inner Strength”

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]Continue reading “Coffee and Art: Trees”