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: Commissions and Character Portraits

So… I am dumb. Like, REALLY dumb. Like I am so frustrated with myself for being so dumb! Yesterday, I was researching how commissions online worked, and during my research, something just clicked for me. What’s my favorite thing to paint? Realistic portraits. Whenever I got paid to make a custom piece of art for…

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Coffee with Art: Dreams

Effective immediately, I’m changing this series to “Coffee with art.” This is important. The Process I really was in a bit of a pickle this morning. I forced myself to wake up and I was particularly groggy this morning. I really didn’t know what to draw. So, I took my watercolors and started painting little…

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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: 6 Drawing Tips for when Time is Limited

For today’s Coffee and Art session, I decided to make a list! It’s important to draw every day, but it’s easy to feel like you never have time to draw. So, whether you slept in a little too late (again) and don’t have a lot of time to draw before you leave, on your 15…

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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… there…

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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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30 Day Lip Challenge: Day 13/ Expressions Again

Hey all. So I did manage to post today’s exercise today. I didn’t like any of the pictures I was seeing on the internet and I didn’t have a mirror (correction, I didn’t want to stand in front of one while straining myself). So I took pictures of myself making a few expressions.

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