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… thereContinue reading “Coffee and Art: The Annunciation”
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No coffee and art today! Check back tomorrow! Happy Thanksgiving!
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,Continue reading “Coffee and Art: Birds”
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”
5 Things I Learned from Selling Art at a Christmas Bazaar
My church just had a Christmas bazaar. Given the incredibly small table fee, I thought it would be a good test run for when I eventually start going to art fairs. 1. Have Signage (but Don’t Depend on it) Even though I had a sign that clearly stated that I offered custom drawing portraits forContinue reading “5 Things I Learned from Selling Art at a Christmas Bazaar”
Coffee and Art: Red Panda
I’m trying to get back in the habit of drawing for 30 minutes every day again. Aiming to try for 30 days in a row (yes, I know the holidays are coming up, that’s not the point). Why a red panda? I don’t know, they just seem to be everywhere. My favorite anime, Aggretsuko, isContinue reading “Coffee and Art: Red Panda”
How does Art Speak to You?
In October, I attended the second meeting of the newly formed Westcoast Catholic Art Guild (also called Cor ad Cor). One of the members, who I’ll call Margaret for this blog post, asked if I could give her a lift. It was only a five minute drive, and not out of the way, so IContinue reading “How does Art Speak to You?”
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,Continue reading “When Inspiration Becomes Torment”