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Hey there, lovers! With Valentines Day right around the corner, It’s officially the season of loveeee! And guess what? That love also includes love for your gal-pals, which leads me to the purpose of this blog post! I recently threw the ultimate Galentine’s Day bash, and I am still just so obsessed with how everything […]

DIY Art Projects, Home Projects, Life & Personal Stories

February 14, 2024

Galentine’s Day Party Ideas & Inspiration

Hey there, my fellow artsy souls! Today, let’s dive into the wonderful world of maintaining a sketchbook & explore some of my go-to sketchbook tips for beginners! (or honestly, even a seasoned artist just looking for a little refresher of insight!) These sketchbook tips will help you embrace your passion and stay dedicated to your […]

Art Tips, Sketchbook Tips

January 25, 2024

Sketchbook Tips for Beginners: Your Artsy Friends Guide

Welcome to a little recap of my Annual Vision Board Party: a yearly tradition where we dive into dreams, set intentions, strategically goal-set, and bask in the company of good souls. This time, we turned “The Madison” venue in Cleveland into our haven of creativity, & self-reflection, and I’ve got tons of pictures to show […]

Encouragement, Life & Personal Stories, Podcast Episodes

January 23, 2024

My 2024 Vision Board Party & Goal Planning Event

Hello my artsy friends! Today, I want to share some of my top sketchbook painting tips (and really.. painting with acrylics in general!) Anytime I’m teaching an online paint class, I find myself saying most of these tips over and over. So keep reading, jot down some notes, and reference this guide next time you […]

Art Tips, Sketchbook Tips

January 17, 2024

5 Helpful Sketchbook Painting Tips

Sketchbook Painting Tips

Happy 2024 my loves💗 New Year, same artsy (but more focused) me 🫶🏻 I wanted to share some 2023 reflections with you, as well as some of the growth, self-love, and learning lessons I faced this past year. I’ll be fully honest, when I was reflecting on 2023, I immediately thought about the goals I […]

Life & Personal Stories, Paintings

January 4, 2024

2023 Reflections – A Year of Creativity, Curiosity, & Color

Hello sunshine! Welcome to another blog article (and podcast episode) from yours truly – Arastasia, also known as – your artsy friend! On my most recent podcast episode, I shared part 1 of my 3-part Motivation series – all prepped to get you ready for the new year! That being said, let’s dive into today’s […]

Encouragement, Podcast Episodes

November 2, 2023

Why You Must Start Writing Down Your Goals To Achieve Your Dreams

Hey there, sunshine! I’m thrilled to have you join me on another episode of Your Artsy Friend. Consider this blog post a little breakdown of my episode! My blog and podcast will serve as a trusty companion, delivering warm cups of creative inspiration and pep talks whenever you need them most. I’m your host, Arastasia […]

Art Tips, Encouragement, inspiration, Podcast Episodes

August 28, 2023

Finding Inspiration & Overcoming Creative Ruts: 3 Tips

HI there!! My name is Kate Sully, and today I’ll be a guest blogger for Arastasia.com and Your Artsy Friend Podcast! I’m just an everyday person who’s crazy about all things creative. You know those times when you’re doodling on the margins of your notebook or taking snapshots of random things that catch your eye? […]

Encouragement, inspiration, Life & Personal Stories, Podcast Episodes

August 24, 2023

Embracing Carefree Creativity: A Casual Creative’s Perspective on Art and Life

Hey there, fellow sunshine seekers! It’s your girl Arastasia, and guess what? I’m beyond excited to kick off this shiny new podcast – the one and only “Your Artsy Friend.” If you’ve been hanging around for a while, you might be wondering where I’ve been hiding and why the name change from “Passion and Potential.” […]

Business Tips, Encouragement, Life & Personal Stories, Podcast Episodes

August 18, 2023

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Your Artsy Friend’s Guide

Hey there, wonderful souls! Let’s dive into a topic that’s dear to my heart – taking care of ourselves without burning a hole in our pockets. I’ve walked the therapy path, and boy, has it transformed my life. But I get it – therapy can be pricey, and not everyone can swing it. So today, […]

Encouragement, inspiration, Podcast Episodes

August 17, 2023

Affordable Self-Care Outside of Therapy: Nurturing Your Well-Being on a Budget