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

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

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

Hello sunshine, Artsy Airy here. Have you ever found yourself plagued by self-doubt, questioning your talent, and feeling like an imposter in the artistic realm? If so, know that you’re not alone. Many creative souls face the challenge of imposter syndrome for artists —a persistent belief that they don’t deserve their accomplishments and that their […]

Art Tips, Encouragement

May 26, 2023

Embracing Your Artistic Journey [Overcoming Imposter Syndrome for Artists]

The other day I took my niece and nephew shopping, and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there was actually some really great Five Below art supplies finds – all for under $25! I bought a few essentials that I could pack in my art bag for when I’m painting on the go or […]

Art Supplies, Art Tips

May 17, 2023

Five Below Art Supplies Finds for Under $25

Imposter syndrome is a common feeling among many individuals, but especially among artists & creatives. Creative Imposter syndrome is that little voice in your head that makes you doubt your abilities, questioning your worth and success. This feeling can be paralyzing and hold you back from achieving your full potential, and additionally, turn into creative […]

Art Tips, Encouragement

April 13, 2023

Creative Imposter Syndrome [5 Tips For Artists]

Anyone who knows me, knows i’m always saying “look at the sky!” I truly love taking time out of my day to slow down, and admire the big open space above us. Within the last year, I have found a deep appreciation for painting clouds, and bringing a little piece of the sky down to […]

Art Tips, Encouragement

April 4, 2023

Finding Inspiration in the Sky: How Painting Clouds Helps My Perfectionism

Prior to Vacation, I was definitely feeling the winter blues Does winter put you in a creative funk? Do you often find yourself wondering what the heck to paint, staring at blank canvases, feeling uninspired? (sometimes down right sad!) Yeah…. I feel you friend, I’m the same way! As a lover of sunshine and warmth, […]

Art Tips, Encouragement, Life & Personal Stories, Paintings

April 3, 2023

How My Norwegian Cruise Inspired Relaxing Painting on Vacation

painting on vacation created art inspired by a norwegian cruise