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 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

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]

Have you ever found yourself scrolling through social media, and then all of a sudden you’re caught in comparison? This is pretty common among artists & the creative world. It’s so common to see someone else’s talents, or success, and forget our own greatness. But the truth is, if we were all the same, the […]

DIY, Encouragement, Freebies, inspiration

May 11, 2023

Celebrate Your Uniqueness & Stop Comparing [Free Printable Flower Art Inside]

Hello sunshine! Arastasia, aka – artsy airy – here! I am a full-time artist with a deep passion for sharing the mental health benefits of creativity. Painting has become one of my absolute healthiest coping mechanisms and the way it helps my anxiety is life changing. Art therapy can be life-changing for you too! Follow […]

DIY, Encouragement

April 27, 2023

DIY Art Project to Ease Your Anxiety [Step-By-Step Painting Tutorial]

In this passion and potential podcast episode, I spontaneously turn to random pages in the Amanda Lovelace books (“Break Your Glass Slippers” and “Shine Your Icy Crown”) and share my thoughts on some of her quotes and opinions. Lovelace is a very empowering woman who shares about her growth, trauma, and wisdom. Her books have […]

Encouragement, Podcast Episodes

April 18, 2023

5 Quotes That Inspire Unapologetic Self-Love [by Amanda Lovelace]