The Art Witch Blog
I’m an Art Witch, a mythical artist, photographer, designer, intuitive and all-around creative based in the Norwegian mountains and this is my blog.
This is where I share my creative expression and do my best to inspire, empower, share tips and information, and give the occasional kick in the butt so you can have a more fulfilling life. You’ll also find a lot of art, some behind the scenes and works in progress, as well as some strong opinions, and a swear word or two. If you enjoy the posts, please share them.
“Coloring outside the lines is a fine art.”
– Kim Nance
Next on the list of animals to look at in myths and folklore is the wolf, thanks to Ina and Laurie.
About a week ago, a friend and I took the kids to this beautiful mountain lake. I took a bunch of photos while we were there and these are the best ones.
A couple of days ago I was researching creatures of mythology from different areas of the World for my art series when I came across some really fun ones from Japan that I wanted to share with you. There’s at least one that I would love to have in my house 🙂
I’ve been curious about the myths and folklore about wolverines for a while since they live just a bit further up the mountain here and is one of our larger predators. So when my friend Jonquil asked me to write about them, I couldn’t resist.
Today, I'll be making brushes out of pet hair and attempting to paint with them. I saw kattvalk (link to her video) try this with hair from her cat and I thought I'd try with hair from Bonzo (my dog) and Tomas (my cat). In the past, I've made brushes from...
Life’s not that fun when you’re feeling bored but you’re in total control of that feeling. Do something fun to break out of it.
Go hunting for shadow shapes in your home (or wherever you are).
I finished this serpent painting at the end of last year and I completely forgot to show you the process here on the blog
It’s been a crazy week of cleaning, visits, school preparations and errands so I haven’t found the room I need for art. I did alter the sketch for the painting though, as I felt it needed to be larger on the canvas.
I’ve started the next painting in the series Creatures of Mythology and I made this video to show the beginning of the process.
The adorable Hedgehog has been around for a long time and has changed little over the last 15 million years. There are many stories about the Hedgehog from the areas where it exists and I want to share some folklore with you today.
Jane offered this post and although I don’t teach art, and I know not all of you are artists, I thought you might find it interesting. Creating a temporary pop-up gallery is a great way to attract a new audience for your art, especially if you haven’t exhibited before.
I’m ripping up paper today. Not to be destructive but to create something new from them. I hope you’ll enjoy both the process and the result.
This blog is the creative expression of Linda Ursin – Art Witch, a multifaceted artist, photographer, designer based in the Norwegian mountains