The Art Witch Blog

I’m 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
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An Acrylic Painting of a Bird in Random Colors

An Acrylic Painting of a Bird in Random Colors

Today, I’ve been painting layers of acrylics over a picture I transferred onto a canvas panel. I picked colours more or less at random as a challenge to myself. And I made a video of the process. You can watch the video right here

Meet the Little People of Scandinavian Folklore

Meet the Little People of Scandinavian Folklore

In Nordic folklore, you’ll find the wights in several varieties. Both wights related to farms, land and sea as well as forests. Most describe them as small creatures that look like ordinary people and live in underground societies.

Can you make art from random words?

Can you make art from random words?

It’s time for another one of those art challenges 🙂 This time, I’m using a random word generator to select a noun, a verb and an adjective and then I try to make some art from that

The first sketches for the Creatures of Folklore series

The first sketches for the Creatures of Folklore series

If you want to see the initial sketches for the series of paintings I’m calling “Creatures of Folklore”, you can see them here. In the video, I also added something about a new thing I’m doing for my patrons on Patreon.

Painting stones for the garden with my daughter

Painting stones for the garden with my daughter

It’s Easter break here so my daughter and I had some fun painting stones. We love having some colourful spots in the garden, regardless of what season it is so we have some painted stones out there. We wanted more so we made some. This might become a new spring tradition.

Being a multi-passionate is both a blessing and a curse

Being a multi-passionate is both a blessing and a curse

Well, ‘curse’ is a bit strong but it can make some things more difficult although it really is a blessing to multiple passions. You always have something interesting going on and you always have something new to explore.

Can you make art out of buttons?

Can you make art out of buttons?

Today, I’m going to attempt to make art from buttons. Can’t promise it will be any good but at least I will have tried it 🙂 I came up with the idea while sewing eyes on a doll I crocheted a while ago and when I did a poll on facebook for what challenge they wanted first, this came up as number 1.

Three art gifts in the mail from the Pals Poist postcard swap

Three art gifts in the mail from the Pals Poist postcard swap

Since the postcard swap I’ve been participating in for a number of years is taking a break this year, a couple of us created a mini swap of our own. The idea came from Jacinta and she chose the name too. She’s from Ireland and chose to call it Pals Poist 19

7 Artists That Are So Mysterious We May Never Know Who They Are

7 Artists That Are So Mysterious We May Never Know Who They Are

Many artists think that creating and art are a way to give their name a legacy. Some people, on the other hand, think that art is more important than their name or people knowing their name. They are happy to be in the background, just an anonymous person behind great art and let the art itself speak up

Finishing a bird drawing and some updates

Finishing a bird drawing and some updates

I had a bird drawing to finish and I also had some points to make in regards to youtube intros. So I made this video for you to explain those points, show the drawing process and wish you a wonderful equinox.

Let the Birthday Art Sale Begin

Let the Birthday Art Sale Begin

From tonight until midnight tomorrow (CET), I’m having an art sale. It’s  my birthday tomorrow and I felt like giving you something

This blog is the creative expression of Linda Ursin – Art Witch, a multifaceted artist, photographer, designer based in the Norwegian mountains

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