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

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A Sketch as a Way to Celebrate World Rhino Day

Every year on the 22nd of September, they celebrate World Rhino Day and this year, I thought I'd join in. This sketch was done in pencil on paper and is my way of celebrating the Rhino. If you're interested in seeing...

Fun Characters You Come Across When Researching Mythology

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 🙂

Wolverine Myths, Folklore and Spirit Animal Info

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.

Painting With Brushes Made Out of Dog and Cat Hair

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...

It needs to be larger, the painting of course

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.

The Hedgehog is a Lovely Creature

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.

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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