Year: 2017

  • Artventures

    I’m putting in effort to do more art related activity. So far, it’s working out. Mostly because I usually have company. A few weeks in a row I went to the St. Louis art museum to listen to lectures. I had never thought to do this, but in an art business class I’m taking, one segment […]

  • The Art Spirit

    The Art Spirit

    It seems every artist has read this book. It’s been on my shelf since college. 9-11 years.  I haven’t read it. Well, I’m trying to get into the habit of the Miracle Morning routine. I love it. But I also love laying in bed and looking at Facebook until Gunnar starts insisting my life isn’t […]

  • Getting Ahead Online

    Getting Ahead Online

    If you google how to have a successful blog or online presence, the one piece of advice you will find more than others, at least in my experience, is “be an expert.” You can find “how to be an expert fast” help if you’re not sure how. There are experts on it. This is when […]

  • In This Corner, We Have The Artist…

    Yesterday, Every Breath You Take by the Police, came on the radio. It reminded me of a comment section I had just read online about that very song. How people used it for wedding songs even though it is clearly a song about a stalker. Someone mentioned an anecdote about Sting’s friends requesting he sing […]

  • You Like Me? You Really Like Me?

    You Like Me? You Really Like Me?

    Edit: I meant to delete this post because I did not live up to my promise. I’m sorry. Past me completely over-estimated my ability to care about much of anything after my grandma died and when I’m normally a spotty at best blogger, that’s just a recipe for, well, this situation.  I am going to […]

  • Don’t Let Monday Suck – Monday Motivation

    Don’t Let Monday Suck – Monday Motivation

    Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. —Arnold Schwarzenegger Corduroy pillows are making headlines.

  • Don’t Let Monday Suck – Motivational Monday

    Don’t Let Monday Suck – Motivational Monday

    We aim above the mark to hit the mark. —Ralph Waldo Emerson   A man is driving down the road with twenty penguins in the back seat. The police stop him and say that he can’t drive around with the penguins in the car and that he should take them to the zoo. The man […]

  • Don’t Let Monday Suck – Motivational Monday

    Don’t Let Monday Suck – Motivational Monday

    The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. —Eleanor Roosevelt  © Michael Jastremski for   My girlfriend and I laugh about how competitive we are. I laugh more.

  • Let’s Talk

    The other day I mentioned The Miracle Morning.  I’ve done it 2 out of 4 mornings this week and I absolutely feel better on the days I did them than the days I didn’t. I mentioned I was skimming the rest of the book and I read about his views on suicide. I completely forgot […]

  • Bullet Journal Craziness Ahead

    Bullet Journal Craziness Ahead

    So I’m only two months into my bullet journal obsession so I’m not an expert by any means. However, I have found some things I love. And I did tell you Sunday, I’d  share my favorite things, so let me show you. My favorite type of page is any which track something. habits, savings, moods, […]

  • Don’t Let Monday Suck – Motivation Monday

    Don’t Let Monday Suck – Motivation Monday

    Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. –Jim Rohn © Michael Jastremski for A turtle was jumped and mugged by a pack of snails. The policeman questioning the turtle asked, “What did the snails look like?” to which the turtle replied, “I don’t know… it all happened so fast.”  

  • Sunday Link Love

    Sunday Link Love

    Here’s what I ‘ve been up to: Watching videos about artists. Art 21 is an amazing resource to learn about all types of art and artists. Reading articles, like this one, about artists. What do you think? Should the girl stay or go? Looking up Bullet Journal layouts on Pinterest. I will confess to thinking […]

  • The Best Laid Plans…

    Ugh. If I had a dollar for everything I’ve ever tried that didn’t go right. Shoot, I’d settle for a penny each and still come out a millionaire. My plan for this year was to bunker down and set up shop in one location so I could focus on a few projects and have real […]

  • Don’t Let Monday Suck! – Monday Motivation

    Don’t Let Monday Suck! – Monday Motivation

    A problem is a chance for you to do your best. –Duke Ellington A polar bear walks into a shop. He goes up to the cashier and says “I’ll have the fish…” he waits for a moment, “and chips.” The cashier, confused, says “Sure. What’s with the big pause?” The polar bear replies: “Oh these? I […]

  • Second Gallery!

    Second Gallery!

    Hello! I am now part of a small (boutique, if you will) online gallery. The costs are bit more for me over all, so I’m going to have to raise my prices a bit. The good news, it won’t happen until tomorrow. I’m giving everyone the opportunity to buy an original at the current price […]

  • Monday Motivation – Don’t Let Monday Suck!

    If you end up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on TV telling you how to do your shit, then YOU DESERVE IT. — Frank Zappa Why did the orange use suntan lotion? He started to peel.

  • The Judges Speed Painting Video

    The Judges Speed Painting Video

    I tried to edit out the part with the sunlight, but apparently it didn’t work. Sorry. Video and photo lighting are not my strong suit, but I hope you enjoy anyway.

  • 2nd Gallery Representation

    I’m very happy to announce a new partnership with Reckless Abandon Online Gallery. It happened rather quickly and I’m very excited about growing my relationship with them. It’s a lovely site and the other artists are wonderful. If you have a moment, check it out. When I have a page ready, I’ll add another link.

  • The Judges

    The Judges

    [ecwid_product id=”80819109″ display=”picture title price options addtobag” version=”2″ show_border=”0″ show_price_on_button=”0″ center_align=”0″] 10″x8″, watercolor on board, ©ElishaDasenbrock2017 When even Mother Nature isn’t cutting you any slack. “I could raise a family in that mess you call hair.” “Girl, I know you aren’t planning on going out like that.” For birds, they sure are catty. Disappointed Animals […]

  • Don’t Let Monday Suck!

    Don’t Let Monday Suck!

    Don’t wait for them to tell you. Tell them.  — 50 Cent   My friend told me this joke about a party host who made his guests line up for juice… I can’t seem to remember the entire joke, but all I know is that there was a long punch line.