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art || Mistral Spirit shop interest survey

Hey there! I am currently looking into potentially selling some of my artwork as prints. They would be printed on thick cardstock paper with glossy laser ink (slightly elevated, with texture). You can choose to have it glossy laminated or not. However, I have two options: sell on Etsy, which involved a bit of a… Continue reading art || Mistral Spirit shop interest survey

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art || TRAVEL sketchbook flip-through

Flipped through my two travel sketchbooks from 2014 to today! I love sketching the places I visit because it's a fun way to interact with your surroundings and observe tiny details you otherwise wouldn't. Plus, the final product is beautiful (sometimes)! 😛

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art || Scratchboard Skull Study: Adventures in Reverse-Drawing

In art class, we've been working on a three-part skeleton study. The three pieces are: Hand in graphite on white paper Torso of skeleton in hard pastel on coloured paper Skull on scratchboard This particular piece (the skull) was especially scary for me to start because it's a medium I'd never used before. It's also… Continue reading art || Scratchboard Skull Study: Adventures in Reverse-Drawing

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writing || A Brief History of this Corner of the Universe

Welcome! I’m so glad you’ve decided to pop by! Whether you’re visiting because you were a reader of my eight-year-old blog or just happened to find the name Mistral Spirit around the interwebs, it’s great to have you here! I’ve been blogging since 2009, and I love sharing writing that others will read and benefit… Continue reading writing || A Brief History of this Corner of the Universe

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art || Time Lapse Wedding Ring Painting with Colour Pencils

Originally published March 5, 2017 on Cre84me. Last weekend, I painted my great-grandmother's wedding ring with colour pencils! I'm really proud of how it turned out. It took a long time (about four hours total), but I got to try some really cool techniques with colour pencils: Originally, I planned to do a stroke-layering technique (where you… Continue reading art || Time Lapse Wedding Ring Painting with Colour Pencils