Author: Kate Ashley

drawing my ravenclaw outfit – watercolor timelapse

Picture of a watercolor painting of a brunette with shoulder-length hair wearing a big glasses and blue sweather with multi-colored fuzzy balls. A hand holding a water brush pen with pink paint is in the process of coloring in a fuzzy ball. This is a self-portrait.

hello folks!

I’ve been MIA this March, partly because it’s my birth month (ya gal is an older 20-something now!) but mostly because I’ve not really felt the urge to write anything. I do have some blog post ideas on my notes app but none that compel me enough to have a sit down and write my thoughts.

I have been more active over on Instagram (@keetnoodles). I just finished my second month-long art project on March which I might talk about more on here in the future.

In the meantime, here’s a watercolor process video I posted months ago. I joined in an art challenge hosted by an art friend I met over on insta. Enjoy!

Review: Under the Oak Tree (webtoon)

I signed up to a new subscription service just so I could read this very pretty-looking series. That says plenty about how much I, one, love the art style and, two, am a shallow aesthetic trash.

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lace girlie portrait – color pencil process

Yes, hi, happy Monday!

I can’t believe I completely forgot to post this here.

It’s a 3 months old video of a color pencil portrait I did.

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Fangirling Highlights 2020

While drafting my 2020 reflection post, I was initially going to include a “What I Watched and Read” section in it. That section eventually became far longer than the others to the point that I’ve decided to make an entirely separate post.

So here we are.

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2020: A year in review

Don’t you think it’s funny how the start of the decade feels like a whole entire decade? (insert skull emoji)

And like many of you, boy am I Glad 2020 is done.

Still… it feels improper to bid the year adieu without a little review.

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My recent thoughts about blogging

Scrolling through Reader, I came across an intriguing blog post from a blogger I looked up to my whole blogging life. It was about how the blogosphere had drastically changed from what it was 5, 10 years ago.

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Purple Hair Girl – Watercolor Portrait Timelapse

Hello! The past few weeks, I’ve been working more on my art so expect this space to be a bit quieter for a while. I’m still thinking about scheduling posts on here and the type of stuff I want to discuss often. I have some ideas that I hopefully will be able to work on, now that I’ve quit my job.

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“I know you have good intentions but…”

Lately I’ve been thinking about intentions and how much it factors into emotional reception and relationships. Intent vs impact.

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OK Let’s Talk: Mind your own [art] business

A couple weeks ago, Art Twitter* went ablaze in dignified collective anger when artists shared screenshots of random people sliding in their DMs telling them that they were “not yet ready to commission art.” (Hm.)

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These 4 anime dried up my tear glands (and they’re all on Netflix)

miserable girl among plants

Look.

I very rarely cry in a drama series or film, especially when they’re marketed as such. I know I may seem like the type of person to get emotional on the smallest details in a story – and I do. But there’s a huge difference between a slight sniffle because you are so proud of what your precious fictional child has achieved and legitimately ugly crying because Everything Fucking Hurts.

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