Feed Your Soul: the free art project – Monday’s Downloads on Tuesday

Well, I am back. I took the rest of the day off yesterday to get away from the computer to rest my arm and get a change of scenery to get my mojo backed.  I went to the gym, made some cookies (PB Oatmeal Choc Chip), cleaned up the deck and  planted some herbs. I wanted to take a pic of the herbs today, but it’s all rainy out. I just planted some thyme, basil and dill. These are in addition to the ones I started from seed, which are not ready to be transplanted yet. All in all, I had a good afternoon and I was glad that took some time to myself. Thank you for all your suggestions on how to regain some inspiration. I must admit that I am somewhat of a workaholic and I’m too hard on myself. I need to remember one of the perks of working for yourself is that you can take some time off when are just aren’t feeling it. My arm is still killing me though, I think it may be time to go to the doctor.

I do apologize for not getting the Feed Your Soul downloads up as I said I would yesterday afternoon, but here they are, better late than never.



Sarah Golden – Sarah Golden of craftyFOLK lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband musician Jacob Golden and she is a musician myself (The Battle of Land and Sea). She didn’t go to art school and likes to work in the living room, so she can watch movies while she draws and paints. Sarah dreams big big future plans for craftyFOLK and hopes to be creating art even when she’s an old woman. You can read more about her on her blog and see more of her work on flickr.

1. How do you describe your work?

Fun, whimsical and cute all come to mind.  But what I’m really trying to capture when I paint is this feeling I had when I was a kid and my imagination was this whole world with no limits and the carefree excited freedom I had.

2. What are your inspirations in your art and life?

My pieces are auto biographical even though it’s quite subtle.  My hobbies are recurring themes in my work.  I do pull inspiration from how I’m feeling on that very day, I just painted a couple wooden brooches named Anxiety & Adventure, because that is exactly what I was dealing with that day.  Art as therapy is a wonderful thing!  The freedom when sitting down to create is a wonderful feeling, especially when you have the day stretched out before you, I love that freedom.

3. What do you do to help feed your soul?

Ah, this evolves constantly and is quite domestic usually. I love to cook, knit (though crocheting has taken over lately), watch good movies, bake bread, decorate the house, garden, grocery shopping is very peaceful and fun to me, learn a new craft, write music, read, be lazy on the couch watching tv or a whole season of something good on dvd, all these things are even better when my husband is in the same room.

Download Sarah Golden (Craftyfolk)’s Feed Your Soul contribution HERE!


About Liz Wong Liz Wong was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she spent her early childhood painting and clambering about in mango trees. She began her illustrious art career at the tender age of five, when she earned the first place trophy in the school poster contest. This encouraged her to pursue art instead of a sensible career in finance like the rest of her family. Liz graduated in 1997 with a BFA in Art and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Washington. She is a painter and a freelance illustrator. Liz lives with her husband, Eric Adler, in Seattle, Washington, and together they run ArtGhost.com, whose handmade goods and pop art paintings may be seen in stores around the country.

1. How do you describe your work?

I am primarily an illustrator and work mainly in pen and ink and Photoshop. I like to draw cute animals and girls.

2. What are your inspirations in your art and life?

I am always inspired by other artists’ work – it drives me to constantly try to improve myself and to experiment. I also love Japanese pop culture, nature, art supplies, and literature.

3. What do you do to help feed your soul?

Spend time with my friends and family and read lots of books. I like to think about gardening, but I don’t actually get much gardening done.

Download Liz Wong’s Feed Your Soul contribution HERE!


  1. I love this project. Yesterday I printed one out and slapped it in a frame and gave it to a friend that was feeling down. She loved it! Awesome idea….and I am spreading the love!

  2. Thanks! Oh might as well take this time to say THANKS FOR DOING THIS! I have been printing out some and hanging them in my cube … a lot of people have commented on their favorites!

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