Art & Canvas – April 2021

Battling Artist’s Block by Courtney Cerniglia There’s a painting in my studio that has been staring at me for months. It’s literally staring, too, as it’s a portrait of a cat I’m working on for a friend. Its green eyes look at me every day. I quickly look away...

Art & Canvas – March 2021

Air & Joy by Courtney Cerniglia Art elicits a wide range of emotions from both onlookers and artists alike. Yet no elicitation may be more rewarding than sparking joy in someone through your art. Dorothy Vander Wyst, founder of Festive Balloons in Little Chute,...

Art & Canvas – Jan/Feb 2021

Beyond the Face of a Portrait by Courtney Cerniglia Many turn to art in times of stress, sadness, or struggle. Personally, I enjoy how spreading paint across a canvas washes away thoughts from my mind as I focus on the color and shapes transforming in front of me....

Art – December 2020

Give Local Art This Season by Courtney Cerniglia Are you looking for a few final gifts this month? Sure, you can go online and purchase from small crafters on Etsy to satisfy your shop-local mission, but wouldn’t it be even sweeter to find those artists locally?  Over...
Art & Canvas – November 2020

Art & Canvas – November 2020

Art as a Tool for Healing by Courtney Cerniglia I often get pensive in November; these feelings of gratitude and thankfulness seem more apparent. Contemplating all that I have in security, health, family, and friends, I feel blessed. It also makes me humble and it...