Fallow Field, Unexpected Fruit

100 Day Project - 100 Mandala ~ Dakota Midnyght Art

  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I (finally!) finished my 100 Day Project yesterday. It took more of me than I thought… nearly all of me there for a while. Time. Energy. Creativity. There was not much left over for things like writing and keeping up with reading other blogs, and I’m looking forward… Continue reading »

#The100DayProject – Short Poems Illustrated

The100DaysProject DakotaMidnyght Announcement

Two years ago I did two back-to-back months of NaBlo challenges. It was awesome. I loved writing every day and it did – as it was intended to – open the creative-floodgates. It also was the jumping off point for Dakota Midnyght Art. I began posting my artwork during those… Continue reading »

Where Self Care Begins

Where Self Care Begins | dakotamidnyght.com

I did an art piece a few months ago. At the time, I was really struggling with some heavy, sludgy depression and I was trying to pour out some of those feelings on paper. Sadly, as cathartic relief it was pretty much a failure. Dwelling on how I feel tends… Continue reading »

Starving Artist Art Show Tour!

Sooooo… would you believe that I’ve never done a video before? I was super super nervous, but this is for everyone who couldn’t come to the show. You all are wonderful!!! You can see the frame for my bio just behind my head in the first shot… and I’ve included… Continue reading »

Mamalode Article and Etsy Shop! ~ 300 Part 1

No Capes Required (article link) Mamalode.com | by Dakota Nyght

This was really not what I had planned for my 300th post, but I haven’t managed to get it finalized yet, so I bring you Part 1 with two announcements (this post), and Part 2 (up on Monday). First, I’m super excited to announce that I’m up on Mamalode today with No… Continue reading »

When I grow up…

A flirtatious fantasy hummingbird by Dakota Midnyght Art (dakotamidnyght.com).

I find it difficult to talk about my dreams and what I “do,” because I get “the look.” You know the one… the one that says, “Really? You want to be an artist and make kids’ costumes? That’s not a real job!” I’m never sure how to respond to this type of practical… Continue reading »